Head Coach Chris Mooney earned his 200th career victory Monday, Jan. 31 with an 81-55 win over non-conference opponent the College of Staten Island. Mooney is currently in his 11th season as head coach of the women’s basketball team at Farmingdale State College. Coach Mooney now holds an outstanding career record of 200-90 (.690 winning percentage).
The Daler Varsity Black roller hockey team, under the direction of coaches Jim Gunn, Pat Mc Donald, and Gabe Vitale are the only undefeated team in the Island wide High School Varsity Roller Hockey League. Their current first place record is 11-0 for 22 points. The Dalers have scored 76 times, and have given up 21 goals. They have nine games remaining in the regular season followed by playoffs.
Eleventh grader Andrew Rosch of Farmingdale is no stranger to the game of bowling. On Sunday, Jan. 9 he participated in the Long Island High School Doubles Bowling Tournament held at the North Levittown Lanes. For the second consecutive year Rosch placed first, including earning Highest Game.
Former members and supporters of the ’70s and ’80s Barboy softball team met for their annual Christmas breakfast at Bollinger’s Restaurant in Farmingdale. All in attendance reminisced about league championships and good times while playing in the Over The Hill Softball league.
A total of 1,060 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes navigated the streets of Bethpage on before crossing the finish line at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in the 23rd annual Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho Holiday Run on Saturday, Dec. 18.
A strong contingent of runners from Farmingdale did exceptionally well in this year’s run. The first Farmingdale finisher to cross the finish line was 27-year-old Franklin Diaz, who scored in 9th place overall and second in the 25-29 age group with a time of 17:58, followed closely by Chris Daily in 13th place overall and first in the 50-54 age group in 18:13.
Other Farmingdale runners winning awards in the Ho Ho Ho Run were Keith Ferrara (2nd 40-44 age group, 20:04), Michael Fernandez (3rd 40-44 age group, 20:23), and Joan Ackerman (2nd woman 70-74 age group, 35:11).
Congratulations and thanks to Ric Diveglio of the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) for serving enthusiastically as the race director once again, to the Melville Intellectual Property Law Firm of Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt that was the title sponsor once again, and to Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW for also providing a big financial boost.
Fifty-eight hardy souls braved the Great Holiday Blizzard of 2010, and showed up at the Melville Marriott on Sunday, Dec. 26 to donate “the Gift of Life” at the annual December Athletes for Life Blood Drive.
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