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Why playing basketball is 'awesome' for Plainedge's John Danielo

Plainedge wide receiver John Danielo makes a catch

(Credit: James Escher )

John Danielo thought his high school athletic career was over last November.

Danielo, a senior who plays football, basketball and baseball at Plainedge, discovered a lump on his right arm several days after taking a hit during a football game. Danielo said it grew so large that it eventually inhibited his ability to make a play on the field.

After getting an MRI, Danielo said the radiologist...

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Records set in Long Island Class IV championship

Babylon quarterback Nick Santorelli attempts a pass downfield.

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

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...

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Norm Murray remembered at LICs

The right corner of the Hofstra press box has, for years, been known as Norm Murray Corner, replete with a street sign that hangs from a pillar bearing those exact words in gold on a blue background – the Hofstra school colors.

Murray , the long-time voice of Hofstra football and lacrosse, Nassau Community College football and lacrosse, Nassau high school playoff football and lacrosse and...

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MSG Varsity to air high school football on Thanksgiving

Commack's Andrew Caccamo (36) cheers as head coach

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Maybe you're in the mood for a different brand of football this Thanksgiving.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. MSG Varsity will air a special replay of the Nassau Conference I finals and Suffolk Division I finals.

Viewers can tune in on Optimum channel 414....

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Which high school football teams will advance in the playoffs?

Connetquot running back Marcus Gutierrez looks to get

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The high school football regular season is in the books, which can mean only one thing -- playoffs! (It's OK if you said that in the classic Jim Mora voice . . . we did, too.)

The high school football postseason kicks off this Friday night, and by the end of the weekend 37 games featuring 70 Long Island teams will have been played.

We at Newsday want to know which teams you think will...

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Port Washington's Jamel Ramsay named Jets high school coach of the week

Port Washington running back Michael Gennusa runs the

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

Port Washington football coach Jamel Ramsay earned the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week Award on Tuesday after the Vikings improved to 6-0 with a 21-7 win over Nassau Conference V rival Roslyn last Saturday.

The award, in its 18th year, is presented each week to a coach in the tri-state area who serves the best interests of the game through the teaching of sound fundamentals, the...

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Week 3 football staff picks

Carey's Andrew Ris dives for a touchdown against Wantagh.

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A look at Newsday's staff picks for Week 3 of the high school football season by Gregg Sarra, Bob Herzog and Andy Slawson.   GAMES SARRA HERZOG SLAWSON On the season 18-2 18-2 13-7 Syosset at Farmingdale Farmingdale Farmingdale Farmingdale Lindenhurt at Connetquot Connetquot Connetquot Connetquot Northport at Sachem East Northport Northport Northport Centereach at West Babylon Centereach Centereach...

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This week's football schedule

Sachem North's Trent Crossan hits the blocking pads.

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

This week's high school football schedule begins Wednesday, with the bulk of the games being played on Thursday to accommodate the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Here's a look at the Long Island high school football schedule for this opening week, with games on five straight days....

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St. John the Baptist football aims high in CHSFL

St. John the Baptist offensive coordinator Ralph Carusillo

(Credit: Richard T. Slattery)

Don’t bother telling St. John the Baptist football players that their aspirations are too high. No one will even pretend to hear you.

Reaching the CHSFL AA title game last season was a significant accomplishment for the Cougars, given the team had been competing at the A level since before Keith Schweers took over as head coach seven seasons ago, and while progressing, still hadn’t been to...

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Smithtown East's John Daniggelis looks to improve on standout sophomore season

Smithtown East quarterback John Daniggelis powers through the

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Smithtown East coach Pete Melore has seen his fair share of sophomore quarterbacks in his 20-plus years of experience, yet the season John Daniggelis had last year emerges from his recollection.

And not because it’s the most recent.

“None played as good as a sophomore as John Daniggelis did last year,” Melore said after Tuesday morning's practice.

Daniggelis passed for just under...

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