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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

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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

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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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Farmingdale lacrosse adds honorary team members

Caitlin Stryka with Samantha Brescia and the Lady

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Introducing the newest member of the Lady Dalers…

Cailin Stryska.

As the lacrosse season begins and Farmingdale looks to defend its state championship, the Dalers last Friday added to their roster a courageous young dynamo.

It matters not that Cailin is only in the sixth grade. Or that she has cerebral palsy. 

“She’ll be welcomed as a member of the team,” defender Samantha...

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Senior fencers come together for all-star showcase

Brentwood fencer Julian Priceman competes against Great Neck

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Long Island's top senior fencers donned their masks and armor, picked up their weapons, and fenced for the final times in their high school careers on Wednesday night.

The Suffolk boys defeated the Nassau boys, 23-4, and the Suffolk girls won, 19-8, at the Exceptional Seniors Meet at Half Hollow Hills East, but for the participants, the results were ancillary to the opportunity to bond with...

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State wrestling tournament preview

Nick Piccininni of Ward Melville takes Tom Repalone

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The New York State Public High School State tournament starts Friday in Albany. By Saturday evening, 15 wrestlers will be crowned state champions.

10 Long Island wrestlers stood at the top of the podium last season, with four returning to defend their championships this year, including two of the most decorated grapplers to ever step on the mat on Long Island.

Here are some wrestlers...

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St. Anthony's meets St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute for state hockey title

The St. Anthony's hockey team poses for a

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When the Friars had their backs against the wall, that was when they were at their best.

Down a game in the postseason, just bounce back and win the next two.

That’s how the St. Anthony’s hockey team captured its fifth consecutive CHSAA championship when it beat Monsignor Farrell, 4-1, in Game 3 of its best-of-three series.

 “We put ourselves in a situation where we had no...

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Hill leads balanced SJB offense in quarterfinal win

St. John the Baptist's Kayla Hill races against

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Kayla Hill led St. John the Baptist in scoring on Tuesday, but also had some help from her teammates.

In this regard, the team's quarterfinal win had a similar feel to its other victories during the second half of the season.

Hill scored a game-high 15 points and also had 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 St. John the Baptist to a 62-55 win over No. 5 Our Lady of Mercy in the quarterfinals of...

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Jazmine Fray highlights girls standouts at LI Elite Invitational

Kellenberg's Jazmine Fray wins the girls 1,000-meter run

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The stars came out Friday at St. Anthony’s. The LI indoor track world got a break from county-specific battles and was treated to battle of LI’s best. Kellenberg’s Jazmine Fray headlined the festivities with a victory in the 600. Fray’s one minute, 37.02 second triumph bested St. Anthony’s Emily O’Neill, who finished second in 1:38.02.         North Shore’s...

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LI Elite Invitational brings out stellar performances

Islip's Mike Watts finishes second in the Class

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While Smithtown West’s Ben Bonhurst made headlines with his state record setting 65 foot throw in the shot put, many other outstanding athletes put forth stellar performances at the LI Elite Track Invitational, held Friday at St. Anthony’s. Islip’s Mike Watts won the 3,200 meters in nine minutes, 37.60 seconds. Miller Place’s Jeremy Miekley was second in 9:44.60. Northport’s Mike Brannigan...

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