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Two grand at St. John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist Tavon Ginyard goes up

(Credit: Alan J Schaefer)

It’s been a grand season of boys basketball for St. John the Baptist, as both of the Cougars’ top players – Tavon Ginyard and Kyle Williams -- crossed the 1,000-point barrier.

Ginyard, a 5-9 junior guard, achieved the milestone on Feb. 7 in a victory over Chaminade. Ginyard wears No. 3 and that’s appropriate as he is Long Island’s top three-point shooter this season with 74. He also leads...

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Calling all aspiring gymnastics officials...

Yes, you.

The Nassau board of women gymnastics officials announced last week(ish) that it will be holding a gymnastics judging course for anyone interested in becoming a judge. To clarify: A judge is one of those people who sit at the table during events and is somehow able to quantify the value of a pointed toe. In short, there's a good amount of stuff to learn.


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Bethpage's Greg Gerber shares 1,000-point moment with dad

Bethpage Eagles' Greg Gerber shoots over North Shore

(Credit: Brad Penner)

Greg Gerber needed to thank someone. And he didn't wait.

The Bethpage senior forward scored his 1,000th career point during the fourth quarter of a boys basketball game against Floral Park last Friday. A timeout was called three possessions later to acknowledge the milestone, and Gerber was handed a plaque and a commemorative ball. He didn't hold the ball for long, though.

During the...

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North Shore to Floral Park: Back atcha

North Shore guard Meaghan Brennan

(Credit: James Escher)

If a team throttles its opponent by 20 points, and without extenuating circumstances, would it not be fair to surmise that this team is superior? Likely. OK, now what if the losing team returns the favor and routs the other in a rematch?

Not so clear-cut.

And that’s what we have now in Conference A-III, after North Shore beat Floral Park, 72-48, yesterday. The victory evened the teams’...

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Long Island Fencing Championship preview

Great Neck South's Kody Horiuchi battles teammate Andy

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

Antipas vs. Horiuchi. Shu vs. Reina. Charpin vs. Gallant.

The 2014 Long Island Fencing Championships will have no shortage of marquee matchups.

Of the 12 individual medalists on Long Island this season, five will be fencing Tuesday at Wheatley when Ward Melville takes on Great Neck South for the boys championship, and Garden City meets Ward Melville for the girls title.

Both matchups...

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Antipas, Huang, Yang repeat as Suffolk individual champions

Ward Melville's Mike Antipas competes in the Suffolk

(Credit: Richard T. Slattery)

The Suffolk individual fencing championships took place Saturday at Brentwood, with three fencers repeating as gold medalists and three more winning an individual title for the first time.

Ward Melville’s Mike Antipas won the boys foil title for the second-straight year, capping a day that also saw his team win a seventh-straight county championship.

“I fenced like I was…at a national...

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Suffolk League II wrestling championship results

Sam O'Malley (white headgear) from Smithtown East wrestles

(Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Suffolk League III -- Championship Final, At Smithtown East:

99 – Sparacio (NB) dec. Trezza (SME) 5-1

106 – O'Neill (NB) dec. McShane (West Islip) 6-2

113 – Scully (New) dec. Sobotker (NB), 9-4

120 – Swanson (SW) major dec. Pat Ortiz (Cent), 11-0

126 – Nieves (New) major dec. Wolff (BS), 12-3

132 – Colonna(NB) dec. Force (SME) 5-3

138 – Bailey (NB) dec....

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CHSAA wrestling league championship results

Holy Trinity's Lorenzo Gisonda, right, wrestles Chaminade's Daniel

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

CHSAA League Tournament -- At Holy Trinity

99 – Brian Kelly (SA) pinned Anthony Bartolotta (K), 1:05.

106 – Jason Javier (K) dec. Andrew Hotton (C), 15-4.

113 – John Twomey (SA) dec. Jonathan Krumholz (SJB), tf, 16-0.

120 – Benjamin Lamantia (SA) dec. Josh Newman (K), tf, 18-2.

126 – Joe Russ (SA) dec. Christian Briody (C), 9-1.

132 – Kevin Jackson (SA) dec. Marshall...

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Suffolk League VI championship wrestling results

Shoreham Wading River's Dominic Pirraglia, right, wrestles John

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Suffolk League VI --Championship Final, At Shoreham-Wading River

99 - K. Meloni (SWR) dec. Wieck (G) 7-6 (OT).

106 - Ancewicz (G) pinned Witthuhn (G) 4:32.

113 - Hin (MP) dec. Shlonsky (MTS) 8-2.

120 - Szymanski (SWR) dec. Escobar (EH) 6-2.

126 - Maddock (WHB) pinned C. Meloni (SWR) 5:52.

132 - Taddeo (SWR) dec. DeBenedetto (G) 6-5.

138 - Ramirez (A) dec....

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Mepham's Morris hits two clutch free throws to secure conference title

Alexa Morris didn’t just walk up to the free throw line, she ran to it.

That’s the kind of swagger Morris exuded late in Mepham’s Conference AA-III home game against Herricks last Friday.

“She’s an excellent free throw shooter and she’s confident,” Pirates coach Jim Mulvey said. “We love to have her on the line.”

Having Morris at the charity stripe paid off for Mepham in its 36-33...

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