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Brentwood boys expect big things heading into Suffolk tournament

Brentwood fencer Julian Priceman competes against Great Neck

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Expectations are high at Brentwood heading into the Suffolk County Fencing Championships, and the Indians boys will be one of the leading teams looking to end Ward Melville’s stranglehold on the county.

“I expect good things,” said Brentwood coach Mike Corona, looking ahead to the county tournament his school will host on Saturday. Corona said he anticipates at least a top-three finish for...

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Quinn lets his game do the talking for Ice Falcons

Joe Quinn is the type who doesn’t speak very much. The left wing lets his actions do the talking.

But it doesn’t go unnoticed by his teammates and Levittown-Hicksville coach Tom Carroll.

“We joke and say we have to put quarters in to make him talk,” Carroll said. “‘Where’s the slot?’ we ask him. He looks up and smiles at you.”

Quinn doesn’t take it personally and he’s been smiling...

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Garden City the favorite heading toward Nassau championship

Garden City's Connor Brown swims in the finals

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Garden City, Long Beach and Jericho came in first place in their respective swimming divisions at the Nassau County Division Championships last Saturday.

In Division A, Garden City took home the crown.

Connor Brown finished first for Garden City in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle, and was among the winners in the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Garden City finished the season...

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Longwood's Corey Rasheed looks to end on a high note

Corey Rasheed of Longwood celebrates his win against

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The longstanding rivalry between two perennially strong programs Brentwood and Longwood added another chapter when the rivals squared off last Wednesday. 

The Indians Jamie Rivas picked up a dramatic sudden victory pin over Longwood’s James Barton that clinched a 34-27 win that moved Brentwood to 5-1 in League I.

The rivalry has seen its fair share of historic wrestlers over the...

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Gymnastics state qualifier postponed (with bonus preview!)

Miranda Lund of Plainview JFK performs her floor

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The Nassau gymnastics state qualifier, slated to be held today in Hicksville at 5 p.m., has been moved to tomorrow, Tuesday, same flippy place, same flippy hour.

Now that we've gotten that bit of housekeeping out of the way, here's a quick primer of what to expect when (if) the snow makes the roads passable on Tuesday.

As always, Bethpage and Plainview will likely have their fair share...

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St. Mary's GBB answers latest challenge

St. Mary's Jordan Augustus takes a jumper against

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St. Mary’s girls basketball coach Tom Flynn is always looking for a challenge.

He found one for his team at the Coaches vs. Cancer Showcase at Moore Catholic High School in Staten Island. More importantly, his team answered the challenge.

Charlotte Renker had 13 points hit a layup off a feed from Mei-Lyn Bautista with four seconds left as St. Mary’s overcame a late deficit in a 64-62...

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McKee’s jumper the key in Bonackers' non-league win

Danny McKee helped his East Hampton teammates move the ball with precision as the final seconds ticked away.

When it stopped moving, McKee stood at the top of the key with the ball in his hands waiting to make his move.

The score was tied at 57 and the Bonackers’ non-league game was on the line.

“We ran our normal offense and ran some time off the clock,” McKee said. “When it got...

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Williams scores milestone basket in Cougars’ CHSAA win

St. John the Baptist's Kyle Williams, left, and

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Kyle Williams missed his first dunk attempt, got it back, and went back up for the flush.

What a way for St. John the Baptist’s 6-9 center to score his 1,000th point. It came on the first play of the game in the Cougars’ CHSAA showdown with Holy Trinity.

But it wasn’t the best part for Williams in St. John the Baptist’s 69-64 home win. The best part was protecting the paint.


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Great Neck North's Ludwig breaks school scoring record

Great Neck North's Alec Ludwig, center, Jonah Gorjian,

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Senior Alec Ludwig scored 18 to break the all-time scoring record at Great Neck North (6-4), with 1165 points in his four-year varsity career.

Ludwig broke Steve Gibson's 1984 record of 1156 on his foul shot with 13 seconds left in the second quarter, according to coach Mike Holleran. Ludwig also hit a layup with 30 seconds left to put Great Neck North up seven.

"He's led the team throughout...

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Bethpage gymnastics' Rhatigan wins 200th

KIM RHATIGAN Long Island girls gymnastics coach of

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You can't just rack up wins willy nilly in high school gymnastics. Even on the best of years, the most you'll get is 10 or so, depending on schedule and powers that be. And in a sport as capricious as this one, not every year can be the best of years.

Which is why Bethpage coach Kim Rhatigan's success is all the more impressive.

Rhatigan collected the 200th victory in her 24 year career,...

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