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First county champs crowned at Day 1 of Suffolk Girls Division Championships

Connetquot's Erin Melly takes first place in the

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Day one of the Suffolk Girls Division Championships are in the books and, although most events were semifinals that set up a Wednesday smorgasbord of finals, the first few 2014 county champions were determined Monday at Connetquot High School. 

Northport’s Jackie Thorne, a sophomore, won the Division I 800-meter crown in 2 minutes, 14.16 seconds. Thorne used her kick on the second lap...

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15 LI players named lacrosse All-Americans

Massapequa's Ian Kirby scores against Syosset in a

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Long Island will be well represented in the ninth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic this summer, which features the nation’s best senior players.

Eight boys and seven girls from the Island were named Monday as 2014 Under Armour All-Americans.

The boys game, which will be broadcast live on ESPNU, is at 5 p.m. July 12 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. The girls...

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Oyster Bay rallies for first playoff win

Oyster Bay's Nicole Hauser.

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The Oyster Bay girls lacrosse team found itself in an unfamiliar position on Wednesday: Facing a deficit late in a game, their backs to the wall, and feeling pressure. Add to it a scenario they were totally unaccustomed to: It was the playoffs.

So when the Lady Baymen trailed Clarke by four in the second half, in the program’s first ever postseason game, it was only natural to wonder if the...

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Perro shines in return to the mound for North Shore

North Shore pitcher Ryan Perro.

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Two weeks ago, Ryan Perro had soreness in his pitching arm and elbow.

When he mentioned it to Scott Lineman, the North Shore coach immediately told his ace righthander to shut it down, get some rest and be ready for the postseason.

Perro was more than ready. He was brilliant in his return during the Vikings' Nassau Class A fourth-round game against No. 15 Hewlett.

Perro tossed...

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Katie Reilly passes her way to Suffolk regular season points title

Huntington girls lacrosse player Katie Reilly

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Huntington scored 231 goals this season.

Katie Reilly had a direct hand in over half of them.

The Huntington sophomore established herself as one of the top playmakers in girls lacrosse, and finished the regular season as Suffolk county’s leader in both points (120) and assists (79).

While Reilly scored 41 goals this season, she stood out for her ability to create for others, a...

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West Islip, Eastport-South Manor, Mt. Sinai top seeds in Suffolk girls lacrosse tournaments

West Islip's Lindsay Darrell (left) gets by Ward

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The field is set for this season’s Suffolk girls lacrosse tournaments.

Undefeated West Islip earned the top seed in Class A after finishing the league season 14-0.

With an attack led by Lindsay Darrell, Vanessa Costantino, Riley Hill, and Emily Piciullo, the Lions are deserved favorites to win the county.

No. 2 Hauppauge, No. 3 Northport and No. 4 Middle Country join West Islip...

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Boys lacrosse playoff live stream schedule

St. Anthony's Head Coach Keith Wieczorek rallies his

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Both the Long Island and state championship boys lacrosse will stream live on MSG Varsity's website and app this year. Several of the county championships will, too.

Games will also be available on Channel 614 as well after their completion. Replays of select games will air on Channel 414.

Tuesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. Nassau Class C semifinal #1

Tuesday, May 20 at 8 p.m. Nassau...

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Why Hicksville beat Oceanside

Hicksville goalkeeper Ryan Toomey (12) attempts to make

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Pat McCormick and the rest of the Hicksville boys lacrosse team can still hold the rope.

McCormick rattled off a few reasons why he thought his squad was able to beat Oceanside in a Class A quarterfinal Tuesday night.

They were tired of losing close games, he said after the sixth-seeded Comets edged No. 3 Oceanside, 12-11, at Hofstra. They finally played to their capability as a team,...

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Chaminade's Colin Sacco wins CHSAA tennis title

Colin Sacco of Chaminade returns a volley during

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Even though Chaminade's Colin Sacco beat St. Anthony's rival Brian Hoffarth twice during the regular season, it was almost inevitable that they would meet again during the postseason.

They would play two more matches, with Sacco coming out victorious in both, including winning the CHSAA Individual championship, 7-5, 6-3 at Hofstra on Tuesday.

Sacco also defeated Hoffarth in Chaminade's...

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They Made It: Girls lacrosse players of the week

Farmingdale and Sayville girls lacrosse teams pose after

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Meghan LaBelle, Sayville: In a heartwarming scene, LaBelle, a teenager with Down syndrome, was substituted into Sayville's game against Farmingdale with 34 seconds left and scored a goal. The game was the nightcap of a doubleheader at Farmingdale as part of an event to raise money and awareness for Down syndrome. Both teams and LaBelle's family agreed to have her play and allow her to score, and...

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