High School Boys Lacrosse

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Video: Preview of the 2012 boys lacrosse season

Smithtown West's Joseph Ryan (9) cuts around Ward

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MSG Varsity previews some of Long Island's top lacrosse teams and storylines to watch during the 2012 season. Click to watch the embedded video above....

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All Long Island boys lacrosse

As seen on MSG Varsity's SportsDesk last week, here are the 14 boys selected by Newsday to the 2011 All Long Island boys lacrosse first team.

Team photos, bios, and the announcement of the player of the year in each county will be in the special high school All Long Island selection, which comes out on Sunday, June 26.

Also in that issue will be a complete second team.


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Suffolk Class A final live blog: No. 1 West Islip vs. No. 3 Smithtown West

Connetquot goalie Jake Murta (29) stares at the

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**UPDATE**: And there's your ballgame... Brendan Smith scoops up an errant pass and nails the winner from just outside the crease on the left side. West Islip wins its eighth straight county title, 12-11. What a game!

Kyle Turri finished with 14 saves.

**UPDATE**: Wow, Turri makes the save of the year, point-blank on James Pannell. West Islip takes back possession with 3:05 left....

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Under Armour All America selections


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Twelve of the 22 players selected for the Under Armour All American North Team are from Long Island.

Of the 12, five are from Suffolk, three from Nassau and four play in the CHSAA (two from Chaminade, two from St. Anthony's). There are four defenders, four middies, two attacks and two goalies.

Manhasset coach Bill Cherry will coach the North Team on July 2 when it plays...

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Suffolk Slant: Top 10 teams

West Islip attacker Drew Federico looks to pass

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The Suffolk public school playoffs are about to begin – Class A opens Thursday; Class B on Friday; Class C next week. So how about one final set of regular-season rankings. Then Zog’s Blog will take a hiatus from the rankings and let the playoffs unfold. I’ll post a final set of rankings when the state tournaments are over.

The top seeds in each class are West Islip (A),...

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Suffolk Slant: Top 10

Connetquot defense Mike Pellegrino #7 stays close to

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West Islip’s winning streak is now at 36 straight after the Lions rallied in the second half to defeat East Islip, 11-7. West Islip is 15-0 this season and should earn the top seed in the Class A playoffs as it chases its third straight state title. The only other unbeaten team on Long Island remains Comsewogue at 13-0 in Division II (Class B). Smithtown West, after one-goal OT losses to Ward...

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Video: Schultz leads Smithtown West

Matt Schultz had three goals and three assists and Craig Madarasz scored a goal and won 11 of 12 faceoffs to lead Smithtown West to a 16-1 victory over Lindenhurst Wednesday in a Suffolk Division I boys lacrosse game. Ryan Keenan tallied two goals and two assists for the Bulls (8-1).

Videojournalist: Mario Gonzalez ...

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Suffolk Slant: Top 10

West Islip’s winning streak is at 32 after victories over Ward Melville (a 7-6 overtime thriller) last Wednesday and rallying from an 8-2 victory to defeat stubborn Northport, 11-9.

The Lions face another stern test in ultra-tough Division II on Friday night when they host Smithtown West.

Ward Melville recovered from that heartbreaking loss to post an impressive 14-11 victory over...

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Suffolk Slant: Top 10

West Islip's Conor Braddish is defended by Chaminade's

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)


This list could look a whole lot different next week depending on what happens in several key games.

The big one, of course, is Wednesday night’s showdown between West Islip and Ward Melville on the Patriots’ turf at 6:30. Two good defenses might make for a low-scoring game. At the same time, Sachem North hosts Smithtown West in what most likely will be a high-scoring...

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Suffolk Slant: Top 10

Look who is back on top? And did they ever really leave?

It was a statement week for two-time defending state Class A champion West Islip. First, the Lions defeated Sachem North, the team that handed them its last loss on opening day of the 2010 season. Then West Islip defeated Newsday’s No. 1-ranked team, Chaminade, 8-7, in a defensive battle on Saturday.

In that game, the Lions...

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