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Boys Track, Field Awards

Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00

The Farmingdale Winter Boys Track and Field team has recently been named as Conference I Champions and also the Nassau County Runners-Up at the annual awards dinner. The members earned the following: Michael Tristano (All County/ All Conference), Michael Outing (All County), Nico Fratto (All County), Anthony Bellacosa (All County/ All Conference), Jude Pierre (All County/ All Conference), Steve Royal (All County/ All Conference), Brett Davies (All County/ All Conference), Matt DiCarlo (All County), Madison Blanchard (All Conference), Richard Zapata (All Conference), Styvenson Hogarth (All Conference)/ Pictured with coaches Walt Henning and Erin Garvey. 


Over The Hill Gang Report

Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00

The Over the Hill Gang softball league opened its 38th season on April 19 at Allen Park. The league thanks Town Supervisor John Venditto, Legislator Michael Venditto and Councilman Joe Pinto for helping with the opening day festivities. 


Swimmers, Divers Honored

Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00

Nine members of the Farmingdale High School Varsity Boys’ Swimming and Diving team were among those honored by the Nassau County Boys Swim Coaches Association as the top swimmers and divers in the county. To be invited to the event, the boys had to finish in the top 10 in the division and county competitions. Pictured are Farmingdale Coach Randy Corcoran, Tom Celenza, Kris Harris, Chris McGlynn, Andrew Presta, James Mangione, James Barnola, Matt Crow, Vincent Mattei, Nader Golshahr, and Coach Ken Ilchuk.


Farmingdale Swimmers Win Awards

Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

The Nassau County Boys Swim Coaches Association held an event recently honoring the top swimmers and divers in the county. In order to be invited, the boys had to finish in the top 10 in both division and county competitions. The Farmingdale Varsity Boys’ Swimmimg and Diving team had nine who qualified and received awards. Pictured are Coach Randy Corcoran, Tom Celenza, Kris Harris, Chris McGlynn, Andrew Presta, James Mangione, James Barnola, Matt Crow, Vincent Mattei, Nader Golshahr, and Coach Ken Ilchuk.


Race At Albany Avenue

Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto (center, back row) recently joined with Nassau County Legislator Michael Venditto (back row, 2nd from left) and the District Court Judge Rhonda Fischer (back row, 3rd from right) in recognizing the efforts of the race organizers for the 4th Annual Albany Avenue Elementary School ‘5K Race, Fun Run and Funfest.’  The race, designed to promote healthy activity in youngsters, was a rousing success for yet another year.  This year’s race was organized by Race Director Lisa Pugliese (back row, 3rd from left) here pictured with staff for the race, school faculty, and some of this year’s participants.


Police Appreciation Run June 7

Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00


The David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation Run will kick off on Thursday evening, June 6 at Eisenhower Park, coordinated by the Greater Long Island Running Club.

The proceeds will be donated to the special Police Crisis Fund was been established to aid Nassau and Suffolk County law enforcement officers and their families in time of emergency.  In the 20 years of its existence, the fund has distributed more than $300,000 to local police officers and their families.


Teen Powerlifter Matt Sohmer Contemplates Olympic Glory

Written by Chris Boyle Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00

Tipping the scales at a meaty 270 pounds at the tender young age of only 19, powerlifter Matt Sohmer is poised to hit the big-time- literally.

A graduate of Farmingdale High School, Sohmer played on the football team his junior and senior years, where he was a defensive tackle. And while always considered the ‘big kid,’ he said that once he started playing on the gridiron, he discovered that he needed to be even bigger.


Farmingdale Grads Lead Stony Brook

Written by Ron Scaglia Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00

Several years ago, Joe Spallina was coaching the Rocky Point Girls Lacrosse team against Farmingdale, led by standout player Janine Hillier. Spallina devised a game plan around stopping the superstar, and was successful in doing so. However, years later, as Spallina leads the Stony Brook Womens Lacrosse Team in a quest for a national title, he is now focusing on taking advantage of the talented player as she now plays for his team rather than his opponent.


Sing For The Ducks

Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00

The Long Island Ducks, in conjunction with 106.1-FM WBLI, will hold their annual “Anthem Idol” contest on Saturday, April 6 at Bethpage Ballpark. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with contestants vying for six anthem openings. The panel of judges will consist of Ducks and WBLI representatives. Following “Anthem Idol,” the Ducks will be hosting tryouts for on-field host and public address announcer positions (start time is approximately 12 noon). Anyone interested in trying out for on-field host or public address announcer positions should send an e-mail expressing their interest to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Performances must be done a capella with a one-minute thirty second time limit and Anthem lyrics must be sung from memory. Instrumentalists and other unique performers are encouraged to participate as well. No tapes will be accepted.


Fun Day Of Lacrosse

Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00

The Lady Dalers wll once again be hosting the Long Island Challenge at Farmingdale High School on April 27. The competition will feature some of the top ranked lacrosse teams on Long Island, as well as food and raffles. The first game begins at noon, with the final game featuring Farmingdale’s Lady Dalers taking on Eastport South Manor at 6 p.m.


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