While each family celebrates the new year in their own way, skating enthusiasts and members of United States Figure Skating (USFS) have their own tradition: kicking off the year with a National Skating Month event at their local rink.
Throughout January, skating clubs across the country celebrate the sport by hosting a myriad of skating-themed activities to create a fun-filled afternoon, or in this case, morning. On Sunday, January 13th, Great Neck Figure Skating Club (GNFSC) kept over 120 skaters and their families entertained during two hours of festivities.
The Farmingdale High School Basketball team defeated the Massapequa Chiefs in front of a large home crowd on Wednesday, Jan. 2, with a score of 61-48. The crowd witnessed senior Dalique Mingo score his 1,000th point for Farmingdale.
He was only the fourth basketball player from Farmingdale High School to join the 1,000 club. Mingo scored 21 points on the night.
Once again former players and supporters of the Over The Hill Softball league 1970s and 1980s Barboy team met at Bollinger’s restaurant in Farmingdale for their annual Christmas breakfast. While it was unfortunate that scheduling conflicts did not allow a number of players to attend, their absence did not deter those present from reminiscing about the good times and success the team achieved over their many years of playing together.
As in the past Dan Ruesterholz chaired the event and once again Jim Reilly, president and founder of the league, was a special guest. The greatly exaggerated stories of playing ability and events that occurred during the 20-plus years of playing together made for a very enjoyable morning.
Additionally the fine food and excellent service provided by Bollinger’s left all who attended with a smile on their face and a full stomach.
Registration for the 2013 Farmingdale Baseball and Softball League (FBLI) season will take place on the following dates and times: Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Allen Park; Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Howitt Middle School (W. Cafeteria); Thursday, Jan. 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Allen Park; Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Allen Park. Baseball available for ages 5 to 18; softball for ages 5 to 17. The youngest child eligible for our in-house programs must be born before Nov. 30, 2007. A parent or guardian must be present to register the child. If the child being registered did not play during the 2012 season, a copy of the child’s birth certificate must be submitted to the league at registration. For information and fees, call (516) 249-7375.
It was a tale of two halves for the Farmingdale boys basketball team. Carrying momentum after topping Syosset 60-42 on Friday, Dec. 14, the Dalers (3-1, 2-0 Nassau Conference AA-I) danced past Hempstead 71-43 in a return to their home court on Tuesday, Dec. 18, but not without some growing pains.
Senior guards Dalique Mingo and P.J. Spadalik led the Farmingdale side in scoring with 21 and 14 points each, but the Tigers (2-2, 0-1 AA-I) got off to the stronger start in the matchup, applying an early pressure that forced 12 turnovers.
The program is so popular that it’s expanding to three times a week in the Spring 2013 session. Tuesday and Wednesday nights’ classes are open to 48 players; Monday class, designed for novice players, maxes out at 24 people. If you’re interested, be sure to register soon because the teams fill up fast.
The Long Island Lizards would like to thank all the Nassau and Suffolk participants who came out for the Hurricane Sandy Relief Clinic recently. Thanks to the participation of nearly 100 students, and the sponsorship of the event by Atlantic Hyundai, the Lizards will be making a $5,000 donation to the Hurricane Sandy Long Island Disaster Relief fund.
Lizards head coach Joe Spallina, along with players Tommy Palasek, Michael Skudin and Chris Passavia, helped to lead students of all ages and skill levels through a variety of stations, focusing on different fundamental lacrosse skills. Members of the Stony Brook womens lacrosse team also came out to lend a hand to the young girls at the clinic.
Stefanie Christian-Driscoll, a Bethpage resident and graduate of Bethpage High School was recently inducted into the Molloy College Athletic Hall of Fame for her participation on the volleyball, basketball, and softball teams.
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