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Norm Murray remembered at LICs

The right corner of the Hofstra press box has, for years, been known as Norm Murray Corner, replete with a street sign that hangs from a pillar bearing those exact words in gold on a blue background – the Hofstra school colors.

Murray , the long-time voice of Hofstra football and lacrosse, Nassau Community College football and lacrosse, Nassau high school playoff football and lacrosse and...

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MSG Varsity to air high school football on Thanksgiving

Commack's Andrew Caccamo (36) cheers as head coach

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Maybe you're in the mood for a different brand of football this Thanksgiving.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. MSG Varsity will air a special replay of the Nassau Conference I finals and Suffolk Division I finals.

Viewers can tune in on Optimum channel 414....

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Boys and girls volleyball Long Island championship schedules

Sachem East setter Michael Barfield sets the ball

(Credit: Daniel De Mato)

The Long Island championship match ups are set for this weekend.

Girls Long Island championships

Class AA: No. 1 Smithtown East (17-0) vs. No. 1 Massapequa (15-0), Saturday, November 9, 6:30 pm, St. Joseph’s College

Class A: No. 1 Kings Park (20-0) vs. No. 1 Long Beach (16-1), Saturday, 11/9, 4 pm, St. Joseph’s College

Class B: No. 1 Seaford (13-2) vs. No. 1 Glenn (13-0),...

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Massapequa wins Nassau Class AA girls volleyball title

Massapequa's Justine Abbate goes for the spike during

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Ahead two games to none in the third game of Tuesday's Nassau Class AA girls volleyball championship, Massapequa (15-0) was looking to sweep its way to its 14th consecutive County title. But Baldwin would not go away.

Behind the serving of Jessica Pullis the Bruins jumped out to a 10-1 lead in the third game. Massapequa, sporting a young roster without the championship pedigree of its previous...

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Which high school football teams will advance in the playoffs?

Connetquot running back Marcus Gutierrez looks to get

(Credit: George A. Faella)

The high school football regular season is in the books, which can mean only one thing -- playoffs! (It's OK if you said that in the classic Jim Mora voice . . . we did, too.)

The high school football postseason kicks off this Friday night, and by the end of the weekend 37 games featuring 70 Long Island teams will have been played.

We at Newsday want to know which teams you think will...

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St. Anthony's wins CHSAA girls volleyball title

St. Anthony's outside hitter Julia Forster.

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Yet to drop a game to a league opponent all season, St. Anthony’s girls volleyball found itself trailing 15-7 to Kellenberg on Tuesday evening in the first game of the CHSAA championship match.

Coach Donna Newman called timeout, hoping to stem the momentum. It worked, as St. Anthony’s (16-0) rallied in the game and completed a 3-0 sweep to advance to the state championship on Saturday at St....

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Hills East, Stefanie Alpert cap improved season with playoff berth

Half Hollow Hills East senior Stefanie Alpert. (Oct.

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

The year-by-year improvement for the Half Hollow Hills East volleyball team has mirrored the rise of its best player, senior Stefanie Alpert.

Beginning with a 5-8 mark as a freshman, a 1-13 record in 2011 and a near playoff berth in Alpert’s junior year in 2012, the Thunderbirds have been striving for a spot in the county playoffs.

A 7-5 league mark made 2013 the year.

“I can t...

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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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Port Washington's Jamel Ramsay named Jets high school coach of the week

Port Washington running back Michael Gennusa runs the

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

Port Washington football coach Jamel Ramsay earned the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week Award on Tuesday after the Vikings improved to 6-0 with a 21-7 win over Nassau Conference V rival Roslyn last Saturday.

The award, in its 18th year, is presented each week to a coach in the tri-state area who serves the best interests of the game through the teaching of sound fundamentals, the...

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Three-way race for conference swimming title

Garden City, Bellmore-Merrick and Manhasset are all in the mix for the Nassau Conference I girls swimming championship this week.

For Manhasset coach Matt McGrane, the key for the future title holder is this: "How do you hold up?"

Manhasset (4-1) will find out when it hosts Garden City (5-0) Tuesday night at Great Neck North.

“When you’re in a meet like this, of this...

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