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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

Last week was one of Oyster Bay’s biggest, most anticipated summer events, the Italian American Society’s St. Rocco’s Festival. Returning to its usually spot in Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue, the festival was filled with amusement rides, live music, and great food and company.

“We come every year to St. Rocco’s with friends,” said Laura Regan of East Norwich. “The rides and awesome food make it a lot of fun.”

One of Oyster Bay’s newest summer traditions is Dancing in the Street, which takes place every Friday in July at the gazebo in town. Sponsored by the Oyster Bay Main Street Association, half of Audrey Avenue is closed off and a DJ is called in for a great night of community dancing from 7-9 p.m.

“This is a great tradition and a beautiful town,” said visitor Michaela Lachance from Cooperstown, NY. “Everyone is having a wonderful time.”


Sports

Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.

This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.

A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.

In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.


Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com