On Saturday, Feb. 4 the Farmingdale Boys and Girls bowling teams competed at the Garden City Bowl for the Nassau County Championship. The tournament competitors consisted of the top 16 teams in Nassau County by pin average per game over a 12-week season. Farmingdale qualified by finishing in fourth place overall.
This year’s team consisted of Joseph Inzirillo, Eric Kennedy, Steve Hamlin, Jonathan Smalkin, Chris Olsen, Chris Valentine and Casey Sparacio.
Last year the boys’ team lost the champions by just 19 pins. The goal for this year’s team was, not only to qualify, but also to win the tournament.
The Farmingdale State women’s basketball team will be hosting their annual breast cancer fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 16. This year the game is titled “Play4Kay Night”, as the Rams host the College of Staten Island in a non-conference game. Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m.
This is the 4th annual breast cancer women’s basketball game held at Farmingdale State. Play 4Kay, formerly known as WBCA Pink Zone, is a global, unified effort of a nation of coaches to assist in raising breast awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. Play 4Kay benefits the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with The V Foundation and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
Two of the best teams in Nassau County’s Conference AA-I went at it when Farmingdale hosted Uniondale on Thursday, Jan. 12. The Dalers boys’ basketball team came into the game 6-1 overall, 3-0 in-conference. Uniondale had an eight game winning streak and had yet to lose a game this season. Four of these wins came against other Conference AA-I opponents.
All eyes were on the Knights’ point guard Shaquille Mosley. The 5’7” senior ranks among Nassau’s top scorers this year, having totaled as much as 33 in a game and reaching the 20-point plateau five times.
Thirty seconds into the game, Mosley pulled up for a three to begin the scoring. Farmingdale’s Dalique Mingo made a tough basket to put the Dalers on the scoreboard. Mosley added a pull up jumper, another three and a fast break basket and Uniondale was quickly up 12-2.
For the fifth consecutive year, pee-wee hockey players from across the globe descended upon Long Island to compete in the New York Islanders annual Lighthouse International Youth Hockey Tournament. Charles B. Wang’s Project Hope charity and the Islanders Children’s Foundation funded this unique international tournament with the goal of creating opportunities for cultural exchange through youth hockey events.
After three days full of games, Finland’s Ilves Islanders skated away with the gold and silver medals in a thrilling back and forth final. They showcased a group of talented young players with the ability and hockey sense of much older teams.
Japan, which traveled the furthest to attend the tournament, showed their European friends and North American hosts that the under-represented hockey nation is growing a crop of young, smooth skaters.
Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor, president of Advanced Urology Centers of New York (AUCNY), the largest urology group practice in the United States and leading regional provider of urology services, has been selected as a celebrity boxer for the 2012 Long Island Fight For Charity (LIFFC), being held on Monday, March 5 at 5 p.m. at Hilton Long Island in Melville. Sporting the fighter name of Dr. Deepak “The Ball Buster” Kapoor, he will be paired against another Long Island celebrity boxer to raise money for three charities.
“I pride myself and my entire staff on giving back, not only to our patients, but also to the communities we serve; the Long Island Fight For Charity gives us a chance to raise money for some very important and influential charities,” said Kapoor.
Runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes of all ages and levels of ability are invited to join in on Sunday, April 1 at the H.B. Mattlin Middle School in Plainview for the 35th annual running of the Nationwide 10 kilometer Run for ASPIRE.
The run will once again be utilizing the traditional challenging but fair course through the roads of Plainview and Old Bethpage, starting and finishing at the H.B. Mattlin Middle School on Washington Avenue in Plainview. New Race Director Karen Schackner is putting together an event that promises to be the biggest and best ASPIRE Run ever!
The host Greater Long Island Running Club is pleased to have the continuing support of Anthony Wiszowaty of Nationwide, with his agency and many of the other Nationwide agents on Long Island stepping up to honor the memory of GLIRC’s and Nationwide’s own Stanley Kramberg, with the entire net proceeds of the event once again being turned over to the ASPIRE Program for the rehabilitation of young amputees, and ASPIRE’s Stanley Kramberg Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The Farmingdale boys’ basketball team (5-1) took on the Massapequa Chiefs (0-7) on the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 6. A matchup against Massapequa in any sport is bound to be met with excitement in Farmingdale, and this game was no exception.
Farmingdale’s defense made a statement right out of the gate, getting an early steal and a big block by Kevin Petit-Frere. A layup by Curtis Jenkins got the Dalers on the scoreboard a few minutes into the game. Several layups and a three pointer by the Chiefs put them ahead early, 11-4.
Jumpers by Jenkins and Dalique Mingo, this season’s leading scorer, brought Farmingdale back into the game. The Chiefs led, 12-11, at the end of the quarter.
A jump shot by Pierre St. Simon to open the quarter gave the Dalers their first lead of the game. Two foul shots by Jenkins extended the lead to three points.
The HBC Xtreme girls of Farmingdale finished the 2011 season on Saturday, Jan. 7 with back-to-back wins taking first place in the Lindenhurst Bubble U9/U10 (8-0-1) winter league. The Xtreme girls had a very successful fall season after being crowned tournament champions at the HBC Tournament and the Columbus Weekend Northport Cow/Harbor tournaments, going undefeated in both tournaments.
They were also division Champions in the Long Island Junior Soccer U9 division (8-0-1) and played up in the U10 division of Just Say Soccer taking first place (6-1) as well.
On Tuesday, Jan. 4, the Farmingdale boys’ basketball team (4-1 overall, 1-0 in-conference) hosted the Syosset Braves (4-3 overall, 0-2 in-conference). This was the Dalers’ first game of 2012, after Navreet Dhaliwal hit a late three-pointer to win in Hempstead on Dec. 20.
The Dalers’ leading scorer, point guard Dalique Mingo, scored the game’s first points with a layup. Jack Burke hit a three-pointer from the corner and Kevin Petit-Frere added a layup after the Dalers forced a turnover, and Farmingdale quickly led 7-1. A big block in the paint by DeAndre Fogan led to an easy fast break basket for Mingo. After making two free throws, Dhaliwal hustled back on defense to come up with a huge block from behind to deny Syosset’s fast break opportunity. At the end of the first quarter, the Dalers led 14-6.
The Town of Oyster Bay will host National Hockey League (NHL) pioneer Willie O’Ree on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the state-of-the-art Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage, said Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto. O’Ree was known for his speed and checking abilities throughout his career and was a threat every time he touched the ice. His accomplishments on the ice, however, tell only part of his proud history. He also made an immeasurable social impact as the first black player to compete in a National Hockey League game.
“Willie O’Ree is often referred to as the “Jackie Robinson of ice hockey” due to the similarities of both as trailblazers in their respective sports.” Supervisor Venditto said. “The Town of Oyster Bay is fortunate to have Mr. O’Ree as a special guest at the rink. His historical significance in the sports world can’t be understated. He is an icon to the game of hockey.”
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