Yankees Pitcher David Robertson recently visited Farmingdale High School to talk to students about living your dreams. He spoke about how nothing in life comes easy. You have to work hard as he did to get where he is today. He also told the students how he made it into Major League Baseball, and answered many question.
The KappaSigma fraternity of Adelphi University hosted the Nassau County PAL Special Needs Unit’s Flag Football team for a game on Monday night, November 28. It was the last game of the fall season for the PAL team.
The weather was crisp and clear, the lights were bright and the turf was perfect. With their offence and defense playing for keeps, the 18 athletes held their own against a very fast fraternity team. The game was a seesaw battle and was tied at 19-all when, with only 56 seconds left, a long run off a handoff put the PAL team up by 6.
With names like Carnage Electra, Amaretto Sourpuss and Chest Blockwell, the Long Island Roller Rebels are as tough as roller girls come – but for one night of the year, their steely gazes are set on raising money for charity.
Throngs of Long Islanders hungry for jammers, whips and a few bruises rolled into Skate Safe in Bethpage for an all-female Roller Derby charity bout on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Farmingdale’s PAL flag football league wrapped up another successful season at Woodward Parkway Field and Allen Park. Congratulations to all the tournament champs and to all the players who make the league such a hit. Special thanks as always to league founders Ray Webb and Denis Donovan and to all the volunteers who keep coming back year after year!
Peanut 1: The Jets ended the year with an impressive offensive showing against the Giants. Quarterback Chris Kosinski threw for three touchdowns and ran for another. On the receiving end of the touchdowns were Brian Berge, Joe Caladrino, and Matthew Shea. Bryan Birkl and Tyler Kretzmer both scored on long touchdown runs. Tommy DeRespino, Jake Hajko, Brandon Greco and Dominic Cottone all helped the ball moving with big runs.
John McGorry was one of Long Island’s most renowned runners for a quarter of a century, until his untimely death from advanced lymphoma and subsequent treatment complications two years ago. On Nov. 12 for the many of John’s friends joined together at the Runner’s Edge for a run over to the Farmingdale State University track, ran a mile in John’s memory and then ran back to The Runner’s Edge for breakfast.
Town Supervisor John Venditto, and Councilmen Joseph Muscarella and Anthony Macagnone joined with Assemblyman Joe Saladino in congratulating the winner’s of this year’s Annual Sleepy Hollow 5K Charity Run, held at Brady Park in Massapequa Park. In this year’s race, taking first place in the Women’s division, from Massapequa, was Karen Conkling (4th from right). Also pictured are Dr. Jon Feingold (far left), director of the Hagedorn Little Village School, and Greg and Lina Carman (3rd and 4th from left).
Yeah it was a bit windy, and there was a bit of a chill in the air, but the running conditions were nearly perfect for the nearly 600 runners and walkers who crossed the finish line of the Oct. 15 Oyster Bay Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run.
Runners from Farmingdale were especially prominent in this year’s Run, led by Juan Nonte, who scored second overall with a time of 15:29.
The fourth annual Grillo & Associates Blazing Trails 4 Autism four-mile run had everything a runner could want from a road race – a challenging but fair course that takes runners and walkers through a picturesque Lake Success neighborhood before entering the Great Neck South High School campus and taking the campus pathways and heading to the exciting finish on the High School track, high quality “hoodies” for every entrant, an incredible array of post-race refreshments, quick and accurate results courtesy of JMS Racing Services, and a generous raffle highlighted by a Cannondale II bicycle courtesy of Brickwell Cycling and Multisports (thank you Andy Motola!).
Farmingdale High School’s Head Coach Buddy Krumenacker received the game ball for this 200th win on Saturday, Oct. 15 when the Dalers defeated Valley Stream Central 26-20. With Buddy, his parents Lillian and Buddy Sr. Photo by Phil LoNigro
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