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Great Season For Generals

5- And 6-Year-Old Generals

The Peanuts Battled Franklin Square, but came up short losing 14 -7. After giving up two first half touchdowns the Defense shutout the Warriors in the second half with great efforts from Francesco Allocca and Liam Gorney. The offense struggled missing a key piece from the O-line, but Nicholas (Nicky) Spampinato on the O-Line and Rodney Hill Jr. from the Quarterback position stepped up to help lead Oyster Bay to their only touchdown by Allocca. The Little Generals continue to improve and are looking forward to their match up next Sunday.

7- And 8-Year-Old Generals

The 7- to 8-year-old General defense played hard and physical. If not for three missed tackles the General defense would have kept Farmingdale scoreless. The General defense was led by a strong effort on the defensive line, (Verdi 4 tackles 1 assist, Olivieri 3 tackles and Rodriguez 3 tackles) as well strong linebacker play from Jaden Marshall who led the team with 5 tackles and 1 assisted tackle.

The General offense was led by, PJ Verdi 4 rushes 46 yards to lead the team. The offense had success all day moving the ball however a turnover early in second half turned the game thwarted a Generals comebac

Even during a close game against a very tough Farmingdale team (4-0), every 7-8 year old General had significant playing time again this week.

9-Year-Old Generals

The 9-year-old Generals had a tough day on the gridiron, losing to a deep Inwood Buccaneer team, 34-6. Inwood started fast building an 18-0 lead, but Tighe Mullarkey threw a perfect 60 yard scoring pass to Kyle Marshall running a deep “Go” route to cut the score to 18-6 at halftime. In the second half, the Generals were unable to keep pace despite another torrid running attack by Kyle Marshall. When Marshal left the game later in the 3rd quarter, Tommy Beggs stepped up with several  tough runs through the defense with Christian DeBellis spreading the offense to keep the Generals competitive. Tighe Mullarkey also broke a 60 yard run but was caught at the 7 yard line. On the next play, a critical interception once again put the Generals back on defense where Mikey Palagonia, Joey Pothlanski, Roman Ragusa  and James Ryan played tough in the trenches with Mitch Harmantas and Dylan Beggs filling in the gaps. Giuseppe Alloca and William Ryan found themselves in starting roles replacing key Generals personnel on both offense and defense. Andrew Watts played spectacularly, breaking up several pass attempts by Inwood.

10-Year-Old Generals

The Generals of Oyster Bay Bayville won a thrilling game over East Rockaway 14-13. In the first quarter, Matt Pisciotta for the Generals was the first to score on a 45-yard touchdown run with Luke Paniagua running for the extra point. East Rockaway tied the score up late in the first quarter on a sweep. Score at the end of the first quarter was 7-7. Luke Paniagua scored on 45-yard QB bootleg run with Matt Pisciotta running up the middle for the extra point. Score midway through the second quarter was Generals 14 - East Rockaway 7.

East Rockaway scored from 25 yards out on a cutback run and with Sal Mangano, Jake VanVelsor, Michael Gangi and Ben Spampinato gang tacked the opposing runner to stop him short of the extra point. As it turns out, key play in the game as the final was 14-13 win for the Generals.

Highlights: James Hosey with a key first quarter interception returning the ball for 5 yards; key fumble recovery by Nathan Kearney; and Alex Lodati stopped drives by East Rockaway. Luke Paniagua led the way defensively with 12 tackles along with 6 by Jake Van Velsor, 4 by David Hill and 3 by James Hosey.

11-Year-Old Generals

The Generals got back into the win column with a dominating team effort 25-0. The entire defense held Garden City to four first downs with 56 total yards and caused three turnovers.

Aiden Danenza, Danny Riso had interceptions and Carlo Paz recovered an onside kick. Danenza had a strong game with three TD’s and Rocco Barbero. One TD lead the offense. Carlo Paz caught a key 20-yard pass for an important first down early in the game and also had some key blocks on our TD drives. Matt Murphy forced an interception as he just missed a QB sac.

This was a great effort on both sides of the ball by the entire Generals squad.

Generals Cheer Leading Squads

Generals Junior Cheerleading squads joined together and cheered their team on to an outstanding victory. Peewee and Midget cheer squads sang their half-time dance song and had the fans singing along, too.

The Seniors Cheerleading squad cheered their Generals into a crushing win. Hempstead didn’t know what hit them and their fans were dazzled by the girls!.

- Recaps Submitted By Team Coaches

News

In a little-known chapter of New York City’s history, the name of police officer Phillip Cardillo is spoken in hushed, revered whispers. Though he was tragically killed in the line of duty back in 1972, the burning embers of his memory are still fanned by a passionate few who wish to finally obtain for the fallen hero the elusive recognition that he truly deserves.

At their Oct. 8 meeting in Mineola, the Nassau County-based Association of Retired Police Officers (ARPO) held a heartfelt ceremony, as both Cardillo as well as the driven NYPD detective who has fought for justice in his name for the past four decades, were honored as the true heroes that they are.

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.

Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.


Sports

A number of awards were given to runners in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich area at the Oct. 18 Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run, including 23-year-old Justin Nakrin of Oyster Bay, who finished in 12th place overall and second in the 20-24 age group, and 43-year-old Daniel Valderrama of Oyster Bay, who scored in 17th place overall and second in the 40-44 age group. Maggie Reid of Locust Valley earned first place honors in the 15-19 age group.

The indomitable 81-year-old Nina Jennings of Mill Neck was the oldest woman to finish the run, taking first place honors in the women’s 80-84 age group in 35 minutes, 11 seconds, a pace of 11:19 per mile. She was the fastest of all of the five finishers—male or female—who were 80 years old or more.

The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.

Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.


Calendar

Ghastly Grounds

Thursday, October 30

Trick Or Treat

Friday, October 31

Long Island Baroque Ensemble

Sunday, November 2



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