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Steven Schneider, other LIers have big day at LI Challenge

MacArthur's Steven Schneider won his match against Jericho's

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Though Sachem East walked away victorious yesterday at the Long Island Challenge there were wrestlers from the other teams that had very successful days.

Chief among them was MacArthur’s Steven Schneider. A senior, Schneider is the defending Nassau County champion at 160 pounds and finished second in New York State last season.

“I knew the Long Island Challenge was going to be a tough...

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Lady Blue Devils 'Diamond' press shines bright in title game win

Huntington forward Heather Forster passes the ball out

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When Heather Forster hears Lady Blue Devils coach Mike Kaplan holler the play call from the sideline, Huntington’s forward knows it’s time to get going.

In the Lady Devils Basketball Invitational championship game Saturday at Freeport High School, Kaplan more often than not called out ‘Diamond’—Forster’s favorite formation.

“I was at the top of that,” said Forster, who at 6-1, is asked...

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Anthony Parlato leads Center Moriches in father's memorial tournament

Center Moriches High School junior Anthony Parlato Jr.

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Anthony Parlato recorded eight assists, eight steals, four points and four rebounds to lead Center Moriches over Mattituck, 74-56, at a tournament honoring his late father on Friday night.

Clarence Trent scored a career-high 17 points and added four rebounds and four steals in the first Anthony Parlato HST Memorial Classic. Tyrik Rountree recorded 15 points, six rebounds and five steals. Tyrell...

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Division keeps everything under control in tourney win

Division's Laura Stuart drives past Cold Spring Harbor's

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Taylor Calabrese can sense when Taylor Miller is going for a steal.

“I know how she plays,” said Calabrese, who is teammates with Miller on the Long Island Lightning in Amateur Athletic Association (AAU) girls’ basketball. “She’s hard to compete against.”

That was the sentiment shared by Calabrese and her Division teammates during the semifinals of the Lady Devils Basketball Invitational...

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Noteworthy performances highlight early start to boys hoops season

St. Dominic's Mark Flynn controls the ball against

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It's early in the Private, Independent and Catholic boys basketball season, but it's always good to keep an eye on who's off to a really good start.

St. Anthony’s, St. Dominic, Kellenberg, Holy Trinity, Our Savior New American, Long Island Lutheran and Lawrence Woodmere Academy are several standout teams.

All last played this past weekend and came away victorious. Lawrence Woodmere Academy...

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St. Anthony's girls hoops earns national ranking

St. Anthony's senior forward Chastity Taylor

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When St. Anthony’s faced Paul VI Catholic on Sunday, coach Ken Parham hadn’t told his team much about its opponent. The Friars, going in, weren’t made aware that they were facing a team ranked fifth in the country; a Virginia girls basketball powerhouse that boasts players committed to Division I colleges.

“We were down 16-11 after the first quarter, and then down 12 at the half,” Parham said....

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Trombetta named field hockey All-American

Sachem East's Katie Trombetta

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Drum roll, please!

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association named its All-Americans on Monday and this, likely, will come as no surprise: Katie Trombetta was selected. Again.

The Sachem East star received first-team All-American honors for a second straight year, a day after being named Newsday's Long Island Player of the Year, also for a second consecutive year.

"I just...

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Olujobi commits while healing

Brentwood's Olufemi Olujobi looks on from the court

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Brentwood’s Femi Olujobi had two important tasks for his senior season. One mission is accomplished – the 6-8 forward already has accepted a scholarship to Oakland (Mich.) University, a Division I school that plays in the Horizon League.

The second mission -- to help the Indians win a Long Island Class AA championship – remains on hold, as Olujobi has yet to return to action after suffering...

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Harris keys Hills West in conference opener

Half Holllow Hills West's Terry Harris (no. 5)

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Senior swingman Terry Harris scored 35 points to lead Half Hollow Hills West in their League IV opener at Kings Park.

Hills West head coach Bill Mitaritonna said Harris "shot exceptionally well," and "carried" the team to victory.

The visitors took a 16-4 lead during the first quarter, thanks in large part to their defense.

"The defense set the tone,"...

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Syosset, winless in conference last year, upsets Uniondale

Syosset guard Dan Albernas knew expectations were low.

“I think that, really, just our coach and our players gave us a chance heading into this game,” the 5-11 junior said.

After failing to win a game against a conference opponent last season, few predicted the Braves would upset Uniondale, which last year made it to the Nassau County final, on Thursday in the AA-I opener for both teams.

But...

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