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Some shakeup in our rankings this week after Ward Melville belted Smithtown West on Monday, 13-4. West Islip isn’t done yet, either, as its 7-6 comeback victory over previously unbeaten Northport demonstrated. Sayville also suffered its first loss last week and has a big game at Comswewogue on Thursday night.
Zog's Top 10
1. Ward Melville (7-0)
2. Smithtown West (7-1)
3....Read more »
And here goes another batch of awesome – this week’s installment of Players of the Week. A tribute to the girls who made us “Ring the Alarm” and admire the way they’ve managed to “Upgrade” their teams. (For real, this might be the last week of the Beyonce theme. I’m running out of song titles to pun.)
As always, feel free to hit us up via e-mail or on Twitter (@StephenHaynes4 and @AlbaneseLaura)...Read more »
1. Garden City (6-0) They're at it again, silencing the doubts. The 6-0 start with wins over Manhasset and Massapequa earns them the top spot. 2. Manhasset (4-1) A week ago, the Indians looked a team capable of running the table. One loss doesn't change everything - certainly not a 10-9 defeat in overtime - but their standing does take a hit. 3. Farmingdale (4-0) The Dalers have quietly gone about...Read more »
In this week's player profile post, we present....
St. John the Baptist midfielder/attack Morgan Jaycox
The junior has helped lead her team to back-to-back CHSAA Class AA semifinals appearances and has been among Long Island’s top scorers. Last season, Jaycox racked up 106 points (55...Read more »
Is this the year West Islip finally is dethroned?
The Lions, who have won nine straight Suffolk championships in boys lacrosse, and five of the last seven state Class A crowns, have already lost twice, including a rare league defeat to Smithtown East.
The two top contenders in Suffolk League I, for the moment, Ward Melville (6-0) and Smithtown West (7-0), meet Monday at 5 p.m. in a showdown...Read more »
Howdy, lacrosse peoples. I’m going to be out an about covering a boys lacrosse game tomorrow (It doesn’t mean anything! You’re still my main squeeze, girls lacrosse)…so I’m getting a head start on Girls Who Run This World. That’s right: A Special Friday Night Hopped up and Coffee and Imitation Twinkies Edition (it’s a glamorous life we lead). But wait, you say. What about Saturday’s greatness?...Read more »
The Firebirds don’t expect their flame to burn out anytime soon.
Allow the numbers from last season to refresh your memory of just how badly Kellenberg scorched its competition:
189 runs scored.
24 runs allowed.
1 state title.
When members of this year’s team are asked how they could possibly top a...Read more »
Port Washington boys lacrosse coach Tom Rooney knows Oceanside is a team with three lethal scorers in Will Remsen, Luke Schwasnick and Ryan McCarthy. The game plan for Friday’s Conference I away game at 7 p.m., he said, is to let the top trio get theirs — just don’t let anyone else score.
“I know they are going to play well,” Rooney said. “But we cannot be letting other kids get goals and...Read more »
Catcher Angela Shuler did her damage early and first baseman Kaitlin Muhlenforth did it late in Connetquot’s 5-2 road win over Sachem North in League II play on Thursday.
Tied at 2 heading into the top of the sixth inning, second baseman Nicole Wieczorek drove in center fielder Emma O’Donnell with the go-ahead run, before pinch hitter Erin Massmann delivered a fielder’s choice, plating Wieczorek,...Read more »
St. John the Baptist sure didn’t play like a fatigued team without its best player Thursday.
Without Tim Nowak (injured) and playing for the fifth time in seven days, SJB defeated host St. Mary’s, 8-2, in a CHSAA boys lacrosse game. Filling the void left by Nowak, who coach Larry Collins describes as the quarterback of the offense, Christian Turri racked up three goals and an assist.
“Turri...Read more »