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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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
As you may well know, every week, Newsday nominates the athletes of the week for each sport and puts them on a full page in the Sunday high school section.
There's like 10 of them. It's kinda hard to get on the list. So, since it takes me forever to make the nominations and it's dead quiet at Newsday HQ (What up, Good Friday), I thought I'd spend the time giving some (web) ink to the best...Read more »
David Spampinato was getting frustrated with his at-bats. He said he was seeing the ball well all day, he just wasn’t able to put it in play.
When Spampinato finally did put it in play Thursday, it turned out to be the biggest hit for Manhasset in its 6-3 home win over Plainedge in League A-II.
Spampinato’s two-run single in the bottom of the sixth helped the Indians regain the lead...Read more »
A few very interesting numbers for you --
0-19. Roslyn's record in 2013.
88-15. The number of runs Division has scored, compared to their opponents in the first nine games of the season.
1. Division's ranking in Newsday's small school baseball poll.
3-2. A huge upset.
To understand the magnitude of Roslyn's upset over Division on Thursday, you need look no further than...Read more »
While Chaminade now has a different coach, its top golfers and winning ways have stayed the same.
Joe Horan has taken the reigns from James Hock, who retired after leading Chaminade to a 12-0 record and CHSAA boys title last year. Led by Chris Van Praag and Kenny Doyle, Horan’s Flyers have picked up where Hock left off, and have started the season 3-0.
Both Van Praag and Doyle are strong...Read more »
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 email@example.com, or message me on Twitter at @MikeGavin7, or just come talk to me at...Read more »
And we’re back with this week’s batch of players of the week. As always, if you’ve got suggestions or nominees, you can reach me via email or at @StephenHaynes4, and the same for Sal Cacciatore (@SCacc8). You can even nominate yourself. We wouldn't air that out. Promise.
If you haven’t already scrolled by this to read the names below, here’s a factoid: Six of the 10 players of the week were...Read more »