LaCorte’s Family Auto is off to a great start this year. The team beat Paradox Cafe 20-13 on May 3. Last week, LaCorte tied Moby Drugs. Against Paradox, Keith Burtis had a great night pitching and he also blasted a home run. Charlie
Dittmar had a fantastic night at first base and he also belted a homer. Vic Inzirillo played a great third base and hit well. LaCorte is planning to be the come back team of the year.
The Farmingdale wrestling team donated a set of 23 singlets to the Long Beach wrestling program to help them rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. The custom-sublimated singlets were designed and manufactured by Steven Panarelli and his apparel company Reversible Lifestyles located in Farmingdale. Panarelli was the Nassau County Wrestling Champion at 171 lbs for the Dalers in 2003.
For John Hanc, of Farmingdale, racing the Boston Marathon was the culmination of a week doing a lot of press for his new book, The B.A.A. at 125: The Official History of the Boston Athletic Association, 1887-2012, which tells the story of the oldest marathon in the country, and the third-largest marathon in the world.
“It was a great week…and an hour and half later it fell apart,” says Hanc. “My business concerns seemed to shrink in light of the terrorist attacks.”
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.
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.
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.
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