High School Boys Lacrosse

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Postgame: Wantagh - Manhasset

Massapequa's Tyler Dowd, right, and Wantagh's Brian von

(Credit: James Escher)

Tuesday’s Nassau Class B semifinal between No. 2 Manhasset and No. 3 Wantagh finished too late to appear in Wednesday’s paper so I wanted to provide some additional detail on what ended up being by far the best game of the day.

The Warriors (15-3) played by far their best game of the season to upset the Indians, 17-11, setting up a rematch with Garden City in the finals. It is the first time...

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Watch these games live online

Chaminade's Ryan Lukacovic moves down field during the

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

MSG Varsity will air these lacrosse games live online this Saturday:

11 a.m. - St. Anthony's at Garden City girls lacrosse

1 p.m. - Manhasset at Chaminade boys lacrosse

3 p.m. - Garden City at Shoreham-Wading River boys lacrosse*

*This game will also be live on MSG Varsity (Ch. 14)  ...

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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.

(Players...

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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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Under Armour All America selections

ST. ANTHONY'S SQUEAKS A GOAL BY CHAMINADE Game

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

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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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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Nassau boys lax top 10

Garden City attack Liam Kennedy looks to pass

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

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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Nassau boys lax top 10

Garden City's Devin Dwyer controls the ball in

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

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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Woodstick live on MSGV

The 120th edition of the Woodstick Classic between Manhasset and Garden City, the nation’s longest-running high school lacrosse rivalry, will be telecast live and in HD on MSG Varsity on Saturday night at 7 o’clock from Manhasset High School.

Manhasset, ranked No. 7 nationally by Inside Lacrosse, leads the all-time series, 66-53. Garden City is ranked 11th. A wrinkle this season...

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Nassau boys lax top 10

Chaminade High School midfielder #7 Walter Rooney, left,

(Credit: James Escher)

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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