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Jericho fencing blends youth and experience

As one of Jericho’s top fencers nears graduation, two others are just getting their careers started.

Senior Marc Siegel leads the team and is joined by eighth-graders Matthew Gavieta and Bennett Cohen.

Siegel had a strong season last year in sabre, and will be tasked with providing veteran leadership for a young Jericho squad.

“Marc has been an invaluable asset to the team,” Jericho...

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Nassau boys soccer postseason opening matchups

Massapequa's Brandon Merklin, left, heads a ball away

(Credit: James Escher)

Four outbracket games kicked off the 2013 Nassau boys' soccer postseason Thursday, featuring Class A wins by Sewanhaka, Lynbrook, Floral Park and Clarke.

All opening round Class A games take place on Oct. 25, as top-seeded Wantagh hosts No. 16 Clarke at 2:30 p.m.

Bethpage, the fifth seed, will host No. 12 Island Trees at 3:30 p.m. Sewanhaka, at No. 13, heads to No. 4 Southside at 7 p.m....

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Boys soccer's top performers: Defense

Brentwood's Jonathan Interiano and Alejandro Ruiz, left, fight

(Credit: Daniel De Mato )

Here's the weekly installment of top Long Island boys soccer performers for the period of Sept. 16 -23.

This week, the list is dedicated to players who made an impact on defense, excluding goalkeepers. The goalies, along with top scorers and defenders, will be acknowledged next week, and going forward, we will recognize each facet weekly in an effort to not miss many performances.

Alejandro...

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