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Smithtown-Hauppauge takes over first

And just like that, the Bulls rushed to the top.

Smithtown-Hauppauge hockey, which is near the end of a grueling stretch of six games in 11 days to open the second half of the season, jumped from fourth place to first in Suffolk by winning the first five of those games—including four victories over the three teams that were ahead of them in the standings.

The Bulls (28 points) beat then...

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Nassau Top 10 girls hoops rankings

1. St. Mary's (8-3)

2. Long Island Lutheran (7-3)

3. Baldwin (6-2)

4. Massapequa (9-0)

5. North Shore (9-1)

6. Farmingdale (9-1)

7. Uniondale (8-2)

8. Mepham (7-0)

9. MacArthur (8-2)

10. Kellenberg (5-4)...

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Garden City's Bethany LeSueur to have number retired

Garden City's Bethany LeSueur, right, is the all-time

(Credit: Bob Mitchell (2000))

Garden City will retire the first number in school history and the honor goes to basketball player Bethany LeSueur. She is Long Island's all-time leading scorer with 3,167 points and ranks No. 2 all-time in the state.

The ceremony to honor LeSueur and retire her No. 23 will take place on Saturday January 26 as Garden City hosts Roslyn at 5 p.m.

LeSueur was named Miss New York Basketball...

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Long Island Top 10 girls hoops rankings

St. Mary's forward Jordan Augustus (1) reacts after

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

Who’s No. 1? That’s a tough answer this week. A strong case could be made for three teams, especially after they each have beaten each other. Neither St. Anthony’s, St. Mary’s or Long Island Lutheran have a bad loss. Each has played good teams. The team playing best right now is St. Mary’s. The Gaels have won six of seven and the loss on Sunday to Long Island Lutheran makes the No. 1 selection debatable....

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Suffolk Top 10 girls hoops rankings

Sachem East forward Kathleen Everson looks to shoot

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1. St. Anthony’s (8-4)

2. Sachem East (7-1)

3. St. John the Baptist (6-7)

4. Harborfields (9-1)

5. Northport (9-1)

6. Whitman (8-2)

7. Southampton (7-3)

8. Commack (8-1)

9. North Babylon (8-1)

10. Glenn (10-1)...

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Shannon Duer ending career on high note

Islip's Shannon Duer drives between Harborfield's defenders Amy

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

It has been a memorable three weeks for Shannon Duer. The Islip senior scored her 1,000th career point on Dec. 21. She pulled down her 1,000th career rebound on Tuesday. The next day she signed a letter of intent to attend NYIT.

Duer capped a milestone week by becoming the program's all-time leading scorer on Thursday when she had 28 points and 21 rebounds in a 71-35 win over Eastport-South...

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Nassau Top 10 girls hoops rankings

BOOGIE BROZOSKI Long Island Lutheran, Guard, Sophomore The

(Credit: James Escher)

1. Long Island Lutheran (6-3)

2. St. Mary's (6-2)

3. Baldwin (5-1)

4. Massapequa (7-0)

5. North Shore (7-1)

6. Farmingdale (8-0)

7. Uniondale (6-2)

8. Mepham (5-0)

9. MacArthur (6-2)

10. Sacred Heart (6-4)....

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Suffolk Top 10 girls hoops rankings

St. Anthony's Rebecca Musgrove takes the shot against

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

1.       St. Anthony’s (7-3) 2.       Sachem East (5-1) 3.       St. John the Baptist (4-7) 4.       Harborfields (7-1) 5.       Northport (7-1) 6.       Whitman (7-2) 7.       Southampton...

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Long Island Top 10 girls hoops rankings

St. Anthony's Charise Wilson shoots underneath against Ossining

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

1.       St. Anthony’s (7-3): Kalifa Davy scored 16 points in a 67-42 win over Spring Ford (PA) in the New York/Philly Challenge. The Friars also defeated Teaneck (N.J.) 52-39 in the New Year's Resolution Tournament in Patterson, N.J.

2.       Long Island Lutheran (6-3): The Crusaders lost their third consecutive game with a ...

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Smithtown-Hauppauge hockey tries to make midseason charge

Smithtown-Hauppauge hockey doesn't have much time to ease into the New Year as it tries to repeat as league champion, but the Bulls are poised to make a midseason charge.

Smithtown-Hauppauge, which sits fourth in the Suffolk standings, opens the second half of the season with six games in the next 11 days, beginning Sunday night against first-place Half Hollow Hills. After that, the Bulls...

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