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Records fell like autumn leaves in Friday’s Long Island Class IV championship game, won by Babylon, 27-26.
Here’s the scorecard:
-- Babylon broke the Suffolk County single-season scoring record of 500 points set by St. Anthony’s in 2003 on Jake Carlock’s 10-yard TD reception with 5:37 left in the third quarter. They finished with 510 points in 12 games.
-- With 10 receptions, Babylon’s...Read more »
As one of Long Island’s top scorers, Shelby Fredericks is used to being around the goal. But not in goal.
Yet that’s exactly where she found herself last week…for the first time in her life…during the biggest moment of the season.
Despite the fact that she had never played goalkeeper before, she moved into the frame for the championship-deciding penalty kicks in the Suffolk County final...Read more »
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
Monzon...Read more »
As expected Tuesday, the rain forced all the Suffolk softball playoff games to stop play and pick up where it left off at another time. Game highlights and make-up dates for their respective double-elimination playoff tournaments are below.
The opening game of the Suffolk Class B softball championship between second-seeded Babylon and top-seeded Center Moriches was postponed at Center Moriches...Read more »
It was a long and impressive run, but both Long Island Lutheran's Boogie Brozoski and North Babylon's Brianna Jones came up just short of making the USA Basketball Women's U16 National Team.
Out of the 132 players from across the country who were selected to tryout, Brozoski and Jones were among the final 43 to survive the first three rounds of cuts and participate in all seven trial sessions...Read more »
LuHi's Boogie Brozoski, North Babylon's Brianna Jones survive early cuts at U16 national team trials
Long Island Lutheran’s Boogie Brozoski and North Babylon’s Brianna Jones have survived three rounds of cuts at the USA Women's Basketball U16 Team Trials, and remain in contention to make the final 12-player roster that will represent the U.S. at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championships in Cancun, Mexico from June 19-23.
The USA Basketbal Women's Development Committee hosted 132 elite high...Read more »
Long Island Lutheran’s Boogie Brozoski and North Babylon’s Brianna Jones will spend Memorial Day weekend trying out for the USA Women’s Basketball U16 team at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Brozoski and Jones, who both just finished their sophomore seasons, are two of 100 players who applied and were accepted to tryout for the team, along with 32 other players who were...Read more »
As Babylon heads toward another postseason run in Suffolk Class B softball, the Panthers can hold their head up high after capturing a seventh league championship and first in League VIII under coach Rick Punzone.
A year after going undefeated at 22-0 en route to the Long Island Championship, Punzone is curious to how this year's group will respond.
"I've been satisfied with the...Read more »
North Babylon standout Makeda Nicholas recently gave a verbal commitment to play basketball at the University of Delaware, and she will team up with St. Anthony's Chastity Taylor.
Nicholas, a junior, was a highly coveted recruit. She is a 6-1 forward with strength, low post moves and a mid-range jumper, and has the ability to handle the ball. She averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in earning...Read more »
North Babylon clinched the League IV title for the second consecutvie season with its 5-2 win over Brentwood on Wednesday, earning back-to-back league championships in boys tennis for the first time in school history.
Zane Sidiqui, Lynus Fortaleza and Tyree Grimsley won the top three singles slots, respectively, as Fortaleza and Grimsley remained undefeated in league play for the second year...Read more »