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Bay Shore's Dale Cosgrave excels in face of Type 1 diabetes

Bay Shore's Dale Cosgrave signs a letter of

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Dale Cosgrave has established herself as a key contributor on Bay Shore girls lacrosse.

The senior attacker's on-field accomplishments this season—17 goals and 16 assists—look even more impressive when considering Cosgrave has Type 1 diabetes.

While Cosgrave does not use the condition as an excuse, she does say it makes playing more difficult.

“You have the game on your mind,”...

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Defender Michael Aronow scores OT game-winner for Sachem North

Sachem North defenseman Michael Aronow scores the winning

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It’s the ultimate fantasy for a lacrosse defender: scoring the winning goal in overtime.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Sachem North senior Michael Aronow can say he’s done it.

Aronow, a defender who is committed to Penn State, went coast-to-coast and scored the winner unassisted with 3:46 left in overtime as Sachem North edged host Connetquot, 10-9, in Suffolk Division I.


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They Made It: Girls lacrosse players of the week

Middle Country's Nikki Ortega.

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Morgan Jaycox, St. John the Baptist: The senior scored four goals and set a career-high with nine assists in a win over Holy Trinity.

Erin Vaughan Ware, MacArthur: The freshman has had 25 points in the Generals' last three games, including 10 in Monday's 13-12 win over Lynbrook. Vaughan Ware had four goals and six assists and scored the winner with three seconds left off a feed from Jen Race.


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Schwartz and the sophomores step up for Bellmore JFK

Mike Schwartz is probably having the best year out of anybody.

So says his assistant coach Glenn Bedell. Even Schwartz couldn’t have imagined that.

“It’s a little surprising, considering it’s my first year on varsity,” said Schwartz, the Cougars’ sophomore centerfielder, who is one of the team leaders with a batting average over .400 with eight doubles. “With the team around me, I knew...

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Suffolk Boys Tennis Division Championship results

Boys doubles finalist Cooper Lacetera of Westhampton with

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Division I Results:At Smithtown East High SchoolSingles Final: No. 1 Zain Ali (Hills East) defeated No. 2 Kyle Alper (Hills East), 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.Singles Consolation:  No. 6 Justin Park defeated No. 4 Aziz Rashidzada with an injury default.Doubles Final: No. 1 Duane Davis and Dylan Davis (Hills West) defeated No. 2 Nick Fox and Cory Seltman...

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Zain Ali wins Suffolk Boys Tennis Division I Tournament

Hills East's Zain Ali hits a backhand return

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Top seed Zain Ali entered the Suffolk Division I boy’s tennis tournament with an unblemished record. The only set he’d dropped all season was to teammate Kyle Alper in practice last week.

Alper, the second seed, gave Ali all he could handle again on Monday afternoon, this time on the courts at Smithtown East with the Division I championship on the line.

Alper won the first set 6-2...

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North Babylon teammates to face off in Division II tournament

When top-seeded Lynus Fortaleza looks across the net on Monday during the final of the Suffolk Division II tennis tournament on Monday at East Islip he’s going to see a familiar face.

He’ll be facing off against teammate and No. 2 seed Tyree Grimsley. It's the first time in school history teammates from North Babylon will be competing against each other in the finals, according to head...

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Sayville: Don't sleep on the sleeper

Sayville's Kelly Marra looks to pass. (May, 2,

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Shhhh… Be very, very quiet. Sayville is hunting a championship.

The Golden Flashes haven’t been flashy and have flown under the radar somewhat, but they quietly have had an excellent season to this point. And that’s exactly how they want it.

“One team, one goal, one family,” senior Olivia Russell said, explaining the inscription on the back of the team’s warmup shirts. “It means that...

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Around the Diamond with Allie Abbene

Allie Abbene has been an on-base machine for

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Welcome to another installment of Around the Diamond.  Each week we’ll sit down with a local high school softball player and ask her a series of questions…some that relate to softball, some that don’t, and some that may even be slightly embarrassing.

If you'd like to be featured, e-mail me at michael.gavin@newsday.com, or message me on Twitter at @MikeGavin7, or just come talk to me at...

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Three Long Island fencers take home gold at Jeff Wolfe ROC

Ward Melville's Ilana Solomon competes in the Suffolk

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The high school season may be over, but Long Island’s top fencers are “en garde” throughout the year, competing in a number of regional and national tournaments.

While recent tournaments have taken many of these athletes as far as Texas, Virginia, and Oregon, this weekend’s event was much closer to home.

Fencers from around the country (and three from overseas) came to Rocky Point to...

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