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When St. Anthony’s faced Paul VI Catholic on Sunday, coach Ken Parham hadn’t told his team much about its opponent. The Friars, going in, weren’t made aware that they were facing a team ranked fifth in the country; a Virginia girls basketball powerhouse that boasts players committed to Division I colleges.
“We were down 16-11 after the first quarter, and then down 12 at the half,” Parham said....Read more »
Drum roll, please!
The National Field Hockey Coaches Association named its All-Americans on Monday and this, likely, will come as no surprise: Katie Trombetta was selected. Again.
The Sachem East star received first-team All-American honors for a second straight year, a day after being named Newsday's Long Island Player of the Year, also for a second consecutive year.
"I just...Read more »
It’s early in the season, but West Islip’s freshman diver Patrick Carter has already qualified for the state championships. He qualified during the Sachem East Diving Invitational on Saturday with a score of 504.
“I’ve very excited for him,” coach Bob Kollar said. “He’s a hard worker and he came back this year even stronger than he was last year. His score was amazing and he qualified by over...Read more »
The final bout of the 2013 Jeff Wolfe Holiday Fencing Tournament was arguably its most compelling, featuring two of the top girls epee fencers on Long Island.
Whitman junior Alexandria Alpy defeated Ward-Melville’s Melanie Holl 15-8 to win the girls epee final at the Brentwood tournament for the second straight season.
Despite the high profile match, Alpy was unaffected by the pressure....Read more »
West Islip senior Scott Nelson was named an All-American in the boys’ 17-18 division by placing 12th overall with a time of 16:29 in the 5,000 meters during the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships in San Antonio, Texas.
There were 145 runners in the boys’ 17-18 division.
Nelson’s twin brother, West Islip senior Craig Nelson, placed 28th with a time...Read more »
Though David Austin and Brian Huang have had plenty of experience fencing with each other, the stakes were never higher than they were on Saturday.
After years of facing off in practice as teammates, Commack senior Austin defeated junior Huang in the men’s saber final at the Jeff Wolfe Holiday Fencing Tournament at Brentwood High School.
“It’s better training to face him competitively,...Read more »
Brentwood’s Femi Olujobi had two important tasks for his senior season. One mission is accomplished – the 6-8 forward already has accepted a scholarship to Oakland (Mich.) University, a Division I school that plays in the Horizon League.
The second mission -- to help the Indians win a Long Island Class AA championship – remains on hold, as Olujobi has yet to return to action after suffering...Read more »
Senior swingman Terry Harris scored 35 points to lead Half Hollow Hills West in their League IV opener at Kings Park.
Hills West head coach Bill Mitaritonna said Harris "shot exceptionally well," and "carried" the team to victory.
The visitors took a 16-4 lead during the first quarter, thanks in large part to their defense.
"The defense set the tone,"...Read more »
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 »
Sachem North's boys swimming team graduated seven seniors, but their squad remains strong, coach Larry Saposnick said.
"The talent is spread out this year," Saposnick said." "I have a strong core and a handful of strong swimmers."
In their most recent meet, Sachem North defeated Lindenhurst 63-37.
Senior Derek Avila placed second in the 100-yard butterfly...Read more »