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Gordon, Byrne win steeplechase at Knight-Time Invitational

Valley Stream South's Michael Gordon takes first in

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

It was an early wake-up call for steeplechasers at the Knight-Time Invitational on Saturday at Uniondale.

Valley Stream South’s Michael Gordon won the 3,000 meter steeplechase in 10:20.05. Being that it was the first time he had run the event this season, Gordon didn’t have any big expectations. But, as so often happens in the unpredictable world of track and field, the race had other plans. 

“I...

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State basketball playoff schedule

Glenn huddles prior to their game against Brentwood

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Long Island will send three boys basketball teams and two girls basketball teams to the state tournament this weekend. Below is the full weekend schedule:

BOYS BASKETBALL (all games at Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, N.Y.)

Class AA: Brentwood vs. Green Tech, Saturday, March 15 at 2:15 p.m.

With a win, Brentwood would play the Jamestown/Union-Endicott winner in the final...

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Hill leads balanced SJB offense in quarterfinal win

St. John the Baptist's Kayla Hill races against

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Kayla Hill led St. John the Baptist in scoring on Tuesday, but also had some help from her teammates.

In this regard, the team's quarterfinal win had a similar feel to its other victories during the second half of the season.

Hill scored a game-high 15 points and also had 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 St. John the Baptist to a 62-55 win over No. 5 Our Lady of Mercy in the quarterfinals of...

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Carey upsets top-seeded Lawrence

The quarterfinals have been cruel to Lawrence.

The Golden Tornado fell to Carey, 64-63, in overtime on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Nassau Class A playoffs, marking the third consecutive season Lawrence went into the round as the county's top-seed and left with a loss.

Adrian Denner scored 18 points and had 11 rebounds, and Kieran Murchie added 16 points to lead Carey.

Dwayne...

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'Instant Classic' sees Wheatley advance to Class B Final

Josh Hyon admitted he was more mentally exhausted than physically exhausted late in Wheatley’s Nassau Class B semifinal game.

Yet it didn’t prevent him from making the biggest basket in the second-seeded Wildcats’ 72-68 victory over No. 3 East Rockaway Saturday at LIU Post.

Hyon’s putback off his own miss was the winning field goal in the third overtime that gave Wheatley (11-7) a 70-68...

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Terry Harris scores 1,000th career point for Half Hollow Hills West

Half Hollow Hills West's Terry Harris waits for

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Terry Harris scored his 1,000 career point on a free throw with 7:18 left in the fourth quarter of No. 7 Half Hollow Hills West's 60-52 Class AA first-round victory over No. 10 Newfield on Friday night.

Harris, who has played on varsity since his sophomore year, finished with a game-high 22 points.

"He got off to a hot start, hitting two three-pointers to start off the game," coach Bill...

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Two grand at St. John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist Tavon Ginyard goes up

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It’s been a grand season of boys basketball for St. John the Baptist, as both of the Cougars’ top players – Tavon Ginyard and Kyle Williams -- crossed the 1,000-point barrier.

Ginyard, a 5-9 junior guard, achieved the milestone on Feb. 7 in a victory over Chaminade. Ginyard wears No. 3 and that’s appropriate as he is Long Island’s top three-point shooter this season with 74. He also leads...

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Bethpage's Greg Gerber shares 1,000-point moment with dad

Bethpage Eagles' Greg Gerber shoots over North Shore

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Greg Gerber needed to thank someone. And he didn't wait.

The Bethpage senior forward scored his 1,000th career point during the fourth quarter of a boys basketball game against Floral Park last Friday. A timeout was called three possessions later to acknowledge the milestone, and Gerber was handed a plaque and a commemorative ball. He didn't hold the ball for long, though.

During the...

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Mepham's Morris hits two clutch free throws to secure conference title

Alexa Morris didn’t just walk up to the free throw line, she ran to it.

That’s the kind of swagger Morris exuded late in Mepham’s Conference AA-III home game against Herricks last Friday.

“She’s an excellent free throw shooter and she’s confident,” Pirates coach Jim Mulvey said. “We love to have her on the line.”

Having Morris at the charity stripe paid off for Mepham in its 36-33...

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Robertson reaches 1,000 and didn't even know it

North Shore's Caroline Robertson drives to the basket.

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Teammates rushed onto the court with balloons. The home crowd made a commotion. Alex Cantwell, teary eyed, leaped into her arms.

Caroline Robertson had just drained a buzzer-beating three, creating a quick frenzy at North Shore on Tuesday.

And Robertson’s reaction, with a bemused expression, was “What’s going on?”

After all, it was only the first quarter. But the basket had given...

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