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State preview: Harborfields in Class A girls hoops

Harborfields' Amy Werbitsky moves to box out Southampton's

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Matchup: Harborfields (20-2) vs. Maine-Endwell

Game time: Friday, 1:30 p.m.

Harborfields started the season with relatively modest goals: win League V and contend for a Suffolk championship. They accomplished both, then went on to capture their first Long Island title since 2007.

They’ve since set their sights a little higher. Headed upstate now, coach Russ Tietjen said, “We might...

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State preview: Sachem East in Class AA girls basketball

Sachem East's Allie Drake shoots a free throw

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Matchup:  Sachem East (21-1) vs. Ossining (20-4)

Game time: Friday, 6:15 p.m, Hudson Valley CC.

The Flaming Arrows are “loving life right now,” coach Matt Brisson said. For good reason.

This scrappy bunch earned its first Long Island championship since 2010 and now seeks to do what that group did three years ago: capture the state title.

Standing in the way, though,...

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Long Island girls hoops Top 10 rankings

Long Island Lutheran girls basketball teammates celebrate after

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Long Island Lutheran, Sachem East and Harborfields are the only teams still alive with the public school state championships this weekend and the Federation championships starting March 22.

1. Long Island Lutheran (19-4): Lutheran was idle again this week as it prepares for the Class A Federation tournament, starting March 22.

2. St. Anthony's (22-6): The Friars’ season ended, Wednesday...

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Chaminade seniors' last chance to beat rival St. Anthony's

Chaminade's Ryan Lukacovic carries the ball against St.

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Pop quiz, Long Island high school lacrosse fans.

When was the last time St. Anthony’s or Chaminade did not enter the boys lacrosse CHSAA season as a defending champion?

It was 1987 (Holy Trinity won the 1986 title), and the Friars and Flyers are expected to match up in the 2013 title game, which is a good thing, of course, for Chaminade’s seniors.

But here’s the not-so-good thing...

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LI boys and girls basketball playoff schedule

Northport's Thomas Kennedy moves in to box out

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Below is the upcoming schedule for Long Island boys and girls basketball.


Friday, March 8


Southeast Regional FINAL at New Rochelle High School, 4:30 p.m. - Bridgehampton vs. Martin Luther King


Long Island Finals/Southeast Regionals at Hofstra

Class AA, 8 p.m. - Sachem East vs. Massapequa

Class B, 6 p.m. - Southampton...

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Girls basketball: SJB hopeful for next season

St. John the Baptist's Sydney Zambrotta makes a

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St. John the Baptist spent more than a half hour in its locker room after Wednesday night’s season-ending loss. The mood was sullen, they said, and the disappointment and emotion poured out.

But in those quiet moments, once the tears had dried, the Cougars were able to remind themselves that there is reason to pick their heads up. There is college for the seniors; and for the rest of this...

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Nassau-Suffolk hockey championship scheduled

Connetquot/Sayville's Joseph Bizzaro, center, and Smithtown's Jonathan Gianchetta,

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High school hockey fans, the rumors are true.

For the first time in nearly 30 years, Long Island public high school hockey will have a true No. 1 team.

On March 23, the recently crowned Suffolk champs Connetquot-Sayville will cross the county boarder westward to take on Nassau’s Michelino champs East Williston-Jericho for a Long Island championship game hosted by the Town of Oyster Bay...

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Hamlett shutout leads Connetquot-Sayville to SCHSHL title

For Connetquot-Sayville, the third time was the charm.

Having finished second in the Suffolk County High School Hockey League in each of the last two seasons, the T-Birds finally came through in the championship series and earned a league title, shutting out Smithtown-Hauppauge at the Rinx in Hauppauge, 3-0, on Wednesday to sweep the best-of-three series.

“For three years we’ve been...

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Connetquot-Sayville takes Game 1 of SCHSHL finals

Connetquot/Sayville's Brian Fenster, center, and teammates react after

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In a rematch of last season's Suffolk County High School Hockey League finals, No. 1 Connetquot-Sayville took the first step toward avenging last year's defeat, beating No. 2 Smithtown-Hauppauge, 5-2, in Game 1 of the best-of-three championship series, Monday at the RInx in Hauppauge.

Brandon Gennarelli scored two goals as the T-Birds never trailed. Connetquot-Sayville led 2-0 after the first...

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CHSAA girls hoops AA state playoff schedule

St. Anthony's poses for a picture after winning

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St. Mary's, St. Anthony's and St. John the Baptist are the three Long Island teams in the CHSAA AA state girls basketball tournament, starting Wednesday. Semifinal games are Friday at St. John Villa at 5:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The championship game will be Saturday at Cardinal Spellman at 7 p.m.

Here are Wednesday's quarterfinal match-ups:

(1) Bishop Ford vs. (8) St. John the Baptist,...

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