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Middle Country gymnastics wins League III championship

It had been eight years since Middle Country gymnastics won a championship title. This year, not only did they win the title in League III, but they finished undefeated, giving head coach Melissa Valentino something to be exceptionally proud of.

“All girls competed on this team and no girl was left behind,” Valentino said.

The Cougars finished the season with a team average of 147.96.

During...

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Friars swimming aims for special postseason

St. Anthony's swimmer Melissa Bischoff.

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Melissa Bischoff, Kylie Danin, Aileen Fitzpatrick and LeeAnn Santore don't take it for granted that each is a member of the St. Anthony's girls swimming program.

"They know how special it is to be on this team," Friars coach Dan McBride said. "Not everyone gets a chance to wear the black and gold."

Bischoff, Danin, Fitzpatrick and Santore are wearing those colors...

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Devonte Green on the move again

Devonte Green, a Long Island All-Star guard from

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

Talented sophomore guard Devonte Green, younger brother of San Antonio Spurs three-point specialist Danny Green, confirmed to Newsday at last weekend's Metro Classic that he is transferring to Long Island Lutheran.

Green has had a nomadic hoops history, playing on the varsity at North Babylon as a seventh- and eighth-grader, then starring for St. Mary's of Manhasset last season as...

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Massapequa girls volleyball on verge of 14th straight county title

Massapequa's Justine Abbate goes for the spike during

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Massapequa girls volleyball is back in a familiar place.

Undefeated in Conference I and the No. 1 seed in Class AA once again, the Chiefs begin their quest for a 14th straight Nassau County championship today against East Meadow.

After graduating seven seniors each of the last two years the Chiefs had to rely on many new faces this year. The results were constant.

“Expectations...

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Five Long Islanders named finalists for Wendy's High School Heisman Award

Commack midfielder Erin Neville. (Oct. 22, 2013)

(Credit: George A. Faella)

Five Long Island high school seniors are among 20 state finalists in New York for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, which is given annually to one male and one female student for excellence in athletics, academics and community leadership. Carolyn Carrera from Riverhead High School, Erin Neville (Commack), Kathleen Ford (South Side), Darren Davy (West Hempstead) and Brian Keohane (Mepham) are...

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Huntington upsets No. 2 Hills West in first round of Suffolk Class AA

Huntington boys soccer coach John Pagano called it one of the biggest wins in the program's history.

Ricky Velasquez, a junior forward, scored the winner unassisted with 15 minutes left from about 25 yards out as No. 15 Huntington upset No. 2 Half Hollow Hills West Tuesday afternoon, 1-0, in a Suffolk Class AA first-round playoff game. Lee Reiver had 11 saves in the shutout, including a few...

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Title turnaround for Central Islip boys soccer

The Central Islip boys soccer team.

(Credit: Central Islip High School)

It’s likely the biggest surprise of the season in Suffolk high school boys soccer, and the Central Islip team is hopeful the revelation continues beyond Tuesday afternoon.

For the first time since 1994, according to head coach Johnny Velez, Central Islip won a league title when it clinched the top spot in League II earlier this month. The Musketeers (12-2), a team that hadn’t made the playoffs...

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Trio of teams set sights on Ward Melville swimming

Half Hollow Hills, Connetquot and Harborfields know the team to beat in Suffolk girls swimming year after year is Ward Melville, winner of the past 21 county titles.

As each team prepares for its respective league championship meet this week, Half Hollow Hills, Connetquot and Harborfields have put together quality seasons.

Half Hollow Hills (6-1) placed second in League I behind Ward...

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Bethpage volleyball wins Conference IV title

Bethpage head coach Chrissy Bennett knew she had a talented group of sophomores two seasons ago.

Blending in with four seniors, Greg Gerber, Stephen DiSalvo, Dennis Costa and Tommy Fraher helped lead Bethpage to an 8-7 record and a playoff berth.

Graduation left a large hole in the lineup and resulted in Bethpage finishing 1-11 last season. But through it all Bennett never wavered in...

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Ward Melville girls swimming seeks 22nd county title

Every Ward Melville team goal comes together when the girls meet their individual goals. That’s how coach Chris Gordon simplifies things for his Patriots swimming program year after year and it continues to work. Ward Melville (5-0 League I, 7-0 overall) returns to the postseason in search of its 22nd consecutive county title, as it prepares for the League I championship meet, held at 4:30 p.m....

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