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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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Live blog: New York Class A final, Farmingdale vs. Ithaca

Farmingdale's Greg Catalano, left, celebrates after scoring a

(Credit: James Escher)

**FINAL**: Wow, what a way to start the day here in Cicero. Korey Hendrickson scores his third of the day 42 seconds into overtime to give Farmingdale its first state title with an 12-11 win over Ithaca.

**UPDATE**: At the 6:34 mark, Lasda scored his third of the game (all in the second half) on a bounce shot past a double team to tie it yet again, this time at 10.

**UPDATE**: Just 10...

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Boys lacrosse state previews

Bayport-Blue Point's Brian Ward moves ball down field

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Farmingdale (16-4) vs. Ithaca (19-1)

State Class A final, 11 a.m. on Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse High

The Dalers have been magnificent in the playoffs, especially on offense. Farmingdale’s run-and-gun attack, led by Sal Tuttle and Korey Hendrickson, is averaging 14 goals per game. They’ve been aggressive on ground balls and faceoffs, too, a key reason they ended West...

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Blog: Farmingdale wins in Class A state semis

Farmingdale's Kevin Wahl (40) defends West Islip's Conor

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Farmingdale defeated Shenendehowa (Section II) 14-10 at White Plains High School in the boys lacrosse Class A state semifinals. 

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State semifinal preview

Garden City defender Stephen Jahelka and Manhasset's Joe

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Wednesday at White Plains High School are the East Regional semifinals (a.k.a. the state semifinals). Long Island champions Farmingdale (Class A), Garden City (Class B) and Bayport-Blue Point (Class C) will be representing the Island. 

Here is a quick breakdown of each game...

CLASS A: Farmingdale (15-4) vs. Shenendehowa (19-1), 3:30 p.m.

The biggest challenge for coach Bob...

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Live blog: Long Island Class A final, West Islip vs. Farmingdale

West Islip goalie Kyle Turri (1) makes a

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

**FINAL**: The streak is over.

West Islip's 40-game winning streak was snapped when senior middie Mike Perettine scored on a low bouncer to the far post to give Farmingdale a 10-9 win.

The Dalers won their first Long Island title since 2003.

**End of regulation**: Yet again,  West Islip is headed to overtime. We're tied at 9.

Federico scored two in a row, the second...

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Nassau final preview

Farmingdale's Greg Catalano, left, celebrates after scoring a

(Credit: James Escher)

It's county final day in Nassau.

All three of last year's champions have the opportunity to defend, but only two will. Why?

Because Manhasset, which won the last two Class C crowns, moved up to Class B this season and will play Garden City in the middle game of today's tripleheader at Hofstra.

Here's the skinny on all three games, which all pit No. 1 seeds against No. 2 seeds...

Class...

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Nassau boys lax top 10

Garden City's Tom Gordon takes a shot in

(Credit: James Escher)

It's playoff time, folks.

Just 34 Nassau teams remain, vying for county titles in three classifications. Twelve teams are in the Class A bracket, 16 in Class B and six in Class C.

There isn't much change in this week's top 10, as the big guns have used their final couple of games as playoff tune-ups.

Garden City, which has won a Nassau-best nine straight games, remains in the top...

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Baldwin Class of 1964 reunion this Saturday

Baldwin High School attacker #5 Mike Ainbinder, left,

(Credit: James Escher)

Before Saturday morning's Conference I tilt between Farmingdale (7-1) and Baldwin (5-3), Baldwin's 1964 team will reunite for the first time in 46 years. Gametime is at 10 a.m.

The team will also be honored at halftime.

Vinnie Cesareo, the team's coach who is now 87 and resides in Bethpage, will also be in attendance. 

The '64 team finished 11-4 and had several prominent...

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