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BIG 10: Sachem East girls shoot up to No. 4

Caitlin Hopkins and Sachem East shot up the

Caitlin Hopkins and Sachem East shot up the BIG 10 rankings on the heels of their Suffolk Overall championship. (Mar. 6, 2010) Credit: Bob Mitchell

1. GLENN WRESTLING (remain at 1) Senior Nick Meinsen become Glenn’s first state champion after he earned the state title at 130 pounds at the Times Union Center in Albany late last month. Nick Terdick placed third in the states at 152 as the Knights punctuated a glorious season with two Division I All-State wrestlers.

2. HALF HOLLOW HILLS WEST BOYS BASKETBALL (remain at 2) There is a blemish on what was once a perfect season. The loss is a forfeit because of an administrative error in the final Suffolk League IV game. However, the nationally ranked Colts remain unbeaten on the court. They defeated Longwood, 77-69, for the Suffolk Class AA title in front of more than 4,000 fans at Farmingdale State. They beat Harborfields, 68-63, for the overall county title without Tobias Harris (bruised toe). Harris will be back for Saturday’s Long Island/Southeast State Regional final against Uniondale at Hofstra.

3. HAUPPAUGE WRESTLING (remain at 3) The Eagles were 23-0 in dual meets and crowned the school’s fifth state champion when freshman Mark West earned a 2-1 decision over Eric Lewandowski of Lancaster to capture the 96-pound crown in Albany. West finished the season with a 43-0 record.

4. SACHEM EAST GIRLS BASKETBALL (up from 9) The Flaming Arrows defeated North Babylon, 72-69, in a thrilling Suffolk Class AA championship. They won the county title after losing in the last two championship games. Kristen Doherty had 24 points, 18 rebounds and eight assists and Caitlin Hopkins had 20 points and 12 rebounds. Sachem East defeated Center Moriches, 59-31, for the Suffolk overall championship. Sachem East will play Baldwin for the Long Island/Southeast State Regional Class AA championship Friday.

5. LONGWOOD BOYS BASKETBALL (down from 4) If ever a team was gallant in defeat, it was the Lions, who led Hills West by four points early in the fourth quarter and never backed down. They were missing starting point guard and team leader Tajric Boggs (broken foot). The Hills West players called Longwood the best team they had faced all season.

6. NORTH BABYLON GIRLS BASKETBALL (down from 5) Top-seeded North Babylon came up short in the Suffolk Class AA championship, falling to Sachem East, 72-69. The Bulldogs’ Bria Hartley had a phenomenal performance, scoring a Long Island playoff record 51 points. The UConn-bound Hartley finished her career with 1,978 points.

7. ROCKY POINT WRESTLING (down from 6) The Eagles crowned three state champions and earned the overall team title with 80 points. Two-time state champion Stephen Dutton (140), Anthony Volpe (160) and Billy Coggins (171) won four bouts apiece to claim individual state crowns.

8. ST. ANTHONY’S BOYS SWIMMING (not ranked last week) The St. Anthony’s boys make a well-deserved debut in the BIG 10. The Friars won their first dual-meet title and first CHSAA title in school history, and continued their strong season at the Federation Swim Championships. In a comparison of times, St. Anthony’s is superior to their counterparts at Half Hollow Hills, who fell to 10th. Christian Yeager took fourth in the 200 IM (1:54.33) and sixth in the 100 backstroke (52.71). Teammate Michael Forgione finished seventh in the 100 freestyle (47.37) and swam the lead leg on the fifth-place 200 freestyle relay (1:28.62). Forgione swam the lead leg and Yeager the anchor on the fourth-place 400 free relay (3:12.07).

9. WARD MELVILLE GIRLS FENCING (down from 8) The undefeated Patriots finished the season 12-0 and earned the school’s ninth straight Suffolk championship.

10. HALF HOLLOW HILLS BOYS SWIMMING (down from 9) After winning its fourth straight county title, Hills showed at the Federation meet why they’ve been so good. Matt DeBlasio took second in the 200-yard IM (1:53.24) to standout Jack Wagner of Holy Trinity. He also placed seventh in the 100 backstroke (53.14).

ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN Middle Country girls bowling, Longwood wrestling, Portledge ice hockey, Sachem East boys bowling, Bay Shore girls track, St. Anthony’s boys track.

1. Glenn (21-0)
2. Hauppauge (23-0)
3. Longwood (24-0)
4. Connetquot (12-0)
5. Rocky Point (18-2)
6. St. Anthony’s (22-6)
7. Wantagh (23-6)
8. Long Beach (16-5)
9. Sachem East (26-3)
10. Massapequa (17-2)

1. Half Hollow Hills West (22-1)
2. Longwood (19-3)
3. Long Island Lutheran (20-7)
4. Uniondale (17-3)
5. Baldwin (17-3)
6. Harborfields (20-3)
7. Westbury (17-4)
8. St. Mary’s (20-8)
9. St. John the Baptist (20-3)
10. Malverne (14-5)

1. Sachem East (19-3)
2. North Babylon (18-3)
3. St. John the Baptist (16-10)
4. Kellenberg (16-7)
5. St. Anthony’s (21-6)
6. Long Island Lutheran (20-3)
7. St. Mary’s (17-8)
8. Division (19-1)
9. Ward Melville (16-4)
10. Center Moriches (15-7)

1. St. Anthony’s (9-0)
2. Half Hollow Hills (9-0)
3. Great Neck South (9-0)
4. Long Beach (7-2)
5. Ward Melville (6-3)

1. St. Anthony’s
2. Half Hollow Hills West
3. Westbury
4. Longwood
5. Calhoun

1. Bay Shore
2. Garden City
3. St. Anthony’s
4. Northport
5. Kellenberg

1. Sachem East
2. East Islip
3. Smithtown
4. Sewanhaka
5. Holy Trinity

1. Middle Country
2. East Islip
3. Division
4. Islip
5. Longwood

Athletes of the Week

Bria Hartley, North Babylon, girls basketball: Hartley scored a Long Island playoff record 51 points in a 72-69 loss to Sachem East in the Suffolk Class AA championship game.

Caitlin Hopkins, Sachem East, girls basketball: Hopkins had 20 points and 12 rebounds in a 72-69 win over North Babylon in the Suffolk Class AA championship.

Kamala Thompson, St. John the Baptist, girls basketball: Thompson scored a season-high 24 points in the NSCHSAA championship game as the Cougars won their sixth title in seven seasons.

Paige Kriftcher, Long Island Lutheran, girls basketball: Kriftcher scored 25 points in a 79-54 win over Dalton in the NYSAIS Class B final.

Shannon Flynn, St. Mary’s, girls basketball: Flynn scored 27 points in less than three quarters before leaving the game with a sprained ankle in a 66-41 win over St. Joseph Hill in the first round of the CHSAA Class A state playoffs.

Shaq Mosley, Uniondale, boys basketball: Mosley, a sophomore point guard, led the Knights with 19 points as they held off Baldwin, 64-61, to win their second straight Nassau Class A boys basketball title on Saturday.

Tavon Sledge, Hills West, boys basketball: Sledge, a junior guard, scored 34 points and had 11 assists in the Colts’ 68-63 win over Harborfields in the overall Suffolk championship on Saturday. He also had 24 points in the 77-69 victory against Longwood for the Suffolk AA title on Thursday.


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