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Softballin': Players of the Week

FRANCESCA CASALINO Half Hollow Hills West, P Jr.

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Francesca Casalino, Half Hollow Hills West – Suffolk Player of the Week:  The returning second-team All-Long Island pitcher (pictured) went 5-for-5 with three RBIs, while striking out  15 in a three-hitter during the Colts’ 11-1 win over Newfield. She then tied a career-high with 17 strikeouts, while allowing one run in a two-hitter in a 9-1 win over North Babylon.

Carina Zupa, Glen...

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Say Their Names: Nassau girls lacrosse players of the week

Cold Spring Harbor's Holly Logan

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Yes, I went throwback with the Destiny's Child "Say My Name" for the title. Got a request for another Beyonce-themed subject line on this, so we'll rock with it for another week. As always, suggestions and nominations are welcome. Shoot me an email or tweet at @StephenHaynes4.

And here are the girls who made us, well, write their names.

Nadine Hadnagy, Farmingdale She had five...

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Nassau Girls Lax Top 10

Farmingdale's Nadine Hadnagy (April 27, 2013)

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1. Garden City (9-0)

2. Manhasset (8-2)

3. Farmingdale (8-1)

4. Wantagh (7-4)

5. Cold Spring Harbor (9-2)

6. Massapequa (5-4)

7. Long Beach (4-6)

8. Plainedge (5-5)

9. South Side (9-2)

10. Sacred Heart (5-7) On the fringe: Kellenberg (4-2), North Shore (5-7), Hicksville (8-2) and Locust Valley (7-4)...

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Girls who run this world: Suffolk glax players of the week

Ward Melville's Emily Rogers-Healion looks to make a

(Credit: James Escher)



Sorry. Was I shouting? I was shouting. What I’m trying to say is that this season went blazing fast and I feel like I’ve gotten to write about 1/27thof the teams I wanted to see this year. Bosses willing, Stephen and I will be going on a glax tear in the coming days, so don’t be shy about coming up and saying hey. I’m the brunette...

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Nassau top 10 boys lacrosse rankings

Massapequa's Paul Bentz, left, looks to get past

(Credit: James Escher)

This week's look at the top 10 boys lacrosse teams in Nassau County (public schools only). The matchups of the week below could change things quite a bit.


1. Long Beach (11-0, 4-0)

2. Syosset (8-3, 4-0)

3. Massapequa (7-2, 5-0)

4. Manhasset (8-3, 5-0)

5. Garden City (7-3, 4-0)

6. Farmingdale (8-3, 3-1)

7. Wantagh (9-2, 2-2)

8. Port Washington...

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Long Beach stays undefeated despite multiple injuries

Long Beach's James Forkin, left, gets congratulated by

(Credit: James Escher, 2012)

Long Beach’s Billy Kane, who is scheduled to have surgery soon to repair a torn ACL he suffered earlier this season, showed up for Friday’s boys lacrosse game against Farmingdale ready — and willing — to play.

“His mother wrote a note and he came with his uniform and equipment and said it couldn’t get much worse so why not play,” said Long Beach coach Jim Kaspar. “There was no way I’d put...

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Throwback Thursday: Softball Edition

The 2005 10U Babe Ruth Mid-Atlantic champions

Get ready to have an “Awwww, look how cute!” moment.

Introducing the first ever softball edition of Throwback Thursday. An old school photo recently made its way to me and I figured I’d share it with the softball community.  We are going back to 2005 with the 10U Babe Ruth Mid-Atlantic champions, a team that featured quite a few All-Long Island players, some current and some who have...

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Charise Wilson verbals to Northeastern basketball

St. Anthony's guard Charise Wilson drives to the

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St. Anthony’s basketball star Charise Wilson verbally committed to Northeastern University today, according to Friars coach Ken Parham.

The junior helped lead St. Anthony’s to a third straight league title and another appearance in the CHSAA state tournament. Wilson, a 5-5 point guard, transferred from North Babylon during her sophomore year in 2011 and sat out the remainder of that season....

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Rueger leads CSH over Massapequa

Cold Spring Harbor's Katherine Rueger pressured by Massapequa's

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Katherine Rueger sure knows how to boogie. The quick feet, precise moves and graceful steps often draw cheers from her audience.

“She can do anything,” teammate Ashley Lynch said. “She’s really good at that stuff.”

And we’re not even talking about the pre-game Dougie.

Rueger did some dancing on the field Wednesday, zipping through the crease and cutting a rug – turf, actually –...

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Softball: The new-look Chiefs


Call it “Extreme Makeover: Massapequa Softball Edition.”

Yes, things they are a changin’ in Massapequa. The batting order has been shuffled and the fielders have been shifted.

“Everyone seems to be focused on playing their part and doing the best they can in their role,” said Massapequa coach Steve Donovan.  “You really need the whole team to buy into what your trying to do and...

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