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First county champs crowned at Day 1 of Suffolk Girls Division Championships

Connetquot's Erin Melly takes first place in the

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Day one of the Suffolk Girls Division Championships are in the books and, although most events were semifinals that set up a Wednesday smorgasbord of finals, the first few 2014 county champions were determined Monday at Connetquot High School. 

Northport’s Jackie Thorne, a sophomore, won the Division I 800-meter crown in 2 minutes, 14.16 seconds. Thorne used her kick on the second lap...

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Manhasset brings home first state hockey championship

The Manhasset boys hockey team poses after winning

(Credit: Paul Becker)

It was a goal Matthew Cecchini will never forget -- ever.

After all, it put Manhasset in position to win its first state hockey title in the Mixed Open/Division.

“I was able to get a shot on net from the top of the circle, and to see it go in was an amazing feeling,'' said Cecchini, who scored 30 seconds into overtime to give the Indians  a 7-6 state semifinal victory over Jamestown...

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Carey upsets top-seeded Lawrence

The quarterfinals have been cruel to Lawrence.

The Golden Tornado fell to Carey, 64-63, in overtime on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Nassau Class A playoffs, marking the third consecutive season Lawrence went into the round as the county's top-seed and left with a loss.

Adrian Denner scored 18 points and had 11 rebounds, and Kieran Murchie added 16 points to lead Carey.

Dwayne...

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'Instant Classic' sees Wheatley advance to Class B Final

Josh Hyon admitted he was more mentally exhausted than physically exhausted late in Wheatley’s Nassau Class B semifinal game.

Yet it didn’t prevent him from making the biggest basket in the second-seeded Wildcats’ 72-68 victory over No. 3 East Rockaway Saturday at LIU Post.

Hyon’s putback off his own miss was the winning field goal in the third overtime that gave Wheatley (11-7) a 70-68...

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Bulls win second SCHSHL championship behind co-MVPs

The Smithtown-Hauppauge boys hockey team celebrates its SCHSHL

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Tom DeRosa knows the feeling of getting to the finals and not winning it all. It happened last season for the Smithtown-Hauppauge goaltender.

So when it was time to get ready for his senior season this year, DeRosa decided to take on more of a leadership role and help the younger guys.

“You don’t realize how long of a season it is,” said DeRosa, who was named an assistant captain. “If...

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Mepham's Morris hits two clutch free throws to secure conference title

Alexa Morris didn’t just walk up to the free throw line, she ran to it.

That’s the kind of swagger Morris exuded late in Mepham’s Conference AA-III home game against Herricks last Friday.

“She’s an excellent free throw shooter and she’s confident,” Pirates coach Jim Mulvey said. “We love to have her on the line.”

Having Morris at the charity stripe paid off for Mepham in its 36-33...

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McKee’s jumper the key in Bonackers' non-league win

Danny McKee helped his East Hampton teammates move the ball with precision as the final seconds ticked away.

When it stopped moving, McKee stood at the top of the key with the ball in his hands waiting to make his move.

The score was tied at 57 and the Bonackers’ non-league game was on the line.

“We ran our normal offense and ran some time off the clock,” McKee said. “When it got...

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Williams scores milestone basket in Cougars’ CHSAA win

St. John the Baptist's Kyle Williams, left, and

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Kyle Williams missed his first dunk attempt, got it back, and went back up for the flush.

What a way for St. John the Baptist’s 6-9 center to score his 1,000th point. It came on the first play of the game in the Cougars’ CHSAA showdown with Holy Trinity.

But it wasn’t the best part for Williams in St. John the Baptist’s 69-64 home win. The best part was protecting the paint.

“I’ve...

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Bulldogs' hockey going at teams in 'Waves of Four'

Brenden Lloyd isn't just a one-man show for the Bellmore-Merrick boys’ ice hockey team.

What makes the Bulldogs a juggernaut this season is that they come at you in "Waves of Four", Lloyd said.

Meaning Bellmore-Merrick is four lines deep in its attack. There's nothing better than that from Bulldogs coach Chris Patten's perspective.

"We don't rely on just one guy," Patten said....

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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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