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Nassau boys lax top 10

Garden City's Tom Gordon takes a shot in

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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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Nassau boys lax top 10

Garden City attack Liam Kennedy looks to pass

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With just a little over a week before the Nassau playoffs begin, big shakeups in the top 10, including a new No. 1 -- Garden City.

Chaminade's 3-2 loss at Manhasset on Saturday night allows Garden City to reclaim the top spot for the first time since late March. As for Chaminade, things don't get any easier, as it will take a trip to St. Anthony's for a rematch with the Friars this afternoon.

The...

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Comets soaring through Conference I

Hicksville's Joey Leonard fires the game-winning goal in

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The Hicksville Comets are skyrocketing up the Conference I standings behind shooting stars Sal Geneva and Joey Leonard.

They have won five straight in the conference after Wednesday's upset at first-place Massapequa. Geneva scored on an assist from Leonard (pictured, left) 3:14 into overtime for the 8-7 win after trailing by four in the fourth quarter.

The Comets won this matchup...

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Nassau boys lax top 10

Garden City's Devin Dwyer controls the ball in

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The 120th Woodstick Classic is in the books, as Garden City halted Manhasset's 45-game winning streak with a 10-6 win Saturday night.

That means West Islip's 32-game winning streak is now the longest active streak on Long Island.

And there's no rest for the weary Indians. They've got another big-time Saturday night showdown this weekend against Chaminade, our top-ranked team in...

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Nassau boys lax top 10

Chaminade High School midfielder #7 Walter Rooney, left,

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Not very many changes to the top 10 this week. 

Chaminade remains in the top spot, and only movement is Holy Trinity and Wantagh flipping spots.

This group has been tough to crack, as the group just outside seems to be doing a great job knocking each other off. 

First the nitty gritty -- in Gregg Sarra's weekly Big 10, Chaminade remains at No. 4. The...

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Nassau boys lax top 10

Garden City's Devin Dwyer drives against DeWitt's Dima

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Chaminade's reign on top of Long Island lacrosse was short-lived, as the Flyers dropped an 8-7 decision at West Islip on Saturday.

But its reign atop Nassau will not end that quickly. After all, there's no shame in losing to a team that has now won 27 straight games.

All of the Flyers' goals for this season remain in tact, as they are still the front-runners for the CHSAA title.

And...

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Baldwin's D comes up big against Hicksville

Baldwin High School goalkeeper #28 Brett Dadiego defends

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Baldwin earned a surprising 5-4 win over Hicksville in the Conference I opener Friday afternoon behind Mike Ainbinder's game-winner with 13 seconds left.

But Bruins coach Rich Garguilo said the game was really won on the defensive end. Notably, junior Derick Darnulc, who held Hicksville star Joey Leonard, who came into the game with 10 goals and five assists in three games, without...

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Nassau Top 10: LIC/state playoff edition

Here's the penultimate Nassau Top 10 list in advance of Tuesday's LIC games at Hofstra. This is the final week of the season for all teams. The LIC winners advance to the downstate state semifinals on Thursday at Hofstra. State finals are then Saturday at Stony Brook. The road to a state title means playing -- and winning -- three games in five days. Quite a task.

1. Manhasset (17-0):...

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Nassau Top 10: County championship week edition

We’ve arrived at county championship week. Manhasset takes on Cold Spring Harbor, Wantagh faces Garden City and Farmingdale plays Massapequa in a tripleheader Wednesday afternoon and night at Hofstra. All three games are rematches of regular season meetings, which were won by Manhasset, Wantagh, and Farmingdale. But this is playoff time. Throw those results out the window.

1. Manhasset...

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Nassau Top 10

Long Beach goalie Eddie Collins (2) makes a

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We’re in the thick of the playoffs with 13 Nassau postseason games to be played during the next two weeks at Hofstra. By this Thursday, the A, B and C county finals will be set. The championship games will be played next Wednesday, June 2 at Hofstra.

1. Manhasset (15-0): The undefeated Indians were idle last week thanks to earning the top seed in the Nassau Class C playoffs and a bye...

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