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Boys swimming state championship preview

Justin Plaschka of Hauppauge High School swims to

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Hauppauge star Justin Plaschka headlines the Long Island contingent in the boys swimming state championships this weekend at Webster-Schroeder High School in Webster, NY.

Plaschka is among the contenders in the 100-yard butterfly, along with Dan Mo of Great Neck South and Zachary Towers of St. Anthony’s. Plaschka also will compete in the 100 freestyle.

Huntington sophomore Gunther Cassell...

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State track and field championship preview

North Babylon's Kris Moran wins the boys 3200

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Kris Moran of North Babylon will look to defend his 3200-meter title on Saturday in the state championship track meet at Cornell University. Moran finished in nine minutes, 8.57 seconds last year.

Garden City’s Emma Gallagher will be defending her title in the 600. Her 1:30.35 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational on Feb. 1 was the top time in the country. Gallagher will also be part...

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State bowling championship preview

Sewanhaka's Rebecca Gotterbarn, during the boys and girls

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Rebecca Gotterbarn set the L.I. girls record for average with a 223.5 in leading Sewanhaka District to a second straight Nassau bowling title and the Indians will be among four Long Island teams seeking a state championship Saturday at Strike N’ Spare Lanes in Syracuse.

Melissa Sherwin, who set the Suffolk record with a 223.2, leads Middle Country, which took second in its first appearance...

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Suffolk Girls Basketball Top 10

North Babylon's Brittany Hicks pressured by Baldwin's Amber

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1. St. Anthony's (19-5) 2. Harborfields (19-1) 3. Sachem East (18-2) 4. North Babylon (20-1) 5. St. John the Baptist (13-10) 6. Commack (16-3) 7. Whitman (16-3) 8. Southampton (16-3) 9. Hauppauge (15-6) 10. Copiague (14-4)...

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Long Island girls hoops Top 10 rankings

Mary Louis Academy guard Emily Aria is boxed

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1. Long Island Lutheran (19-4): Staci Barrett had 15 points and five boards on senior night last Friday to lead Lutheran over Mary Louis in the team’s regular -eason finale. Lutheran will compete in the Class A Federation Championships starting March 22. The well-rounded Barrett also performed a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before Friday’s win.

2. St. Mary's (20-3): The...

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Nassau girls hoops Top 10 rankings

Long Island Lutheran girls basketball teammates celebrate after

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1. Long Island Lutheran (19-4)

2. St. Mary's (20-3)

3. Massapequa (16-0)

4. North Shore (18-1)

5. MacArthur (13-3)

6. Farmingdale (16-3)

7. Uniondale (14-4)

8. Baldwin (11-4)

9. Mepham (15-3)

10. Herricks (15-4)...

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Suffolk state wrestling preview

Ward Melville's Nick Piccininni, right, wrestles Floyd's Mat

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34 Suffolk wrestlers will attempt to reach the pinnacle of high school wrestling in New York State this weekend as they grapple at the public school state championships in Albany.

Suffolk County is home to Long Island’s only two returning state champions in sophomore Nick Piccinnini of Ward Melville and senior Mark West of Hauppauge. The 113-pound Piccinnini was a state champion at 106 pounds...

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Nassau/CHSAA state wrestling preview

Dan McDevitt of Wantagh, front, battles Tim Schweitzer

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25 wrestlers from Nassau and nine more from the CHSAA will be competing for a chance to be called the best in the state this weekend at the Times Union Center in Albany.

Two wrestlers from Nassau County who have previously placed at the state tournament will be competing in 2013: Dan McDevitt of Wantagh and Robert Person of Bellmore JFK. McDevitt finished fifth at 138 pounds last year and...

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Nassau girls hoops Top 10 rankings

Long Island Lutheran girls basketball teammates celebrate after

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1. Long Island Lutheran (17-4)   2. St. Mary's (18-3)   3. Massapequa (14-0)   4. North Shore (16-1)   5. Baldwin (11-3)   6. Mepham (14-2)   7. MacArthur (13-3)   8. Farmingdale (15-3)   9. Uniondale (13-4)   10. Herricks (15-3)...

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Long Island girls hoops Top 10 rankings

Long Island Lutheran's Boogie Brozoski directs the offense

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1. Long Island Lutheran (17-4): Boogie Brozoski had 21 points and five assists and Katie Lavelle had 16 points, five rebounds and three steals in a 60-55 win over Bishop Loughlin last Friday to extend the Crusaders’ winning streak to 11 straight. That streak was snapped Monday in a 54-50 loss to Murry Bergtraum.   2. St. Mary's (18-3): The Gaels clinched first place in the CHSAA by beating...

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