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Recent Long Island high school grads excel at USA Juniors

Chaminade's Thomas Awad takes first in the boys

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Long Island Track dominance doesn’t end when the graduation caps come off. Here’s a look at how some locals did at the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships, held this weekend at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Huntington’s Kelsey Margey, a Villanova freshman and Friends Academy graduate, won the 1,500 in 4:25.45. Margey made the Newsday All-LI Track and Field team in 2012...

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Half Hollow Hills West sets state record at Nationals

Jarried Redwood, center, of Half Hollow Hills West

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Half Hollow Hills West’s 1000 medley relay team, composed of Jarried Redwood, Jamir Blackman, Frederic Fils Aime, and Bryce Johnson, finished in one minute, 57.33 seconds at last weekend's New Balance National Championships, held at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C.

The time is a new state record, breaking Newburgh High School’s 1:58.92, set at last year’s national meet,...

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Northport sets county record at Nationals

Northport's Mike Brannigan (378) stays just ahead of

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A Suffolk county record fell last weekend at the New Balance National Championships, held at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C.

Northport’s 4 x 1-mile team, composed of Mike Brannigan, Tim McGowan, Chris Odin, and James Dickinson, finished third in 17 minutes, 20.11 seconds. The finish earned Northport All-American status.

The time broke the Suffolk County record of...

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St. John the Baptist hires Commack's Bruce Haller to coach girls basketball

Bruce Haller, Suffolk girls basketball Coach of the

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Bruce Haller, the 2013 Newsday Suffolk coach of the year in girls basketball with Commack, was hired by St. John the Baptist for the same position, SJB Athletic Director Lorraine Bouklas announced in a press release, Wednesday.

Haller, who had coached five years at Commack and previously spent 11 years as a boys coach at Valley Stream North, replaces Ted Oberg, who had been the coach at SJB...

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Brentwood’s Alexia Douglas caps season with D-I state title

Brentwood's Alexia Douglas runs the girl's 200m in

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Watch out for Brentwood’s Alexia Douglas.

The sophomore sprinter made waves with her performance at the state championships, held in Middletown on June 8. A 12.12 second finish in the 100 meters earned her the Division I state title.

“It’s a little bit overwhelming,” she said after winning. “But I’m very happy for myself, my team and my coaches. I worked hard and it turned out right.”


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Jazmine Fray earns All-America honors in 800-meter run

Kellenberg's Jazmine Fray leads Holy Trinity's Caroline Brown

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Kellenberg’s Jazmine Fray ended her sophomore season with a bang.

A 2 minute, 9.48 second finish in the 800 meters at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals, held this weekend at North Carolina A&T University, earned her All-American status. Fray finished fifth.

Sabrina Southerland, a senior at Queens’ Benjamin Cardozo High School, won in 2:06.26. After turning heads this winter, Fray...

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MacArthur's Tom Kelleher ready for last game

MacArthur High School's Tom Kelleher looks on during

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It’s never easy giving up something that you’ve been a part of for much of your life.

That’s exactly with MacArthur’s Tom Kelleher has been experiencing lately. Kelleher, a Thorpe Award finalist, will forgo a college football career to play baseball at Seton Hall.

“I’m really upset about it, but I’m just coming out here trying to have fun and hoping for a win,” said Kelleher, who will...

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Kellenberg 4x800 relay team runs All-American time

Dylan Murphy of Kellenberg runs in the boys

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The Kellenberg 4x800-meter relay team showed that you don’t necessarily have to run every weekend to turn in great times at big moments.

After racing a more scattered schedule this spring, the senior quartet of Jim McQuade, Randall Turner, James Malebranche and Dylan Murphy returned to form in the 4x800-relay at the New Balance Nationals, held this weekend at North Carolina A&T University...

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2013 United Health Care Empire Challenge information

Long Island running back Stacey Bedell is seen

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What: United Health Care Empire Challenge, an all-star football game featuring the best high school seniors from Long Island against the best from New York City. Proceeds from the 18th annual game benefit the Boomer Esiason Foundation, the Gunnar H. Esiason Scholarship Fund at Hofstra University, and local youth football programs.

When: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.


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RTC baseball all-star game now June 17

Riverhead's Matt Crohan delivers a pitch in his

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The RTC Grand Slam All-Star Challenge has again been postponed because of rain.

The eighth annual game featuring top seniors from Nassau against their counterparts from Suffolk now will be played at 7 p.m. next Monday, June 17, at Farmingdale State.

The game is played in memory of former Diamond Award winner Ryan Caulfield, an outstanding catcher at Bethpage and New York Tech. Caulfield,...

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