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Steven Schneider, other LIers have big day at LI Challenge

MacArthur's Steven Schneider won his match against Jericho's

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Though Sachem East walked away victorious yesterday at the Long Island Challenge there were wrestlers from the other teams that had very successful days.

Chief among them was MacArthur’s Steven Schneider. A senior, Schneider is the defending Nassau County champion at 160 pounds and finished second in New York State last season.

“I knew the Long Island Challenge was going to be a tough...

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Lady Blue Devils 'Diamond' press shines bright in title game win

Huntington forward Heather Forster passes the ball out

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When Heather Forster hears Lady Blue Devils coach Mike Kaplan holler the play call from the sideline, Huntington’s forward knows it’s time to get going.

In the Lady Devils Basketball Invitational championship game Saturday at Freeport High School, Kaplan more often than not called out ‘Diamond’—Forster’s favorite formation.

“I was at the top of that,” said Forster, who at 6-1, is asked...

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North Shore girls track hard to beat in Nassau 'B'

North Shore junior Stacie Nadel legs out the

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North Shore is the class of Nassau 'B', and the Vikings aren’t about to let the title streak end without a fight.

The winners of the last four county titles return a bevy of distance runners who helped them win the Nassau cross county title in the fall. Alexandra Osman takes over at the top of that group after Elizabeth Caldwell took her fast legs to college. Osman finished second to Caldwell...

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Miller Place: small school, big results

Miller Place's Talia Guevara, left, grabs the baton

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Fresh off an outstanding cross county season, Miller Place is yet again set to dominate Suffolk County small schools.

The Panthers showed that “small school” is only a bookkeeping adjective in the fall, reighning supreme over every team in Suffolk and taking the team title at the Division Championships.

Now, those distance superstars are ready to take their talents inside and compete...

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Bay Shore girls track looks to stay atop Suffolk

Bay Shore's Anisa Toppin jumps 39 feet and

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They are the definition of dominance. In Suffolk girls track over the last two decades, it doesn’t get any better than Bay Shore. Steve Borbet’s bunch has won 23 consecutive league championships and 12 of the last 13 Suffolk large school titles.

Last season was no different. Bay Shore won the League II title, topping Connetquot 123-85. A week later, the Marauders nearly doubled up the second-place...

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Anthony Parlato leads Center Moriches in father's memorial tournament

Center Moriches High School junior Anthony Parlato Jr.

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Anthony Parlato recorded eight assists, eight steals, four points and four rebounds to lead Center Moriches over Mattituck, 74-56, at a tournament honoring his late father on Friday night.

Clarence Trent scored a career-high 17 points and added four rebounds and four steals in the first Anthony Parlato HST Memorial Classic. Tyrik Rountree recorded 15 points, six rebounds and five steals. Tyrell...

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Division keeps everything under control in tourney win

Division's Laura Stuart drives past Cold Spring Harbor's

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Taylor Calabrese can sense when Taylor Miller is going for a steal.

“I know how she plays,” said Calabrese, who is teammates with Miller on the Long Island Lightning in Amateur Athletic Association (AAU) girls’ basketball. “She’s hard to compete against.”

That was the sentiment shared by Calabrese and her Division teammates during the semifinals of the Lady Devils Basketball Invitational...

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Long Islanders shine at North Shore Invitational

Garden City's Emma Gallagher leads in the girls

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Once the presents were opened and the Christmas dinner was polished off, it was time to get back to work. And, in the Long Island track and field world, work meant running at the North Shore Invitational Thursday at the Armory in Manhattan.

Syosset came up huge on the boys side. The Braves took the first three places in the 1,600. Senior Simon Nwana won in four minutes, 27.92 seconds. Ryan...

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Sachem North's Melissa Michels commits to Northeastern

Sachem North's Melissa Michels competes in the 55-meter

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The wait is over for Sachem North’s Melissa Michels. The Flaming Arrows sprinter has committed to run at Northeastern University next fall, the school has announced.

Michels holds Sachem North records in the 55, 60, 100, and 200 meter dashes. Last season, she placed fourth in the high school 55 at the Millrose Games in 7.27 seconds, a school record at the time. She was the first Sachem sprinter...

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Connetquot starting season off strong

Connetquot's Allon Avgi wrestles Ward Mellville's Peter Celebucki

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The race for the League II title was tight last year was and if the early results this season are a harbinger of things to come, the Connetquot Thunderbirds will be neck-and-neck with Sachem North once again.

The Thunderbirds graduated three all-county wrestlers (including 145-pound champion and fourth-place New York State finisher Brendan Dent) but return a strong core that has been competing...

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