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PAL Flag Football News

PAL Flag Football Wraps Season

Farmingdale’s PAL Flag Football league wrapped up play for most divisions Sunday at Woodward Parkway Field. After Super Storm Sandy forced a one-week postponement, it was great to see the kids back on the field on a picture perfect day. All players received a medal or participation gift to cap another successful season. The high school divisions finish play this Sunday.

Grasshoppers—Dean Kott, Luke Begley, Colin Horowitz, Chris McIntyre, Chris Ruotolo, Sal and Nick Migliaccio and Anthony Scarmato all scored for the 49ers during their final game of the 2012 season. The kids all played hard and had a great season. A special thank you to all the parents that made it week in and week out. We look forward to seeing everyone again next season.

Peanut 2—The Redskins finished their season strong on the final Sunday of the 2012 season. Joe Mahan threw a touchdown pass, ran for another and also contributed two tackles/flags. Will Napolito had a rushing TD and a TD reception while Gabe Aliendro scored on a touchdown run of his own. Michael McCarty, Mason Kott and Jonathan Pereira each had nice runs. Thank you to all the kids for their efforts and thank you to all of the parents for dedicating their time. I hope the season was as much fun for your children as it was for us to coach and we look forward to seeing everyone again next season.

The Saints beat the Vikings  24-18.  The Saints’ offense was led by the lethal QB-wide receiver combo of Mike Connolly to Torin Kassenbaum.  On the very first play, Connolly threw a perfect pass to Kassenbaum who took off and ran the entire length of the field for the score. Late in the game, when the outcome was still in doubt, Connolly connected once again with Kassenbaum for another TD.  Connolly added an impressive 30-yard run, while Kassenbaum was tenacious on defense snagging countless flags. The Saints offense also got impressive TD runs from Christopher Leon and Gavin Vega. Leon’s TD run was an impressive grind-it-out, yard-by-yard struggle while Vega’s TD run was a demonstration of his lightning speed. The Saints also got major contributions from some nifty runs by Jimmy Sanders and solid defense by a determined Robert Trey Rowland.     

The second grade Jets ended the season with an all around great performance by the team. They had a strong running game with Tyler Kretzmer and Olivia Cassese both scoring touchdowns. Bryan Birkl, Tommy DeRespino and Alena Godas all had runs for long gains. Brian Berge who had an interception and pulled a lot of flags led the defense. Quarterback Chris Kosinski led the passing game connecting with Anthony Ventiere twice for long gains. Kosinski passed two touchdowns to Philip Piero with the second coming on the last play of the game. 

The Steelers ended their season with one of their best efforts of the year. CJ Mangio and Jack Wiser had a TD and an interception each. Dillon Mehta, Joe Walsh and Nick Mahan scored on long TD runs. Aidan Ng had a solid defensive game, as did Matt Cangelosi, Ben Purcell, and Izabella Cimino.  Special thanks goes to Coach Craig Mangio for his help and commitment throughout the season. The coaches thank all the parents and players for their dedication in making the season a success. 

Girls 5/6—The Lady Saints ended the 2012 season with an impressive 22-12 victory over the Jets. The story of the first half was all offense. Sophia Iaccino and Kayla Poltorak each caught touchdown passes and Sammy Dunn scored on a long run. Nicole Kosinski got into the end zone on a two-point conversion. Julia Graziano and Kristen Dunn who both had interceptions anchored the defense.

News

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in nearby Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

 

Event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event. 

It’s been more than 50 years since the Farmingdale High School class of 1964 roamed the halls of their beloved high school, but that doesn’t mean that the memories have faded. The class—the first to graduate from Farmingdale High—came together on Saturday, October 18 at the Marriott in Islandia to celebrate all of the good times past and make new memories as a class.  


Sports

3rd Grade Division

The Giants and Jets met for the 2nd time this season, with the Giants again getting the victory over the Jets.  Jalen Gordon scored late into the 1st half for the Giants, which turned out to be the only points in the half.  The Giants shut the Jets down for both halves, keeping the offense off the board.  The Jets strong point this weekend was the defense, with Kyle June and Jake Kuller picking up the weekly William June Foundation awards.  In what is turning into a rough offensive season for the Jets, these awards continue to remind the boys of the perseverance and determination of the award’s namesake and his “never say quit” attitude.

 

—Submitted by Paul Caputo


William Merola, a member of the Farmingdale School District’s wrestling program, was recently selected to attend the third annual U.S. Marine Corps Summer Leadership and

Character Development program, which is limited to 150 sophomores and juniors throughout the nation.

 

Over the summer, from July 20-26, Merola attended the third annual Marine Corps recruiting command summer leadership and character academy at the USMC base in Quantico. 

 

The SLCDA (Summer Leadership and Character Development Program) educates high school leaders about Marine Corps Officer Programs by participating in classroom academics, ethics training, accelerated college prep, physical fitness training, a field exercise, a community service component and a field trip to Washington, D.C.


Calendar

Networking Event - October 29

Halloween Parade - October 31

Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair - November 2


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