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The high school football regular season is in the books, which can mean only one thing -- playoffs! (It's OK if you said that in the classic Jim Mora voice . . . we did, too.)
The high school football postseason kicks off this Friday night, and by the end of the weekend 37 games featuring 70 Long Island teams will have been played.
We at Newsday want to know which teams you think will...Read more »
Three singles players and two doubles pairs from Long Island won their first two matches at the Girls Tennis State Championships in Latham on Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals.
In singles, Nassau champion Taylor Cosme of Herricks and Suffolk champion Aimee Manfredo of Shoreham-Wading River will face each other in the quarterfinal on Sunday after both players cruised in their early-round...Read more »
As expected Tuesday, the rain forced all the Suffolk softball playoff games to stop play and pick up where it left off at another time. Game highlights and make-up dates for their respective double-elimination playoff tournaments are below.
The opening game of the Suffolk Class B softball championship between second-seeded Babylon and top-seeded Center Moriches was postponed at Center Moriches...Read more »
The Long Island boys tennis championship match scheduled for Tuesday afternoon between Cold Spring Harbor and Half Hollow Hills East has been postponed because of rain, and may not be rescheduled as officials from both Section VIII and Section XI continue to work out differences regarding how each team will be allowed to construct its lineup for the championship match.
Nassau and Suffolk teams...Read more »
The Suffolk Class AA quarterfinal softball game between top-seeded Bay Shore and No. 4 Hauppauge at Fifth Avenue Elementary School was called during the top of the third inning Friday because of rain.
Play will resume Saturday at 3 p.m. with the game scoreless and runners on first and second with one out and Hauppauge's Catherine Vaughan batting. Kaitlyn Snyder and Lauren Mendez drew walks...Read more »
Here is my story on Smithtown West winning the girls golf championship with extra notes and quotes:
Smithtown West won the Suffolk County Championship yesterday with a county-record score of 857 at Middle Island Country Club. This is the Bulls’ fourth county title in its 16-year program history.
“It feels tremendous,” coach Tom Kane said. “This team just kept improving, I’ve never had...Read more »
I was wrong.
I’ll say it again: I, Laura Albanese, being of sound mind and disposing memory and not acting under duress or undue influence, admit that I was wrong.
Some context: Earlier this week, while making my (so far, not-terrible!) predictions, I decided that Northport would pull the upset over third-seeded Ward Melville in a hotly contested Class A semifinal. And clearly,...Read more »
Middle Country junior Michael Miranda won his second straight Suffolk Individual Championship on Tuesday, shooting an even-par 72 on Day 1 and a two-over 74 on Day 2 at Indian Island Golf Course for a two-day total of 146.
Miranda sank a seven-foot put for par on the par-4 18th hole for the outright win, edging out Smithtown West’s Tom Whelan and Sayville’s Kyle Burke by one stroke.
“He’s...Read more »
The top-seeded Half Hollow Hills boys and girls badminton teams both won Suffolk County Championships on Tuesday, marking the first time that the same team has won both titles. The girls (16-0) defeated No. 2 Smithtown West, 7-2, while the boys (14-2) won a close match against No. 2 Smithtown East, 5-4.
For the girls, it’s their fourth straight county championship and they have now won 61...Read more »
For the record, I’m really hesitant about doing this but…meh…why shouldn’t Suffolk get the same good stuff that Nassau does?
So here’s the deal (and I’m basically going to rip this off wholesale from what Stephen said): These picks are thoroughly objective. Just because I picked against your team doesn’t mean (a) I don’t like y’all (I’m having a blast this season, and all the girls are great)...Read more »