Newsday runs a full-court press on Long Island high school boys basketball.
Bob Herzog has worked in the sports department at Newsday since 1976. He has covered baseball, football and college basketball.
He has edited and written for several award-winning Newsday special sections on baseball, football and Long Island sports history.
Herzog grew up on Long Island, graduated from Commack High School where he was co-captain of the baseball team, and received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University.
Two players who have already made verbal commitments to play lacrosse in college — sophomore Jack Coan at Notre Dame and senior Matt Selts at Marist — hold the keys to the high-powered engine that is Sayville football’s offense for 2014.
Both are bigger than last year’s models, thanks to rigorous work in the weight room. Coan added 10 pounds and now weighs 170 on a rangy 6-2 1/2 frame, while...Read more »