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Lady Dalers Off To Fast Start

Written by Farmingdale Observer Staff Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00

Farmingdale High School’s Lady Dalers have staked an early lead in Nassau County Girl’s Varsity Lacrosse Conference I, after winning each of their last three games this season. Starting the season on the road, the Lady Dalers would open with a non-league victory over Sacred Heart on March 20. The Lady Dalers would go on to win the exhibition match 10-8, thanks to Tara Wahl who scored six goals to put Farmingdale in the lead. On March 22, the Lady Dalers would compete in their first game of the regular season against

South Side High School. During the game Jill Alonso put up two goals and four assists, helping the team to secure its 13-4 road win. 

   

Ace In The Hole

Written by Vinny Messana Thursday, 03 April 2014 00:00

Dolce's rise to the top of Rams rotation

He may be soft-spoken and humble, but Farmingdale State’s ace pitcher Mike Dolce makes it difficult to ignore his statistics. The 6’4” Smithtown native has emerged from relative obscurity to become one of the most effective Division III pitchers in the nation.

 

“I actually was not being recruited by any schools coming out of high school,” said the pitcher, who currently carries a 1.00 ERA. “Farmingdale was the only Division III school I applied to and I knew the assistant coach at the time. I figured my best bet to play college baseball was at Farmingdale and I could not be luckier that I made that decision.” Dolce attended St. Anthony’s High School where he played primarily first base and occasionally pitched. He had a tough decision to make when he came to Farmingdale.

 

“I loved both,” he said in regards to hitting and pitching. “When I was hot there was nothing better than hitting. I was a first basemen and when I came to Farmingdale there was a great senior first basemen (Kevin Curtis), so I made the decision to pitch full time and fortunately it worked out for me.”

 

Working All The Anglers

Written by Edith Updike Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:00

As a legal matter, Long Islanders can enjoy trout fishing year-round, but the harsh conditions of the past few months have not been friendly to recreational fishing, so there’s probably some pent-up demand ready for the official opening of trout season state-wide on April 1. 

 

According to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey, in 2011, New York State was second in the nation in total spending on fishing-related items, and remains a clear leader in paid angler licenses, with nearly one million purchased. 

 

Dream Season Comes To Close

Written by Vinny Messana Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:00

After capturing their first Nassau County ‘AA’ Boys Basketball title since 1980, the Farmingdale Dalers made it difficult for anyone to count them out. With a team that arguablely has the most tenacious defense on Long Island, the Dalers put the community on their collective backs for an incredible playoff run. But, ultimately, the Dalers were cut short in the Long Island Championship game agains the Brentwood Indians, by a score of 61-41. 

 

“Basically it’s the little end of an era,” said Head Coach Jim Pastier who helped guide the Dalers to this point.

 

Farmingdale Baseball Looks To Rebuild

Written by Vinny Messana Thursday, 20 March 2014 00:00

All school athletic programs deal with losing star seniors, when high school graduation rolls around. And each season, they rebuild in the hope of rebuilding the team to its former glory. 

 

This couldn’t be truer for the Farmingdale boys baseball team, which will be forced to rebuild its program after 16 seniors graduated, last season. That group finished with a 10-8 record last season and qualified for a playoff berth as the No. 10 seed before being eliminated by Syosset with an excruciating 1-0 loss. 

 

The Dalers starting pitcher, Anthony Galanoudis, tossed a three-hitter, but was bested by Jake Laine who tossed a two-hit shutout.

 

Men’s Tennis Selected to Win Fourth Straight Title

Thursday, 13 March 2014 00:00

Three-time defending champion Farmingdale State has been selected to capture the 2014 Skyline men’s tennis title in voting conducted by the league’s seven head coaches.

 

The Rams received five first-place votes and 34 total points, while 2013 runner-up Mount Saint Mary placed second in the poll with 32 overall points and a pair of first-place votes. Farmingdale State welcomes back senior Judd Bahoui, who compiled a 10-2 record in

singles play and an 11-1 mark in doubles action a year ago.

 

Two-Sport Athlete Brings Double Trouble

Written by Vinny Messana Thursday, 13 March 2014 00:00

Daler's Curtis Jenkins leads team trom gridiron to hardwood

Even though his football uniform resembles that of the New York Jets, Curtis Jenkins is not one to boast like the players on Rex Ryan football team. The ever-humble dual sport athlete just led his Farmingdale Dalers to the Nassau County title on the hardwood, just three months after doing the same on the gridiron over rival Massapequa.

 

In fact, Jenkins has a demeanor that is more like his favorite rapper J. Cole, the modest emcee from North Carolina, than most professional athletes. 

 

Record Turnout At Runner’s Edge Winter Fun Run

Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00

On an uncharacteristically beautiful, Feb. 23, the local running community responded in a big way. Between 450 and 500 people showed up at the Runner’s Edge in Farmingdale for the annual Winter Fun Run co-sponsored by the Runner’s Edge and the Greater Long Island Running Club. 

 

Farmingdale Firehawks

Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone (center) recently attended the Farmingdale Firehawks Football Luncheon at Carlyle On The Green in Farmingdale. The Farmingdale Hawks players ages 5 to 13, along with their coaches, parents and team moms all attended the luncheon to show their support and receive annual awards. Pictured behind the players from left to right are Board Members Bob McCormic and Tim Greco, Village Trustee Patricia A. Christainsen, Village Trustee Cheryl Parisi, Nassau County Legislator Michael Venditto, President Bob Dentato, Councilman Macagnone, Vice President Regina Mott, and Board Members Mike Ippolitti, Andrew Frigerio, and Steve Licata.

— Submitted by The Town of Oyster Bay

 

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