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Empire Challenge by the numbers

Long Island's Andrew Ris (13) looks for running

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It was a contrast in offensive styles at Wednesday night's Empire Challenge.

Long Island accumulated 257 yards passing and only four rushing while New York City had 268 yards rushing and 108 through the air. Andrew Ris (Carey) matched Trent Crossan (Sachem North) with three receptions, for 51 yards, and also completed a two-point conversion pass as the holder.

The City was led by Kahlil...

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11 Empire Challenge players heading to Nassau CC

Farmingdale's Curtis Jenkins rushes for a long gain

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As today’s seniors prep for the 19th annual Empire Challenge All-Star football game Wednesday night at Hofstra, several are headed to the same college in the fall.

Nassau Community College is the destination for seven players on the Long Island team and four on the NYC squad.

The list for Long Island includes Levar Butts and Troy Greene (Huntington), Jeremiah Cheatom (Riverhead), Marc...

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Eight LI women named to Team USA lacrosse

Maryland's Kelly McPartland of Farmingdale

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Eight Long Islanders were selected to the women's lacrosse national team, US Lacrosse announced this week.

Danielle Etrasco (Massapequa), Alyssa Leonard (Bay Shore), Mikaela Rix (Garden City), Alyssa Murray (West Babylon), Kelly McPartland (Farmingdale), Maggie Bill (Cold Spring Harbor), Becky Lynch (Garden City) and Cortney Fortunato (Northport) are among the 38 players who made the roster...

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Davis twins help one another on the court

Dylan Davis, left and Duane Davis, right, of

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Whether on the tennis court, the basketball court or the soccer field Dylan Davis tries to stay composed at all times and help his younger brother Duane stay composed.

It isn’t necessarily because Dylan has more experience or has had more time to mature with age – he is only just a minute older than his twin – but the brother’s emotions and physical skills complement each other well. So well...

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Feinstein returns for Quakers in LI Class C Finals

East Rockaway shortstop Sean Bohan, left, tags out

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Matt Feinstein can’t wait for Friday’s Long Island Class C Finals.

After sitting out the month of May with a broken fourth metacarpal bone in his left hand, the junior righthander gets the start for Friends Academy.

The Quakers (7-11) take on Pierson-Bridgehampton (13-3) at 4 p.m. at the Dowling Sports Complex in Shirley.

“I know it’s a big game,” Feinstein said. “I’ve never been...

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Girls Lacrosse State Tournament Preview

Manhasset defender Jacklyn D'Alleva

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It’s that time again. The buses are on their way now to Cortland for the girls lacrosse state tournament, and Long Island will be represented by West Islip, Manhasset and Cold Spring Harbor.

Follow me @StephenHaynes4. I’ll be providing updates throughout the games, along with photos, commentary, retweets of commentary, and stuff. If you don’t already follow me, you’re just doing Twitter wrong,...

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Massapequa, West Islip set to square off in LI title game

West Islip's Nick Arnold delivers a strike during

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There’s been a lot of time this week for Griffin Sullivan to take in what some of his predecessors have been saying.

As Massapequa prepares to take on West Islip in the Long Island Class AA Championship, Sullivan really liked what he heard from Matt Prokopowicz.

The former All-American at Hofstra, who starred at third base for the Chiefs’ undefeated state championship team in 2006, told...

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St. Anthony's Kyle Cunningham finishes second in Catholic state tournament

St. Anthony's junior Kyle Cunningham headlined a trio of top-ten finishers from Long Island at this week's NYSCHSAA boys golf tournament.

Cunningham shot a 1-over 72 at James Baird State Park on Friday to finish in second in the state.

The junior finished one stroke behind the state's top player, Fordham Prep junior Cameron Young.

Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA champion Chris Lambrou, a...

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Pick'em: Suffolk boys lacrosse championships

Smithtown East's John Daniggelis is defended bt West

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The Suffolk Class C boys lacrosse championship will be decided Tuesday. The Suffolk championship games in Class A and Class B are Wednesday. Below is a quick look at each game. Below that, you can vote on who will win each game.


Class A

No. 3 Smithtown East vs. No. 5 West Islip

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., at Stony Brook University

About the Bulls (15-3): Goalie...

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Pick'em: Nassau boys lacrosse championships

Massapequa's Jim Byrns, left, scores as Syosset's EJ

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This season's Nassau county boys lacrosse champions will be decided Tuesday in each class. Below is a quick look at each game. Below that, you can vote on who will win each game.

Class A

No. 1 Massapequa vs. No. 2 Syosset

Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., at Hofstra

About the Chiefs (15-2): With offensive playmakers like Craig Berge, Ian Kirby and James Byrns, the defense on this...

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