A group of good friends formed a flag football team this past fall, known in the Town of Oyster Bay as the Howitt Cowboys, under the Coaching of Wally Seyfert, and played in Town of Oyster Bay’s Long Island Flag Football League.
They went undefeated the entire fall season, won every playoff game against teams from all over Nassau County and went on to win the Championship Game on Dec. 27 with the score of 13-0, naming them Town of Oyster Bay Long Island Flag Football Champions. Congratulations to all the boys! They had an awesome season!
Former members of the Over The Hill Gang softball league, who played for the Barboy team, held their annual Christmas breakfast on Dec. 12 at Bollinger’s Restaurant in Farmingdale.
While memories may have faded regarding on-the-field exploits, the players’ friendship has endured. Often referred to as the team of the ’80 s, Barboy won six league championships between 1979 and 1986. Although no individual remains active in league play, most still participate in league activities and fund raisers.
With the scent of snow in the air, but fortunately several hours before it hit the ground in the big Dec. 19 snowstorm, several athletes from Farmingdale created a storm of their own with their award-winning performances in the 22nd Annual Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho Holiday 5 Kilometer Run through the streets of Bethpage.
Top finisher from Farmingdale was 27-year-old David Bogh, who crossed the finish line at the John F. Kennedy Middle School on Broadway in Bethpage in 18 minutes, 17 seconds, scoring seventh place overall and third in the highly competitive 25-29 age group.
Two determined Farmingdale ladies did especially well in the Athena Weight Division. Colleen Gardner, a 32-year-old who took first place honors in the Athena 160-pound plus weight division, finished with a time of 26 minutes, 22 seconds, and 27-year-old Kate Raab scored third in that same division with a time of 28:58.
The Farmingdale Boys Swimming and Diving Team won three meets last week. Coached by Ken Ilchuk and Randy Corcoran, the Dalers beat a small and undermanned Westbury team 51-35.
The Town of Oyster Bay will host the Supervisor’s College Hockey Challenge, a NCAA Division 1 College Hockey Showdown, at the Town of Oyster Ice Skating Center on Stewart Avenue, Bethpage on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 8 p.m.
The Farmingdale School District would like to congratulate Pete Cerrone on winning his 450th game as the head coach of the Dalers Varsity Girls Basketball team. This milestone has given him the most wins out of any other girls basketball head coach in Nassau County History. His overall record stands at 450 wins and 147 losses. That record also includes winning five Nassau County championships and two Long Island championships.
Every year Coach Macchia’s Farmingdale High School Boys Cross Country Team turns out to be a unique group of teammates and students.
Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris J. Coschignano announces that registration for the town’s popular free Mall Walking Program is now open.
The Farmingdale School District would like to congratulate the seniors of the boys cross country team who received honors for their incredible athletic performance this past season.
The Farmingdale Hawks completed their 2009 season with two teams, the 10’s & 11’s, completing championship seasons at Mitchell Field in Uniondale. The 11-year-old Hawks survived an early scare as the Bellmore Braves jumped out to a 6-0 lead on their first drive after turning the Farmingdale over on downs to start the game. The Hawk defense, not happy about giving up the drive, responded quickly with a lot of pressure as Myles Mills blocked the PAT. As is so often the case, the missed extra point would loom large.
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