The Farmingdale State men’s and women’s indoor track team opened the new year at the New York City Gotham Cup on Friday, Jan. 10, at the New Balance Track & Field Center. The men’s team set seven new personal bests and moved up on multiple All-Time lists.
Freshmen Donte McArthur of Hempstead and Stephen Schmidt of Levittown each set two personal bests. McArthur placed 13th in the Triple Jump at a distance of 12.95m and moved up to no. 5 on the FSC All-Time list with a time of 9.14. Schmidt finished 15th in the Weight Throw with a toss of 10.52m. He would also finish 27th in the Shot Put at 11.07m.
Taylah Hudson became Glen Cove High School’s all-time leading scorer in girls basketball with her 828th point vs. Floral Park High School on Dec. 17, 2013. Since she is only a junior, Hudson is sure to provide many more memorable moments during her basketball career at GCHS. Coach Greg Mayerhofer congratulates her in the photo.
The Farmingdale High School wrestling squad grappled its way into the top 5 at the Ted Petersen Tournament in Island Trees on Jan. 4, scoring a total of 140 points — beating out students from the neighboring Bethpage School District by just three points.
Widely regarded as one of the toughest wrestling tournaments on Long Island, the annual Ted Petersen Wrestling Tournament pits some of the roughest and toughest wrestlers from Nassau and Suffolk counties against each other for a chance at taking home the gold. Although placing within the top 5 of the tournament is considered an outstanding accomplishment, finishing in first is considered one of the highest honors in the Long Island wrestling world.
Despite a bout of cold and snowy weather, wrestlers from across two counties put on their singlets and grappling shorts to compete against top wrestling talents from Amityville, Bethpage, Farmingdale (ranked No. 5 in Nassau County), Freeport, Huntington,
Hempstead, Lincoln Rhode Island, Massapequa (ranked No. 3 in Nassau), Mepham, Plainedge (ranked No. 2 in Nassau), and Uniondale.
The Farmingdale High School’s 2012-2013 Girls Lacrosse Team was recently honored by New York State Senators Kemp Hannon and Charles Fuschillo for winning the 2013 New York State Class A Championship. Members of the championship team, including Class of 2013 Alumni, were in attendance to accept their awards from the senators.
“The students have worked hard all year and we’re very pleased to see that their hard work has paid off,” said Farmingdale High School Superintendent John Lorentz. “Their diligence and dedication in the classroom and on the field has made them terrific role models within our community.”
The Farmingdale State men’s basketball team had five players score in double-digits as the Rams earned a 100-69 victory over NYU-Poly on Jan. 4. The Rams improved to 7-4 overall and 3-1 in Skyline Conference play, while the Fighting Blue Jays dropped to 2-7, 0-3.
Farmingdale State held a 43-31 lead at the break after senior guard Terence Henderson, scored a team-high 11 points and grabbed seven boards. NYU-Poly’s Brendan Gallagher led all scorers with 22 points on 6-of-11 shooting, including 4-for-7 from 3-point range.
The Farmingdale State women’s basketball team hosted non-conference opponent Medgar Evers (2-10) for their first game of the new year, claiming a 65-37 victory. The Rams improved to 3-4 overall with the win.
During the match, the Rams shot 62-percent from long range, knocking down 5 out of 8 three-point attempts, including three made by junior guard Christina Merrill of Levittown. Merrill finished with a team-high 14 points, while senior guard Nicky Young from
Queens, totaled 12 points, three assists and three steals. Junior guard Camille Romero also dished off six assists and Freshman forward Chelsea May from Baldwin totaled eight points and two rebounds.
On Dec. 16, 2013, students Brianna Scaldaferri and Charles Bachmeier, from the Bethpage Union-Free School District, were honored for the Nassau County Outstanding Physical Education Student Award at the Crest Hollow Country Club. This award is presented to a student who exhibits a physically active lifestyle, demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior including good sportsmanship, character, civility and citizenship. Congratulations to both Brianna and Charlie.
— Submitted by the Bethpage Union-Free School District
A record field of 1266 runners and walkers crossed the finish line on Saturday morning, Dec. 21, at the 26th annual Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-kilometer run, which started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage.
Top finishers from Farmingdale were Joseph Hunt, who finished in 7th place overall and first in the 15-19 age group with a time of 17 minutes and 52 seconds; and Donna McMahon, who was the 6th woman finisher overall and first in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 6 seconds.
Players with the men’s 40 and up softball league, known as the Over the Hill Gang, recently presented a check for $20,000 in support of a child from Farmingdale who was born with a rare liver disease. The recipient of this year’s fundraiser, Ellieanna Barters, has endured several procedures, including a liver transplant and is now suffering from a rare post-transplant disease which requires expensive treatments.
The Farmingdale School District recently announced that Farmingdale High School boys’ varsity lacrosse coach Bob Hartranft has been selected to receive the prestigious 2013 Gerald J. Carroll Award, presented by US Lacrosse. The award recognizes one high school coach whose success is best measured in the support and guidance given to the development of student-athletes. Coach Hartranft will be presented the award during the 2014 US Lacrosse Convention scheduled on January 10-12, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA.
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