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This week's look at the top 10 boys lacrosse teams in Nassau County (public schools only). The matchups of the week below could change things quite a bit.
1. Long Beach (11-0, 4-0)
2. Syosset (8-3, 4-0)
3. Massapequa (7-2, 5-0)
4. Manhasset (8-3, 5-0)
5. Garden City (7-3, 4-0)
6. Farmingdale (8-3, 3-1)
7. Wantagh (9-2, 2-2)
8. Port Washington...Read more »
Long Beach’s Billy Kane, who is scheduled to have surgery soon to repair a torn ACL he suffered earlier this season, showed up for Friday’s boys lacrosse game against Farmingdale ready — and willing — to play.
“His mother wrote a note and he came with his uniform and equipment and said it couldn’t get much worse so why not play,” said Long Beach coach Jim Kaspar. “There was no way I’d put...Read more »
Get ready to have an “Awwww, look how cute!” moment.
Introducing the first ever softball edition of Throwback Thursday. An old school photo recently made its way to me and I figured I’d share it with the softball community. We are going back to 2005 with the 10U Babe Ruth Mid-Atlantic champions, a team that featured quite a few All-Long Island players, some current and some who have...Read more »
St. Anthony’s basketball star Charise Wilson verbally committed to Northeastern University today, according to Friars coach Ken Parham.
The junior helped lead St. Anthony’s to a third straight league title and another appearance in the CHSAA state tournament. Wilson, a 5-5 point guard, transferred from North Babylon during her sophomore year in 2011 and sat out the remainder of that season....Read more »
Katherine Rueger sure knows how to boogie. The quick feet, precise moves and graceful steps often draw cheers from her audience.
“She can do anything,” teammate Ashley Lynch said. “She’s really good at that stuff.”
And we’re not even talking about the pre-game Dougie.
Rueger did some dancing on the field Wednesday, zipping through the crease and cutting a rug – turf, actually –...Read more »
Call it “Extreme Makeover: Massapequa Softball Edition.”
Yes, things they are a changin’ in Massapequa. The batting order has been shuffled and the fielders have been shifted.
“Everyone seems to be focused on playing their part and doing the best they can in their role,” said Massapequa coach Steve Donovan. “You really need the whole team to buy into what your trying to do and...Read more »
West Islip junior pitcher Alyssa Monteverde, last season’s League II Rookie of the Year, is leading the way for the first place League III Lions (8-2) this season, with a 7-1 record, to go along with a 1.20 ERA, 52 strikeouts, 54 hits and 12 walks.
“From her first game, she’s had that poise where nothing ever flustered her,” West Islip coach Michelle Jantzen said. “No matter what the...Read more »
Welcome to another installment of Around the Diamond. Each week we’ll sit down with a local high school softball player and ask her a series of questions…some that relate to softball, some that don’t, and some that may even be slightly embarrassing.
If you'd like to be featured, e-mail me at email@example.com, or message me on Twitter at @mgavinjr, or just come talk to me at...Read more »
Savanna Juengerkes helped her sister Vanessa in a big way during Islip’s League V/VI crossover softball game against Sayville on Monday at Wing Elementary School.
Already leading 2-0, courtesy of Leslie Aubel’s two-run base hit in the bottom of the second inning, Savanna delivered a grand slam in the third off junior lefthander Julia Simpson to break the game open.
A six-run lead at...Read more »
The Cougar 3200 isn’t an ordinary race. The signature event at the Cougar Invitational, held Saturday at Bellmore JFK High School, pits nine runners against each other. But the similarities to a regular 3200 end there. At the end of each lap, the last place runner is eliminated, setting up a one-on-one final lap between the two lone survivors. For runners, who can be creatures of habit, this is...Read more »