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Friars looking forward to strong finish on ice

Matt Martino of St. Anthony's hockey. (April 1,

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.

That’s the approach coach Jeff Stelmok is preaching to his St. Anthony's hockey club this early in the season.

St. Anthony’s (2-2-1), the four-time defending CHSHL ‘A’ Division champions, isn’t off to the best of starts. Yet, Stelmok doesn’t want anyone to be discouraged.

“It’s a matter of us sticking to our game plan, running it, and...

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LI's Klein, Carfora earn All-American honors

Carle Place forward Dylan Klein controls the ball

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

Carle Place forward Dylan Klein and St. Anthony’s midfielder Justin Carfora were named All-Americans on Monday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. They were the only two players from Long Island selected.

Carfora’s overall play helped St. Anthony’s win a CHSAA state championship, the boys soccer program’s first since 2008.

“At this point in his playing career, he is...

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St. Dom bowling already on a roll behind freshman Joe Migliano

Let's just go ahead and call this one a good sign of things to come. After being knocked out of the first round of the playoffs last year, St. Dominic kicked off its season in style, with freshman Joe Migliano shooting over 600 in his first varsity match. His 621 (he had a 213 in Game 1) was second only to stalwart Nick Bonomo's 623. Bonomo, a senior, shot a 217 in Game 3, while sophomore Vinny...

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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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Friars swimming aims for special postseason

St. Anthony's swimmer Melissa Bischoff.

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Melissa Bischoff, Kylie Danin, Aileen Fitzpatrick and LeeAnn Santore don't take it for granted that each is a member of the St. Anthony's girls swimming program.

"They know how special it is to be on this team," Friars coach Dan McBride said. "Not everyone gets a chance to wear the black and gold."

Bischoff, Danin, Fitzpatrick and Santore are wearing those colors...

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