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St. Anthony’s (8-0) continued its undefeated season by capturing the school’s first CHSAA championship since 2010. Senior Sean Cannon earned Swimmer of the Meet after winning the 50 free (20.77) and 100 free (46.00). The Friars will compete in the state Federation championship meet March 4-5.
The Marines finished the regular season 17-0 and were the top ranked team in the state. They also won the prestigious Union-Endicott duals, the unofficial state championship for dual meet teams.
Ward Melville defeated Jericho, 14-11, to win its ninth consecutive Long Island Championship and 141st dual meet in a row. Danny Solomon went 3-0 in saber to lead the Patriots (17-0).
The Blue Devils 4 x 400 relay ran a 3:29.03 at the Suffolk state qualifier. The team composed of Infinite Tucker, Exzayvian Crowell, Kyree Johnson, and Lawrence Leake, will defend their title at the state championships March 5. Johnson also qualified in the 55 meters and long jump and Tucker qualified in the 55-meter hurdles and the long jump.
Lyndsay Mavrich bowled a 1,391 series to lead East Islip to the Suffolk championship. They knocked down 6,367 pins to beat second-place Middle Country, which totaled 5,940. East Islip led the entire tournament.
Sachem East’s 4 x 800 meter relay team, composed of Alexandra DeCicco, Jillian Manfredi, Ciara Murphy, and Valerie Romero, won in 9:30.65 at the Suffolk state qualifier. Lauren Harris won the 1,500-meter race walk in 6:54.43. DeCicco also qualified for the state 1,000 meters.
Half Hollow Hills (7-0) won its 10th Suffolk championship led by Justin Chang’s two individual victories and Alex Park’s 200 IM win. The team also won all three relays.
The Friars won the NSCHSAA League title, scoring 84 points. Liam Ackerman won the pole vault, clearing 14 feet, six inches. Freddie Buckholtz won the 1,600 meters in 4:28.10.
Nick Caruana led Sachem to the Suffolk bowling title with three strikes in the 10th frame of his final game, as the Flaming Arrows edged Commack by 33 pins for the crown. Sachem totaled 6,918 to Commack’s 6,885 for the dramatic win.
The defending county champions closed out an unbeaten league season in dominant fashion, defeating East Meadow, 69-34, behind Aziah Hudson’s 19 points and Jenna Annecchiarico’s 11 points. The Bruins locked up the top seed in the Nassau Class AA playoffs.
On the cusp; Long Island Lutheran boys basketball, Baldwin boys basketball, Half Hollow Hills girls fencing and Bay Shore girls track.