1. BAYPORT-BLUE POINT BASEBALL
The Phantoms captured the Spring Big 10 title after claiming the school's second consecutive state Class A championship. The Ultimate Big 10 champs became the first Long Island school in 37 years of the state baseball tournament to win back-to-back state titles. Led by Jack Piekos, the Gibson Award winner given to Suffolk's best pitcher and lefthander P.J.Weeks, Bayport-Blue Point rolled to the Suffolk, Long Island and state crowns.
The Panthers earned the Big 10 Fall title with a stirring 27-26 win over Roosevelt in the Long Island Class IV championship. Jake Carlock's interception with 1:36 remaining sealed the win. It was the second straight Long Island crown for Babylon, which extended its winning streak to 24 games and became the first Class IV team in LI history to go 12-0 in back-to-back seasons.
Julia Glynn tied it and Lindsey Ronbeck put them ahead in the second half as the Indians rallied from down five goals to beat Victor, 11-7, for the state Class B championship. Danielle Nicosia forced three turnovers in the second half and Manhasset scored nine unanswered goals. Glynn (four goals, three assists) and Erin Coleman (six saves) were tournament co-MVPs.
St. Anthony's won its first boys soccer state championship since 2008. Josh Weiss recorded 21 shutouts this season, breaking the school record of 16. The Friars scored 71 goals and allowed only three, the fewest goals St. Anthony's ever surrendered.
The Chiefs captured their first-ever state title in boys soccer, with a 1-0 win over Fairport at Middletown High School. Dylan Nealis scored in the 58th minute and defenders John Romano, Chris McGrath and Kevin Mazol excelled on the defensive side. Dan Vitiello had 12 saves in the shutout, which was his 12th of the season.
Alyssa Iannuzzi helped bring another state title to Massapequa by scoring the winning goal with 8:02 remaining in a 2-1 win over North Rockland in the Class AA title game. Olivia Stegner opened the scoring with her first goal of the season as the Chiefs captured the fifth state title in program history.
The Crusaders won the Winter BIG 10 title. Boogie Brozoski was named MVP as the Crusaders beat Ossining, 63-57, for the state Class AA Federation championship in Glens Falls. Brozoski scored 18 points and dished four assists and Taylor Byrne had 15 points and 15 rebounds as the Crusaders won the school's third title in four years.
Kerri Shapiro tossed a gem, Madison West supplied the offense, and Victoria Bova made a game-ending diving catch with the bases loaded as East Meadow captured its first ever state championship with a 3-1 win over Liverpool.
Behind Craig Berge, Ian Kirby and James Byrns, the Chiefs captured the school's first Long Island and state Class A championships in boys lacrosse, and averaged 17.5 goals in its six playoff games. The defense, led by Nick Capuana, Matt Caracappa and Nick Balzano and goalie Matt Valdini allowed an average of only 6.6 goals in that span.
What better way to finish a tremendous season than with a late rally to win a state championship? Amanda Schilling rolled a 1,167 series as the Redmen overcame difficult lane conditions to drop 5,632 pins at Babylon Lanes and win their first state title since 2008.