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Bethpage's Greg Gerber shares 1,000-point moment with dad

Bethpage Eagles' Greg Gerber shoots over North Shore

(Credit: Brad Penner)

Greg Gerber needed to thank someone. And he didn't wait.

The Bethpage senior forward scored his 1,000th career point during the fourth quarter of a boys basketball game against Floral Park last Friday. A timeout was called three possessions later to acknowledge the milestone, and Gerber was handed a plaque and a commemorative ball. He didn't hold the ball for long, though.

During the...

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Gymnastics state qualifier postponed (with bonus preview!)

Miranda Lund of Plainview JFK performs her floor

(Credit: James Escher)

The Nassau gymnastics state qualifier, slated to be held today in Hicksville at 5 p.m., has been moved to tomorrow, Tuesday, same flippy place, same flippy hour.

Now that we've gotten that bit of housekeeping out of the way, here's a quick primer of what to expect when (if) the snow makes the roads passable on Tuesday.

As always, Bethpage and Plainview will likely have their fair share...

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Bethpage gymnastics' Rhatigan wins 200th

KIM RHATIGAN Long Island girls gymnastics coach of

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

You can't just rack up wins willy nilly in high school gymnastics. Even on the best of years, the most you'll get is 10 or so, depending on schedule and powers that be. And in a sport as capricious as this one, not every year can be the best of years.

Which is why Bethpage coach Kim Rhatigan's success is all the more impressive.

Rhatigan collected the 200th victory in her 24 year career,...

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Freshman Alyssa Firth, Bethpage gymnastics wow 'em

Bethpage gymnast Alyssa Firth performs her floor exercise

(Credit: Daniel De Mato)


(A coherent lede, that was not.)

You'll have to excuse the writing, because Thursday night's rival match pitting defending champion Bethpage against always-almost-champion Plainview was a stunner.

We're talking .05 point differential. We're talking it coming down to a freshman and an injured captain, and we're also talking about the girls who are going to be right up...

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Bethpage volleyball wins Conference IV title

Bethpage head coach Chrissy Bennett knew she had a talented group of sophomores two seasons ago.

Blending in with four seniors, Greg Gerber, Stephen DiSalvo, Dennis Costa and Tommy Fraher helped lead Bethpage to an 8-7 record and a playoff berth.

Graduation left a large hole in the lineup and resulted in Bethpage finishing 1-11 last season. But through it all Bennett never wavered in...

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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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