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Bulls' Spinelli sinks winning jumper in Dellecave opener

When the shot left Alex Spinelli’s hands, Smithtown East coach Lou Gambeski knew it was good.

With the game on the line, Spinelli knocked down a 16-foot jumper from the top of the key that gave the Bulls’ a 65-63 home win over Comsewogue in the opening round of the Dellecave Invitational Tournament.

It was a Brian Willets tap out that gave Spinelli the opportunity to deliver in the clutch....

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Tamara Simpson's versatile performance leads Portledge

Portledge sophomore Tamara Simpson shares a laugh with

(Credit: James Escher)

Senior Tamara Simpson led Portledge to victory in the final of the Columbia Prep Tip-Off Tournament with a strong performance against Hunter College High School.

Simpson scored 26 points to go along with 17 rebounds, four assists and eight steals, and was named tournament MVP.

Portledge coach Skip Amadio praised Simpson for both "[leading] the team from beginning to end," and...

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Paige Salmon named CHSAA Player of the Year

The plan was to fool Paige Salmon into thinking she was going to the CHSAA girls soccer championship game to collect a plaque for Kellenberg’s regular season league title. Little did she know she'd actually be receiving the player of the year award. 

Problem was, competitor that she is, she didn’t want to go to the game.

“I was pretty upset, she said, “because I wasn’t playing in...

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New HBO documentary looks at parents of high school athletes

Peter Berg discusses parents? obsession with their children?s

HBO Sports begins a new series produced by Peter Berg (who did TV's "Friday Night Lights") called "State of Play."

Its aim is to look at the complex themes of sports and their relationship to society as a whole.

The first episode debuts Dec. 4 (9 p.m. ET) and is called "Trophy Kids." It focuses on four parents and five children and examines how the two interact...

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