The postseason awards keep on rolling in for Glenn’s Melissa Rigo.
Newsday’s Long Island Player of the Year was named Gatorade's New York Volleyball Player of the Year. She is the first volleyball player from Long Island to receive this honor, which was first awarded in 1996.
An outside hitter, Rigo led the Spiders to the Class B state title and was named tournament MVP. ...Read more »
3:57: Block from Rigo makes it 24-13 and a kill from Rigo ends thing. Glenn wins in 3, 25-12, 25-15, 25-13. Dominant from start-to-finish
3:54: Glenn is up 18-13, pulling away. Two straight aces from Canales gives SpiderKnights seven-point lead.
3:46: Glenn down 9-8; they are starting to come together. A kill fro Mckenna puts them SpiderKnights up 10-9.
3:42: Glenn down 6-0 in...Read more »
Below is the postgame interview with Smithtown East's Delia Phillips and Maggie Engellenner following Saturday's win over Massapequa in the Class AA LI Championship/southeast regional.
Talk about the emotions of winning a Long Island championship.
Maggie: I was saying, we’ve come so far. I mean, our first year on the team, we made it to the county championship game and lost in a really...Read more »
Well, St. Anthony's did it again.
In a five-game barnburner Tuesday night, they defeated No. 1 Kellenberg to win their fourth straight NSCHSAA title. On Saturday at St. Mary's HS near Buffalo, they aim to win a third consecutive CHSAA state title.
"This team never gave up, no matter what obstacles they faced," Friars coach Donna Newman said. "I told them at the beginning...Read more »
In Suffolk League I, Lindenhurst is off to a 7-0 start, 2 1/2 games ahead of the pack and already guaranteed a playoff berth.
Commack (0-8) cannot mathematically qualify, while Connetquot (2-5) must win four of their five remaining League I games. Unless Connetquot does the impossible, that leaves four teams vying for the final three spots: Sachem North (5-3), Sachem East (4-3), Half Hollow...Read more »
We are at the point of the season when there are precious few undefeated teams, which makes these mid-October clashes all the more special.
Tuesday, undefated Massapequa visits fellow Plainview JFK in a rematch of last year's county final, won in five heart-stopping sets by the Chiefs. Massapequa is essentially the same squad as 2010, led by middle hitter Chris Husmann and all-around specialist...Read more »
St. Anthony's, the two-time CHSAA state champs, has long been the class of the Catholic schools. But after losing their four best players to graduation, they have had their early-season struggles, losing to both Kellenberg and Holy Trinity.
Kellenberg beat the Friars in four sets on Sept. 20, riding Brittany Cafiero's 33 assists to victory. This past Saturday, they defeated Massapequa,...Read more »
Coach: Steve Mariano
2010 Finish: Nassau Class A Champs, Long Island runner-ups.
Top Returnees: Sr. Setter Christian Smith, 2010 Newsday All-Long Island selection. Sr. OH/MH Chris Husmann, 2010 Newsday All-Long Island selection. Jr. Libero Frank DelGiudice.
Analysis: The two-time Nassau champions were served a dose of humble pie in last year's Long Island championship...Read more »
In Half Hollow Hills' first pool play match, they split two sets with host school Cicero-North Syracuse. They lost the first set, 25-23, letting an early 13-8 lead slip away. In the second, they overcame a sloppy start and early 5-1 deficit to win, 25-16. Hllls plays Bethlehem in their second of three two-set pool play games....Read more »
Tomorrow, I make the long trek to Syracuse (namely, Cicero-North Syracuse HS) to cover the Boys State Tournament. Saturday's one-day extravaganza will be the first time LI teams have participated at States in some three decades. After the early-season controversy over whether the Nassau boys should move from the spring (thus allowing a regional playoff/state qualifier to happen), it looks...Read more »