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Mike Alliegro and P.J. Weeks lead Bayport-Blue Point baseball

Bayport-Blue Point's Mike Alliegro makes the catch in

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Bayport-Blue Point (22-0) entered Friday's Class A winners bracket semifinal against No. 4 Miller Place having allowed only seven runs in its last eight games.

This time, it was their bats and some timely relief pitching that did the work in a 12-7 win.

Mike Alliegro capped a four-run fourth inning with an RBI single for BBP that put them in front 9-2, a seemingly insurmountable deficit...

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Suffolk baseball recap and look ahead

From left, Hills West's Justin Pelletier, David Golinowski

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Four teams in Class AA and A will have the opportunity to advance in the winners’ bracket of their respective classes. On the flip side, seasons will be on the line as six elimination games will be played across both classifications. Class B and C also begin their tournaments.

Class AA

Four teams have advanced undefeated through the first two rounds of Suffolk’s double elimination tournament...

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Nassau baseball update and look ahead

MacArthur pitcher Adam Heidenfelder delivers to home plate

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Action continues Friday in the Nassau baseball playoffs. Let’s reset and take a look at what’s occurred this week.

Class AA

Three of the four semifinalists are set. We await the winner of Game 3 between No. 2 Hicksville and No 7 Syosset to determine the seeding. That series will conclude on Friday.

If Hicksville wins, they will host Carey and No. 1 seed MacArthur will face off...

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Nassau girls lacrosse playoff schedule

Locust Valley's Taylor Bleistein (March 16, 2013)

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Class A Semifinals

No. 5 Syosset vs. No. 1 Farmingdale, 4 p.m. Monday at Adelphi University Syosset advanced with a 13-4 win over Hicksville. Connor Bird scored four goals and Kim Presuto made 16 saves. The Braves had lost in last year's quarterfinals. The Dalers, seven-time defending Nassau champs, rolled to a 20-3 win over MacArthur on Wednesday. Amanda Turturro and Johnna Leone each scored...

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Suffolk Softball Sensations: Dominique Soto, Miller Place

Miller Place's Dominique Soto connects for a hit

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Dominique Soto didn't have much of a choice but to go behind the plate for the Miller Place softball team prior to its League VI game against Eastport-South Manor on May 1.

Soto, who is the Panthers’ regular third baseman, was tapped to play catcher by coach Danielle Hazen not only because she was capable, but because there was no one else to help fill the void.

“We knew she could do...

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Laxin' & Relaxin': Taylor Carpentier

Garden CIty's Taylor Carpentier (May 2, 2013)

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In this player profile, we bring you Garden City goalie Taylor Carpentier. In her first year as a starter, the junior has proved more than capable with 116 saves, helping her team to a 15-1 record.

Carpentier has successfully succeeded some stellar lacrosse predecessors at her position. Kelly Weis held the position for four years and was a two-time All-American, and she was followed last year...

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Island Trees baseball working its magic

Island Trees finished the regular season on a six-game winning streak and were looking strong as they once again headed into the postseason.

But they faced an uphill battle as the No. 15 seed with a single-elimination game against Floral Park Monday before having to play with its back up against the wall Tuesday as well.

Consider the hill climbed, as Island Trees won both single-elimination...

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Pick'em: Nassau Class B boys lacrosse playoffs

Garden City, NY - April 30, 2013: Garden

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The Nassau Class B boys lacrosse quarterfinals begin Thursday. Below is a quick look at each game. Below that, you can vote on who will win each game.

No. 1-1 Garden City vs. No. 2-4 Hewlett

Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at Hofstra

About Garden City (13-3): The defending state B champions are led by attackman Justin Guterding on offense and Ed Blatz on defense. However, Garden City has...

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Suffolk baseball players of the week

Ward Melville's Chris Cepeda hits a single in

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As the Suffolk playoffs begin today we take a look back at the best performances from the final week of the regular season. With playoff berths and League titles on the line it was this group of players who came up with big games.

Chris Cepeda, Ward Melville

Cepeda helped lead Ward Melville to a three-game sweep that clinched the League I title for the Patriots. Cepeda picked up a complete-game...

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Suffolk girls lacrosse playoff schedule and sites

Hills' Alexis Maffucci battles for possession.

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Class A Friday, May 17 No. 9 Lindenhurst at No. 8 Middle Country, 2 p.m. Winner moves on to play No. 1 Bay Shore No. 12 Whitman at No. 5 West Babylon, 3 p.m. Winner moves on to play No. 4 East Islip No. 11 Sachem East at No. 6 Half Hollow Hills, 4 p.m. Winner moves on the play No. 3 Ward Melville No. 10 Hauppauge at No. 7 Northport, 4 p.m. Winner moves on to play No. 2 West Islip Quarterfinals are...

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