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Chaminade's Colin Sacco wins CHSAA tennis title

Colin Sacco of Chaminade returns a volley during

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Even though Chaminade's Colin Sacco beat St. Anthony's rival Brian Hoffarth twice during the regular season, it was almost inevitable that they would meet again during the postseason.

They would play two more matches, with Sacco coming out victorious in both, including winning the CHSAA Individual championship, 7-5, 6-3 at Hofstra on Tuesday.

Sacco also defeated Hoffarth in Chaminade's...

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Sean Cerrone scores winner as Chaminade edges St. Anthony's

Chaminade's Sean Cerrone runs past the Ward Melville

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It's Thursday and Chaminade had a lacrosse game. In other words, Sean Cerrone scored a game-winning goal.

For the second time in eight days, a shot from Cerrone won it for the Flyers. Cerrone nailed the winner with two seconds left in overtime from 8 yards as host Chaminade edged rival St. Anthony's, 8-7, in the first match between the two CHSAA powerhouses this season.

Owen Rodgers...

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CHSAA boys golf title race heating up

Chaminade's Kenny Doyle drives the ball at the

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While Chaminade now has a different coach, its top golfers and winning ways have stayed the same.

Joe Horan has taken the reigns from James Hock, who retired after leading Chaminade to a 12-0 record and CHSAA boys title last year. Led by Chris Van Praag and Kenny Doyle, Horan’s Flyers have picked up where Hock left off, and have started the season 3-0.

Both Van Praag and Doyle are strong...

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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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Two St. Anthony's throwers qualify for nationals

St. Anthony's Joe Segreto competes in the weight

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St. Anthony's took first, second, and fifth in the 25-pound weight throw at the Southern Tier Invitational at Cornell University.

Joe Segreto won with a personal best throw of 63 feet, 10 inches, tops in New York and ninth nationally, throw coach John McCree said. James Leddy finished second, throwing 60 feet, one inch and Andrew Piracha was fifth with a 46 foot, three inch toss.


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St. Anthony's girls hoops earns national ranking

St. Anthony's senior forward Chastity Taylor

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When St. Anthony’s faced Paul VI Catholic on Sunday, coach Ken Parham hadn’t told his team much about its opponent. The Friars, going in, weren’t made aware that they were facing a team ranked fifth in the country; a Virginia girls basketball powerhouse that boasts players committed to Division I colleges.

“We were down 16-11 after the first quarter, and then down 12 at the half,” Parham said....

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Friars looking forward to strong finish on ice

Matt Martino of St. Anthony's hockey. (April 1,

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It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.

That’s the approach coach Jeff Stelmok is preaching to his St. Anthony's hockey club this early in the season.

St. Anthony’s (2-2-1), the four-time defending CHSHL ‘A’ Division champions, isn’t off to the best of starts. Yet, Stelmok doesn’t want anyone to be discouraged.

“It’s a matter of us sticking to our game plan, running it, and...

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LI's Klein, Carfora earn All-American honors

Carle Place forward Dylan Klein controls the ball

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Carle Place forward Dylan Klein and St. Anthony’s midfielder Justin Carfora were named All-Americans on Monday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. They were the only two players from Long Island selected.

Carfora’s overall play helped St. Anthony’s win a CHSAA state championship, the boys soccer program’s first since 2008.

“At this point in his playing career, he is...

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St. Anthony's wins CHSAA girls volleyball title

St. Anthony's outside hitter Julia Forster.

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Yet to drop a game to a league opponent all season, St. Anthony’s girls volleyball found itself trailing 15-7 to Kellenberg on Tuesday evening in the first game of the CHSAA championship match.

Coach Donna Newman called timeout, hoping to stem the momentum. It worked, as St. Anthony’s (16-0) rallied in the game and completed a 3-0 sweep to advance to the state championship on Saturday at St....

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Friars swimming aims for special postseason

St. Anthony's swimmer Melissa Bischoff.

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Melissa Bischoff, Kylie Danin, Aileen Fitzpatrick and LeeAnn Santore don't take it for granted that each is a member of the St. Anthony's girls swimming program.

"They know how special it is to be on this team," Friars coach Dan McBride said. "Not everyone gets a chance to wear the black and gold."

Bischoff, Danin, Fitzpatrick and Santore are wearing those colors...

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