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During practices, the Manhasset boys lacrosse team is always talking about one more.
One more pass, that is, to the guy who is slightly more open and closer to the crease than the one with the ball in his stick at the time. One more instance of unselfish play on offense in an effort to produce one more win.
“It symbolizes the greater good of the team,” said captain Mike Fahey, who leads...Read more »
The Nassau Class B boys lacrosse quarterfinals begin Thursday. Below is a quick look at each game. Below that, you can vote on who will win each game.
No. 1-1 Garden City vs. No. 2-4 Hewlett
Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at Hofstra
About Garden City (13-3): The defending state B champions are led by attackman Justin Guterding on offense and Ed Blatz on defense. However, Garden City has...Read more »
St. Dominic senior R.J. Beil recorded the 250th point of his career Monday on an assist to Grant Galligan 10 seconds into a non-league win over Portledge.
After scoring five goals with two assists in the 13-5 road win, Beil’s total points is now up to 256, which “easily ranks him in at least the top-five in the program’s history,” according to third-year head coach Matt O’Brien.
“He...Read more »
The Nassau Class A boys lacrosse quarterfinals begin Tuesday. Below is a quick look at each game. Below that, you can vote on who will win each game.
No. 1 Massapequa vs. No. 8 East Meadow
Tuesday, 8:00 p.m., at Hofstra
About Massapequa (12-2): The Chiefs' version of the Killer Bs — Paul Bentz, Craig Berge and James Byrns — have disrupted defenses all season. The trio totaled almost...Read more »
Shoreham-Wading River senior Tim Rotanz became the fourth player in Long Island high school boys lacrosse history to total at least 400 points Thursday when he scored a goal during the third quarter of a win at Rocky Point.
Rotanz scored six goals and six assists in his team's 18-6 Division II win.
Rotanz, who now has exactly 400 points, joined the elite club that includes Nicky Galasso...Read more »
When Dan Grabher has his knees bent, his feet shoulder-width apart, his dominant right foot a few inches in front of his left one and his body low, he usually wins.
"It gives me that quick, one-second burst,” the North Shore senior said.
It’s a typical athletic stance he used during the winter, when grappling with opponents on a wrestling mat. In the spring, Grabher finds himself...Read more »
This week's look at the top 10 boys lacrosse teams in Nassau County (public schools only). The matchups of the week below could change things quite a bit.
1. Long Beach (11-0, 4-0)
2. Syosset (8-3, 4-0)
3. Massapequa (7-2, 5-0)
4. Manhasset (8-3, 5-0)
5. Garden City (7-3, 4-0)
6. Farmingdale (8-3, 3-1)
7. Wantagh (9-2, 2-2)
8. Port Washington...Read more »
Long Beach’s Billy Kane, who is scheduled to have surgery soon to repair a torn ACL he suffered earlier this season, showed up for Friday’s boys lacrosse game against Farmingdale ready — and willing — to play.
“His mother wrote a note and he came with his uniform and equipment and said it couldn’t get much worse so why not play,” said Long Beach coach Jim Kaspar. “There was no way I’d put...Read more »
Ward Melville hasn’t scored less than 14 goals in a game yet this season, and that’s a fact Garden City coach Steve Finnell knows all too well heading into Saturday’s matchup.
“You look at this on paper, and they’re better than us,” said Finnell.
Ward Melville’s Jack Bruckner, Danny Bucaro and Christian Mazzone each have scored more than 20 goals with 10 assists so far this season. Garden...Read more »
Despite trailing by two goals with a minute left in regulation, Farmingdale pulled out a 7-6 victory in overtime on Wednesday over Hicksville — without winning any of the last three faceoffs during the comeback.
“We’ve been getting killed on faceoffs all year,” said Farmingdale boys lacrosse coach Bob Hartranft, who added that John Ragno’s injuries over the past two seasons has impacted the...Read more »