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Will Sammon

Legendary college basketball coach Bob Knight, expressing his disdain for the media, once said most people learn how to read and write in the third grade, then find something better to do. Will Sammon hasn't. A Queens native, Will joined Newsday as a sports web intern in 2012. A couple of months after his internship concluded, he joined the high school sports team.

Will has a diverse background in journalism, with experience covering education, politics -- yes, he was trusted with that -- minor league baseball and high school sports.

Pick'em: Suffolk boys lacrosse championships

Smithtown East's John Daniggelis is defended bt West

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The Suffolk Class C boys lacrosse championship will be decided Tuesday. The Suffolk championship games in Class A and Class B are Wednesday. Below is a quick look at each game. Below that, you can vote on who will win each game.


Class A

No. 3 Smithtown East vs. No. 5 West Islip

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., at Stony Brook University

About the Bulls (15-3): Goalie...

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Pick'em: Nassau boys lacrosse championships

Massapequa's Jim Byrns, left, scores as Syosset's EJ

(Credit: Richard T. Slattery)

This season's Nassau county boys lacrosse champions will be decided Tuesday in each class. Below is a quick look at each game. Below that, you can vote on who will win each game.

Class A

No. 1 Massapequa vs. No. 2 Syosset

Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., at Hofstra

About the Chiefs (15-2): With offensive playmakers like Craig Berge, Ian Kirby and James Byrns, the defense on this...

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15 LI players named lacrosse All-Americans

Massapequa's Ian Kirby scores against Syosset in a

(Credit: Richard T. Slattery)

Long Island will be well represented in the ninth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic this summer, which features the nation’s best senior players.

Eight boys and seven girls from the Island were named Monday as 2014 Under Armour All-Americans.

The boys game, which will be broadcast live on ESPNU, is at 5 p.m. July 12 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. The girls...

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Why Hicksville beat Oceanside

Hicksville goalkeeper Ryan Toomey (12) attempts to make

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

Pat McCormick and the rest of the Hicksville boys lacrosse team can still hold the rope.

McCormick rattled off a few reasons why he thought his squad was able to beat Oceanside in a Class A quarterfinal Tuesday night.

They were tired of losing close games, he said after the sixth-seeded Comets edged No. 3 Oceanside, 12-11, at Hofstra. They finally played to their capability as a team,...

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Defender Michael Aronow scores OT game-winner for Sachem North

Sachem North defenseman Michael Aronow scores the winning

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

It’s the ultimate fantasy for a lacrosse defender: scoring the winning goal in overtime.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Sachem North senior Michael Aronow can say he’s done it.

Aronow, a defender who is committed to Penn State, went coast-to-coast and scored the winner unassisted with 3:46 left in overtime as Sachem North edged host Connetquot, 10-9, in Suffolk Division I.


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Sean Cerrone scores winner as Chaminade edges St. Anthony's

Chaminade's Sean Cerrone runs past the Ward Melville

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

It's Thursday and Chaminade had a lacrosse game. In other words, Sean Cerrone scored a game-winning goal.

For the second time in eight days, a shot from Cerrone won it for the Flyers. Cerrone nailed the winner with two seconds left in overtime from 8 yards as host Chaminade edged rival St. Anthony's, 8-7, in the first match between the two CHSAA powerhouses this season.

Owen Rodgers...

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