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Girls Lacrosse Long Island Championships

Eastport-South Manor's Dene' DiMartino drives to the goal

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The Dowling Sports Complex will host the Long Island Championships on Sunday (so the Suffolk teams, technically, are home) and the game schedules are in reverse alphabetical order. The Class C game starts first, followed by the "B" and then "A."

Class A: Bay Shore vs. Farmingdale, 5 p.m.

Bay Shore captured its second Suffolk championship in three years with an 11-5...

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Eastport-South Manor makes team history

Eastport-South Manor midfielder Dene' DiMartino controls the ball

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Eastport-South Manor made program history on Tuesday, advancing to the county final for the first time with an 8-7 win over Sayville in a Suffolk Class B semifinal.

Allison Gionta’s goal with a little under eight minutes remaining gave ESM an 8-3 lead over No. 3 Sayville. The Golden Flashes rallied late and Kimmy Marra’s score with 1:14 left pulled them within a goal. A Sayville foul on the...

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Suffolk Top Ten (as of May 13)

Bay Shore's Kyra Harney #10 puts the shot

(Credit: George A. Faella)

This is it, peoples. The last Top 10 of the regular season. I'm not exactly sure how it's going to work from here on out, but I promise that I'll keep you updated. If you want more info on the playoffs, check out the post below. There'll be no Suffolk games till <gasp> May 18. Until then, let this tide you over. It's been an honor to list stuff for you.

All records are overall...Here...

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Suffolk Top 10 (as of May 7)

Bay Shore's Caroline deLyra #12 moves past Sachem

(Credit: George A. Faella)

We're almost there, folks. Most teams have two games left in the regular season before it's time to duke it out for best of the best and my precious, precious rankings will be moot. I'll be honest: it tends to get a little more arbitrary the farther down you go on the list, only because it's a mess of who's beaten who (Team A beat Team B, Team C beat Team A, but Team B beat Team C...In other words,...

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Suffolk Top 10 (as of April 29)

Ward Melville's Kim Geiger looks to pass against

(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

The season is rushing to a close and we're getting a much clearer picture of what the playoffs are going to be like. And me? Well, I'm just trying to keep up with all the upsets. My poor, bedraggled coworkers have all left, but here I am, doing the top 10. Why? Because I care. But mostly because I forgot to post this on Sunday. My bad, guys. My bad. Drop me down a few rankings. Also, they're vacuuming....

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Suffolk Top 10 (as of April 21)

Ward Melville's Emily Rogers-Healion passes against Bay Shore.

(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

We're heading into the home stretch and the picture is getting a lot clearer in Suffolk girls lacrosse. Hauppauge and Ward Melville continue to stand out in their respective divisions, while Mount Sinai wins a huge statement game against Shoreham-Wading River. It's the top 10, and things just got serious...

* All records are overall

1. Hauppauge (9-0) – Hauppauge defeated Maryland’s...

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Suffolk Top 10 (as of April 16)

Katie Boden, #3 on Shoreham-Wading River, center, clears

(Credit: Kevin P Coughlin)

How much a week can change. Big losses by big teams reshuffled the Top 10 and, frankly, it’s a free-for-all up in here. Any team can take a crack at Suffolk elite and, it’s in that spirit that we welcome East Islip and Kings Park to the proceedings. As for the spots up top, Hauppauge seems to be the only powerhouse immune to shuffle, while Ward Melville solidifies its hold on No. 2. Meanwhile, Bay...

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Suffolk Top 10 (as of April 8)

Northport's Cortney Fortunato is defended by West Islip's

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

‘Twas a short week and hey, this is my second day off in a row (this rarely happens, give me a moment to bask)…so I present to you, the Suffolk Top 10, with an abridged introduction. No worries. I’ll overwrite next week, when I have more games to look at. The top of the rankings hold steady, while the bottom half goes through some seismic shifts. Check it out, laxers.

* All records overall


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The Girls on Fire: Suffolk Players of the Week

Mt. Sinai's Sydney Pirreca, right, runs towars the

(Credit: Gregg Ordon)

Welcome to The Girls on Fire, Suffolk Edition.

Every week, me and my cohort, the inestimable Stephen J. Haynes (who will do Nassau and CHSAA), will take you through the best performances of these here games. May the odds be ever in your favor...

Girls on Fire

Christina Esposito, West Babylon – Few people had a better week than Esposito. Actually, I don’t think anyone had a...

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Suffolk Top 10 (as of May 29)

Since all of this week's games are completed I wanted to get the rankings out early for the holiday weekend. Good luck to the teams heading to the county finals Thursday. I'll see you there.

1. Northport (16-2)The Tigers easily defeated Middle Country then pounded on Floyd in the semifinals. They get the rematch they’ve wanted for a year, Bay Shore in the county finals. Northport won...

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