Leonora Petrina made it look easy again this year. The internationally ranked Bayport superstar crossed the finish line on the track at Farmingdale High School in 16:39 (one second faster than in 2010) in the 28th annual Runner’s Edge Long Island Women’s 5 Kilometer Run. Petrina also won the Paula Wunderlich Memorial Award as the first member of the Greater Long Island Running Club to finish.
The 11U Farmingdale Greendogs won the Hershey PA Blue Mountain Battle baseball tournament which was held on July 23, 24 2011. The boys played and defeated some very stiff competition from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Congratulations to the Farmingdale Greendogs for winning the championship at Cooperstown Baseball World by defeating the Shaker Heights Raiders of Ohio 13-3.
This was the first time that the Greendogs took the gold medal back to Farmingdale in the 10 year history of FBLI teams attending the annual Cooperstown tournament. To earn their way into the finals, the Greendogs defeated their toughest opponent, the Massachusetts South Shore Baseball Club Seadogs, 3-1 with a strong pitching performance by Kyle Mastrelli, playing steadfast defense and coming up with clutch two out hits.
Congratulations to the 12U Farmingdale Greendogs for winning the Championship at Cooperstown Baseball World by defeating the Shaker Heights Raiders of Ohio 13-3. This was the first time that the Greendogs took the gold medal back to Farmingdale in the ten year history of FBLI teams attending the annual Cooperstown tournament.
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto and Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia recently attended the Bethpage Baseball League’s Championship Games, which were held at Borella Field in Bethpage. Venditto threw out the ceremonial first pitch as part of the day’s ceremony. Many families and spectators were in attendance for the day’s events, including President of Bethpage Baseball League Dennis Baggia.
On Friday, July 22 the Farmingdale Baseball Association held their first annual baseball tournament opening ceremonies commemorating the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and benefiting Tuesday’s Children. Tuesday’s Children is an organization that supports children that have lost a parent during the tragic events of that day. Twenty-one teams from the surrounding area will participate in the tournament that will last through Saturday, Aug. 13.
Zwanger Pesiri Radiology beat Barco Construction 13-5 Friday on the 90-foot field. Defense was the key to this victory, starting with Tommy Dittmeier’s spectacular running catch in left center early in the game.
Later, it was shortstop John Hernandez and pitcher Brian Tinney who were flashing the leather in the field. Tinney snared at least three potential hits headed up the middle.
Imagine what it would be like to have brand new baseball and basketball scoreboards at high schools all over Long Island without the need for taxpayer dollars to fund it.
Wantagh residents Michael and Sheri Anspach are striving to make that dream a reality, as the couple recently obtained the franchising rights to Sports Image Inc, a youth athletics marketing company based out of Ohio. The Anspachs have joined 12 other existing franchises in nine different states awarded by the company in just its first two years of franchising.
Town Supervisor John Venditto, Councilman Joseph Muscarella, and Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia recently attended the Over the Hill Gang Softball Team Fundraising Appreciation at Allen Park Field in Farmingdale. Also on hand were President and Founder of Over the Hill Gang Jim Reilly (third from left), Chairperson Christine Restani (fourth from left), recipient Jennifer Carman (front, center), father Jim Carman (third from right), mother Nancy Carman (fourth from right), and N.C. Legislator Joseph Belesi.
Farmingdale Girls’ U9 Soccer team was on “Fire” in Bethpage for the annual Rough Riders Independence Cup. After finishing in first place, the girls went on to win the championship game, 2-0. Congratulations to Emily, Tiffany, Paige, Madison, Allison, Melina, Skylar, Erica, Kristin, Jenna, Julia, and Jenna.
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