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Trombetta named field hockey All-American

Sachem East's Katie Trombetta

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Drum roll, please!

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association named its All-Americans on Monday and this, likely, will come as no surprise: Katie Trombetta was selected. Again.

The Sachem East star received first-team All-American honors for a second straight year, a day after being named Newsday's Long Island Player of the Year, also for a second consecutive year.

"I just...

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Olujobi commits while healing

Brentwood's Olufemi Olujobi looks on from the court

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Brentwood’s Femi Olujobi had two important tasks for his senior season. One mission is accomplished – the 6-8 forward already has accepted a scholarship to Oakland (Mich.) University, a Division I school that plays in the Horizon League.

The second mission -- to help the Indians win a Long Island Class AA championship – remains on hold, as Olujobi has yet to return to action after suffering...

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Harris keys Hills West in conference opener

Half Holllow Hills West's Terry Harris (no. 5)

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Senior swingman Terry Harris scored 35 points to lead Half Hollow Hills West in their League IV opener at Kings Park.

Hills West head coach Bill Mitaritonna said Harris "shot exceptionally well," and "carried" the team to victory.

The visitors took a 16-4 lead during the first quarter, thanks in large part to their defense.

"The defense set the tone,"...

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Syosset, winless in conference last year, upsets Uniondale

Syosset guard Dan Albernas knew expectations were low.

“I think that, really, just our coach and our players gave us a chance heading into this game,” the 5-11 junior said.

After failing to win a game against a conference opponent last season, few predicted the Braves would upset Uniondale, which last year made it to the Nassau County final, on Thursday in the AA-I opener for both teams.


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Balance brings Baldwin its basketball success

Baldwin head coach Darius Burton, Jr. hoists the

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

There’s a small chance MiKing Richardson will score more than 20 points per game this season.

The Baldwin guard/forward has the potential to score 30 in any given game, said head coach Darius Burton, but there’s a better chance he won’t approach those totals.

When it was recently brought to Burton’s attention that Baldwin seems to have yearly success without one player averaging more...

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Bulls' Spinelli sinks winning jumper in Dellecave opener

When the shot left Alex Spinelli’s hands, Smithtown East coach Lou Gambeski knew it was good.

With the game on the line, Spinelli knocked down a 16-foot jumper from the top of the key that gave the Bulls’ a 65-63 home win over Comsewogue in the opening round of the Dellecave Invitational Tournament.

It was a Brian Willets tap out that gave Spinelli the opportunity to deliver in the clutch....

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Records set in Long Island Class IV championship

Babylon quarterback Nick Santorelli attempts a pass downfield.

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

Records fell like autumn leaves in Friday’s Long Island Class IV championship game, won by Babylon, 27-26.

Here’s the scorecard:

-- Babylon broke the Suffolk County single-season scoring record of 500 points set by St. Anthony’s in 2003 on Jake Carlock’s 10-yard TD reception with 5:37 left in the third quarter. They finished with 510 points in 12 games.

-- With 10 receptions, Babylon’s...

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Norm Murray remembered at LICs

The right corner of the Hofstra press box has, for years, been known as Norm Murray Corner, replete with a street sign that hangs from a pillar bearing those exact words in gold on a blue background – the Hofstra school colors.

Murray , the long-time voice of Hofstra football and lacrosse, Nassau Community College football and lacrosse, Nassau high school playoff football and lacrosse and...

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MSG Varsity to air high school football on Thanksgiving

Commack's Andrew Caccamo (36) cheers as head coach

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Maybe you're in the mood for a different brand of football this Thanksgiving.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. MSG Varsity will air a special replay of the Nassau Conference I finals and Suffolk Division I finals.

Viewers can tune in on Optimum channel 414....

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Boys and girls volleyball Long Island championship schedules

Sachem East setter Michael Barfield sets the ball

(Credit: Daniel De Mato)

The Long Island championship match ups are set for this weekend.

Girls Long Island championships

Class AA: No. 1 Smithtown East (17-0) vs. No. 1 Massapequa (15-0), Saturday, November 9, 6:30 pm, St. Joseph’s College

Class A: No. 1 Kings Park (20-0) vs. No. 1 Long Beach (16-1), Saturday, 11/9, 4 pm, St. Joseph’s College

Class B: No. 1 Seaford (13-2) vs. No. 1 Glenn (13-0),...

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