High School Softball
Newsday's high school writers keep you updated on the big games and stories in high school softball.
11 Long Island schools made the cut in the most recent State Poll (LI schools are bolded): 2011 NYSSCOGS/NYSSWA Softball State Rankings - week 2 (April 18-24, 2011) Poll editor: Perry L. Novak firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com Class AA 1: 9-0 Bay Shore-11
2: 4-0 Clarence-6 3: 8-0 Tottenville-PSAL 4: 3-0 C-NS-3 5: 5-0 North Rockland-1 6: 4-0 John Jay EF-1 7: 5-0 Valley Central-9...Read more »
This week we discuss Deer Park's success, Kellenberg's emergence, Port Jeff's Michiko McGivney and Baldwin slugger and ace Carly Mertens. (1) Deer Park is slugging its way through League V. In eight games, they’ve scored 80 runs, striking for more than 10 runs four times. One by one they’ve mowed down the League’s elite pitchers – Lindsay Taylor in a 16-1 win over Kings Park;...Read more »
In the first installment of this weekly series, I sit down with Gregg Sarra to talk about the effects of moving the circle back to 43 feet, some pitchers who are thriving with the change, a once-again unstoppable Bay Shore team and a special comeback story on a player from St. John the Baptist.
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Friends & Family
It’s been a good week for the Denihan sisters of Friends Academy. On Monday, Correy, a junior, went 5-for-6 with a homer and drove in a career-high 10 runs in a 21-11 win over Mineola. Yes, 10 ribbies. She hit another home run on Thursday as the Quakers topped Lawrence, 26-13, and improved to 3-0. Aside: It’s like the Arena League of softball there;...Read more »