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The newly appointed captains of the St. Anthony's boys soccer team, seniors Justin Carfora and Nick Cestaro, have had no trouble motivating the bunch for the upcoming season.
"All we have to do is remind them of last year and the terrible feeling we had walking off the field after losing," Carfora said.
Carfora and Cestaro were on last year's team, which...Read more »
Dillon Boos, Steven Ferreira and Zach Sirico set the bar extremely high for Sayville quarterbacks as all three earned Newsday All-Long Island recognition between 2008 and 2012. Based on first impressions, 14-year-old freshman Jack Coan has passed his bar exam.
Coan completed his very first varsity pass in Saturday’s fifth Breast Cancer Awareness Day scrimmage against host school Bay Shore,...Read more »
Don’t bother telling St. John the Baptist football players that their aspirations are too high. No one will even pretend to hear you.
Reaching the CHSFL AA title game last season was a significant accomplishment for the Cougars, given the team had been competing at the A level since before Keith Schweers took over as head coach seven seasons ago, and while progressing, still hadn’t been to...Read more »
Smithtown East coach Pete Melore has seen his fair share of sophomore quarterbacks in his 20-plus years of experience, yet the season John Daniggelis had last year emerges from his recollection.
And not because it’s the most recent.
“None played as good as a sophomore as John Daniggelis did last year,” Melore said after Tuesday morning's practice.
Daniggelis passed for just under...Read more »
Seaford coach Rob Perpall wasn’t too pleased with the way his football team was practicing Wednesday morning, so he sent his players home early, saying he wanted to see "more enthusiasm" in the later practice.
"Be good, or be gone," said the 16th-year coach. “We don’t give up, we get better."
The Vikings, seeded third in the preseason Nassau Conference IV rankings,...Read more »
Louie Jokinsky, senior tailback and free safety for Locust Valley, said the Falcons' goal entering this season is to be better at wrapping up and tackling the opposition.
"It’s really about breaking down and biting the ball," said Jokinsky, who rushed for 975 yards and five touchdowns, while making 27 tackles last season. "Get your head on the side of the ball and wrap up. We...Read more »
After rushing and passing for a combined 1,000 yards with seven touchdowns last season, Malverne senior quarterback Jamal Aaron Hill is determined to surpass those numbers in 2013.
His plan? Being more on target with his receivers.
"I’m trying to make my passes more accurate," Hill said. "It’s the little things we work on in practice that are going to make us a better...Read more »
West Hempstead doesn’t care if you stack 11 players in the box. The Rams are still going to run the football with a full cast of experienced players that includes senior running backs Bruce Gibbs, Anthony Messina and Dean McCabe.
What the Rams want to do more of this season, though, is to air it out behind first-year starting quarterback Anthony Beaubrun, a junior.
"We will still...Read more »
At St. Anthony’s, the vaunted triple-option is dead. Long live the spread.
“We weren’t running enough plays and teams were dictating to us who was going to run the ball,” St. Anthony’s coach Rich Reichert said of the dramatic switch in offensive philosophy for the CHSFL powerhouse.
So returning quarterback Greg Galligan won’t take the pounding he did last year, whether he kept the ball...Read more »
Raymond Jones called Roosevelt’s offensive line the foundation of his team, and during Monday morning’s practice, the senior tight end discussed the importance of being able to win the game in the trenches.
"That’s how we look at it," said Jones, who has verbally committed to play at Stony Brook next season. "We have to have the mindset that we are going to dominate. If you...Read more »