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Teen Powerlifter Matt Sohmer Contemplates Olympic Glory

Written by Chris Boyle Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00

Tipping the scales at a meaty 270 pounds at the tender young age of only 19, powerlifter Matt Sohmer is poised to hit the big-time- literally.

A graduate of Farmingdale High School, Sohmer played on the football team his junior and senior years, where he was a defensive tackle. And while always considered the ‘big kid,’ he said that once he started playing on the gridiron, he discovered that he needed to be even bigger.

 

Farmingdale Grads Lead Stony Brook

Written by Ron Scaglia Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00

Several years ago, Joe Spallina was coaching the Rocky Point Girls Lacrosse team against Farmingdale, led by standout player Janine Hillier. Spallina devised a game plan around stopping the superstar, and was successful in doing so. However, years later, as Spallina leads the Stony Brook Womens Lacrosse Team in a quest for a national title, he is now focusing on taking advantage of the talented player as she now plays for his team rather than his opponent.

 

Sing For The Ducks

Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00

The Long Island Ducks, in conjunction with 106.1-FM WBLI, will hold their annual “Anthem Idol” contest on Saturday, April 6 at Bethpage Ballpark. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with contestants vying for six anthem openings. The panel of judges will consist of Ducks and WBLI representatives. Following “Anthem Idol,” the Ducks will be hosting tryouts for on-field host and public address announcer positions (start time is approximately 12 noon). Anyone interested in trying out for on-field host or public address announcer positions should send an e-mail expressing their interest to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Performances must be done a capella with a one-minute thirty second time limit and Anthem lyrics must be sung from memory. Instrumentalists and other unique performers are encouraged to participate as well. No tapes will be accepted.

 

Fun Day Of Lacrosse

Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00

The Lady Dalers wll once again be hosting the Long Island Challenge at Farmingdale High School on April 27. The competition will feature some of the top ranked lacrosse teams on Long Island, as well as food and raffles. The first game begins at noon, with the final game featuring Farmingdale’s Lady Dalers taking on Eastport South Manor at 6 p.m.

 

Football Awards Held

Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00

The Farmingdale HAWKS Youth Football/Cheer Organization held its annual awards luncheon at The Carlyle on The Green at Bethpage State Park.  The HAWKS families rallied together, and raised over $1,200 to help The Long Beach Bulldogs Youth Football Organization replace some equipment that was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy.  A check was proudly presented to The Long Beach Bulldogs.  Seen here are Farmingdale HAWKS 9 year-old head coach, Mike Ciacco; Long Beach Bulldogs board member/coach, Ralph Tocca; Long Beach players, RJ Tocca, Ryan Buonocore, Chris Cuonocore; Farmingdale players Dominic Ciacco, John Lospitalier, Brett Wolfe; and Long Beach VP/Coach, J Buonocore.

 

Ducks Tickets At Costco

Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00

The Atlantic League champion Long Island Ducks announced that they have teamed up with COSTCO this season to present the “Long Island Ducks Fan Pack.” This offer, for COSTCO shoppers exclusively, combines tickets and team apparel for the first time in one convenient package, all at a discounted price.

 

Fitness A Family Affair

Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00
Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School recently held Family Fitness Night to help students get active. Many families came down to the Saltzman East Memorial gymnasium to play basketball, castle ball, and have some athletic fun with the whole family. Physical education teachers, Lapiana and. Berardi helped students, and their families, learn proper techniques and tricks to live a healthy lifestyle. 
 

Town Golf Course

Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00

Membership Applications Being Accepted

Seasonal registration for the 2013 Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course has started. Members will have the opportunity to enjoy all of the amenities that the Town of Oyster Bay’s renowned 18-hole par 70-championship golf course has to offer. 

Those who join will continue to have the option of purchasing Advanced Tee-Time reservations for tee-times scheduled up to seven days in advance. Tee-Time members will also have the opportunity to schedule tee-off times 30 days in advance. 

 

SEPTA Swims Special Olympics

Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00

Farmingdale students participated in the Special Olympics-Long Island Swim competition at the Nassau County Aquatic Center. This was the first meet for the Farmingdale O’Splash team and they are looking forward to participating with the entire team in April. Team O’Splash is supported by Farmingdale Youth Council and Farmingdale SEPTA and provides swim instruction to special needs students.

 

Hawks Football Awards

Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00
Legislators Joseph Belesi, Rose Marie Walker and Michael Venditto recently joined together with colleagues in government and attended the Farmingdale Hawks Football Awards Luncheon hosted at Carlyle on the Green.
 

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