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Growing up in Stony Brook, it was always a duty of mine each morning to read the Newsday sports section in regards to all my favorite pro, collegiate and high school sports teams. I graduated from Ward Melville High School (2000) and SUNY Cortland (2004).
I worked for three years covering high school and community sports as an editor for The Smithtown News, before moving on to the Sun-Sentinel covering high school varsity sports as a daily reporter from 2007-2012. I also served as the sports editor of the Forum Publishing Group, Inc., a subsidiary of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel (2008-2012).
Raymond Jones, a senior tight end/defensive end for Roosevelt, has made a verbal commitment to play college football at Stony Brook University, according to coach Joe Vito.
Jones, a first-team All-Nassau selection last season at defensive line, made 68 tackles and had 11 sacks for the Rough Riders, who won the county championship before losing to Babylon in the Class IV Long Island Championship.
Roosevelt...Read more »
Suddenly, those hot summer practices don’t seem that bad. Then again, nothing is ever that bad after winning a national title. A 2-0 victory over Georgia’s GSA Phoenix on Sunday sewed up the Under-16 National Championship for Smithtown Arsenal at the US Youth Soccer National Championships that began July 23 in Overland Park, Kansas.
The team is the seventh LI Junior Soccer League team, and...Read more »
St. Anthony’s junior Kalifa Davy recently gave a verbal commitment to play basketball at Mount St. Mary’s University, according to her coach, Ken Parham.
Davy will begin her senior year this fall. She was the third St. Anthony’s girls basketball player to commit to a Division-I school in recent months, joining teammates Charise Wilson (Northeastern) and Chastity Taylor (Delaware).
Davy,...Read more »
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...Read more »
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,...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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.”
When...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »