Karnays Koo Koos will be leaving Long Island in the coming weeks to battle for a $15,000 first-place prize at the 2012 APA 9-Ball National Team Championship conducted by the American Poolplayers Association (APA).
Karnays Koo Koos will be joining more than 400 other qualified teams from across the country that will be traveling to the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, on Aug. 16, to compete for a national title and a portion of more than a million dollars in guaranteed prize money.
The Farmingdale 9U boys travel team won the Massapequa Soccer Cup Championship with an exciting last-second win over New Hyde Park. With less than two minutes left, Thomas D. and Sean G. scored back-to-back goals to overcome a 3-1 deficit and help Farmingdale win the championship. Pictured with coaches Greg and Samer are teammates Anthony Q., Thomas D., Yazen R., Justin W., Christopher B., Brayden N., Ryan H., Lorenzo R., Philip C., Ryan P., Nicholas G., Sean G., not pictured: Nicholas T. and Dylan K.
Barco Construction is hot and so is Brett Moritz. Moritz is the Over the Hill Gang Player of the Week and Barco has won three straight games. He had a perfect four-for-four night, driving in four key runs as Barco beat Lockie & Nowachek Family Chiropractors (L&N) 15-11 to lift them into a first place tie with L&N in the National League.
Barco scored runs in all but two innings to keep the pressure on L&N, scoring two runs in the first, second, fourth, sixth, and eighth innings with a four-spot in the fifth on Kevin Moloney’s big grand slam. At that point, Barco led 10-1 and it looked like it was going to be an easy win.
The GU 9 HBC Xtreme girls of Farmingdale defeated Massapequa Albion on Saturday, June 9. After trailing 1-0 at half, the Xtreme put two goals in the back of the net and with that victory they repeated as division champions in LIJSL.
LaCorte took an early lead and was up 14-6 by the end of the second inning. L&N answered with nine runs in the fourth inning to take the lead. Peter Cestare relieved pitcher Ben Greco in the third inning and kept the powerful Lacorte batters at bay. He only allowed three runs the rest of the way.
Maple Family Centers owners John, Peter and Joe LaSpina, along with their partners Bill DeCicco, Sr. and Bill DeCicco, Jr., joined forces to host the 3rd Annual “Bowlers to Veterans” Tournament on May 20 at Farmingdale Lanes. The event was the bowling center’s biggest yet, with 200 people participating.
The event benefits Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL), founded in 1942. Since then, bowling centers and bowlers have helped raised nearly $30 million dollars which help provide recreational and therapeutic programs and services to boost morale and brighten spirits.
Okay softball fans, we know everyone is anxious to see who will be this week’s Over the Hill Gang Player of the Week. The wait is over; it’s Bar-Boy’s Frank Badalamenti. He had an absolutely terrific game at the plate Friday night. He went four-for-five with two home runs, before driving in seven runs and scoring five times as Bar-Boy beat Autocraft, 20-13.
More game highlights will follow, but first congratulations go out to BK Sweeney’s. Friday marked the midway point in the Over the Hill Gang season and BK is the only undefeated team in the league. BK holds a commanding three-game lead over Singleton’s in the American League (AL) and is rolling past everyone who comes their way.
St. Kilian CYO will be holding registration for girls and boys basketball for the upcoming season on Wednesday, June 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the gym lobby at St. Kilian’s on Cherry Street.
Pitcher Ben Greco has also been outstanding keeping the M&T batters off stride. Other top players were Thomas Joseph who was 3-for-3 with two RBIs; rookie Pete Hajko who had an over-the-fence two-run home run and four RBIs; and rookie Rich Apollo who hit a tremendous home run and had three RBIs. This was a complete team effort.
For the first time ever, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) is making $10 grandstand general admission tickets to the Belmont Stakes available through Ticketmaster.
With I’ll Have Another set to pursue a sweep of the Triple Crown following his victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, a big crowd is expected for the 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9.
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