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Empire Challenge by the numbers

Long Island's Andrew Ris (13) looks for running

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

It was a contrast in offensive styles at Wednesday night's Empire Challenge.

Long Island accumulated 257 yards passing and only four rushing while New York City had 268 yards rushing and 108 through the air. Andrew Ris (Carey) matched Trent Crossan (Sachem North) with three receptions, for 51 yards, and also completed a two-point conversion pass as the holder.

The City was led by Kahlil...

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Girls Lacrosse State Tournament Preview

Manhasset defender Jacklyn D'Alleva

(Credit: Joseph Sullivan)

It’s that time again. The buses are on their way now to Cortland for the girls lacrosse state tournament, and Long Island will be represented by West Islip, Manhasset and Cold Spring Harbor.

Follow me @StephenHaynes4. I’ll be providing updates throughout the games, along with photos, commentary, retweets of commentary, and stuff. If you don’t already follow me, you’re just doing Twitter wrong,...

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Massapequa, West Islip set to square off in LI title game

West Islip's Nick Arnold delivers a strike during

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There’s been a lot of time this week for Griffin Sullivan to take in what some of his predecessors have been saying.

As Massapequa prepares to take on West Islip in the Long Island Class AA Championship, Sullivan really liked what he heard from Matt Prokopowicz.

The former All-American at Hofstra, who starred at third base for the Chiefs’ undefeated state championship team in 2006, told...

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West Islip, Eastport-South Manor, Mt. Sinai top seeds in Suffolk girls lacrosse tournaments

West Islip's Lindsay Darrell (left) gets by Ward

(Credit: Bob Sorensen)

The field is set for this season’s Suffolk girls lacrosse tournaments.

Undefeated West Islip earned the top seed in Class A after finishing the league season 14-0.

With an attack led by Lindsay Darrell, Vanessa Costantino, Riley Hill, and Emily Piciullo, the Lions are deserved favorites to win the county.

No. 2 Hauppauge, No. 3 Northport and No. 4 Middle Country join West Islip...

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East Islip's Vuolo honors father in special way on ice

East Islip hockey player Jared Vuolo skates during

(Credit: Frank Bayer)

Before he takes the ice, Jared Vuolo writes 'DAD' on his stick. There's so much meaning behind that for the East Islip center, who goes above and beyond for everyone he knows.

At 13 years old, Vuolo lost his father, Ralph, to a sudden heart attack while the two were playing video games at his house.

Since, Vuolo has honored his father in every which way he can.

"He always said...

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West Islip diver Patrick Carter qualifies for state championships

West Islip's Patrick Carter wins the Suffolk boys

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

It’s early in the season, but West Islip’s freshman diver Patrick Carter has already qualified for the state championships. He qualified during the Sachem East Diving Invitational on Saturday with a score of 504.

“I’ve very excited for him,” coach Bob Kollar said. “He’s a hard worker and he came back this year even stronger than he was last year. His score was amazing and he qualified by over...

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West Islip's Scott Nelson an All-American at USATF Championships

Scott Nelson of West Islip places third with

(Credit: Errol Anderson)

West Islip senior Scott Nelson was named an All-American in the boys’ 17-18 division by placing 12th overall with a time of 16:29 in the 5,000 meters during the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships in San Antonio, Texas.

There were 145 runners in the boys’ 17-18 division.

Nelson’s twin brother, West Islip senior Craig Nelson, placed 28th with a time...

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Title turnaround for Central Islip boys soccer

The Central Islip boys soccer team.

(Credit: Central Islip High School)

It’s likely the biggest surprise of the season in Suffolk high school boys soccer, and the Central Islip team is hopeful the revelation continues beyond Tuesday afternoon.

For the first time since 1994, according to head coach Johnny Velez, Central Islip won a league title when it clinched the top spot in League II earlier this month. The Musketeers (12-2), a team that hadn’t made the playoffs...

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Boys soccer top performers

Cole Tobias of Half Hollow Hills West chases

(Credit: David Pokress)

Here’s the weekly installment of top Long Island boys soccer performers for the period of Oct. 14 -20:

Christian Villalta, Central Islip

The sophomore scored a career-high four goals, all in the first-half, to lead Central Islip to a 4-0 win over Connetquot on Oct. 15. Two days later, he had two goals and one assist in a win against Lindenhurst.

Chris Monzon, Lawrence


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