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Stephen Haynes

Stephen Haynes has worked at Newsday since 2007 when he started as a summer intern. He began working as a high school reporter in December of that year and has covered everything from fencing to football.

Controversy kept Caruana out of Junior Gold tournament

Sachem's Nick Caruana warms up during the NYSPHSAA

(Credit: Richard T.Slattery)

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...

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LIers shine in Under Armour Classic

East Islip attack Nicole Levy

(Credit: James Escher)

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,"...

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