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Friends Academy celebrates their win over Syracuse Academy

(Credit: Pat Orr)

All three Long Island teams acquitted themselves well in last weekend’s state tournament, even though only one brought back a championship. As legendary UCLA coach John Wooden used to say, quoting an ancient poet, “The journey is better than the end.”

Friends Academy, of course, enjoyed the journey AND the end, winning the Class C championship for the first time in school...

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Hills West-Elmont: The day after

Half Hollow Hills West's Tavon Sledge jumps and

(Credit: Photo by Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Last night's Long Island Class AA championship game was certainly one for the ages, as Tavon Sledge scored a record 46 points for Half Hollow Hills West in a 79-75 double-overtime victory over Elmont at Stony Brook.

Highlights of the instant classic can be seen here.

A basketball game can't get much tighter. The score was tied after the first quarter and at halftime and was a two-point...

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Tobias named McDonald’s All-American

Calling it a “dream come true,” Tobias Harris was named to the 2010 McDonald’s All-American team. The Tennessee-bound senior from Half Hollow Hills West watched with several friends on Thursday night as his name was called on a live telecast on ESPNU.

“It was one of my main goals when I first started playing basketball,” Harris said of being a McDonald’s...

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