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North Babylon girls track wins League III

Jessica Scheriff of North Babylon jumps over a

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North Babylon dominated League III on Sunday at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood, scoring 142 points and winning the league by 66 points. It was the Bulldogs fourth league title in six years, according to the Suffolk coaches official meet recap.

North Babylon had winners all over the spectrum. Jessica Scheriff won the 3,000 in 10 minutes, 59.29 seconds. Scheriff also won the 1,500 in...

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Great Neck South seeking double championship

Great Neck South fencers pose for a picture.

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Great Neck South coach Josh Baravarian has set the bar high for both his boys and girls teams this season.

He wants both to win the county championship.

It is a lofty goal, sure, but not an unrealistic one, given the talent the Rebels have.

The boys finished the regular season with an 11-1 record and the girls finished at 9-3. The boys are also the defending county champions.

The...

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Sachem North girls field League I title

Sachem North's Melissa Michels, left, and Alyssa Leto

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It was a wild league championship Sunday in Suffolk girls indoor track, with numerous teams revving up for a run at a county championship this weekend. Bay Shore looked as impressive as ever in winning League II, its 24th consecutive league title. The Marauders set two championship meet records, Anisa Toppin in the triple jump and Imani McGhee in the long jump. But they were hardly the only school...

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Brentwood boys take top honors at Huntington Relay

Coach Mike Corona (holding trophy) and the Brentwood

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With the county championships two weeks away, Suffolk County fencers took a break from their league schedules on Saturday and faced off in a different format.

All eight schools from Suffolk and one school from Massachusetts competed in the 17th annual Huntington Relay hosted at Huntington High School.

“It was a good time,” said Huntington coach Alan Kuver. “We had 350 kids who participated…and...

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Half Hollow Hills continues to breeze past competition

Michael Mattera of Half Hollow Hills competes in

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Half Hollow Hills boys swimming have been successfully breezing by their competition. They are currently 9-0 and have defeated each team in their league.

On Monday night, they took down league rival Sachem East 92-89.

“My team has already exceeded my expectations for this year,” coach Jason Wiedersum said.

Senior Michael Mattera is one of the top swimmers on the squad. He has already...

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Mepham's Louis Hernandez uses losses as motivation

Mepham's Louis Hernandez wrestles against MacArthur's Sal Randazzo.

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For Mepham’s Louis Hernandez, stepping onto the wrestling mat had become second nature. Hernandez had been cruising undefeated through his junior season last year before stepping into the gym at MacArthur. He left that Conference IV-A dual meet with a blemish on his record after being pinned by Mike Marrero in 3:40.

It was the last loss Hernandez would suffer before going on another dominant...

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Seaford wrestling wins Conference IV-A title

Seaford's James O'Hagan won his match against Farmingdale's

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The stage was set at Seaford on Friday night.

For the second consecutive year, the dual meet between Seaford and Island Trees would crown a Conference IV-A champion. And for the second consecutive year, the meet came down to a match between Seaford’s James O’Hagan, the consensus top 285-pound wrestler in the state, and Island Trees Vinny Manna, one of the serious threats to O’Hagan’s reign...

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Dump and chase still working for Long Beach boys ice hockey

Long Beach hockey player Kieran Hurley.

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The Long Beach way of playing boys ice hockey is very simple.

"We like to get the puck deep and get it behind the other team's defensemen," Marines' 16th year coach Joe Brand said. "Just forecheck real hard and take that puck back."

In other words, Long Beach plays the dump and chase game. And who can argue with that? The Marines (12-1-1) are currently in first place in the small school...

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Sewanhaka District gymnastics gains steam, knocks off opponents

Sewanhaka gymnast Stephanie Jennings performs on the balance

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Sewanhaka District coach Katie Mosie said that back when she was on the high school gymnastics team in 2006, they maaaaay have beaten Plainview JFK once. Maybe.

"You should've seen our faces today when we won," Mosie said. "We were shocked...we had them check it again."

That's how hard it is to beat Plainview. Sewanhaka defeated Conference I's second place team Friday, 158.4-158.0,...

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Kellenberg goes above the rim for Long Beach

Kellenberg's Mike Sullivan, left, looks to pass around

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Earlier this season, Kellenberg boys basketball coach Jack McCutcheon asked Long Beach coach T.J. Burke how his team was doing.

The reason McCutcheon was reaching out to Burke was because the Marines had been through a lot with superstorm Sandy.

“I told him we got the gym back at Long Beach and we got new uniforms,” Burke said. “But that was about it.”

McCutcheon and the Firebirds...

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