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Two players who have already made verbal commitments to play lacrosse in college — sophomore Jack Coan at Notre Dame and senior Matt Selts at Marist — hold the keys to the high-powered engine that is Sayville football’s offense for 2014.
Both are bigger than last year’s models, thanks to rigorous work in the weight room. Coan added 10 pounds and now weighs 170 on a rangy 6-2 1/2 frame, while...Read more »
Roosevelt fell to Babylon by one point in last year’s Long Island Championship Game . . . and it took the Rough Riders only one minute to start official work toward making sure that doesn’t happen again.
For the second consecutive year, Roosevelt wasted literally no time getting the season started, holding their first practice of the year at 12:01 a.m. Monday, the first day allowed on Long...Read more »
The tryouts were so physically grueling and the pressure to excel so stressful, the group was exhausted long before the final cuts were made.
But when it was over, Nikki Ortega said, there was this visual pick-me-up: Walking into the cafeteria and spotting a table filled with familiar faces.
Seven Long Island girls made the cut and were named to the U.S. Women's lacrosse Under-19 team,...Read more »
Three fencers from Long Island won gold medals at the USFA National Championships in Columbus, Ohio that concluded earlier this month.
Ward Melville students Danny Solomon and Carly Weber-Levine and Centereach graduate Stuart Holmes all won national championships in their respective competitions at the tournament, which ran from June 22 to July 3.
Over 9,000 fencers competed, making...Read more »
Nick Caruana qualified for the Junior Gold Championship bowling tournament, but the Sachem East star was deemed ineligible to compete in it this week because, technically, he hadn't qualified.
In a stern and somewhat controversial ruling, the United States Bowling Congress discounted the Dec. 1 Long Island Youth Bowling tournament in Patchogue - through which Caruana and former...Read more »
Shayna Pirreca starred in her final high school competition last weekend, leading the North All-Stars to an 18-11 victory over the South in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic at Towson University.
Pirreca, a Mount Sinai senior, had three goals and two assists and was named MVP.
"I just came here to play my best and represent the North, and I guess it just worked out for me,"...Read more »
Long Island found some winning numbers when it played the slots.
Three of the team's biggest offensive plays in Wednesday night's Empire Challenge involved quarterbacks-turned-slot receivers Sam Ilario (West Islip) and Trent Crossan (Sachem North).
Ilario had a 28-yard run in the first quarter, a rare positive running play as Long Island netted only four yards on the ground. He also...Read more »
Just call him Baby Boomer.
Huntington quarterback Ben Kocis managed to turn the Empire Challenge into his own personal farewell-to-football tour on Wednesday night at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium.
Kocis, winner of the Boomer Esiason Award as Suffolk's most outstanding quarterback last fall, was awarded the MVP trophy by Esiason after leading Long Island to a 24-18 victory over New York City...Read more »
It was a contrast in offensive styles at Wednesday night's Empire Challenge.
Long Island accumulated 257 yards passing and only four rushing while New York City had 268 yards rushing and 108 through the air. Andrew Ris (Carey) matched Trent Crossan (Sachem North) with three receptions, for 51 yards, and also completed a two-point conversion pass as the holder.
The City was led by Kahlil...Read more »
As today’s seniors prep for the 19th annual Empire Challenge All-Star football game Wednesday night at Hofstra, several are headed to the same college in the fall.
Nassau Community College is the destination for seven players on the Long Island team and four on the NYC squad.
The list for Long Island includes Levar Butts and Troy Greene (Huntington), Jeremiah Cheatom (Riverhead), Marc...Read more »