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Amy Streifer

Amy joined Newsday's high school sports team in September 2013 after graduating from Stony Brook University in May 2013. She was the football beat writer for The Stony Brook Statesman for two years before graduating. As the beat writer, Amy traveled to several schools for coverage, including Syracuse, Army and Buffalo. For her senior project, Amy decided to step away from her sports comfort zone, and she covered PTSD in the military. Amy wrote for the Three Village Patch for three years, with topics ranging from the conflict in Egypt to obituaries to high school lacrosse games. She interned with Bleacher Report during the summer of 2012 and was given the opportunity to cover the Olympics, NHL, NBA, MLB and NFL. Amy is a Long Island native with a passion for sports, and while she admires them all, professional hockey and college football are her favorites.

Girls high school track preview: Guevara twins have one season of glory remaining

Miller Place runners and sisters Tiana Guevara, left,

(Credit: George A. Faella)

Somewhere, deep in a faraway corner of Miller Place, are images that would be hard to believe if seen. If uncovered, they would need to be examined and scanned for authenticity. Even then, there are many who still would refuse to believe they were real.

“They’re pictures of Tiana and I coming in dead last at field day,” Talia Guevara, half of Miller Place’s talented twins, said. “I was not...

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Boys high school track preview: Chaminade hopes to complete rare triple

Chaminade's winning 4x800m relay team of Tom Slattery,

(Credit: Errol Anderson)

Chaminade can feel it. They can see it. They can even taste it.

After winning both the cross country and winter track CHSAA intersectional championships, the Flyers are one season and one more intersectional title away from what would undoubtedly be their finest achievement — the triple crown.

Chaminade hasn’t won the most prestigious CHSAA title across all three seasons since the 1997-1998...

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Chaminade has goalie in Matt Isnardi

Chaminade goalkeeper Matthew Isnardi passes the ball forward

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

Chaminade standout midfielder Sam Bonafede was asked Friday afternoon, the day before the season opener against Ward Melville, who the Flyers' starting goalie would be.

He didn’t know for sure.

“It could be one of four guys,” Bonafede said. “But that’s because they’re all pretty good.”

Matt Isnardi proved how good he is on Saturday. The senior goalie, who was behind Dan Fowler...

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Addition of Brian Lang boosts Hicksville lacrosse

Holy Trinity's Brian Lang moves in for the

(Credit: George A. Faella)

Pat McCormick likes to call Brian Lang the “X-factor.”

"That's the best way to describe him," McCormick said of his new Hicksville lacrosse teammate. "He could do a lot on the field. That's why he's going to Ohio State. He could be one of the best middies in the conference this season, if not the county."

Several coaches from top teams in Nassau have said the same.

And Lang didn’t...

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Brian Cannon's next goal? County title for Northport

Northport's Brian Cannon looks for the open man

(Credit: George A. Faella)

Brian Cannon wants to be remembered after this season as one of the best lacrosse players to graduate from Northport.

And there’s a specific way the senior attacker would like to achieve that.

“Northport has not won a county championship in a while,” Cannon said. “It’s all about helping the team get to that goal. And by doing well as a team, I think after that, my own individual success...

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Sullivan to see more of the field for Garden City

Garden City's James Sullivan winds up for the

(Credit: George A. Faella)

If James Sullivan is even half as good at racking up points as he is at taking faceoffs, Garden City might be in for another special season.

Actually, considering Sullivan’s mark of nearly 75 percent at the faceoff “X” last season, a shooting percentage of less than half of that would be fine, he said.

The junior, who has served as the team’s faceoff specialist since eighth grade, is...

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Manhasset brings home first state hockey championship

The Manhasset boys hockey team poses after winning

(Credit: Paul Becker)

It was a goal Matthew Cecchini will never forget -- ever.

After all, it put Manhasset in position to win its first state hockey title in the Mixed Open/Division.

“I was able to get a shot on net from the top of the circle, and to see it go in was an amazing feeling,'' said Cecchini, who scored 30 seconds into overtime to give the Indians  a 7-6 state semifinal victory over Jamestown...

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Sachem North's Katie Michta takes second in walk at nationals

Katie Michta from Sachem North comes in second

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Things are a lot different now for Sachem North’s Katie Michta. Last year, the senior was sitting on the sideline, nursing a heel injury that wiped out most of her winter season. This year, she’s made up for that lost time in a big way.

Two weeks after winning the New York State 1,500 meter race walk championship, Michta finished second in the one mile race walk at the New Balance Indoor Nationals,...

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State basketball playoff schedule

Glenn huddles prior to their game against Brentwood

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

Long Island will send three boys basketball teams and two girls basketball teams to the state tournament this weekend. Below is the full weekend schedule:

BOYS BASKETBALL (all games at Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, N.Y.)

Class AA: Brentwood vs. Green Tech, Saturday, March 15 at 2:15 p.m.

With a win, Brentwood would play the Jamestown/Union-Endicott winner in the final...

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Sachem East basketball coach Matt Brisson retiring

Sachem East girls basketball coach Matt Brisson to

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The announcement came a little prematurely. After word of Matt Brisson's intent to retire after this season hit the Internet and spread quickly Friday morning, the coach discussed it with his team.

After 30 years of teaching health and physical education at Sachem East, and a sparkling decade of coaching its girls basketball team, Brisson had decided to call it a career.

The timing of...

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