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
The Farmingdale girls baskball team triumphed over the Hicksville squad, claiming a 36-27 victory after a dramatic fourth quarter comback attempt from the opposing team.
The game featured outstanding defense on both ends, forcing teams to commit a multitude of turnovers stemming from both errant passes and backcourt violations. For much of the game, Hicksville appeared allergic to prosperity, consistently committing costly turnovers. In the fourth quarter, the Dalers were put to the test as the tables turned and the team mounted a comeback.
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.
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