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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.
Syosset guard Dan Albernas knew expectations were low.
“I think that, really, just our coach and our players gave us a chance heading into this game,” the 5-11 junior said.
After failing to win a game against a conference opponent last season, few predicted the Braves would upset Uniondale, which last year made it to the Nassau County final, on Thursday in the AA-I opener for both teams.
But...Read more »
There’s a small chance MiKing Richardson will score more than 20 points per game this season.
The Baldwin guard/forward has the potential to score 30 in any given game, said head coach Darius Burton, but there’s a better chance he won’t approach those totals.
When it was recently brought to Burton’s attention that Baldwin seems to have yearly success without one player averaging more...Read more »
Carle Place forward Dylan Klein and St. Anthony’s midfielder Justin Carfora were named All-Americans on Monday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. They were the only two players from Long Island selected.
Carfora’s overall play helped St. Anthony’s win a CHSAA state championship, the boys soccer program’s first since 2008.
“At this point in his playing career, he is...Read more »
Erik Molina, a senior midfielder on the Brentwood boys soccer team, is one of six high school national finalists for Futbol Mundial’s Best of the Best contest for the 2013 season.
Futbol Mundial, a soccer-related magazine, recognizes 10 players (six in high school, four in college) of Hispanic descent who display leadership and “significant mental and physical strength and fortitude to overcome...Read more »
Five Long Island high school seniors are among 20 state finalists in New York for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, which is given annually to one male and one female student for excellence in athletics, academics and community leadership. Carolyn Carrera from Riverhead High School, Erin Neville (Commack), Kathleen Ford (South Side), Darren Davy (West Hempstead) and Brian Keohane (Mepham) are...Read more »
Huntington boys soccer coach John Pagano called it one of the biggest wins in the program's history.
Ricky Velasquez, a junior forward, scored the winner unassisted with 15 minutes left from about 25 yards out as No. 15 Huntington upset No. 2 Half Hollow Hills West Tuesday afternoon, 1-0, in a Suffolk Class AA first-round playoff game. Lee Reiver had 11 saves in the shutout, including a few...Read more »
It’s likely the biggest surprise of the season in Suffolk high school boys soccer, and the Central Islip team is hopeful the revelation continues beyond Tuesday afternoon.
For the first time since 1994, according to head coach Johnny Velez, Central Islip won a league title when it clinched the top spot in League II earlier this month. The Musketeers (12-2), a team that hadn’t made the playoffs...Read more »
With goals from six different players Wednesday afternoon, Brentwood defeated Floyd, 6-0, to capture the League I title in the last game of the regular season.
It’s Brentwood’s eighth League I title since 2003, but "this one in particular was really special because we were so young and we didn't know if we had enough," longtime coach Ron Eden said.
Having a talented young team...Read more »
Comsewogue junior James Thristino broke the school's record for most goals scored in a single season last night when he scored his 27th in the first half of a League V game at home against Harborfields.
Yet because Comsewogue (9-3) lost, 2-1, Thristino was left with an awkward feeling.
"It's really great to have the record, but I wish we could have won but Harborfields played very...Read more »
Here’s the weekly installment of top Long Island boys soccer performers for the period of Oct. 14 -20:
Christian Villalta, Central Islip
The sophomore scored a career-high four goals, all in the first-half, to lead Central Islip to a 4-0 win over Connetquot on Oct. 15. Two days later, he had two goals and one assist in a win against Lindenhurst.
Chris Monzon, Lawrence
Monzon...Read more »