On Friday night against a tough Bar Boy squad, Barco again found a way to win; this victory was due to their solid defensive play in earning their 9-5 “W”. Barco held their opponent to 7 runs or less for the third week in a row in winning their 6th straight, improving their record to 10-2. Early in the game Dennis “Gimpy Grandpa” Ryan made a sterling sliding catch setting the tone for a defensive battle between both teams. Barco has been strong up the middle defensively all season and was evident this night as exemplified by Dave Saur’s fine running catch in R/C along with the combination of Russ Graham (SS), Steve Jacobson (2b) and Gary Jambor (P) turning 5 DPs, preventing Bar Boy from mounting any rallies early on and keeping them off the board till the seventh. By then Barco had built a 6-0 lead, scoring in the 1st on Dave Saur’s 2 run double after Dave Ringer’s RBI single and again in the 4th when Bob Diamond and Jim Hose came through with clutch two outs RBI hits to increase Barco’s lead. Bar Boy finally scored, placing two in the 7th, but Barco responded immediately with three more in the 8th on Bob Bergsten’s double and Terry McPartland’s clutch two out single. That provided Barco a needed cushion as Bar Boy added three in the bottom half cutting Barco’s lead to 9-5 heading into the ninth. Fortunately Barco was able to get out of a bases loaded situation without giving up a run to secure another closely contested game. As a footnote to Barco’s win, to the amazement of many, the ball bucket survived for yet another week. It seems Steve Jacobson immediately went into shock after taking a called 3rd strike and didn’t come out of his daze until he was revived on the bench (given a whiff of smelling salts). The team knew something was amiss immediately when he walked back to the bench and calmly sat down.
Congratulations to Farmingdale High School’s Varsity Golf Team. They went undefeated during their 2008/’09 season. With a 14-0 record, the team went on to win the Conference. With two seventh-graders, one sophomore, and three juniors, the Farmingdale golf team won its first county title in the program’s history. With help from Brandon Romano, shooting a 73, the lowest in the Nassau County Tournament for day 2, the team came in first place over Garden City and Port Washington by four strokes at the Eisenhower Park White Course.
Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone (back center) attended the Farmingdale PAL (Police Activity League) Volunteer Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Shown left to right are P.O. Director Maureen Roach, Councilman Macagnone, Vice President Dan Kornfeld and Scholarship Award recipients (front) Kerri Webb, Brianna Lively, Jamie McPartland, Shea Macagnone and Jackie Mazza.
Autocraft jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and never let up beating Changing Times Pub 21-3. Denny “Ace” Oehl pitched a great game, keeping CT off the bases for most of the game. Autocraft used both the small game and the big game this time with a barrage of hits from Dave Rubino, Joe “Mr. Steady” Lutz, Tommy Vanasco, and Brian Landy. The power came as home runs by John Garrity, Bob Huebner, and a bomb by Benny Macchia that landed somewhere near the 12th hole at the Bethpage Black.
Schneider Children’s Hospital (SCH) is one of the unheralded gems on Long Island. On Saturday, May 31 this world world-renowned pediatric hospital’s 25th anniversary was celebrated at the Annual Sports Day. Corporate sponsored softball and volleyball teams and their families gathered at Cantiague Park in Hicksville to enjoy the oceanic blue sky and the comfortable 68-degree morning temperatures.
Orchestrated by the Friends of Schneider Children’s Hospital, the Annual Sports Day is a family fun-filled event that provides corporate sponsored softball and volleyball team tournaments, inflatable rides for the children, sand art, live music, radio station give-a-ways, NY Islander’s Sparky and GEICO’s Gecko, breakfast sponsored by Merritt Bakery and a barbeque lunch.
Registrations are now being accepted for the the Main Street Mile, which is returning to Farmingdale’s Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 4:15 p.m. The quarter-mile Kids Fun Run will take place at 3:30 p.m. Join Pat LaFontaine, Runner’s Edge, Dave and Busters, Henry Schein, Inc., Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, Dr. Larry Lembo and Cisco Systems to benefit the Champions in Courage Foundation. Other sponsors include Wickham, Bressler, Gordon and Geasa, Stop & Shop, Anheuser Busch, Greater Long Island Running Club, World Gym – Wantagh, Nutty Irishman, Library Café, Babylon Bike Shop, Bill Romas, LMT, Long Island Tri Coach, Dr. Joseph Ciaccio, DDS and Mizuno.
The Farmingdale Titans Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization will begin their practices for the 2009 season on Monday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. at Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School. There are limited openings in certain age groups. Registration fees are $60 for those who qualify for the 5-year-old group and $105 for all other groups. This includes $30 in prepaid chances, when you sell the raffles, you keep the money. For information regarding football, contact Robert Thompson at 777-3700, Tina Gangale at 293-1381 or 521-5543. For information regarding cheerleading, contact Coordinators Jessica Brandi at 721-3203 and Laura Cincotta 586-5253 and 631-835-0182.
The Farmingdale Lacrosse Club Junior Varsity Team participated in the Pride Fest Tournament at Hofstra on July 5. The Junior Varsity Team went 4-0 winning all games under the direction of Coach Ken Garcia. The 7/8 Grade Team also participated and did well directed by Coach Len Panarelli.
A strong field of more than 350 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes were on hand at Glen Cove High School on Saturday morning, June 6 to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion of the Normandy Beaches with the Wounded Warrior 5 Kilometer Run and One Mile Fun Walk, and several athletes from Farmingdale were among the leaders.
Under stormy skies, Changing Times Pub continued its fine play with a victory over Zwanger Pesiri Radiology. The final score was 26-4. Jack Scherer pitched another fine game and also hit an excellent 60-degree wedge (the envy of Lucas Glover). Jack received offensive support from himself (two hits), John Ochwat (two hits), Dave Thorburn (three hits), John Najdek (three hits), Anthony Porpora (three hits), John Hughes (two hits), Jerry Iavarone (two hits) and Ed Cullen (four hits). After 10 games, Changing Times has 5-4-1. Congratulations to all the Changing Times players for a well played game.
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