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Nassau boys soccer postseason opening matchups

Massapequa's Brandon Merklin, left, heads a ball away

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Four outbracket games kicked off the 2013 Nassau boys' soccer postseason Thursday, featuring Class A wins by Sewanhaka, Lynbrook, Floral Park and Clarke.

All opening round Class A games take place on Oct. 25, as top-seeded Wantagh hosts No. 16 Clarke at 2:30 p.m.

Bethpage, the fifth seed, will host No. 12 Island Trees at 3:30 p.m. Sewanhaka, at No. 13, heads to No. 4 Southside at 7 p.m....

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Brentwood boys soccer wins League I title

Brentwood's Ever Torres (6) heads the ball in

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With goals from six different players Wednesday afternoon, Brentwood defeated Floyd, 6-0, to capture the League I title in the last game of the regular season.

It’s Brentwood’s eighth League I title since 2003, but "this one in particular was really special because we were so young and we didn't know if we had enough," longtime coach Ron Eden said.

Having a talented young team...

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Comsewogue's James Thristino sets school single-season goals record

Comsewogue varsity soccer player James Thristino poses for

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Comsewogue junior James Thristino broke the school's record for most goals scored in a single season last night when he scored his 27th in the first half of a League V game at home against Harborfields.

Yet because Comsewogue (9-3) lost, 2-1, Thristino was left with an awkward feeling.

"It's really great to have the record, but I wish we could have won but Harborfields played very...

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MacArthur boys soccer banking on aggression

Kevin Mayer has the rallying cry down pat for the MacArthur boys soccer team.

"We’re all in,” said Mayer, the Generals’ senior goalkeeper who finished second in the county this season with 10 shutouts behind Carle Place’s John Guzzo (12). “Believe the whole hype. Our main team goal is to get to the county finals.”

Mayer, a co-captain, will be one of the key components for MacArthur...

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Port Washington's Jamel Ramsay named Jets high school coach of the week

Port Washington running back Michael Gennusa runs the

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Port Washington football coach Jamel Ramsay earned the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week Award on Tuesday after the Vikings improved to 6-0 with a 21-7 win over Nassau Conference V rival Roslyn last Saturday.

The award, in its 18th year, is presented each week to a coach in the tri-state area who serves the best interests of the game through the teaching of sound fundamentals, the...

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Three-way race for conference swimming title

Garden City, Bellmore-Merrick and Manhasset are all in the mix for the Nassau Conference I girls swimming championship this week.

For Manhasset coach Matt McGrane, the key for the future title holder is this: "How do you hold up?"

Manhasset (4-1) will find out when it hosts Garden City (5-0) Tuesday night at Great Neck North.

“When you’re in a meet like this, of this...

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Kick-starters: Girls soccer players of the week

Garden City's Hayley O'Hanlon and Southside's Meghan Hines

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Every Monday we'll post the girls soccer players of the week. Coaches, nominate your players – and show some love for the hard-working defenders who don’t show up in headlines and box scores - by e-mailing us   at Michael.Gavin@newsday.com and Laura.Albanese@newsday.com. Be sure to follow @MikeGavin7 and @AlbaneseLaura on Twitter for all things girls soccer.

Here...

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Boys soccer top performers

Cole Tobias of Half Hollow Hills West chases

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Here’s the weekly installment of top Long Island boys soccer performers for the period of Oct. 14 -20:

Christian Villalta, Central Islip

The sophomore scored a career-high four goals, all in the first-half, to lead Central Islip to a 4-0 win over Connetquot on Oct. 15. Two days later, he had two goals and one assist in a win against Lindenhurst.

Chris Monzon, Lawrence

Monzon...

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Lauren 'Boogie' Brozoski commits to University of Michigan

Long Island Lutheran's Boogie Brozoski directs the offense

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Lauren "Boogie" Brozoski, the reigning Newsday Long Island Player of the year in Girls Basketball, has committed to play at the University of Michigan for the 2015-2016 season, she confirmed to Newsday via text.

Brozoski, a junior, led Long Island Lutheran to the state Federation Class A Championship last season while averaging nearly 20 points, six assists and two steals per game.

She...

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Port Washington wins tennis county championship

Port Washington's Lauren Livingston during her match against

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The Port Washington girls tennis team won the Nassau County Championship Friday afternoon, defeating Manhasset, 4-3.

Emma Rosenberg and Syd Levy defeated Caitlin Gleason and Liz Arenare, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, in second doubles to clinch the title.

Port Washington (11-4) advanced to the Long Island Championship (opponent, time and date yet to be determined) for the first time since 2008. Manhasset...

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