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Ring the Alarm: Nassau Girls Lax Players of the Week

Manhasset midfielder Maddy Molinari

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

And we present to you the last regular-season installment of Players of the Week. Yes, the Nassau Class B tournament is underway and there were some big performances on Monday, but those will be included in next week’s batch.

Here we’ve got the independent women who rang the alarm and made us check up on their performances. (That’s three song title puns in one sentence. I think that’s about...

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St. Dom's R.J. Beil records 250th point of his career

St. Dominic senior RJ Beil poses for a

(Credit: James Escher)

St. Dominic senior R.J. Beil recorded the 250th point of his career Monday on an assist to Grant Galligan 10 seconds into a non-league win over Portledge.

After scoring five goals with two assists in the 13-5 road win, Beil’s total points is now up to 256, which “easily ranks him in at least the top-five in the program’s history,” according to third-year head coach Matt O’Brien.

“He...

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Jack Attack - St. Dom's Jack Zagaja hits three

This is what we in the biz call a very, very good day.

St. Dominic senior Jack Zagaja lived up to his name Monday, hitting three (THREE!) home runs in a 16-5 win over Holy Trinity in CHSAA.

He blasted a two-run shot in the first, launched a solo home run in the fourth, and belted another two-run jack in the fifth. He finished with four runs and five RBIs. But he only went 3-for-4. What...

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Girls who run this world: Suffolk girls lacrosse players of the week

Bay Shore senior Cynthia Del Core receives a

(Credit: James Escher)

<plays Vitamin C's “Graduation.”> There. Did that set the mood for you? There’s only one week (and like, a handful of games) left in the regular season, and the close of this school year is coming up FAST. That also means there’s only a few editions of Girls Who Run This World left. If you think I’ve forgotten any great performances, email me. I tried to spread the love a little this week,...

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Pick'em: Nassau Class A boys lacrosse playoffs

Massapequa's Paul Bentz reacts after a goal by

(Credit: James Escher)

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

No. 1 Massapequa vs. No. 8 East Meadow

Tuesday, 8:00 p.m., at Hofstra

About Massapequa (12-2): The Chiefs' version of the Killer Bs — Paul Bentz, Craig Berge and James Byrns — have disrupted defenses all season. The trio totaled almost...

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Babylon softball ready for another playoff run

Babylon's Brianna Goodfellow throws to first during the

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

As Babylon heads toward another postseason run in Suffolk Class B softball, the Panthers can hold their head up high after capturing a seventh league championship and first in League VIII under coach Rick Punzone.

A year after going undefeated at 22-0 en route to the Long Island Championship, Punzone is curious to how this year's group will respond.

"I've been satisfied with the...

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Top seeds advance at Nassau tennis championships

Cold Spring Harbor's Conor Dauer returns the serve

(Credit: George A. Faella)

Inclement weather on Saturday forced the start of the Nassau boys tennis individual championships/state qualifier to Sunday morning, putting the county’s best tennis players through a Mother’s Day marathon at Oceanside.

There were 45 singles players and 55 doubles pairs at the start of the tournament at 9:30 a.m., and by 8 p.m. the plan was to narrow the field to just four singles players...

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North Babylon's Makeda Nicholas headed to Delaware

North Babylon junior Makeda Nicholas.

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North Babylon standout Makeda Nicholas recently gave a verbal commitment to play basketball at the University of Delaware, and she will team up with St. Anthony's Chastity Taylor.

Nicholas, a junior, was a highly coveted recruit. She is a 6-1 forward with strength, low post moves and a mid-range jumper, and has the ability to handle the ball. She averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in earning...

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St. Anthony's Chastity Taylor commits to Delaware

St. Anthony's forward Chastity Taylor

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St. Anthony's star Chastity Taylor verbally committed to play at the University of Delaware, St. Anthony's coach Ken Parham informed Newsday.

Taylor, a junior, helped lead St. Anthony's to a league title and the CHSAA Class AA state tournament.

"Chastity has the ability to play almost any position on the court with her combination of skill set and size," Parham said of the...

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Girls Lacrosse: Herricks on the rise

Herricks attack Lauren Bascelli.

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During the first practice, after Glenn Lavey took over the Herricks girls lacrosse team two years ago, he assured the players that they would make the playoffs. And they all laughed at him.

This was a group deficient in depth, skill and experience, and one playoff appearance in program history had them a little short on optimism.

“We thought he was joking at first,” senior Sabrina Telmo...

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