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Suffolk League VI championship wrestling results

Shoreham Wading River's Dominic Pirraglia, right, wrestles John

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Suffolk League VI --Championship Final, At Shoreham-Wading River

99 - K. Meloni (SWR) dec. Wieck (G) 7-6 (OT).

106 - Ancewicz (G) pinned Witthuhn (G) 4:32.

113 - Hin (MP) dec. Shlonsky (MTS) 8-2.

120 - Szymanski (SWR) dec. Escobar (EH) 6-2.

126 - Maddock (WHB) pinned C. Meloni (SWR) 5:52.

132 - Taddeo (SWR) dec. DeBenedetto (G) 6-5.

138 - Ramirez (A) dec....

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Mepham's Morris hits two clutch free throws to secure conference title

Alexa Morris didn’t just walk up to the free throw line, she ran to it.

That’s the kind of swagger Morris exuded late in Mepham’s Conference AA-III home game against Herricks last Friday.

“She’s an excellent free throw shooter and she’s confident,” Pirates coach Jim Mulvey said. “We love to have her on the line.”

Having Morris at the charity stripe paid off for Mepham in its 36-33...

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Hauppauge swimming ready for county meet

Hauppauge's Justin Plaschka swims in the preliminaries of

(Credit: Adrian Kraus)

With a League II championship under their belt, the Hauppauge boys swimming team is now looking forward to competing at the county meet next Saturday at Suffolk CC-Brentwood.

Coach Rich Lionetti acknowledged the strength of his top swimmers, such as Justin Plaschka, Nick Lauritano and brothers Trevor and Troy Maida, but he gives credit to another group of swimmers.

"A lot of strength...

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Big Win Alert: Syosset edges Massapequa

Syosset girls basketball team.

Buncha big shots!

First, Rachel Greenspan knocked down a three from the right wing to put Syosset ahead by a point with 53 seconds left.

“I didn’t really think about it at the time; I just got the ball and put it up,” Greenspan said, “but that [shot] was definitely big for us.”

Temporary, though. Massapequa, on its ensuing possession, promptly tied it on Megan McCabe’s free throw...

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Charise Wilson heating up

St. Anthony's guard Charise Wilson

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Charise Wilson’s breakout season continues and a milestone was reached along the way.

The St. Anthony’s senior has assumed a leadership role, upped her scoring average by six points and, earlier this season, notched her 1,000th career point against rival St. Mary’s.

“She put a lot of time into it and worked hard to improve, so the accomplishment is very much deserved,” Friars coach Ken...

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Lewis leads Half Hollow Hills

Half Hollow Hills fencer Amanda Lewis competes in

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Amanda Lewis has established herself as one of the top foil fencers in Suffolk County and will be looking to cap both a strong season and strong career at Saturday’s county championships.

Lewis came into the day with a 34-4 record (winning 89% of her bouts), went undefeated in nine different meets and won gold in foil at December’s Jeff Wolfe Holiday Tournament at Brentwood. The senior has...

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Friends Academy, now battle-tested

Friends Academy guard Kristina Kim makes a pass.

(Credit: Newsday / Steven Ryan)

Friends Academy had its best season in program history last year, capturing its first Long Island championship. And the team, this season, is 14-2 overall.

But within that record is five wins in which the Quakers had to come from behind, four games decided by four or fewer points, and in that, a reason for this group to believe it's more prepared than before for the postseason.

"We've...

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Kayla Cappuzzo nabs Gatorade honor

Calhoun's Kayla Cappuzzo turns the corner and heads

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Calhoun's Kayla Cappuzzo was named Gatorade New York girls soccer player of the year, the sports drink company announced Thursday.

The Northeastern-bound senior, Newsday's Nassau Player of the Year, finished with six goals and seven assists and helped lead Calhoun to the Class AA county championship game.

Cappuzzo is eligible for the Gatorade national girls soccer player of the year...

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Robertson reaches 1,000 and didn't even know it

North Shore's Caroline Robertson drives to the basket.

(Credit: James Escher)

Teammates rushed onto the court with balloons. The home crowd made a commotion. Alex Cantwell, teary eyed, leaped into her arms.

Caroline Robertson had just drained a buzzer-beating three, creating a quick frenzy at North Shore on Tuesday.

And Robertson’s reaction, with a bemused expression, was “What’s going on?”

After all, it was only the first quarter. But the basket had given...

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Brentwood boys expect big things heading into Suffolk tournament

Brentwood fencer Julian Priceman competes against Great Neck

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

Expectations are high at Brentwood heading into the Suffolk County Fencing Championships, and the Indians boys will be one of the leading teams looking to end Ward Melville’s stranglehold on the county.

“I expect good things,” said Brentwood coach Mike Corona, looking ahead to the county tournament his school will host on Saturday. Corona said he anticipates at least a top-three finish for...

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