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Bob Herzog

Bob Herzog has worked in the sports department at Newsday since 1976. He has covered baseball, football and college basketball.

He has edited and written for several award-winning Newsday special sections on baseball, football and Long Island sports history.

Herzog grew up on Long Island, graduated from Commack High School where he was co-captain of the baseball team, and received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University.

Girls Lacrosse State Tournament Preview

Manhasset defender Jacklyn D'Alleva

(Credit: Joseph Sullivan)

It’s that time again. The buses are on their way now to Cortland for the girls lacrosse state tournament, and Long Island will be represented by West Islip, Manhasset and Cold Spring Harbor.

Follow me @StephenHaynes4. I’ll be providing updates throughout the games, along with photos, commentary, retweets of commentary, and stuff. If you don’t already follow me, you’re just doing Twitter wrong,...

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Massapequa, West Islip set to square off in LI title game

West Islip's Nick Arnold delivers a strike during

(Credit: Alan J Schaefer)

There’s been a lot of time this week for Griffin Sullivan to take in what some of his predecessors have been saying.

As Massapequa prepares to take on West Islip in the Long Island Class AA Championship, Sullivan really liked what he heard from Matt Prokopowicz.

The former All-American at Hofstra, who starred at third base for the Chiefs’ undefeated state championship team in 2006, told...

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St. Anthony's Kyle Cunningham finishes second in Catholic state tournament

St. Anthony's junior Kyle Cunningham headlined a trio of top-ten finishers from Long Island at this week's NYSCHSAA boys golf tournament.

Cunningham shot a 1-over 72 at James Baird State Park on Friday to finish in second in the state.

The junior finished one stroke behind the state's top player, Fordham Prep junior Cameron Young.

Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA champion Chris Lambrou, a...

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Pick'em: Suffolk boys lacrosse championships

Smithtown East's John Daniggelis is defended bt West

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The Suffolk Class C boys lacrosse championship will be decided Tuesday. The Suffolk championship games in Class A and Class B are Wednesday. Below is a quick look at each game. Below that, you can vote on who will win each game.


Class A

No. 3 Smithtown East vs. No. 5 West Islip

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., at Stony Brook University

About the Bulls (15-3): Goalie...

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Pick'em: Nassau boys lacrosse championships

Massapequa's Jim Byrns, left, scores as Syosset's EJ

(Credit: Richard T. Slattery)

This season's Nassau county boys lacrosse champions will be decided Tuesday in each class. Below is a quick look at each game. Below that, you can vote on who will win each game.

Class A

No. 1 Massapequa vs. No. 2 Syosset

Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., at Hofstra

About the Chiefs (15-2): With offensive playmakers like Craig Berge, Ian Kirby and James Byrns, the defense on this...

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Sayville wins Suffolk team title

Kyle Burke of Sayville tees off during the

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

While they may have been playing an individual sport, the players on Sayville’s boys golf team gave a total team effort this week.

Sayville captured the Suffolk County team championship Thursday at Rock Hill Golf Club, with a score of 805, edging Ward Melville (824) and Huntington (834).

Senior Ryan O’Mara and sophomore Michael Nadeau helped lead the way, qualifying for the individual...

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Long Islanders litter women's lacrosse All-America list

Stony Brook goalkeeper Frankie Caridi

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

Nine former Long Island high school stars were named Division I All-Americans, and five received first-team honors, as the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced its honorees this week.

Alyssa Murray, Syracuse, Sr., Attack (West Babylon)

Shannon Gilroy, Florida, Jr., Midfield (Northport)

Kelly McPartland, Maryland, Jr., Midfield (Farmingdale)


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They Made It: Girls lacrosse players of the week

Syosset goalie Kim Presuto

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Grace Beshlian, Wantagh: She made 14 saves, helping the Warriors stifle second-seeded Garden City in a 7-5 upset in the Nassau Class B semifinals. Wantagh will face Manhasset in the final on Wednesday, 3:30 at Adelphi.

Nicole Hauser, Oyster Bay: She scored the winner as the Lady Baymen rallied late to beat Clarke, 13-12, earning Oyster Bay's first playoff victory. The Lady Baymen will face...

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CSH vs. Friends Academy - a family affair

Sisters Kate and Victoria Kotowski after 2013 Nassau

(Credit: Stephen Haynes)

That awkward moment when you’re trying desperately to beat an opponent and advance in the playoffs, then you look across and see your sister… 

There likely will be a couple of those compromising instances for the Kotowskis this afternoon when Cold Spring Harbor faces Friends Academy in a Nassau Class C girls lacrosse semifinal.

Kate Kotowski is a freshman midfielder for the Seahawks...

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Cold Spring Harbor's Chris Gabriele wins Nassau individual title, Syosset takes team crown

Chris Gabriele of Cold Spring Harbor tees off

(Credit: James Escher)

Chris Gabriele played his final county golf tournament Wednesday and finished it the best way possible.

The Cold Spring Harbor senior shot an even-par 142 over two rounds at Bethpage to claim the Nassau County individual title.

Gabriele shot a 72 on Tuesday at Bethpage Blue and a 70 Wednesday at Bethpage Red.

For Gabriele, it is the latest success of a decorated high school career,...

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