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Sachem North's Katie Michta takes second in walk at nationals

Katie Michta from Sachem North comes in second

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Things are a lot different now for Sachem North’s Katie Michta. Last year, the senior was sitting on the sideline, nursing a heel injury that wiped out most of her winter season. This year, she’s made up for that lost time in a big way.

Two weeks after winning the New York State 1,500 meter race walk championship, Michta finished second in the one mile race walk at the New Balance Indoor Nationals,...

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State basketball playoff schedule

Glenn huddles prior to their game against Brentwood

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

Long Island will send three boys basketball teams and two girls basketball teams to the state tournament this weekend. Below is the full weekend schedule:

BOYS BASKETBALL (all games at Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, N.Y.)

Class AA: Brentwood vs. Green Tech, Saturday, March 15 at 2:15 p.m.

With a win, Brentwood would play the Jamestown/Union-Endicott winner in the final...

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Sachem East basketball coach Matt Brisson retiring

Sachem East girls basketball coach Matt Brisson to

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The announcement came a little prematurely. After word of Matt Brisson's intent to retire after this season hit the Internet and spread quickly Friday morning, the coach discussed it with his team.

After 30 years of teaching health and physical education at Sachem East, and a sparkling decade of coaching its girls basketball team, Brisson had decided to call it a career.

The timing of...

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Farmingdale lacrosse adds honorary team members

Caitlin Stryka with Samantha Brescia and the Lady

(Credit: Handout)

Introducing the newest member of the Lady Dalers…

Cailin Stryska.

As the lacrosse season begins and Farmingdale looks to defend its state championship, the Dalers last Friday added to their roster a courageous young dynamo.

It matters not that Cailin is only in the sixth grade. Or that she has cerebral palsy. 

“She’ll be welcomed as a member of the team,” defender Samantha...

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