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Before the season, St. Anthony’s boys lacrosse coach Keith Wieczorek said the team would have a bit of a different feel to it this year because he believed his players would have to create offensive opportunities.
In past years, St. Anthony’s didn’t need much creativity. Sheer talent was enough, evidenced by four straight CHSAA championships. And it’s not as if they’ve been getting shut down...Read more »
If the Sachem North softball team is going to end its postseason drought, the Flaming Arrows are going to have to take everything one at-bat at a time, make good contact, and not let the plays in the field affect their offense.
So says Sachem North coach Ken Sasso, who is looking to guide the Flaming Arrows into the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
“A lot of clichés in softball,”...Read more »
That’s the Half Hollow Hills East boys tennis team’s record against Suffolk opponents over the last eight seasons.
Hills East eclipsed its own school-record of 61 consecutive victories over Suffolk foes set in 2009 with a 5-0 start to the 2013 season, extending its current winning streak to 64 matches and counting.
“It never gets old,” Hills East coach Tom Depelteau said....Read more »
Welcome to the first installment of Around the Diamond. Each week we’ll sit down with a local high school softball player and ask her a series of questions…some that relate to softball, some that don’t, and some that may even be slightly embarrassing.
If you'd like to be featured, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or message me on Twitter at @mgavinjr, or just come talk to me at...Read more »
On April 1, the Elmont baseball team knocked off Mepham 4-3, and it was no April fool's joke.
Robert Gates is in his seventh season as the head coach at Elmont. The past six years – an 0-19 campaign in 2007 and five years spent in the developmental and County wide leagues – have proven to be tough times.
But those trials and tribulations have led Elmont back to Conference AA-IV, and...Read more »
Here’s the weekly installment of top five Nassau boys lacrosse performers for the period of March 26-April 1. The list takes into account offense and defense, including the context of the game. For example, a game-winning goal in a game featuring two top-tier teams may weigh more than a five-goal game in a lopsided victory.
If you believe a deserving player is missing from this list, kindly...Read more »
Guess who’s back – back again. Well, it’s just us. But still, tell a friend.
Laura and I are back for this season of girls lacrosse, bringing you coverage, stats, updates and a whole lot of random whatever. It's a celebration! We wanna be as fun, informative and interactive as possible. We’re generally terrible, mean-spirited people, but we make an exception for you guys. If you’ve got suggestions,...Read more »
Losing to Chaminade for the second straight year has its benefits for the West Islip boys lacrosse team.
After Saturday’s 9-4 home defeat, coach Scott Craig said the Flyers might have been just a little too much to handle for the younger, less experienced Lions.
“They’re the No. 2 team in the nation and their defense is very large, imposing and physical,” Craig said. “It’s one of the...Read more »
Howdy girls lacrosse aficionados! Did you miss us? (Don't answer that. We're sensitive.) For the uninitiated, I'm Laura Albanese, your resident Suffolk girls lacrosse writer. My partner in crime is none other than the inestimable Stephen Haynes, and he'll be covering Nassau. And what is this, you ask? Why, this is 'Girls Who Run (This) World', my Beyonce-inspired ode to the best performances of...Read more »