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St. Mary’s girls basketball coach Tom Flynn is always looking for a challenge.
He found one for his team at the Coaches vs. Cancer Showcase at Moore Catholic High School in Staten Island. More importantly, his team answered the challenge.
Charlotte Renker had 13 points hit a layup off a feed from Mei-Lyn Bautista with four seconds left as St. Mary’s overcame a late deficit in a 64-62...Read more »
Danny McKee helped his East Hampton teammates move the ball with precision as the final seconds ticked away.
When it stopped moving, McKee stood at the top of the key with the ball in his hands waiting to make his move.
The score was tied at 57 and the Bonackers’ non-league game was on the line.
“We ran our normal offense and ran some time off the clock,” McKee said. “When it got...Read more »
Kyle Williams missed his first dunk attempt, got it back, and went back up for the flush.
What a way for St. John the Baptist’s 6-9 center to score his 1,000th point. It came on the first play of the game in the Cougars’ CHSAA showdown with Holy Trinity.
But it wasn’t the best part for Williams in St. John the Baptist’s 69-64 home win. The best part was protecting the paint.
“I’ve...Read more »
Senior Alec Ludwig scored 18 to break the all-time scoring record at Great Neck North (6-4), with 1165 points in his four-year varsity career.
Ludwig broke Steve Gibson's 1984 record of 1156 on his foul shot with 13 seconds left in the second quarter, according to coach Mike Holleran. Ludwig also hit a layup with 30 seconds left to put Great Neck North up seven.
"He's led the team throughout...Read more »
You can't just rack up wins willy nilly in high school gymnastics. Even on the best of years, the most you'll get is 10 or so, depending on schedule and powers that be. And in a sport as capricious as this one, not every year can be the best of years.
Which is why Bethpage coach Kim Rhatigan's success is all the more impressive.
Rhatigan collected the 200th victory in her 24 year career,...Read more »
While last season meant despair, dread and disappointment for the Westhampton boys basketball team, this season is all about dreams, delirium and Devonte Dixon.
Dixon, a transfer from Floyd, scored 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Westhampton Tuesday in its biggest League V victory in quite some time. With the win, Westhampton (6-4) clinched the playoffs for the first time since 2003,...Read more »
Brenden Lloyd isn't just a one-man show for the Bellmore-Merrick boys’ ice hockey team.
What makes the Bulldogs a juggernaut this season is that they come at you in "Waves of Four", Lloyd said.
Meaning Bellmore-Merrick is four lines deep in its attack. There's nothing better than that from Bulldogs coach Chris Patten's perspective.
"We don't rely on just one guy," Patten said....Read more »
In the closest League IV Championship meet in over a decade, Kings Park emerged victorious, winning the title over Westhampton Beach, 101-96. The two teams split the 4x400 meter and 4x200 meter relays. Kings Park’s squad, composed of Kerianne Meehan, Sophie Gonzalez, Laura Zopf and Lauren Cody won the 4x200 in 1:57.74. Westhampton Beach placed fourth.
Westhampton Beach’s 4x400 team, composed...Read more »
North Babylon dominated League III on Sunday at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood, scoring 142 points and winning the league by 66 points. It was the Bulldogs fourth league title in six years, according to the Suffolk coaches official meet recap.
North Babylon had winners all over the spectrum. Jessica Scheriff won the 3,000 in 10 minutes, 59.29 seconds. Scheriff also won the 1,500 in...Read more »
Great Neck South coach Josh Baravarian has set the bar high for both his boys and girls teams this season.
He wants both to win the county championship.
It is a lofty goal, sure, but not an unrealistic one, given the talent the Rebels have.
The boys finished the regular season with an 11-1 record and the girls finished at 9-3. The boys are also the defending county champions.
The...Read more »