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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

This year you can expect to see the Freedom Schooner Amistad, Connecticut’s flagship, tied up on the Western Waterfront Pier at the Oyster Festival on Oct. 18 and 19. The ship is a Baltimore Clipper that is 129 feet in length and weighs 96 tons. Its home port is New Haven, Conn.

The tall ship visits ports worldwide, as an ambassador for friendship. It serves as a floating classroom, icon and monument to many souls that were broken or lost as the result of the transatlantic slave trade.

The original Amistad, which means friendship in Spanish, was made famous in 1839 when 53 African captives (men, women and children) transported from Havana revolted against their captors. The captives gained control of the ship under the leadership of Sengbe Pieh, later known as Joseph Cinque, who commanded the ship’s navigator to return them to Sierra Leone. Instead, the ship headed north, landing in Long Island, and was taken into custody by the United States Navy.

Diamond Fitness held its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 6. Members of the Historic Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce came out to meet Wendy Goldstein, her staff and her re-invented gym at 138 South St.

Goldstein said she was touched by the warmth of the people who came into the gym to welcome her, even before the official opening. “People came in to say hello, saying they had heard that the gym had changed hands. It warms my heart,” she said.

Goldstein attended a chamber meeting and is now a member. Nassau County Legislator Donald McKenzie helped Goldstein cut the red ribbon as chamber members Walter Imperatore and Michele Browner cheered the opening along with staff members and friends.


Sports

Football season is here and the Oyster Bay-Bayville Generals  held their opening day games on Sept. 14. Here are the results:

5 & 6 Peanuts:

The Peanuts opened the season vs. the Seaford Broncos and came out on the losing end of a hard fought game. The Lil Generals opened the game on offense and quarterback Rodney Hill, Jr. marched the offense down the field and completed the drive with a touchdown pass to Francesco Allocca. Yes, the Peanuts have a potent air attack with Hill Jr. going two for two for 26 yards. The defense played strong with Allocca leading the team in tackles with help on the defensive line from first-year players Dean Wolfe and Anthony Pelchuck.  

Former football coach and NFL player Bill Curry recently brought a wealth of experience, knowledge and history to a wide audience of student-athletes and coaches at Hofstra University for a lesson on diversity, tolerance and respect in high school athletics.

 

Director of the NYS PHSAA Sportsmanship Committee and Manhasset High School Athletic Director Jim Amen Jr. established the summit and invited Curry as keynote speaker.

Amen Jr. and Section VIII Executive Director Nina Van Erk introduced Curry to a crowd representing more than 37 local high schools.


Calendar

Movie: Godzilla

Thursday, Sept. 25

Bayville Car Show

Friday, Sept. 26

Plein Art Competition

Saturday, Sept. 27



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