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Plainview JFK doubles are a fan favorite at state championships

Plainview doubles team of Yuval Solomon and Josh

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

As the last doubles pair from Nassau to qualify for the boys tennis state championships, Plainview JFK’s Josh Young and Yuval Solomon didn’t enter the tournament with much fanfare or high expectations.

But you wouldn’t know that when you heard the noise coming from the stands at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center every time the duo earned a point—and that’s been quite often through...

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In-depth: Kellenberg's state championship

Kellenberg's celebrates after winning the championship against Font

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On the very same day, Kellenberg won a second straight state title and Sabrina DeAngelis threw a no-hitter in the semifinals.

Not even Shakespeare himself could fit all of the details from two major storylines into the 350 words that made it into Thursday's newspaper.  Details such as…

DeAngelis facing the minimum 21 batters in what was the most important start of her career (Until...

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Doug Notaris makes Wantagh proud

Wantagh's Doug Notaris hits a forehand in the

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

No matter how he played, Doug Notaris would come out of the first day of the Boys Tennis State Championships as a pioneer and a champion.

The Wantagh senior became the first tennis player from his school to ever compete at the state championships when he stepped onto the court for an out-bracket match at the USTA National Tennis Center.

Win or lose, he had accomplished plenty, but after...

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More rain postpones Suffolk softball playoff games

Bay Shore's Michelle Devito pitches against Connetquot. (April

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

As expected Tuesday, the rain forced all the Suffolk softball playoff games to stop play and pick up where it left off at another time. Game highlights and make-up dates for their respective double-elimination playoff tournaments are below.

The opening game of the Suffolk Class B softball championship between second-seeded Babylon and top-seeded Center Moriches was postponed at Center Moriches...

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LI boys tennis championship postponed

Half Hollow Hills East's Zain Ali reacts during

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The Long Island boys tennis championship match scheduled for Tuesday afternoon between Cold Spring Harbor and Half Hollow Hills East has been postponed because of rain, and may not be rescheduled as officials from both Section VIII and Section XI continue to work out differences regarding how each team will be allowed to construct its lineup for the championship match.

Nassau and Suffolk teams...

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LuHi's Boogie Brozoski, North Babylon's Brianna Jones cut on last day of U16 national team trials

Long Island Lutheran's Lauren Boogie Brozoski brings the

(Credit: Pat Orr)

It was a long and impressive run, but both Long Island Lutheran's Boogie Brozoski and North Babylon's Brianna Jones came up just short of making the USA Basketball Women's U16 National Team.

Out of the 132 players from across the country who were selected to tryout, Brozoski and Jones were among the final 43 to survive the first three rounds of cuts and participate in all seven trial sessions...

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LuHi's Boogie Brozoski, North Babylon's Brianna Jones survive early cuts at U16 national team trials

Long Island Lutheran’s Boogie Brozoski and North Babylon’s Brianna Jones have survived three rounds of cuts at the USA Women's Basketball U16 Team Trials, and remain in contention to make the final 12-player roster that will represent the U.S. at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championships in Cancun, Mexico from June 19-23.

The USA Basketbal Women's Development Committee hosted 132 elite high...

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Suffolk softball games rained out

Hauppauge starting pitcher Lauren Buturla delivers to the

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The Suffolk Class AA quarterfinal softball game between top-seeded Bay Shore and No. 4 Hauppauge at Fifth Avenue Elementary School was called during the top of the third inning Friday because of rain.

Play will resume Saturday at 3 p.m. with the game scoreless and runners on first and second with one out and Hauppauge's Catherine Vaughan batting. Kaitlyn Snyder and Lauren Mendez drew walks...

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Leftovers: Smithtown West wins Suffolk title

Smithtown West's Victoria Snak with a fairway shot

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Here is my story on Smithtown West winning the girls golf championship with extra notes and quotes:

Smithtown West won the Suffolk County Championship yesterday with a county-record score of 857 at Middle Island Country Club. This is the Bulls’ fourth county title in its 16-year program history.

“It feels tremendous,” coach Tom Kane said. “This team just kept improving, I’ve never had...

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Around the Diamond with Gianna Cilluffo

East Rockaway pitcher Gianna Cilluffo delivers in the

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Welcome to another 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.

This week we feature Gianna Cilluffo of East Rockaway. The senior pitcher has more wins that anyone in Nassau county this season, having...

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