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Diamond Vision: Baseball athletes of the week

Brett Pisaneschi

(Credit: Brett Pisaneschi)

As you may well know, every week, Newsday nominates the athletes of the week for each sport and puts them on a full page in the Sunday high school section.

There's like 10 of them. It's kinda hard to get on the list. So, since it takes me forever to make the nominations and it's dead quiet at Newsday HQ (What up, Good Friday), I thought I'd spend the time giving some (web) ink to the best...

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Manhasset salvages Plainedge series with Game 3 win

David Spampinato was getting frustrated with his at-bats. He said he was seeing the ball well all day, he just wasn’t able to put it in play.

When Spampinato finally did put it in play Thursday, it turned out to be the biggest hit for Manhasset in its 6-3 home win over Plainedge in League A-II.

Spampinato’s two-run single in the bottom of the sixth helped the Indians regain the lead...

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Around the Diamond with Kate Finnen

Kate Finnen of Plainedge connects for a single

(Credit: Alan J. Schaefer)

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 michael.gavin@newsday.com, or message me on Twitter at @MikeGavin7, or just come talk to me at...

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Why playing basketball is 'awesome' for Plainedge's John Danielo

Plainedge wide receiver John Danielo makes a catch

(Credit: James Escher )

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...

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Alec Ludwig scores 1,000th career point for Great Neck North

Great Neck North's Alec Ludwig, center, Jonah Gorjian,

(Credit: Bob Mitchell)

Alec Ludwig scored his 1,000th career point Thursday night during the first quarter of Great Neck North's 59-51 win over Plainedge.

Ludwig is the fourth player in Great Neck North boys basketball history to reach the milestone and the first since Steve Gibson in 1984, according to coach Mike Holleran, who has guided the team for 22 years. Gibson is the all-time scoring leader for GNN, Holleran...

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