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Farmingdale Athletes Take A Swing In Citi Field

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00
On Saturday, July 21, more than 60 young athletes from neighborhoods and community organizations around the area, including athletes from Farmingdale, were selected to take part in an on-field baseball clinic with some of the New York Mets coaches and team players.

This year, the kids, ranging in age from 7 to 12, were from the Hempstead Boys & Girls Club, the South Queens Boys & Girls Club, Hispanic Counseling Center of Hempstead, and Island Harvest. Farmingdale was well represented by its Little Leaguers, including Nick Brannick, Nicholas DiSanti, Anthony Battaglia, James DiSanti, Robby Keane, Steve Pantano, Matthew DiSanti and Matt Gonzalez.


William Van Nostrand To Compete In Ironman Triathlon

Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00

The beakers, test tubes and other equipment in the laboratory of William Van Nostrand, PhD, professor in the departments of neurosurgery and medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, do not give hints toward one of his driving passions – pounding the pavement, pedaling for miles, and swimming for hours, all to advance awareness against Alzheimer’s disease. On Saturday, Aug. 11, Dr. Van Nostrand will compete in New York City’s first Ironman Triathlon.

Dr. Van Nostrand conducts studies in his laboratory on the molecular pathology of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the fatal illness affects more than five million Americans and is a leading cause of death and disability in an aging U.S. population. Dr. Van Nostrand, who has competed in many athletic events, including bike rides, road races, swimming events and triathlons, will compete in several events this summer to support Alzheimer’s disease research.


Polo Matches At Bethpage State Park Being Held On Sunday Afternoons

Friday, 27 July 2012 00:00

Country Farms Polo presents Polo at the Park, a series of special polo events at Bethpage State Park each Sunday afternoon through Oct. 14. Polo, once referred to as the “game of kings,” is now gaining popularity among competitive sports fans and those seeking casual, local and low-cost entertainment. Country Farms Polo operates a polo training and equestrian center in Medford, NY with indoor and outdoor polo fields operating year round.

“With its high speeds and energy, polo is the original extreme sport.  With Polo at the Park we wanted to introduce Long Islanders to polo in a way that is accessible to everyone.  Long Island has a tradition of horsemanship and a thriving equestrian community; polo is a natural fit for those looking for a new experience that is thrilling and relaxing at the same time,” said Bob Ceparano of Country Farms Polo in Medford.


Priestley Chiropractic Boot Camp In Session

Friday, 27 July 2012 00:00

A new session of Sunday morning Bootcamp, hosted by Priestley Chiropractic of Farmingdale, is underway again. Workout sessions begin at 7 a.m. on Sunday mornings at Allen Park in Farmingdale through Oct. 14. Contact Walter Priestley through for more information. Beginners are welcome; for Town of Oyster Bay residents, 18 and older.


Over The Hill Gang Softball Report: July 19, 2012

Written by Jerry Mazza Friday, 20 July 2012 00:00

Joe Auer is the latest Over the Hill Gang (OTHG) “Player of the Week.” The Lockie & Nowachek Family Chiropractors (L&N) outfielder belted a key two-run homer to spark his team to an 18-6 win over BarBoy. Auer went three-three with three RBIs and added a number of outstanding plays in the outfield.

L&N also got a big lift from Chris Theoharides (3 hits), Pete Hajko (3 hits, 3 RBIs, and a tremendous homerun), Tom Desantis (3 hits, 3 RBIs), and Thomas Joseph (3 hits). L&N was down 4–2 in the top of the fourth when Joe Auer followed Damon Pishva’s single with a homerun. L&N added six more runs in the inning to take a 10–4 lead. Ben Greco pitched the first five innings and was followed by Peter Cestare who allowed only one run in the last four innings. It was a well played game by the whole team.


Golf Outing Benefits Special Olympics

Friday, 20 July 2012 00:00

Event honors president of Farmingdale State College

On Monday, July 23, the Special Olympics New York Long Island Region will host its annual Gold Coast Tour for Champions Golf Outing at Old Westbury Golf and Country Club in Old Westbury. The event attracts some of the most prominent members of the business community on Long Island and in New York City, while raising funds and awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics New York.

“The Special Olympics New York Long Island Region is truly honored to honor Farmingdale State College President, Dr. W. Hubert Keen, at this year’s Gold Coast Tour for Champions Golf Outing,” said Diane Colonna, Regional Director of Special Olympics New York Long Island. “His continued support to Special Olympics and our athletes has made a strong impact.”


John Franco Honored By State Senate

Friday, 13 July 2012 00:00
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution honoring former New York Mets pitcher John Franco. Franco was honored for his commitment to preserving Italian-American Heritage as part of the recent Italian-American Day Celebration at the state capitol.

“John Franco is the true embodiment of a proud Italian American,” said Senator Fuschillo, who co-sponsored the resolution. “I’ve followed his career since he started with the Mets and couldn’t be happier to honor this great man for his many accomplishments. He may be known for his pitching career, but his humanity and service to the community are just as stellar.”


Rosch Plays In Golf Championships

Friday, 13 July 2012 00:00

Andrew Rosch, a senior at Holy Trinity High School, had a very exciting end to his senior year. While at his senior prom, Rosch learned that he qualified for the New York State CHSAA Golf Championships that was held on June 1 at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley.

On the day of the championship, Rosch produced a great performance and shot four over par, 71, placing fourth. The top six golfers of the NYS CHSAA Golf Championship then qualified to participate in the New York State Federation Championship at Bethpage State Park—Black Course on June 10.


Over The Hill Gang Softball Report: July 3, 2012

Written by Jerry Mazza Friday, 06 July 2012 00:00

Congratulations to Autocraft’s Brian Landy. He’s the Over the Hill Gang’s Player of the Week for Friday, June 29. Landy went four-for-four with two home runs and two doubles producing seven RBIs while scoring four times. He also made a key defensive play in left field throwing out an McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home (M&T) runner at third base for an inning and rally ending out.

After a week’s rest due to stormy weather the well-rested Autocraft team returned to its old form besting M&T 24-to-5 in seven innings. M&T jumped out to an early four-run lead but Autocraft bats responded by outscoring them the rest of the game. Denny Oehl pitched a gem as he walked no batters struck out three and held the M&T team in check for most of the game. Autocraft played solid defense turning two double plays and Brian Landy assisted by throwing out a runner at third base.


Farmingdale Titans Registration

Friday, 06 July 2012 00:00

Save the date: Titans’ Day in July, celebrating 12 years.

Farmingdale Titans football and cheerleading registration: 5-year olds are free; ages 6 through 13 fee is $115. Cheerleading-only option is $75. Family discounts available. Fees include $40 raffles. Volunteers welcome. Sign up and bring a first-time player to receive $20 off your registration. Additional fees may apply throughout the season for equipment deposits, fundraising and cheer training.

Out-of-district registration: Farmingdale Youth Council requires that all non-residents pay a non-resident fee of $60 per family, payable by separate check to: Farmingdale Youth Council. If fee has been paid within the past fiscal year you may produce Youth Council receipt as proof of payment.

Mail registrations to: Farmingdale Youth Football, Inc., 439 Conklin Street, Farmingdale 11735. Visit: or call Bob Thompson at (516) 404-4345 or Tina Gangale at (516) 293-1381.


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