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The mass migration to Delaware continues. This week, Longwood’s Kiersten West verbally committed to play basketball at the University of Delaware, making her the third Long Island girl to do so in recent weeks.
West, a junior, helped lead Longwood to a 9-4 record in Suffolk’s League I and a berth in the Class AA playoffs. The 5-9 do-it-all forward averaged 14 points, 12 rebounds, four assists,...Read more »
Kellenberg’s Candace Belvedere committed this week to play basketball at St. Joseph’s University.
The junior from Merrick led the Firebirds to the league semifinals and the CHSAA Class A state tournament. A 6-2 center, Belvedere averaged 11.1 points and 11.7 rebounds – including five offensive boards – to go with 2.9 steals and 2.3 blocks per game. She upped her scoring to 14.6 points per...Read more »
Here are my Suffolk Class AA second round picks for softball. All upcoming games below take place at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the higher seed. Longwood and Deer Park start at 4:30 p.m.
@AA1 Bay Shore over AA8 Riverhead
Runs won’t be easy to come by against Michelle DeVito. The Marauders ace right-hander was sharp in her 2013 postseason debut, pitching a one-hit,...Read more »
The top-seeded Half Hollow Hills boys and girls badminton teams both won Suffolk County Championships on Tuesday, marking the first time that the same team has won both titles. The girls (16-0) defeated No. 2 Smithtown West, 7-2, while the boys (14-2) won a close match against No. 2 Smithtown East, 5-4.
For the girls, it’s their fourth straight county championship and they have now won 61...Read more »
Syosset sophomore Elizabeth Choi won her second straight Nassau Individual Championship, shooting a six-over 77 on Bethpage Yellow Monday and a one-over 72 on Bethpage Green yesterday to finish with a two-day score of 149.
“I thought she did phenomenal,” Syosset coach Steve Naranjo said. “She struck the ball very well, it’s the best I’ve seen all year. She’s only a sophomore so she still has...Read more »
For the record, I’m really hesitant about doing this but…meh…why shouldn’t Suffolk get the same good stuff that Nassau does?
So here’s the deal (and I’m basically going to rip this off wholesale from what Stephen said): These picks are thoroughly objective. Just because I picked against your team doesn’t mean (a) I don’t like y’all (I’m having a blast this season, and all the girls are great)...Read more »
Before we start, I’ll slap this disclaimer in: Thought and objectivity went into these predictions, so if I picked against your team, it doesn’t mean that I dislike them or have any less respect for them. This is my third season covering lacrosse and I can say with complete honesty that there hasn’t been a team or person I’ve met whom I dislike or would root against in any way. (I’ve had this conversation...Read more »
Who knew Beyonce even had a song called “So Amazing”? I didn’t, until about five minutes ago when I went searching for song titles that had any possible correlation to Players of the Week. Then boom! It was a Luther Vandross tribute sung with Stevie Wonder. I think it works here.
(Tangent: Learned something in the process. I recognized Beyonce’s opening lines in the song from “True Love” by...Read more »
After Clarke dropped the first game of the best-of-three quarterfinal in Nassau ‘A’ to league foe and No. 14 Valley Stream North the Rams needed to make a statement.
Despite being seeded 11 spots higher, Clarke had its back up against the wall in the quarterfinals again. In 2012 No. 16 Plainedge upset the Rams en route to an unlikely state semifinal run.
“They were only a 14 seed because...Read more »
The Nassau boys lacrosse semifinals begin Tuesday for each class. Below is a quick look at each game. Below that, you can vote on who will win each game.
CLASS A SEMIFINALS
No. 1 Massapequa vs. No. 4 Farmingdale
Tuesday, 8:00 p.m., at Hofstra
What to look for: The Chiefs offense, led by Paul Bentz, Craig Berge and James Byrns, who totaled almost 200 points during the regular...Read more »