10/11 Green: The 10 and 11-year-old Farmingdale Green Titans earned their
first win of the 2009 season under the lights at Allen Park on Sept. 26. Tommy McPartand, centered by Frankie D’Andrea, rushed for an outstanding four touchdowns. Newcomers to the team, Frank Trocchia and Jack McCaffery had great catches to help out on offense. The offensive line led by Chris Maddalone, Jake Swift, Ryan Clark and Allison Shamir (after a long day of dress shopping), did a great job blocking for Tommy. Bobby Norton got the defense fired up with a huge QB sack. The defense, anchored by Joey Tristano, Ryan Grossmann, Bryce Andros, Cosmo Marino, Joey Baccarella, Jawal Jordan and Anthony Steinheimer held Seaford to just 13 points. Malik Exantus had a great interception in the third quarter to also help out on defense. New additions Kyle Giovannelli, Andy Rolle, Justin Galasso all played a big part in the Titans first win. The Titans look to continue their winning ways this Sunday at 11:30 a.m. vs. Plainedge.
The little Vikings put on quite a show, led by the dynamic Gabrielle Gomez, who took a short swing pass from Zachary Leung and ran it all the way to the goal line to set up a TD by Zachary. The Wonder Twins, Rebecca and Gianna Morales, had a pair of nifty runs and nice plays on defense while Samantha Keating and Chloe Grant added some impressive runs of their own. Joseph Marino and James Michels had long runs and made some crafty defensive stops while Matthew Milianta and Jake Amato also played strong all-around games.
Farmingdale High School was once again named a Top Ten Award Winner in the Nassau County Sportsmanship Award for the 2008/09 school year. In the tenth year of the award, this is the second time (2006/07) that Farmingdale was honored.
Farmingdale High School’s Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving team opened their season last week and got off to a nice start. The Dalers faced power-house Manhasset in their first meet. Led by Captains Jill Anesta, Marissa Boccio, Lorraine Pye and Alexis Rzempoluch the girls all swam well, but came up short against the depth of the Conference I team falling 95 - 86.
The highlights of the meet included victories by the 200 Freestyle relay team of Sarah Hendrickson (JR), Jill Anesta (SR), Lorraine Pye(SR) and Marissa Boccio (SR) and the 400 Freestyle relay team of Pye, Anesta, Nora Reade (JR), and Boccio. The 200 Medley relay team of Reade, Alexis Rzempoluch (SR), Hendrickson and Jen Barnola (SO) finished in fourth place.
12/13 Year Old Team - The Titans senior team (12/13 year olds) lost a tough, extremely physical game to Glen Cove Sunday 16-6. Joe Alvarez scored on a sweep late in the 4th quarter after being set up on good runs from Brian Gillmore and Jyaire Ewa. Great Titans defense caused 4 turnovers and was led by Tom Ammarati, Kenny Laine, Mike Callahan, Peter Cohen and Sam Maybury and kept the game interesting throughout. The seniors have now played 2 of the toughest teams in the league in successive weeks and have gone to the wire with both. Next week they meet Seaford at home at Allen Park on Saturday night at 8 p.m.
10/11 White Team - This week it was Hakeem Cesars turn to shine as the Farmingdale Titans beat the West Babylon Eagles 32-19. He rushed for two long touchdowns. One for 84 yards and the other for 74 yards and he had two receptions for 54 yards and for 46 yards. Hakeem capped the night off with 4 touchdowns total. Not to go without mentioning that the other tail back J-Rod, Justin Rodriguez scored a touchdown of his own for 66 yards and had over 100 yards rushing and 66 yards receiving as well. Quarterback Matt Deluca had a stellar performance as the defensive tackle. The tailbacks, Tom MacCarthy, Alex Preistley, CJ Demers, Steven Boyle and Angelo Deluca had a great performance. Travis Gangale had 7 yards rushing and scored on an extra point that was called back. Joeseph Cincotta, not to be undone, made his debut in the back field with two backbreaking rushes to secure the win rushing for 7 yards and 6 yards and a first down. In addition, there were stellar defensive efforts by Jonathan Gala and Isaiah Micthell. Zane Ehlinger’s exuberance on the field was not unnoticed.
One week after opening the season with their annual parade the Farmingdale Hawks had an impressive showing. The youngest ages (5 and 6) both had bye weeks and the 9-year-olds lost to a tough Hempstead team. However, the rest of the league recorded wins during the second week of the new season.
The 10s recovered from a disappointing week 1 loss by beating East Rockaway 12-6 to kick off the weekend Saturday night under the lights at Allen Park and the 12s, coming off a hard-fought 8-0 road loss to rival Massapequa in week 1, capped off the night by beating the Bellmore Braves 38-0.
Farmingdale’s PAL Flag Football kicked off another season at Woodward Parkway Field Sunday. The league gets bigger every year, as do the smiles on the faces of the young players running up and down the field. Here are some of the highlights as reported by coaches.
5-Year-Olds - The 5-year-olds played their first game as Farmingdale Titans on Sunday, Sept. 13 against Brentwood and they did a fantastic job. The kids work very hard at practice and it shows. Some great plays were made by Jayden Patterson, Daniel Seaman, Nick Napolitano, and Alexandra Gillman. All of the kids did such a great job and are excited for the next game. The 5-year-olds won, 12-6.
Basketball: Boys and girls grades K-12. Games are played Monday through Friday nights at various Farmingdale School gyms. Divisions are established by age group based on registration counts. Grades K,1,2 are co-ed. Registration dates: Sept. 22, 24 and 29 at Howitt Middle School Cafeteria, 7 to 9 p.m. Fees: Grades: K,1,2 - $40, Grades 3 -12 -$70.
PAL Flag football’s opening day is approaching and a large group of Farmingdale’s youngest players turned out for a one-day clinic. Boy and girls in kindergarten and first grade rotated through 10 learning stations and had fun every step of the way. The kids are ready to kick off the 2009 season with a big bang!
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