If you’ve been thinking about starting to run as a means to a healthier lifestyle, Nassau County has made it just a little bit easier for you to get started.
On June 25, Nassau County’s “Run Start” program, which is designed especially for those who have been meaning to try running but haven’t been sure how to get started, will kick things off with their first event at the Bethpage High School track. The program is being conducted by the Greater Long Island Running Club under the auspices of Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation & Museums.
The Lady Dalers Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse team are headed to the Nassau County Class A finals, after defeating the Oceanside Sailors 10-7 at Adelphi University. The Lady Dalers will go on to compete against the Syosset Braves in the County finals. (Photo By Phil LoNigro)
There looks to be no stopping the Farmingdale United Girls-Under-17 team, who have won the past four state Open Cups against different opponents in the championships.
The Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) team will be playing on June 1, in a final against the Alleycats Elite Wildcats of the Capital District Youth Soccer League (CDYSL) at Stringham Park in LaGrange. But the Alleycats are no pushovers as they recently finished fifth in the
Northeast Region Premier League (NERP).
After rain forced a suspension of play last week, the Farmingdale State College Rams fell, 14-5, to top-seeded Cortland when the game was continued
In the top of the first, the Red Dragons (33-8) took an early 1-0 lead on a sacrifice fly by senior designated hitter P.J. Rinaldi which scored junior second baseman Mark DeMilio. A Max Rosing RBI single up the middle increased the advantage to 2-0, before Cortland added a pair of runs on a wild pitch and a balk to take a 4-0 lead.
In the wake of tragedy, the Farmingdale Daler’s Varsity Boys Lacrosse team carried the community on its backs to defeat Port Washington in a blowout 12-6 victory.
A much needed victory for a community still grieving, Farmingdale had united under a common slogan—“Daler Strong”—the team put away twice as many goals to beat the No.4 seeded Port Washington Vikings.
Bar-Boy beat Lockie & Nowachek Family Chiropractors 18-11 Friday night at Allen Park. BB jumped to a quick lead and never looked back. Frank Badalmenti had the hottest bat of the night, 4 hits, including two homers and nine 9 RBI’s. Lino Raspanti also went 4 for 5, while Steve Kirk, Joe Scotti and Ken Kuzma all had three hits. Darrin Simons and Mike Frain added two hits each to round out the well balanced Bar-Boy attack.
—Submitted by Jerry Mazza
The Farmingdale State College Women’s Tennis team traveled to regional host, Amherst College for the First Round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Tournament last week, but fell to Endicott College 5-2 in the opening round.
The Rams end their first-ever Championship season at 15-3 overall, while the Gulls advance to Second Round action against Amherst.
An extensively renovated baseball field recently opened at the Mitchel Field Athletic Complex in Uniondale as a result of a public-private partnership between Nassau County and Molloy College.
The 20-year licensing agreement gives the Rockville Centre-based college use of the NCAA-regulation field in exchange for the funds to replace the field’s infrastructure. The new baseball field features all-weather artificial turf, new dugouts and a new scoreboard.
In addition to Molloy College athletes, Nassau residents and athletic groups will use the field throughout the year.
“This is a smart partnership that establishes a top baseball facility in Nassau County,” said Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano. “Our local sports organizations and indeed, all the residents of Nassau County, are gaining a first-class field at no cost to the taxpayers.”
Zwanger Pesiri Radiology came to town versus Paradox Cafe and started the game off with a bang. The first inning had a few Paradox errors along with some long ball off the bat of Rookie Kevin McGinnis to give Zwanger a 6-0 lead. Paradox Cafe has been slow out of the blocks this year as the gloves and bats seem to still be thawing out from winter. Not so for Zwanger whose bats in the 3rd and 4th inning came alive once again as they pounded singles up the middle and scored 8 runs. Russ Graham, Bino Reverberi, Steve Lenci and McGinnis supplied key hits for ZP. Vinny Vega of
Paradox helped nibble away a 15-1 lead when he launched a 2 run shot to right center. By the 5th inning, Zwanger had a 15-4 lead and Paradox was all but done in again. In the bottom of the fifth, Don Carlin cashed in a double for a Paradox RBI and started a trend. A rash of singles started as Al Celeste, Wally Sefert, Brian Mulcahy, Gary Innes and John Compitello all drove in runs. Steve Finelli then laced a laser to center for another single and two more runs. Vega stepped up again and crushed another 2 run home run to right center for his second moon shot of the night to tie the score. Carlin singled and Mitch Maghakian followed with a home run down the right field line as Paradox stunned themselves and Zwanger to take a 17-15 lead. Joe Cordi helped Paradox with two hits and solid shortstop while Bill Gonazales scored 3 times on the base paths. For ZP, Tommy
Dittmeier had 3 hits a apir of RBI. In the end, Paradox got their first victory of the year with a 19-15 win over Zwanger.
Stifling an opponent’s offensive output is task that Bethpage resident Melissa Rohr has down to a science.
The LIU Post lacrosse player recently earned Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors, a major award from the East Coast Conference. Rohr was joined by teammates Jackie Sileo, of Wantagh, who won ECC Player of the Year; and Katie Hannan, of Gansevoort, N.Y., who won Goalkeeper of the Year.
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