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Tennis runs in Zain Ali's family

Zain Ali of Half Hollow Hills East prepares

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

Zain Ali can't even remember exactly when he was introduced to the game of tennis. The Half Hollow Hills East senior and defending Suffolk County singles champion was practically born playing the sport.

"I've been playing since I was four or five," Ali said. "But I was always around the game, bouncing a tennis ball, just getting a feel for it."

Tennis is the game of choice in the Ali...

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They can't win 'em all

Westbury guard Jared Monah attempts to drive to

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

And then there were … none!

Entering Tuesday night's busy boys basketball slate, there were three undefeated teams on Long Island. But all three were beaten as once again, parity ruled the courts.

In Suffolk II, Central Islip outlasted Half Hollow Hills East, 68-64, dropping the Colts to 10-1.

In Nassau AA-I, Freeport slipped past Farmingdale, 49-44, as the Dalers fell to 9-1.


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Half Hollow Hills West sets state record at Nationals

Jarried Redwood, center, of Half Hollow Hills West

(Credit: Bob Sorensen)

Half Hollow Hills West’s 1000 medley relay team, composed of Jarried Redwood, Jamir Blackman, Frederic Fils Aime, and Bryce Johnson, finished in one minute, 57.33 seconds at last weekend's New Balance National Championships, held at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C.

The time is a new state record, breaking Newburgh High School’s 1:58.92, set at last year’s national meet,...

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