High school central

All sports, all schools, one blog.

Game 1 of hoops challenge to Harborfields

A seven-point possession to close the third period sparked Harborfields to a 59-49 victory over Farmingdale in the first game of the Nassau-Suffolk Challenge Sunday at the Hicksville Athletic Center.

Robert Pecorelli hit a driving layup and was fouled, converting the three-point play. Then a Farmingdale player drew a technical foul for bouncing the ball high in frustration. Pecorelli sank...

Read more »

They can't win 'em all

Westbury guard Jared Monah attempts to drive to

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

And then there were … none!

Entering Tuesday night's busy boys basketball slate, there were three undefeated teams on Long Island. But all three were beaten as once again, parity ruled the courts.

In Suffolk II, Central Islip outlasted Half Hollow Hills East, 68-64, dropping the Colts to 10-1.

In Nassau AA-I, Freeport slipped past Farmingdale, 49-44, as the Dalers fell to 9-1.

In...

Read more »

Hooks, Smith grab the boards in Freeport's big conference win

When Davelle Hooks and Te'Korey Smith attack the glass, Freeport’s tough to beat.

It hasn’t happened as often as Red Devils coach Bob DeBonis would like, but on Tuesday, Hooks and Smith were relentless in their pursuit of the basketball.

That’s the main reason Freeport handed Farmingdale its first loss of the season in the Red Devils’ 49-44 home win in Conference I.

“We’re starting...

Read more »

Hausmann's three-point play gives Dalers their first league win

Farmingdale needed a big play and Amanda Hausmann delivered one in the clutch.

Hausmann’s three-point play with 22 seconds left was the big basket in the Dalers’ 38-35 home win over Hempstead in a Nassau Conference AA-I girls basketball game.

Hausmann had good positioning in the low post when she took the feed from Lauren Hill, before converting the tough layup as she was being fouled.

The...

Read more »

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....

Read more »

Farmingdale's Lax Festival a hit

The Farmingdale girls lacrosse team poses on its

(Credit: Newsday/Stephen Haynes)

What offseason?

More than 30 teams participated and hundreds of supporters showed up at Farmingdale High School last Sunday to watch girls lacrosse. Farmingdale hosted its "Lax Festival," an exhibition tournament which included teams from across the island, from the varsity level on down to youth league, competing in a series of 7-on-7 games.

Yes, in autumn. And yes, on Sunday,...

Read more »

Boys soccer's top performers: Defense

Brentwood's Jonathan Interiano and Alejandro Ruiz, left, fight

(Credit: Daniel De Mato )

Here's the weekly installment of top Long Island boys soccer performers for the period of Sept. 16 -23.

This week, the list is dedicated to players who made an impact on defense, excluding goalkeepers. The goalies, along with top scorers and defenders, will be acknowledged next week, and going forward, we will recognize each facet weekly in an effort to not miss many performances.

Alejandro...

Read more »

Girls Lacrosse State Tournamnet Preview

Manhasset's Kathryn Hallet celebrates with teammate Natalie Stefan.

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

A similar - though condensed - version of this will run in tomorrow's paper, but for the folks who are here in Cortland now or on the way and won't get the paper, you can get a preview of the preview now.

NOTE: Laura and I will be covering all the games and providing updates, stats, pictures and commentary during each. If you can't make it to Cortland - heck, even if you're there - follow...

Read more »

advertisement | advertise on newsday

advertisement | advertise on newsday