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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

There was a time when people knew what they were eating. Frozen meals, fast food chains and ingredients impossible to pronounce were non-existent. Instead, simple ingredients and meals were all made from scratch.

Joann P. Magri, owner of The Divine Olive, is keeping this way of eating alive. Offering hungry customers with a choice in quality foods and ingredients, Magri encourages customers to make their own meals. With shelves stocked full of 18-year-old vinegars straight from Modena, Italy, to extra virgin olive oils infused with various herbs and flavors, the Divine Olive features a variety of organic and vegan products, all 100 percent natural. It even has handmade spaghetti and fresh bread, which perfectly pairs with all of their other products.

It’s a cute little ‘bug.’ What it represents, however, is anything but cute.

An unusual-looking Volkswagen is toodling around Long Island this month. Painted to resemble the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), the VW Beetle is part of efforts by the US Department of Agriculture to eliminate the pest, which can destroy 70 percent of an area’s tree canopy, according to the agency. Initially, officials held hope for complete eradication from about 23 square miles of LI designated as infested or at risk by 2016. Instead, this “landcape-altering pest” is spreading.


Sports

It will be difficult to top the exhilaration of being crowned Nassau County Champs, but the 2014 Farmingdale Dalers will begin their defense of the title on Sept. 13 at rival Massapequa—whom they beat to claim the crown.

“The attitude is that we have to prove it again,” said Head Coach Buddy Krumenacker, who has been at the helm since 1993. “But I think we’ll be okay,” he added.

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 


Calendar

Board of Education Special Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Movies on the Green: The Nut Job

Thursday, Aug. 28

Warbirds Legends Weekend

Friday, Aug. 29



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