Charles Water Karate focuses on teaching its students how to not only show confidence in the studio but in the real world as well. The owner is Grandmaster Charles Water who runs the studio with his wife Cheryl Water. Their studio is located in Williston Park on Hillside Avenue.
The studio’s style of martial arts is called the Black Belt Success System. “We want to teach our students how to think like a black belt outside of the studio,” said Mr. Water.
Back in the ‘70s, Mr. Water used to run a women’s high fashion clothing store. He started taking martial arts classes and fell in love with it. He decided to follow his passion and open up a karate studio in 1986.
Under a full moon, with a packed stadium, against a top ranked opponent, Curtis Jenkins led the Farmingdale Dalers to a 31-13 victory over the Oceanside Sailors. Jenkins scored on a 93-yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter and also on a 13-yard reception. The senior ran for a total of 139 yards on the day.
“That’s who he is,” said Head Coach Buddy Krumenacker. “He can break the game open, and he obviously did tonight,” in regards to Jenkins. The performance moved the Dalers to 2-0 on the season and Oceanside drops to 1-1.
Week 3—Peanut 1: Dean Kott ran for an 80-yard TD and caught another touchdown on a pass from Luke Begley. Katie Hecker had one flag and scored on a long touchdown run and Marissa Karlsen added a flag and a touchdown run as well. Andrew Adamo had 2 longs runs of 40 and 35 yards.
Peanut 2: The Patriots and Saints hooked during week 3. Eric Gardener and Keith Brannick led the Patriots on offense, which hooked up for a long touchdown. Alexia Natarus was a standout on defense. For the Saints, Dominick Mezzanotte led the team in rushing, and Ryan Gillen and Jimmy “J-Train” Caputo clogged up the middle on defense.
Bar-Boy beat Singletons 23-19 in a special Thursday night edition of Over the Hill Gang tournament action. Singleton’s jumped to an 11-5 lead, but Bar-Boy tightened their defense and came roaring back. The biggest inning was the 8th.
The team scored 10 runs with 15 batters taking swings. Everyone has to hit to beat Singleton’s and that what happened Thursday.
Frank Badalamenti had 7 RBIs and that’s with two drives hitting the light pole robbing him of two homers.
Week 2-Peanut 2: The Jets and Saints met at Woodward Parkway School on Sunday and had a great time. For the Jets, Ryan Horan, Alex Darienzo and Jalen Gordon were standouts and for the Saints, Gus Scardina and Nick Viola had great plays on both sides of the ball.
Pee Wee 3: The Saints and Jets played a nail biter. The Saints came out on top winning 14-12 with the difference being a two-point conversion. The Saints offense came ready to play. A long touchdown pass from Aiden Gillen to Andrew Koukos put the Saints ahead late. Andrew Aldieri and Eamon McLoughlin had long runs and Andrew Koukos also ran for a touchdown. The defense was led by TJ Preiss who had 5 flags and Anthony Matheis who had a key interception. The Jets were led on offense by two explosive long TD runs by Josh Behar. Jason Chung had several nice runs. On defense, Mike Connolly had a strong game snagging several flags and shutting down the receivers he was covering. The Jets also got spirited efforts by Joe Walsh, Robert Trey Rowland, Luke Stephan, Gavin Vega and Christian Medrano.
Moby Drugs and Lockie and Nowachek Family Chiropractors ended the Over the Hill Gang regular season with a fantastic game. Moby took a quick 4-0 lead, but L&N answered and each team had the lead throughout the game.
L&N took a 16-10 lead into the last inning when Moby struck back for 6 runs to tie the game 16-16. L&N had the top of their order in the bottom of the 9th but their first two batters lined out.
A record number of folks showed up and raised a record amount of money for charity at Farmingdale’s ninth annual Main Street Mile. Runners and spectators alike enjoyed the warm, slightly muggy day, which began at 8:30 a.m. with a quarter-mile “fun run” for children. The children’s race ended with medals and free ice cream all around. The adults took to the streets for their first race at 9:15.
Of the 429 racers, 33 came from Farmingdale itself, with the rest from surrounding local towns such as Massapequa and Seaford, but some from as far away as Orlando, Florida and Phoenix.
The Farmingdale Devils U9 baseball team continued their successful summer season by capturing the championship in the Plainedge Baseball Summer Tournament. The Devils went 8-0 in the regular season, including tough wins over the Farmingdale Greendogs and the the Bethpage Eagles.
In the playoffs the Devils defeated th Greendogs 15-5 and move on to face the Shelter Rock Redman. The Redman also went undefeated in the regular season. After falling behind by two in the top of the first the Devils responded quickly.
The St. Kilian CYO program will be holding registration for their girls and boys swim team for the upcoming season on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the gym lobby at St. Kilian on Cherry Street in Farmingdale.
Boys and girls in grades 1-12 are invited to register for participation on a travel swim team representing St. Kilian Parish. Practices are held Tuesday and Fridays at the Farmingdale High School pool. All potential swimmers must be able to swim at least one length of the pool. Each swimmer will receive a team swimsuit and tee shirt as part of the registration fee.
Among the list of top finishers on the Aug. 17th Inaugural Discover Hicksville Run was 32-year-old Ronnie Vichman of Farmingdale who was the 9th finisher overall and took home the first place award plaque in the 30-34 age group. Vichman’s finishing time of 33 minutes, 29 seconds brought him to the finish line37 seconds in front of his nearest competitor in the age group.
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