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Perro shines in return to the mound for North Shore

North Shore pitcher Ryan Perro.

(Credit: Adrienne Daley)

Two weeks ago, Ryan Perro had soreness in his pitching arm and elbow.

When he mentioned it to Scott Lineman, the North Shore coach immediately told his ace righthander to shut it down, get some rest and be ready for the postseason.

Perro was more than ready. He was brilliant in his return during the Vikings' Nassau Class A fourth-round game against No. 15 Hewlett.

Perro tossed...

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Diamond Vision: Baseball athletes of the week

Brett Pisaneschi

(Credit: Brett Pisaneschi)

As you may well know, every week, Newsday nominates the athletes of the week for each sport and puts them on a full page in the Sunday high school section.

There's like 10 of them. It's kinda hard to get on the list. So, since it takes me forever to make the nominations and it's dead quiet at Newsday HQ (What up, Good Friday), I thought I'd spend the time giving some (web) ink to the best...

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Robertson reaches 1,000 and didn't even know it

North Shore's Caroline Robertson drives to the basket.

(Credit: James Escher)

Teammates rushed onto the court with balloons. The home crowd made a commotion. Alex Cantwell, teary eyed, leaped into her arms.

Caroline Robertson had just drained a buzzer-beating three, creating a quick frenzy at North Shore on Tuesday.

And Robertson’s reaction, with a bemused expression, was “What’s going on?”

After all, it was only the first quarter. But the basket had given...

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North Shore girls track hard to beat in Nassau 'B'

North Shore junior Stacie Nadel legs out the

(Credit: James Escher)

North Shore is the class of Nassau 'B', and the Vikings aren’t about to let the title streak end without a fight.

The winners of the last four county titles return a bevy of distance runners who helped them win the Nassau cross county title in the fall. Alexandra Osman takes over at the top of that group after Elizabeth Caldwell took her fast legs to college. Osman finished second to Caldwell...

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Long Islanders shine at North Shore Invitational

Garden City's Emma Gallagher leads in the girls

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Once the presents were opened and the Christmas dinner was polished off, it was time to get back to work. And, in the Long Island track and field world, work meant running at the North Shore Invitational Thursday at the Armory in Manhattan.

Syosset came up huge on the boys side. The Braves took the first three places in the 1,600. Senior Simon Nwana won in four minutes, 27.92 seconds. Ryan...

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