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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Farmingdale HAWKS Youth Football/Cheer Organization held its annual awards luncheon at The Carlyle on The Green at Bethpage State Park. The HAWKS families rallied together, and raised over $1,200 to help The Long Beach Bulldogs Youth Football Organization replace some equipment that was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. A check was proudly presented to The Long Beach Bulldogs. Seen here are Farmingdale HAWKS 9 year-old head coach, Mike Ciacco; Long Beach Bulldogs board member/coach, Ralph Tocca; Long Beach players, RJ Tocca, Ryan Buonocore, Chris Cuonocore; Farmingdale players Dominic Ciacco, John Lospitalier, Brett Wolfe; and Long Beach VP/Coach, J Buonocore.
The Atlantic League champion Long Island Ducks announced that they have teamed up with COSTCO this season to present the “Long Island Ducks Fan Pack.” This offer, for COSTCO shoppers exclusively, combines tickets and team apparel for the first time in one convenient package, all at a discounted price.
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