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Upstate-Downstate Challenge set for Saturday

Chaminade High School junior guard #12 Kevin Sheehy,

(Credit: James A. Escher )

On Saturday at Uniondale High School is the Upstate-Downstate Challenge, pitting four of the best upstate teams against four top Long Island squads. The schedule is as follows...

Noon: Lincoln (Yonkers) vs. Chaminade

2 p.m.: Newburgh Free Academy vs. South Side

4 p.m.: New Rochelle vs. Baldwin

6 p.m.: White Plains vs. Uniondale

An all day pass is $5....

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LIC Class AA scheduling note

Saturday's Long Island Class AA championship game between Half Hollow Hills West and Uniondale is now set for a 4:30 p.m. tip on Saturday at Hofstra. This is a small change from the 4 p.m. start time that was originally scheduled.

So if you want to grab a bite to eat after the day's first game -- the Long Island Class A championship between Westbury and Harborfields at 1 p.m....

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Nassau Top 10 teams

1. Long Island Lutheran (20-7): The Crusaders ended the regular season by beating two-time defending Class B Federation champs Collegiate of Manhattan, 89-60, in the finals of the Collegiate tournament on Monday. Now Lutheran is in the middle of a long wait before its next game in the first round of the state Federation tournament on March 26. As the only NYSAIS Class A team, LuHi automatically...

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Nassau AA, A finals moved to Hofstra

The Nassau Class AA and A finals on Saturday have been moved to Hofstra from SUNY-Old Westbury to accommodate the ECAC college tournament that will be played at SUNY-Old Westbury on Saturday.

So the updated schedule is:

Class A: No. 1 Elmont vs. No. 2 Westbury, 3 p.m. Saturday at Hofstra

Class AA: No. 1 Uniondale vs. No. 2 Baldwin, 6 p.m. Saturday...

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Nassau Top 10 teams

1. Long Island Lutheran (19-7): In their biggest game of the week, the Crusaders trailed powerhouse St. Anthony’s of Jersey City by nine at halftime before losing, 57-32, at home Wednesday. Achraf Yacoubou had 16 points. On Thursday, LuHi won 86-36 over Manhattan Village Academy in the opening round of the Collegiate Invitational. They beat Brooklyn College Academy, 86-46, in the semifinals...

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Nassau Top 10 teams

We’re in the thick of the playoffs and a large group of teams that were on the bubble here in past weeks have been eliminated from postseason contention. In Nassau Class AA, only Uniondale, Baldwin, Hempstead and Farmingdale are alive. In Class A, it’s Elmont, Westbury, South Side and Hewlett in the semifinals. Lutheran continues to finish out its regular season and the CHSAA playoffs...

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Nassau Top 10 teams

Playoffs are underway for the public school teams. Class AA and A quarterfinals will be played this week along with the Class B final, which features Malverne and Locust Valley. The CHSAA regular season is winding down, too, and Chaminade knocked off St. Mary's this week to move up in the rankings.

1. Long Island Lutheran (14-6): Hart Gliedman had 15 points as the Crusaders beat St. Anthony’s,...

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Nassau Class AA quarterfinal matchups

All games Thursday, Feb. 18 at higher seeds

No. 9 Hicksville at No. 1 Uniondale, 1 p.m.

No. 5 Hempstead at No. 4 Valley Stream Central, 2 p.m.

No. 11 Massapequa at No. 3 Farmingdale, 2 p.m.

No. 10 Herricks at No. 2 Baldwin, 7 p.m....

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Updated Nassau Class AA playoff schedule

The first round games were postponed Thursday because of school cancellations due to snow. All games will be played Saturday, at different times than originally scheduled.

Nassau Class AA playoffs

First round -- Saturday, Feb. 13

No. 9 Hicksville at No. 8 Oceanside, 2 p.m.No. 12 Syosset at No. 5 Hempstead, 2 p.m.No. 11 Massapequa at No. 6 Carey, 11 a.m.No. 10 Herricks...

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Nassau Class AA playoff matchups

Nassau Class AA playoffs

First round -- Thursday, Feb. 11 at higher seed (will be Saturday, Feb. 13 at different times if postponed due to snow and school cancellations)

No. 9 Hicksville at No. 8 Oceanside, 7 p.m.No. 12 Syosset at No. 5 Hempstead, 4:30 p.m.No. 11 Massapequa at No. 6 Carey, 4:30 p.m.No. 10 Herricks at No. 7 Port Washington, 6 p.m.

Quarterfinals -- Thursday, Feb....

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