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Suffolk Boys Tennis Division Championship results

Boys doubles finalist Cooper Lacetera of Westhampton with

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Division I Results:At Smithtown East High SchoolSingles Final: No. 1 Zain Ali (Hills East) defeated No. 2 Kyle Alper (Hills East), 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.Singles Consolation:  No. 6 Justin Park defeated No. 4 Aziz Rashidzada with an injury default.Doubles Final: No. 1 Duane Davis and Dylan Davis (Hills West) defeated No. 2 Nick Fox and Cory Seltman...

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Zain Ali wins Suffolk Boys Tennis Division I Tournament

Hills East's Zain Ali hits a backhand return

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Top seed Zain Ali entered the Suffolk Division I boy’s tennis tournament with an unblemished record. The only set he’d dropped all season was to teammate Kyle Alper in practice last week.

Alper, the second seed, gave Ali all he could handle again on Monday afternoon, this time on the courts at Smithtown East with the Division I championship on the line.

Alper won the first set 6-2...

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North Babylon teammates to face off in Division II tournament

When top-seeded Lynus Fortaleza looks across the net on Monday during the final of the Suffolk Division II tennis tournament on Monday at East Islip he’s going to see a familiar face.

He’ll be facing off against teammate and No. 2 seed Tyree Grimsley. It's the first time in school history teammates from North Babylon will be competing against each other in the finals, according to head...

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Sayville: Don't sleep on the sleeper

Sayville's Kelly Marra looks to pass. (May, 2,

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Shhhh… Be very, very quiet. Sayville is hunting a championship.

The Golden Flashes haven’t been flashy and have flown under the radar somewhat, but they quietly have had an excellent season to this point. And that’s exactly how they want it.

“One team, one goal, one family,” senior Olivia Russell said, explaining the inscription on the back of the team’s warmup shirts. “It means that...

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Around the Diamond with Allie Abbene

Allie Abbene has been an on-base machine for

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Welcome to another installment of Around the Diamond.  Each week we’ll sit down with a local high school softball player and ask her a series of questions…some that relate to softball, some that don’t, and some that may even be slightly embarrassing.

If you'd like to be featured, e-mail me at michael.gavin@newsday.com, or message me on Twitter at @MikeGavin7, or just come talk to me at...

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Three Long Island fencers take home gold at Jeff Wolfe ROC

Ward Melville's Ilana Solomon competes in the Suffolk

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The high school season may be over, but Long Island’s top fencers are “en garde” throughout the year, competing in a number of regional and national tournaments.

While recent tournaments have taken many of these athletes as far as Texas, Virginia, and Oregon, this weekend’s event was much closer to home.

Fencers from around the country (and three from overseas) came to Rocky Point to...

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They Made It: Girls lacrosse players of the week

Port Washington's Natalie Ledwitz.

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Switching it up this week, and instead of making you read – or scroll past – the 2-3 paragraphs  of text before getting to the names, we’re gonna get right to the names.

They made it!

Chrissy Corcoran, Sacred Heart: She totaled 15 points (seven assists) and seven ground balls in three games last week in Denver as the Spartans enjoyed a three-game sweep over Colorado's best teams.

Gabrielle...

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Sean Cerrone scores winner as Chaminade edges St. Anthony's

Chaminade's Sean Cerrone runs past the Ward Melville

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It's Thursday and Chaminade had a lacrosse game. In other words, Sean Cerrone scored a game-winning goal.

For the second time in eight days, a shot from Cerrone won it for the Flyers. Cerrone nailed the winner with two seconds left in overtime from 8 yards as host Chaminade edged rival St. Anthony's, 8-7, in the first match between the two CHSAA powerhouses this season.

Owen Rodgers...

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Magno leading the way for first place Spartans

TJ Magno of Valley Stream North.

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Phil Sanfilippo wasn’t sure who he would tap as his leadoff hitter for Valley Stream North. There was concern heading into the season.

Enter TJ Magno, who was looking to make an impact.

“He’s a guy we thought could help the varsity team, but nobody knew he would make this kind of impact,” said Sanfilippo, Valley Stream North’s coach. “He does everything.”

Yup, it’s true. Magno...

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They Made It: Girls lacrosse players of the week

Mt. Sinai's Kasey Mitchell

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On the seventh day, we rose again. Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday and is feeling refreshed for the final stretch of the regular season – which somehow ends in only a couple weeks. Rejuvenated, too, for the last two-plus months of the school year. Because I know everyone spent the time off studying!

As always, suggests and comments are welcome. You can reach me through email or at @StephenHaynes4 and...

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