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Bulls win second SCHSHL championship behind co-MVPs

The Smithtown-Hauppauge boys hockey team celebrates its SCHSHL

(Credit: Vincent Granice)

Tom DeRosa knows the feeling of getting to the finals and not winning it all. It happened last season for the Smithtown-Hauppauge goaltender.

So when it was time to get ready for his senior season this year, DeRosa decided to take on more of a leadership role and help the younger guys.

“You don’t realize how long of a season it is,” said DeRosa, who was named an assistant captain. “If...

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Terry Harris scores 1,000th career point for Half Hollow Hills West

Half Hollow Hills West's Terry Harris waits for

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Terry Harris scored his 1,000 career point on a free throw with 7:18 left in the fourth quarter of No. 7 Half Hollow Hills West's 60-52 Class AA first-round victory over No. 10 Newfield on Friday night.

Harris, who has played on varsity since his sophomore year, finished with a game-high 22 points.

"He got off to a hot start, hitting two three-pointers to start off the game," coach Bill...

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Hauppauge swimming ready for county meet

Hauppauge's Justin Plaschka swims in the preliminaries of

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With a League II championship under their belt, the Hauppauge boys swimming team is now looking forward to competing at the county meet next Saturday at Suffolk CC-Brentwood.

Coach Rich Lionetti acknowledged the strength of his top swimmers, such as Justin Plaschka, Nick Lauritano and brothers Trevor and Troy Maida, but he gives credit to another group of swimmers.

"A lot of strength...

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Half Hollow Hills continues to breeze past competition

Michael Mattera of Half Hollow Hills competes in

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Half Hollow Hills boys swimming have been successfully breezing by their competition. They are currently 9-0 and have defeated each team in their league.

On Monday night, they took down league rival Sachem East 92-89.

“My team has already exceeded my expectations for this year,” coach Jason Wiedersum said.

Senior Michael Mattera is one of the top swimmers on the squad. He has already...

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Connetquot starting season off strong

Connetquot's Allon Avgi wrestles Ward Mellville's Peter Celebucki

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The race for the League II title was tight last year was and if the early results this season are a harbinger of things to come, the Connetquot Thunderbirds will be neck-and-neck with Sachem North once again.

The Thunderbirds graduated three all-county wrestlers (including 145-pound champion and fourth-place New York State finisher Brendan Dent) but return a strong core that has been competing...

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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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LIers advance at state tennis tournament

Herricks' Taylor Cosme hits a backhand return during

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Three singles players and two doubles pairs from Long Island won their first two matches at the Girls Tennis State Championships in Latham on Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals.

In singles, Nassau champion Taylor Cosme of Herricks and Suffolk champion Aimee Manfredo of Shoreham-Wading River will face each other in the quarterfinal on Sunday after both players cruised in their early-round...

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