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Williams scores milestone basket in Cougars’ CHSAA win

St. John the Baptist's Kyle Williams, left, and

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Kyle Williams missed his first dunk attempt, got it back, and went back up for the flush.

What a way for St. John the Baptist’s 6-9 center to score his 1,000th point. It came on the first play of the game in the Cougars’ CHSAA showdown with Holy Trinity.

But it wasn’t the best part for Williams in St. John the Baptist’s 69-64 home win. The best part was protecting the paint.

“I’ve...

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Great Neck North's Ludwig breaks school scoring record

Great Neck North's Alec Ludwig, center, Jonah Gorjian,

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Senior Alec Ludwig scored 18 to break the all-time scoring record at Great Neck North (6-4), with 1165 points in his four-year varsity career.

Ludwig broke Steve Gibson's 1984 record of 1156 on his foul shot with 13 seconds left in the second quarter, according to coach Mike Holleran. Ludwig also hit a layup with 30 seconds left to put Great Neck North up seven.

"He's led the team throughout...

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Bethpage gymnastics' Rhatigan wins 200th

KIM RHATIGAN Long Island girls gymnastics coach of

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You can't just rack up wins willy nilly in high school gymnastics. Even on the best of years, the most you'll get is 10 or so, depending on schedule and powers that be. And in a sport as capricious as this one, not every year can be the best of years.

Which is why Bethpage coach Kim Rhatigan's success is all the more impressive.

Rhatigan collected the 200th victory in her 24 year career,...

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Devonte Dixon, Westhampton have turned things around

Mike Frangeskos and the Westhampton boys basketball team

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While last season meant despair, dread and disappointment for the Westhampton boys basketball team, this season is all about dreams, delirium and Devonte Dixon.

Dixon, a transfer from Floyd, scored 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Westhampton Tuesday in its biggest League V victory in quite some time. With the win, Westhampton (6-4) clinched the playoffs for the first time since 2003,...

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Bulldogs' hockey going at teams in 'Waves of Four'

Brenden Lloyd isn't just a one-man show for the Bellmore-Merrick boys’ ice hockey team.

What makes the Bulldogs a juggernaut this season is that they come at you in "Waves of Four", Lloyd said.

Meaning Bellmore-Merrick is four lines deep in its attack. There's nothing better than that from Bulldogs coach Chris Patten's perspective.

"We don't rely on just one guy," Patten said....

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Kings Park girls track wins nail biter in League IV

In the closest League IV Championship meet in over a decade, Kings Park emerged victorious, winning the title over Westhampton Beach, 101-96. The two teams split the 4x400 meter and 4x200 meter relays. Kings Park’s squad, composed of Kerianne Meehan, Sophie Gonzalez, Laura Zopf and Lauren Cody won the 4x200 in 1:57.74. Westhampton Beach placed fourth.

Westhampton Beach’s 4x400 team, composed...

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North Babylon girls track wins League III

Jessica Scheriff of North Babylon jumps over a

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North Babylon dominated League III on Sunday at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood, scoring 142 points and winning the league by 66 points. It was the Bulldogs fourth league title in six years, according to the Suffolk coaches official meet recap.

North Babylon had winners all over the spectrum. Jessica Scheriff won the 3,000 in 10 minutes, 59.29 seconds. Scheriff also won the 1,500 in...

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Great Neck South seeking double championship

Great Neck South fencers pose for a picture.

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Great Neck South coach Josh Baravarian has set the bar high for both his boys and girls teams this season.

He wants both to win the county championship.

It is a lofty goal, sure, but not an unrealistic one, given the talent the Rebels have.

The boys finished the regular season with an 11-1 record and the girls finished at 9-3. The boys are also the defending county champions.

The...

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Sachem North girls field League I title

Sachem North's Melissa Michels, left, and Alyssa Leto

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It was a wild league championship Sunday in Suffolk girls indoor track, with numerous teams revving up for a run at a county championship this weekend. Bay Shore looked as impressive as ever in winning League II, its 24th consecutive league title. The Marauders set two championship meet records, Anisa Toppin in the triple jump and Imani McGhee in the long jump. But they were hardly the only school...

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Brentwood boys take top honors at Huntington Relay

Coach Mike Corona (holding trophy) and the Brentwood

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With the county championships two weeks away, Suffolk County fencers took a break from their league schedules on Saturday and faced off in a different format.

All eight schools from Suffolk and one school from Massachusetts competed in the 17th annual Huntington Relay hosted at Huntington High School.

“It was a good time,” said Huntington coach Alan Kuver. “We had 350 kids who participated…and...

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