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Big win alert: Cold Spring Harbor

Kotowski scores against Manhasset

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Victoria Kotowski scored the winning goal with 1:30 left to lift Cold Spring Harbor over Manhasset, 2-1, Tuesday in Conference I. Bridgette Bouse had tied the game earlier in the second half. Katie Paolano and Jillian Lee had an assist each, and Taylor Striar made seven saves for the Seahawks (4-1-1). Maddy Molinari scored and Olivia Demeri had seven saves for Manhasset (2-3).

The significance:...

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Statement games for Sachem East, Ward Melville

Sachem East celebrates win

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Sachem East beat host Smithtown East, 1-0, in Division I.

Meghan Coope scored the winner with 6:49 left as the Flaming Arrows improved to 6-0, 5-0 in the league. Samantha Alvino and Jordan Miller each made two saves, combining for the shutout. Ericka Parks made eight saves for Smithtown East.

This was Sachem East’s second status-solidifying victory of the season, coming a week...

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Leftovers: Miller Place vs. Comsewogue

MP's Chelsea Blaney makes diving save

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

You know the deal – well, you should – from last year. But if you don’t: There’s always an abundance of interesting stuff that happens or is said during/after games, but because of space restrictions in the newspaper it can’t all get in. But we’ve got room on the blog. “Leftovers” is just that: stuff left over in the notebook or on the recorder that...

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Shoreham-Wading River's in a groove

SWR's Debi-Michelle Jantzen

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It’s a celebration!

For one, it was Wildcats coach Lea Caligeros’ birthday. And, more importantly for the team, it was a performance they all insisted was their most impressive thus far as Shoreham-Wading River topped host Southampton, 5-1, yesterday in a Division III showdown.

Alyssa Fleming had two goals and an assist and Kaitlyn Taddeo had a goal and two assists to lead...

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New era for field hockey superpowers

Garden City's Alexandra Bruno

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Think “Long Island field hockey” and, most likely, Garden City and Ward Melville aren’t far from that thought. And they shouldn’t be. Those programs, more than any, have become hallmarks of excellence and consistency.

Ward Melville, the queen of Class A, has won four straight Long Island titles and eight since 1998. Garden City has captured 27 Nassau titles since 1982...

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Jantzen & Beltrani not acting their age

SWR's Debi-Michelle Jantzen defends Sayville's Liv Cabral

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

In news that will surprise only those who haven’t watched them, Debi-Michelle Jantzen and Abby Beltrani have again been chosen for the USA Field Hockey junior national teams. This time, in age brackets above their own.

Aww, they grow up so fast.

Tryouts were held from July 12-15 at Old Dominion University. Jantzen, 17, who is entering her senior year at Shoreham-Wading River, was...

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LI representin' on U.S. Junior Nat'l Teams

Kudos to Debi-Michelle Jantzen, Abby Beltrani and Georgia Holland, each of whom has qualified for the U.S. Junior National teams, which begin international competition next week.

Jantzen, a junior at Shoreham-Wading River, made the U-17 team that’s headed to Holland. They’ll play three preliminary games against European squads beginning April 19, and then compete in the DOMO International...

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Shopping for a cause: GC's High Top Shop a hit

Members of the Andy Club, including Eleni Andromidas, helped paint a library at the De LaSalle charter school

What Jill Palmeri and a group of diligent volunteers have done is successfully turn tragedy into triumph.

When 11-year-old Andrew Palmeri died in 2003, his friends wanted badly to hold a charity fundraiser in his memory and Jill, still grieving the loss of her child, was...

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