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Ian Cutler joined Newsday in September 2011 as part of the high school sports team and has covered hockey, tennis and gymnastics. Prior to coming to Newsday, he briefly wrote news and feature stories for Long Beach Patch after graduating from Brandeis University in May 2011.
While at Brandeis, Ian was the sports editor of his school’s newspaper, the Justice, where he covered a wide range of sports from fencing, swimming, soccer and basketball to the NHL’s Boston Bruins during their Stanley Cup season. He was also the radio play-by-play announcer for the Brandeis basketball, baseball and softball teams his senior year.
Ian is a Long Island native who grew up on local sports. The highlight of his athletic career came at age 11, when he pitched three no-hit innings in a little league playoff game.
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 @mgavinjr, or just come talk to me at...Read more »
North Babylon clinched the League IV title for the second consecutvie season with its 5-2 win over Brentwood on Wednesday, earning back-to-back league championships in boys tennis for the first time in school history.
Zane Sidiqui, Lynus Fortaleza and Tyree Grimsley won the top three singles slots, respectively, as Fortaleza and Grimsley remained undefeated in league play for the second year...Read more »
Francesca Casalino, Half Hollow Hills West – Suffolk Player of the Week: The returning second-team All-Long Island pitcher (pictured) went 5-for-5 with three RBIs, while striking out 15 in a three-hitter during the Colts’ 11-1 win over Newfield. She then tied a career-high with 17 strikeouts, while allowing one run in a two-hitter in a 9-1 win over North Babylon.
Carina Zupa, Glen...Read more »
Yes, I went throwback with the Destiny's Child "Say My Name" for the title. Got a request for another Beyonce-themed subject line on this, so we'll rock with it for another week. As always, suggestions and nominations are welcome. Shoot me an email or tweet at @StephenHaynes4.
And here are the girls who made us, well, write their names.
Nadine Hadnagy, Farmingdale She had five...Read more »
1. Garden City (9-0)
2. Manhasset (8-2)
3. Farmingdale (8-1)
4. Wantagh (7-4)
5. Cold Spring Harbor (9-2)
6. Massapequa (5-4)
7. Long Beach (4-6)
8. Plainedge (5-5)
9. South Side (9-2)
10. Sacred Heart (5-7) On the fringe: Kellenberg (4-2), North Shore (5-7), Hicksville (8-2) and Locust Valley (7-4)...Read more »
THERE ARE THREE WEEKS LEFT TO THE REGULAR SEASON!
Sorry. Was I shouting? I was shouting. What I’m trying to say is that this season went blazing fast and I feel like I’ve gotten to write about 1/27thof the teams I wanted to see this year. Bosses willing, Stephen and I will be going on a glax tear in the coming days, so don’t be shy about coming up and saying hey. I’m the brunette...Read more »
This week's look at the top 10 boys lacrosse teams in Nassau County (public schools only). The matchups of the week below could change things quite a bit.
1. Long Beach (11-0, 4-0)
2. Syosset (8-3, 4-0)
3. Massapequa (7-2, 5-0)
4. Manhasset (8-3, 5-0)
5. Garden City (7-3, 4-0)
6. Farmingdale (8-3, 3-1)
7. Wantagh (9-2, 2-2)
8. Port Washington...Read more »
Long Beach’s Billy Kane, who is scheduled to have surgery soon to repair a torn ACL he suffered earlier this season, showed up for Friday’s boys lacrosse game against Farmingdale ready — and willing — to play.
“His mother wrote a note and he came with his uniform and equipment and said it couldn’t get much worse so why not play,” said Long Beach coach Jim Kaspar. “There was no way I’d put...Read more »
Get ready to have an “Awwww, look how cute!” moment.
Introducing the first ever softball edition of Throwback Thursday. An old school photo recently made its way to me and I figured I’d share it with the softball community. We are going back to 2005 with the 10U Babe Ruth Mid-Atlantic champions, a team that featured quite a few All-Long Island players, some current and some who have...Read more »
St. Anthony’s basketball star Charise Wilson verbally committed to Northeastern University today, according to Friars coach Ken Parham.
The junior helped lead St. Anthony’s to a third straight league title and another appearance in the CHSAA state tournament. Wilson, a 5-5 point guard, transferred from North Babylon during her sophomore year in 2011 and sat out the remainder of that season....Read more »