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Postgame: St. John the Baptist's win over Kellenberg

St John the Baptist's Sofia Evangelista delivers a

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If you haven’t heard by now, St. John the Baptist had a dramatic, steak snappin’ 2-1 win over Kellenberg on Friday. It was a playoff atmosphere and also the best played game I’ve seen so far this season, on both sides. Couldn’t fit all of the postgame reaction in the story itself, so we’ll post it here for your viewing pleasure…

KELLENBERG COACH KEN CONRADE

On the loss: “St. John’splayed...

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Teams can't find a way to solve Kellenberg

Things have gone according to plan for 7-0 Kellenberg this season, even though the plan itself has changed almost daily. Firebirds’ boys volleyball coach John Heitner said he’s been able to “open up the playbook,” this season, thanks to his team’s talent-stacked roster that so far has lived up to high preseason expectations. “There was a lot of hype before the season, and we’re off to a fantastic...

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Garden City's next big test: Ward Melville

Garden City attacker Justin Guterding controls the ball

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Ward Melville hasn’t scored less than 14 goals in a game yet this season, and that’s a fact Garden City coach Steve Finnell knows all too well heading into Saturday’s matchup.

“You look at this on paper, and they’re better than us,” said Finnell.

Ward Melville’s Jack Bruckner, Danny Bucaro and Christian Mazzone each have scored more than 20 goals with 10 assists so far this season. Garden...

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Bay Shore takes over first place in Division I

Bay Shore's Kyra Harney controls the ball against

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Bay Shore defeated Northport,16-6, Thursday to remain undefeated in Division I. The Marauders (7-0) jumped out to an 11-4 lead at halftime and never looked back.

“We played hard throughout the game,” Bay Shore coach Allison Pfeffer said. “Our gameplan was to jump out and take the lead so we could control the ball. Northport has a very good attack and we didn’t want them to have the ball.”

Bay...

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Manager shout-out: Alanna Gordon & Helena Pearlmutter

Roslyn's Helena Pearlmutter and Freeport's Alanna Gordon (April

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And it’s the return of the “Manager shout-out” posts. During Wednesday’s Freeport vs. Roslyn girls lacrosse game, I was compelled to bring it back and give kudus to Alanna Gordon and Helena Pearlmutter.

Those two, players out with injuries, did the scorebooks for their respective teams and were very helpful and pleasant.

If you’re unfamiliar or don’t remember the manager shout-outs from...

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Farmingdale comes back to beat Hicksville

Port Washington's Nate Omeltchenko tries to keep Farmingdale's

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Despite trailing by two goals with a minute left in regulation, Farmingdale pulled out a 7-6 victory in overtime on Wednesday over Hicksville — without winning any of the last three faceoffs during the comeback.

“We’ve been getting killed on faceoffs all year,” said Farmingdale boys lacrosse coach Bob Hartranft, who added that John Ragno’s injuries over the past two seasons has impacted the...

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Upset alert! ESM girls lacrosse defeats Sayville

SAMANTHA GIACOLONE Goalie, Eastport-South Manor, So.

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Ok, it wasn't that much of an upset, considering we're dealing with the Suffolk Class B champs, here. But you have to admit ESM's prospects weren't looking good after this past month. Want proof?

March 22: Sayville beats Class A powerhouse Ward Melville. The entire girls lacrosse collective goes, 'oh, snap.'

April 13: Sayville manhandles Class C state champion Shoreham-Wading River,...

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June shines in spring track for St. Anthony's

St. Anthony's Melissa June takes first in the

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After winning the CHSAA winter intersectional championships, St. Anthony’s looks poised for another strong season in spring. A second place finish at the Knight-Time Invitational, held last Saturday at Uniondale High School, featured a number of strong performances from some of the same athletes that made the Friars’ winter season so special.

Melissa June won the 100 meters in 12.42 seconds,...

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Top performers in Nassau boys lacrosse

Massapequa's Craig Berge looks to make a pass

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Nassau boys lacrosse top performers for the period April 9-15:

1. Tim Muller, Chaminade

After Chaminade’s win against Manhasset last week, coach Jack Moran said, “People sitting in the stands look for stats, but our kids know they get to play on offense because we’re really good on the other end.”

Senior Tim Muller is a big reason why. He held Manhasset’s top scorer, Mike Fahey,...

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Suffolk boys lacrosse top 10

Ward Melville's Jack Bruckner races downfield during the

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Some shakeup in our rankings this week after Ward Melville belted Smithtown West on Monday, 13-4. West Islip isn’t done yet, either, as its 7-6 comeback victory over previously unbeaten Northport demonstrated. Sayville also suffered its first loss last week and has a big game at Comswewogue on Thursday night.

 Zog's Top 10

1. Ward Melville (7-0)

2. Smithtown West (7-1)

3....

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