Farmingdale’s PAL Flag Football league kicked off another season Sunday at Woodward Parkway Field. For the next eight weeks, more than 1,000 boys and girls will play hard, practice good sportsmanship and have some fun all at the same time. Good luck to all the players. Have a great season. Here are some highlights from week one.
Pee Wee 2—The Saints and Steelers engaged in an exciting offensive seesaw battle on Sunday with players on both teams showing determination and great effort. The Saints were led by the stellar play of Josh Behar and Torin Kassenbaum who not only produced all of the Saints’ scoring but made big stops on defense. The last play of the game was a thrilling TD pass from QB Mike Connolly to Kassenbaum.
It’s not too late to register for the inaugural UJA-Federation of New York “Summer’s Not Done” AquaRun on Sunday, Sept. 16, but time is running out and now is the time to sign up.
UJA-Federation of New York will be getting together with the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) to stage the AquaRun, which will be held at the Town of Oyster Bay’s TOBAY Beach in Massapequa, with the starting horn going off at 8:30 a.m.
Farmingdale’s PAL Flag Football league held another successful clinic on Saturday, Sept. 1 for kindergarten and first grade players. Over 70 boys and girls participated in drills. Special thanks go to members of the Daler varsity football team. PAL Flag Football’s opening day is Sunday, Sept. 9 at Woodward Parkway School; the kick off ceremony begins at noon.
Billy Hofacker, of Total Body Boot Camp (TBBC) Long Island, has announced that his boot camp in Farmingdale recently raised $263 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“Inspired by the 2012 Olympics in London, we held our own version,” Hofacker told the Observer.
Congratulations Tommy Dittmeier. The Zwanger Pesiri Radiology (ZP) outfielder is the newest Over the Hill Gang Player of the Week. Dittmeier slammed four hits, drove in four runs and scored three to lead ZP to a 21-9 win over McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home.
It was an all-around good night for ZP and winning pitcher Brian Tinney. The bats were alive and the defense was sharp. After 10 years of nailing runners, you would think outfielder Bino Reverberi’s arm would not be tested very often. Not true. He had three assists Friday, including a laser to home plate from deep in right center field.
Farmingdale Fusion U13 girls’ soccer team won first place at the East End Soccer Tournament in Mastic on Aug. 12.
The 17th hole is considered to be a signature hole of the course. During the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Open Championships, which were held at Bethpage Black, a loud and enthusiastic crowd helped to put a New York stamp on those tournaments. Barclays tournament directors are hoping for that same excitement as players arrive at the challenging hole.
On Sunday, Aug. 12, the Farmingdale Greendogs became the 2012 13U National Junior Champs. The Greendogs had a long and grueling summer schedule of baseball, culminating, for the final weekend with a two-out-of-three best championship against the defending 2011 champions, the Baymen of Oyster Bay.
The boys battled through the blistering summer heat both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s first game went to the Greendogs (14-2) while the second game went to the Baymen (3-1), forcing the final game for the championship on Sunday.
Registration is now open for the 27th annual Bethpage Federal Credit Union Ocean to Sound 50-Mile Relay.
The date is Sunday, September 23, but it’s not too early to start putting your team together for Long Island’s biggest running extravaganza.
Congratulations to BK Sweeney’s first baseman Kevin Brosnan. He is the latest Over the Hill Gang Player of the Week. Brosnan blasted two homers and a double while driving in six runs during BK’s 22-7 win over Paradox Cafe. Paradox delivered Brosnan the ultimate compliment, intentionally walking him in the eighth inning.
The win lifts Sweeney’s record to a league-leading 13-1. Besides Brosnan, a long list of batters joined the hit parade. George Moerler with four RBIs; Mark Hemminger, Johnny Longo and Jim Hickey with three RBIs; Jim Felicia’s HR and three RBIs; and Byron Bodine, Jack DeBobes, George Cohan, Joey Girimonte and Mike Magro chipped in with two hits each. Outstanding pitching from Jim Hickey kept the hard-hitting Paradox team off stride for most the game.
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