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Elmont used one spurt to get back into the game and another to blow it open.
The Spartans closed out the third quarter on a 15-0 run to turn a seven-point deficit into an eight-point lead, then closed out the game on a 17-4 run to defeat Deer Park, 72-59, Sunday in Game 3 of the Nassau-Suffolk Challenge at the Hicksville Athletic Center.
Keith Tompkins scored nine of his 14 points in...Read more »
Smithtown West erupted for 20 points in the fourth quarter and bulled its way past Jericho, 53-39, Sunday in the second game of the Nassau-Suffolk Challenge at the Hicksville Athletic Center.
The Bulls (7-5) used a balanced attack, led by game MVP Tyler Weigl who scored 13 points. Peter Torres added 12 and Billy Behrens and Nick Paquette added nine apiece. Each sank one three-pointer for West,...Read more »
A seven-point possession to close the third period sparked Harborfields to a 59-49 victory over Farmingdale in the first game of the Nassau-Suffolk Challenge Sunday at the Hicksville Athletic Center.
Robert Pecorelli hit a driving layup and was fouled, converting the three-point play. Then a Farmingdale player drew a technical foul for bouncing the ball high in frustration. Pecorelli sank...Read more »
Liam Walker is making a habit out of buzzer-beating shots. And that's been a good thing for the Southold boys' basketball team.
Walker’s coast-to-coast layup was the winning basket in the First Settlers’ 57-55 League VIII road win over Greenport Saturday.
Walker had previously delivered a game-winning layup with 1.9 seconds left that helped Southold defeat Pierson, 57-55, back on Dec....Read more »
Valley Stream fencing coach Evan Samuelson said he was "worried" before the current season got started.
At the time, it was easy to see why, considering the senior leaders the team lost to graduation.
Now though, it is probably safe to say Samuelson can put his concerns to rest.
Valley Stream District girls fencing is 8-4 and might just be capable of playing spoiler in...Read more »
With a deep and experienced team, Oyster Bay will be looking to make its fourth straight county final and win its third county title since 2011.
Along with Great Neck South, the Baymen have dominated boys fencing in Nassau County, with the two teams meeting in the last three county finals. Oyster Bay won in 2011 and 2012, while Great Neck South prevailed in 2013.
Oyster Bay coach John...Read more »
Coaching girls basketball has always been something Greg Mayerhofer has loved to do.
“I’m being very honest, I’ve been coaching a long time,” said Mayerhofer, who is in his 26th season and first at Glen Cove. “For whatever reason, I’ve been blessed to have wonderful kids.”
Mayerhofer has not only been lucky, but he’s had “very athletic, committed and dedicated kids,” he said, over the...Read more »
John Danielo thought his high school athletic career was over last November.
Danielo, a senior who plays football, basketball and baseball at Plainedge, discovered a lump on his right arm several days after taking a hit during a football game. Danielo said it grew so large that it eventually inhibited his ability to make a play on the field.
After getting an MRI, Danielo said the radiologist...Read more »
There’s nothing better than this time of the year for Syosset coach Jason DePierro.
“As we get toward the end of the season, you’re working extra hard in practice to compete for a county championship,” DePierro said. “This is what you play for.”
The Long Beach, Bellmore-Merrick and Massapequa boys’ ice hockey teams can preach those same words as DePierro and the Braves. One of those...Read more »
And then there were … none!
Entering Tuesday night's busy boys basketball slate, there were three undefeated teams on Long Island. But all three were beaten as once again, parity ruled the courts.
In Suffolk II, Central Islip outlasted Half Hollow Hills East, 68-64, dropping the Colts to 10-1.
In Nassau AA-I, Freeport slipped past Farmingdale, 49-44, as the Dalers fell to 9-1.
In...Read more »