Even though his football uniform resembles that of the New York Jets, Curtis Jenkins is not one to boast like the players on Rex Ryan football team. The ever-humble dual sport athlete just led his Farmingdale Dalers to the Nassau County title on the hardwood, just three months after doing the same on the gridiron over rival Massapequa.
In fact, Jenkins has a demeanor that is more like his favorite rapper J. Cole, the modest emcee from North Carolina, than most professional athletes.
On an uncharacteristically beautiful, Feb. 23, the local running community responded in a big way. Between 450 and 500 people showed up at the Runner’s Edge in Farmingdale for the annual Winter Fun Run co-sponsored by the Runner’s Edge and the Greater Long Island Running Club.
Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone (center) recently attended the Farmingdale Firehawks Football Luncheon at Carlyle On The Green in Farmingdale. The Farmingdale Hawks players ages 5 to 13, along with their coaches, parents and team moms all attended the luncheon to show their support and receive annual awards. Pictured behind the players from left to right are Board Members Bob McCormic and Tim Greco, Village Trustee Patricia A. Christainsen, Village Trustee Cheryl Parisi, Nassau County Legislator Michael Venditto, President Bob Dentato, Councilman Macagnone, Vice President Regina Mott, and Board Members Mike Ippolitti, Andrew Frigerio, and Steve Licata.
— Submitted by The Town of Oyster Bay
Farmingdale residents Regina and Jim Broten ventured out with their skis to Bethpage State Park this weekend to enjoy what they love most, skiing and snow.
The cross country skiers come to the park frequently to slide up and down the trails together, and they never get tired of it.
It was all fun and games at the fourth annual Winter Classic Hockey tournament at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage on Saturday, Feb. 8. Young adults and kids of all ages from the Long Island Blues Hockey team faced off against three other teams in the event that gives individuals with special needs the opportunity to play ice hockey in an accommodating setting.
“I’m very proud that the Town of Oyster Bay is once again hosting this event at the renowned Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage,” said Town Supervisor John Venditto, to the crowd on hand. “Three other teams, the East Coast Jumbos, the New
Jersey Dare Devils and the New Jersey Avalanche have been invited to the event and will be participating.”
The 2014 Run Nassau and Run Smart programs are now running. The next races are on Sunday, March 9 at Nickerson Beach in Lido Beach (4 miles) and Sunday, March 23, at Cedar Creek Park in Seaford (5 Miles). To register for upcoming races, visit www.runnassau.com.
Senior Alix Lamarre of North Bellmore, won the Long Jump with an ECAC qualifying jump of 6.72m at the Collegiate Track Conference Championships on Saturday, Feb. 8. Alix completely dominated the competition as all six of his jumps would have won the event.
The 4x200m Relay team of sophomore James D’onofrio, senior Steven Renteria, junior Joseph Papa and sophomore Ray Austin placed 3rd with a time of 1:34.75. James also placed 7th in the 60m Dash with a time of (7.23 trials) 7.28 in the final. Steve also placed
5th in the High Jump with a jump of 5’ 10”.
Congratulations to the Lady Dalers varsity bowling team on finishing second in the conference and fourth in Nassau County in the team championship on Feb. 1 at Garden City Bowl. Four of the girls will continue on to the individual championship to be held Feb. 8, at Garden City Bowl. In order to qualify for the individuals, a girl must have an average of 160 or better. The girls will bowl six games and the top five girls in Nassau County, along with an alternate, will move on to the state Championship, which will be held at Babylon Bowl on March 1-2, 2014.
Under the leadership of Coach Neu, this young varsity team—comprised of freshman and sophomores—had the honor of qualifying this year. Farmingdale varsity bowlers include sophomore Deanna Rosenberg, who currently leads the team with a 193 average, freshman Christie Warmingham bowling a 176 average, sophomore Amanda Heme, with a 174 average, and sophomore Sam Calisto, with a 168 average. Good luck to all the girls on this great achievement.
— Submitted by Fran Warmingham
The Farmingdale State men’s and women’s indoor track team competed at the NYU Team Challenge on Friday, Jan. 24, at the New Balance Track & Field Center in Manhattan.
Freshmen Stephen Schmidt of Levittown and Maia Cadle-Hinton of Huntington have been improving significantly in their respective events. The transition from high school to collegiate competition is difficult especially in the throwing events. The men’s shot put increases in weight from 12 lbs. to 16 lbs. and both the men and women have to learn a new event in the 35 lb. and 20 lb. weight throws. Through hard work and the excellent coaching of Anthony Forti and Ed Brown, Steve Schmidt and Maia Cadle-Hinton have consistently improved their performances at each meet. Once again, Steve and Maia set personal bests and moved up the Farmingdale all-time list.
— Submitted by the Farmingdale State College Athletics Department
On Jan, 18, Farmingdale speedster Franklin Diaz finished second place overall in the 4th annual Sayville Running Company’s 10-mile run to the Blue Point Brewery with a finish time of 57 minutes and 2 seconds—a pace of 5:42 minutes per mile.
A total of 1085 runners were on hand for this year’s 10 mile race to the Blue Point Brewery—Long Island’s largest 10 mile race—held on the roads of Patchogue, Blue Point and Bayport in Suffolk County. The Run was co-sponsored by the Blue Point Brewery, the Sayville Running Company, AirWeld, and All Round Foods. Race management was by the Greater Long Island Running Club, with GLIRC’s Ric DiVeglio serving as the Race Director.
— Submitted by the Greater Long Island Running Club
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