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St. John the Baptist's Christine Bosco tries the

St. John the Baptist's Christine Bosco tries the layup around the defense of St. Anthony's Micki Imellizeri in the second half of a CHSAA semifinal won by St. John the Baptist, 47-39. (Feb. 28, 2010) Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

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Wantagh-Seaford center #47 Andrew Friedman, right, faces off
Credit: Photo by James A. Escher

Wantagh-Seaford center #47 Andrew Friedman, right, faces off against Long Beach High School #26 Keegan Travers in the third period of a Nassau County varsity boys ice hockey playoff game at Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center. Wantagh-Seaford won the game 4-1 to even the best-of-three series at 1-1. The third and deciding game is scheduled to be played on Tuesday, March 2.

Bethpage, NY - Feb 28, 2010: Wantagh-Seaford goalie
Credit: Photo by James A. Escher

Bethpage, NY - Feb 28, 2010: Wantagh-Seaford goalie #00 Kyle Rebman turns away a shot on goal in the second period of a Nassau County varsity boys ice hockey playoff game vs. Long Beach High School at Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center. Wantagh-Seaford won the game 4-1 to even the best-of-three series at 1-1. The third and deciding game is scheduled to be played on Tuesday, March 2. (photo by James A. Escher)

BROOKVILLE, NY, Feb 28, 2010: St. Anthony's Micki
Credit: Photo by Joseph D. Sullivan

BROOKVILLE, NY, Feb 28, 2010: St. Anthony's Micki Imellizeri (31) blocks the shot attempt by St. John's Anastasia Williams (3) in the second half. St. John's defeated St. Anthony's 47-39. CHSAA Girls Basketball semifinals between St. John the Baptist and St. Anthony's held at CW Post.

St. John the Baptist's Christine Bosco tries the
Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

St. John the Baptist's Christine Bosco tries the layup around the defense of St. Anthony's Micki Imellizeri in the second half of a CHSAA semifinal won by St. John the Baptist, 47-39. (Feb. 28, 2010)

BROOKVILLE, NY, Feb 28, 2010: St. Anthony's Magie
Credit: Photo by Joseph D. Sullivan

BROOKVILLE, NY, Feb 28, 2010: St. Anthony's Magie Bill (14) with the steal attempt from St. John's Brianna Thomas (14) in the second half. Bill was called for the foul. St. John's defeated St. Anthony's 47-39. CHSAA Girls Basketball semifinals between St. John the Baptist and St. Anthony's held at CW Post.

BROOKVILLE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: St. Mary's Maddie
Credit: Photo by Joseph D. Sullivan

BROOKVILLE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: St. Mary's Maddie Janowski (33) finishes a drive with the layup against Kellenberg's Emma O'Connor (13) in the first half. Kellenberg defeated St. Mary's 61-51. CHSAA Girls Basketball semifinals between Kellenberg Memorial and St. Mary's held at CW Post.

BROOKVILLE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: St. Mary's Shannon
Credit: Photo by Joseph D. Sullivan

BROOKVILLE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: St. Mary's Shannon Flynn (14) with the layup against Kellenberg's Khadijah Donaldson (25) in the first half. Kellenberg defeated St. Mary's 61-51. CHSAA Girls Basketball semifinals between Kellenberg Memorial and St. Mary's held at CW Post.

BROOKVILLE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: St. Mary's Nelila
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BROOKVILLE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: St. Mary's Nelila Collins (3) tries a one-handed layup which Kellenberg's Emma O'Connor (13) swatted away in the first half. Kellenberg defeated St. Mary's 61-51. CHSAA Girls Basketball semifinals between Kellenberg Memorial and St. Mary's held at CW Post.

Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High
Credit: Photo by Bob Mitchell

Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High School Girls Basketaball Finals: Class A Final between Division and Lynbrook. Division HS's (L-R) Taylor Mailings, Julie Ballantyne, Kristen Costello and Kristen Stuart celebrate their victory over Lynbrook HS. Photo by Bob Mitchell

Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High
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Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High School Girls Basketaball Finals: Class A Final between Division and Lynbrook. Division HS's #22 Kristen Costello drives past Lynbrook's defense during her teams victory over Lynbrook HS. Photo by Bob Mitchell

Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High
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Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High School Girls Basketaball Finals: Class A Final between Division and Lynbrook. Division HS's #10 Krsten Stuart scores two points during her teams victory over Lynbrook HS. Photo by Bob Mitchell

Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High
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Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High School Girls Basketaball Finals: Class A Final between Division and Lynbrook. Division HS's #21 Julie Ballantyne drives to the net during her teams victory over Lynbrook HS. Photo by Bob Mitchell

Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High
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Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High School Girls Basketaball Finals: Class A Final between Division and Lynbrook. Division HS's (L-R) Christina Rea, Kristen Costello and teammates celebrate their victory over Lynbrook HS. Photo by Bob Mitchell

Jenny Kaufman of Long Beach High School
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Jenny Kaufman of Long Beach High School in flight during her floor exercise where she scored 9.40. New York State High School Girls Gymnastics Tournament held at Cold Spring Harbor High School.

COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY - FEBRUARY 28, 2010:
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COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY - FEBRUARY 28, 2010: Jenny Kaufman of Long Beach High School scored a 9.05 for the Balance Beam and came it third place overall. New York State High School Girls Gymnastics Tournament held at Cold Spring Harbor High School. Photo by Kathy Kmonicek

COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY - FEBRUARY 28, 2010:
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COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY - FEBRUARY 28, 2010: Jenny Kaufman of Long Beach High School scored a 9.05 for the Balance Beam and came it third place overall. New York State High School Girls Gymnastics Tournament held at Cold Spring Harbor High School. Photo by Kathy Kmonicek

Suffolk County Class BCD Finals, Wyandanch HS vs
Credit: Photo by Bob Mitchell

Suffolk County Class BCD Finals, Wyandanch HS vs Stony Brook HS. Wyandanch HS's Maliek Redwinell drives to the net during his teams victory over Stony Brook.

FARMINGDALE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: Suffolk County Class
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FARMINGDALE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: Suffolk County Class BCD Finals, Wyandanch HS vs Stony Brook HS. Wyandanch HS's Saheam King scores two points during his teams victory over Stony Brook. Photo by Bob Mitchell

FARMINGDALE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: Suffolk County Class
Credit: Photo by Bob Mitchell

FARMINGDALE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: Suffolk County Class BCD Finals, Wyandanch HS vs Stony Brook HS. Wyandanch HS's Saheam King goes for a rebound during his teams victory over Stony Brook. Photo by Bob Mitchell

FARMINGDALE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: Suffolk County Class
Credit: Photo by Bob Mitchell

FARMINGDALE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: Suffolk County Class BCD Finals, Wyandanch HS vs Stony Brook HS. Wyandanch HS's #10 Kalin Mundo and teammates celebrate their victory over Stony Brook. Photo by Bob Mitchell

Suffolk Class A Final Boy's Basketball, Harborfields HS
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Suffolk Class A Final Boy's Basketball, Harborfields HS vs Bayport-Blue Point HS. Bayport-Blue Point HS's Brandon Mincher drives to the net during his teams loss to Harborfields HS.

FARMINGDALE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: Suffolk Class A
Credit: Photo by Bob Mitchell

FARMINGDALE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: Suffolk Class A Final Boy's Basketball, Harborfields HS vs Bayport-Blue Point HS. Matt Mcleod of Harborfields drives to the net during his teams 69-55 voctory over Bayport-Blue Point. Photo by Bob Mitchell

FARMINGDALE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: Suffolk Class A
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FARMINGDALE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: Suffolk Class A Final Boy's Basketball, Harborfields HS vs Bayport-Blue Point HS. Nick Fessenden of Harborfields is fouled by Reid Drzal of Bayport as his team defeats Bayport-Blue Point 69-55. Photo by Bob Mitchell

FARMINGDALE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: Suffolk Class A
Credit: Photo by Bob Mitchell

FARMINGDALE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: Suffolk Class A Final Boy's Basketball, Harborfields HS vs Bayport-Blue Point HS. Matt Mcleod scores two points for Harborfields as his team defeats Bayport-Blue Point 69-55. Photo by Bob Mitchell

Longwood's Tajric Boggs, left, tries to get around
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Longwood's Tajric Boggs, left, tries to get around Lindenhurst's Rob Balkam during their Class AA semifinal. (Feb. 28, 2010)

West Hills Emile Blackman (31, left center),
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West Hills Emile Blackman (31, left center), goes up for two over Bay Shore's Karl Hall (21, right) Class AA Semifinal held at Farmingdale University, Rt. 110, Farmingdale, NY, on Sunday February 28, 2010.

FARMINGDALE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: West Hills Tobias
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FARMINGDALE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: West Hills Tobias Harris (12, center) goes up to dunk over Bay Shore's Karl Hall (21, right) Class AA Semifinal held at Farmingdale University, Rt. 110, Farmingdale, NY, on Sunday February 28, 2010. Photo by Richard Slattery

FARMINGDALE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: West Hills Tavon
Credit: Photo by Richard Slattery

FARMINGDALE, NY, Feb. 28, 2010: West Hills Tavon Sledge (23, center) goes up for two over Bay Shore's Bryson Lassiter (12, right) Class AA Semifinal held at Farmingdale University, Rt. 110, Farmingdale, NY, on Sunday February 28, 2010. Photo by Richard Slattery

Westbury - February 27, 2010: Uniondale #21 Shaq
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Westbury - February 27, 2010: Uniondale #21 Shaq Mosley hits the court hard after being tripped by a Hempstead defender during the game held at SUNY Old Westbury.

Westbury - February 27, 2010: (L) Uniondale #15
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Westbury - February 27, 2010: (L) Uniondale #15 Bolade Akingboye looks to shoot as (R) Hempstead defender #45 Ryan Willoughby attempt a block during the game held at SUNY Old Westbury.

Westbury - February 27, 2010: (L) Baldwin #22
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Westbury - February 27, 2010: (L) Baldwin #22 Jordan Menzies-Taylor attempts a shot as (R) Farmingdale #4 Dalique Mingo goes for a block during the game held at SUNY Old Westbury.

Westbury - February 27, 2010: (L) Farmingdale #22
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Westbury - February 27, 2010: (L) Farmingdale #22 Chris Richards attempts to block (R) Baldwin #23 AAron Green as he leaps up for the basket during the game held at SUNY Old Westbury.

Westbury - February 27, 2010: (L) Farmingdale #22
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Westbury - February 27, 2010: (L) Farmingdale #22 Chris Richards battles for control of the ball against (R) Baldwin #24 Kareem Daniel during the game held at SUNY Old Westbury.

Westbury - February 27, 2010: (C) Baldwin #23
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Westbury - February 27, 2010: (C) Baldwin #23 AAron Green leaps up to land a basket during the game against Farmingdale held at SUNY Old Westbury.

PATCHOGUE- FEBRUARY 26, 2010: Suffolk County Class A
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PATCHOGUE- FEBRUARY 26, 2010: Suffolk County Class A girls basketball final between Harborfields and Kings Park

PATCHOGUE- FEBRUARY 26, 2010: Harborfields' Alexia O'Connor (5)
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PATCHOGUE- FEBRUARY 26, 2010: Harborfields' Alexia O'Connor (5) is fouled going up for the layup in the second half. SuffolkCounty Class A girls basketball final between Harborfields and Kings Park

PATCHOGUE- FEBRUARY 26, 2010: Harborfields' Kasey Stolba (31)
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PATCHOGUE- FEBRUARY 26, 2010: Harborfields' Kasey Stolba (31) drives against Kings Park's Jamie Romano (45) in the second half. Suffolk County Class A girls basketball final between Harborfields and Kings Park

PATCHOGUE- FEBRUARY 26, 2010: The Hrborfields girls basketball
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PATCHOGUE- FEBRUARY 26, 2010: The Hrborfields girls basketball team clears the bench as times expires in their 45-36 victory over Kings Park. SuffolkCounty Class A girls basketball final between Harborfields and Kings Park

Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High
Credit: Photo by Bob Mitchell

Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High School Girls Basketaball Finals: Class A Final between Division and Lynbrook. Division HS's (L-R) Taylor Mailings, Julie Ballantyne, Kristen Costello and Kristen Stuart celebrate their victory over Lynbrook HS. Photo by Bob Mitchell

Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High
Credit: Photo by Bob Mitchell

Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High School Girls Basketaball Finals: Class A Final between Division and Lynbrook. Division HS's #22 Kristen Costello drives past Lynbrook's defense during her teams victory over Lynbrook HS. Photo by Bob Mitchell

Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High
Credit: Photo by Bob Mitchell

Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High School Girls Basketaball Finals: Class A Final between Division and Lynbrook. Division HS's #10 Krsten Stuart scores two points during her teams victory over Lynbrook HS. Photo by Bob Mitchell

Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High
Credit: Photo by Bob Mitchell

Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High School Girls Basketaball Finals: Class A Final between Division and Lynbrook. Division HS's #21 Julie Ballantyne drives to the net during her teams victory over Lynbrook HS. Photo by Bob Mitchell

Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High
Credit: Photo by Bob Mitchell

Brookville, NY, CW Post College, 2.27.10. Nassau High School Girls Basketaball Finals: Class A Final between Division and Lynbrook. Division HS's (L-R) Christina Rea, Kristen Costello and teammates celebrate their victory over Lynbrook HS. Photo by Bob Mitchell

Division HS's (L-R) Christina Rea and Kristen Costello
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Division HS's (L-R) Christina Rea and Kristen Costello celebrate their victory over Lynbrook. (February 27, 2010)

Oskar Ramirez of Hampton Bays uses his head
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Oskar Ramirez of Hampton Bays uses his head during his 145 lb. match against Dan O'Gorman of Putmam Valley at the NYS Wrestling tournament in Albany N.Y. (February 26, 2010)

Oskar Ramirez of Hampton Bays tries for a
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Oskar Ramirez of Hampton Bays tries for a take down during his 145 lb. match against Dan O'Gorman of Putmam Valley at the NYS Wrestling tournament in Albany N.Y. (February 26, 2010)

Oskar Ramirez of Hampton Bays tries to keep
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Oskar Ramirez of Hampton Bays tries to keep his feet in bounds during his 145 lb. match against Dan O'Gorman of Putmam Valley at the NYS Wrestling tournament in Albany N.Y. (February 26, 2010)

Oskar Ramirez of Hampton Bays shoots too high
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Oskar Ramirez of Hampton Bays shoots too high and ends up with a head butt instead during his 145 lb. match against Dan O'Gorman of Putmam Valley at the NYS Wrestling tournament in Albany N.Y. (February 26, 2010)

Oskar Ramirez of Hampton Bays tries for a
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Oskar Ramirez of Hampton Bays tries for a take down during his 145 lb. match against Dan O'Gorman of Putmam Valley at the NYS Wrestling tournament in Albany N.Y. (February 26, 2010)

Lawrence Woodmere's Desmond Hibbert is greeted as he
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Lawrence Woodmere's Desmond Hibbert is greeted as he comes off the court by teammates: Holden Collick (22), Cantrell Barker (2), James Jones (10), Guilherme Brodt (34) and Neil Boneparth (30). (February 25, 2010)

Lawrence Woodmere's Holden Collick (22), Trent Parrish (23),
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Lawrence Woodmere's Holden Collick (22), Trent Parrish (23), Guilherme Brodt (34), Jamal Benn (12) and Mark Freeman cheer for their team as they near the championship win. (February 25, 2010)

The Lawrence Woodmere Academy boys basketball team with
Credit: Photo by Kathy Kmonicek

The Lawrence Woodmere Academy boys basketball team with their championship trophy. (February 25, 2010)

The Lawrence Woodmere Academy boys basketball team with
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The Lawrence Woodmere Academy boys basketball team with their championship trophy. Photo by Kathy Kmonicek Head Coach Jeff Weiss (right). Assistant Coaches, Dave Alter (white shirt) and John Schandler (left). (February 25, 2010)

Lawrence Woodmere's Holden Collick (22), James Jones (10),
Credit: Photo by Kathy Kmonicek

Lawrence Woodmere's Holden Collick (22), James Jones (10), Guilherme Brodt (34) and Edwin Sainvil (5) celebrate their team's championship. (February 25, 2010)

Lawrence Woodmere's Holden Collick looks to pass during
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Lawrence Woodmere's Holden Collick looks to pass during his team's 100-50 PSAA win. (February 25, 2010)

Lawrence Woodmere's Guilherme Brodt looks to pass during
Credit: Photo by Kathy Kmonicek

Lawrence Woodmere's Guilherme Brodt looks to pass during his team's 100-50 PSAA win. (February 25, 2010)

Lawrence Woodmere's Guilherme Brodt (34 grabs a rebound
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Lawrence Woodmere's Guilherme Brodt (34 grabs a rebound over Evangel's Christopher Dickson (40) during his team's 100-50 PSAA win. (February 25, 2010)

Lawrence Woodmere's Holden Collick leaps to shoot during
Credit: Photo by Kathy Kmonicek

Lawrence Woodmere's Holden Collick leaps to shoot during his team's 100-50 PSAA win. (February 25, 2010)

Lawrence Woodmere's Edwin Sainvil shoots uncontested during his
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Lawrence Woodmere's Edwin Sainvil shoots uncontested during his team's 100-50 PSAA win. (February 25, 2010)

Lawrence Woodmere's Guilherme Brodt (34) shoots over Evangel's
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Lawrence Woodmere's Guilherme Brodt (34) shoots over Evangel's Fred Sanchez (35) during his team's 100-50 PSAA win. (February 25, 2010)

Lawrence Woodmere's Guilherme Brodt shakes hands with teammate
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Lawrence Woodmere's Guilherme Brodt shakes hands with teammate Mark Freeman (12) after coming off the court during his team's 100-50 PSAA win. (February 25, 2010)

Center Moriches' Myles Bell (3) drives against Wyandanch's
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Center Moriches' Myles Bell (3) drives against Wyandanch's Shaeam King (23) in the first half. (February 24, 2010)

Center Moriches' Jon Ward-Adams (10) draws the foul
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Center Moriches' Jon Ward-Adams (10) draws the foul in the paint by Wyandanch's Mark Granville (21) in the first half. (February 24, 2010)

Center Moriches' Jon Ward-Adams (10) with the drive
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Center Moriches' Jon Ward-Adams (10) with the drive against Wyandanch's Will Hart (20). (February 24, 2010)

Wyandanch's Alexander Williams with the jumper between Center
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Wyandanch's Alexander Williams with the jumper between Center Moriches' Jon Ward-Adams (10) and Joe Gonzalez (51) in the second half. (February 24, 2010)

Wyandanch's Donnell Jones with the jumper for three
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Wyandanch's Donnell Jones with the jumper for three in the second half. (February 24, 2010)

Wyandanch's Shaeam King (23) drives in the paint
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Wyandanch's Shaeam King (23) drives in the paint against Center Moriches' Jon Ward-Adams(10). (February 24, 2010)

Wyandanch's Donnell Jones (15) draws the foul under
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Wyandanch's Donnell Jones (15) draws the foul under the basket by Center Moriches' Tyus (cq) Gholson (15). (February 24, 2010)

Wyandanch's Qualice Jones (4) with the airborne jumper
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Wyandanch's Qualice Jones (4) with the airborne jumper in the paint against Center Moriches' Myles Bell (3) In the second half. Wyandanch defeated Center Moriches 66-50. (February 24, 2010)

Wyandanch boy basketball team celebrates their victory over
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Wyandanch boy basketball team celebrates their victory over Center Moriches after the game. Wyandanch defeated Center Moriches 66-50. Suffolk High School Class B Boys Basketball Final between Wyandanch and Center Moriches. (February 24, 2010)

Center Moriches' Maleek Harris (23) drives around Wyandanch's
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Center Moriches' Maleek Harris (23) drives around Wyandanch's Mark Granville (21) in the first half. (February 24, 2010)

Center Moriches' Myles Bell (3) with the layup
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Center Moriches' Myles Bell (3) with the layup in front of Wyandanch's Shaeam King (23) in the first half. (February 24, 2010)

Center Moriches' Jon Ward- Adams (10) with the
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Center Moriches' Jon Ward- Adams (10) with the pass under the basket around Wyandanch's Shaeam King (23) in the first half. (February 24, 2010)

Roslyn's Emily Lipari (1407, left), will pass by
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Roslyn's Emily Lipari (1407, left), will pass by North Shore's Samantha Nadel (1382, right) and will win a ticket to the New York State Championships by winning the girls 3000 meter race. (February 24, 2010)

Roslyn's Emily Lipari (1407, center), wins a ticket
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Roslyn's Emily Lipari (1407, center), wins a ticket to the New York State Championships by winning the girls 3000 meter race. (February 24, 2010)

Westbury's Owen Skeete wins a ticket to the
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Westbury's Owen Skeete wins a ticket to the New York State Championships by winning the boys 3200 meter race. (February 24, 2010)

Wheatley's Joshua Haghighi won a ticket to the
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Wheatley's Joshua Haghighi won a ticket to the state championships for the third straight year by winning the boys' shot put event at the Nassau state qualifying meet. (Feb. 24, 2010)

Garden City's Emily Menges, wins a ticket to
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Garden City's Emily Menges, wins a ticket to the New York State Championships by winning the girls 1000 meter race. (February 24, 2010)

North Shore's Samantha Nadel, right, leads Emily Lipari
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North Shore's Samantha Nadel, right, leads Emily Lipari in a race last year. (Feb. 24, 2010)

Uniondale High School senior #11 Ifeanyi Ofili, right,
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Uniondale High School senior #11 Ifeanyi Ofili, right, dribbles past MacArthur #20 Nicole Crew in the second half. (February 24, 2010)

Uniondale High School senior #11 Ifeanyi Ofili, right,
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Uniondale High School senior #11 Ifeanyi Ofili, right, looks to get a shot over MacArthur #33 Taylor Kenney in the second half of a Nassau County varsity girls basketball Class AA semi-final at Herrick High School. (February 24, 2010)

Shneeka Center of Smithtown West is mugged under
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Shneeka Center of Smithtown West is mugged under the basket by Allie Clarke of Northport. (February 24, 2010)

Shneeka Center of Smithtown West, center, faced double
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Shneeka Center of Smithtown West, center, faced double teams all night and still deposited 30 points. (February 24, 2010)

Shneeka Center of Smithtown West, center, is double
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Shneeka Center of Smithtown West, center, is double teamed by Kellie Cortina, left, and Kristin Cleary of Northport. (February 24, 2010)

Megan Marinelli of Northport, left, and Shneeka Center
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Megan Marinelli of Northport, left, and Shneeka Center of Smithtown West fight for a rebound. (February 24, 2010)

Shneeka Center of Smithtown West, center, fights through
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Shneeka Center of Smithtown West, center, fights through a double team under the basket by Northport's Megan Marinelli, left, and Allie Clarke, right. Center scored 30 points in the game. (February 24, 2010)

Sara English of Smithtown West was a force
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Sara English of Smithtown West was a force under the basket scoring 30 points in the game. (February 24, 2010)

Northport's Kristin Cleary, left, and Kellie Cortina, right,
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Northport's Kristin Cleary, left, and Kellie Cortina, right, can't stop Smithtown West's Sara English from scoring 2 of her 30 points in the game. (February 24, 2010)

Sara English of Smithtown West shoots for two
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Sara English of Smithtown West shoots for two despite the defensive efforts of Kristin Clery, left, and Stephanie Leon of Northport. (February 24, 2010)

Eric McLean (30) shoots over Islips's Andrew Oberg
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Eric McLean (30) shoots over Islips's Andrew Oberg (24). Harborfields defeated Islip 65-58. (February 24, 2010)

Harborfields' Matt Curry (24) shoots a three pointer
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Harborfields' Matt Curry (24) shoots a three pointer over Islip's Terrance Dzus (20). Harborfields defeated Islip 65-58. (February 24, 2010)

Harborfields' Matt Curry (24) shoots a three pointer
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Harborfields' Matt Curry (24) shoots a three pointer over Islip's Terrance Dzus (20). Harborfields defeated Islip 65-58. (February 24, 2010)

Harborfields' Matt McLeod drives the ball around Islip's
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Harborfields' Matt McLeod drives the ball around Islip's Matt McPartland. Harborfields defeated Islip 65-58. (February 24, 2010)

Greenport's Dantre Langhorne (24) with the jumper over
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Greenport's Dantre Langhorne (24) with the jumper over Stony Brook's Farqu (cq) Taylor (11) in the second half. (February 24, 2010)

Stony Brook's Marco Masakayan (2) drives against Greenport's
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Stony Brook's Marco Masakayan (2) drives against Greenport's Jalen Shelby (3) in the first half. Stony Brook defeated Greenport 48-37. (February 24, 2010)

Stony Brook's Tim Pandolfi (13) drives against Greenport's
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Stony Brook's Tim Pandolfi (13) drives against Greenport's Jalen Shelby (3) in the first half. Stony Brook defeated Greenport 48-37. (February 24, 2010)

Greenport's Dantre Langhorne (24) goes for the layup
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Greenport's Dantre Langhorne (24) goes for the layup around Stony Brook's Javon George (32) in the second half. Stony Brook defeated Greenport 48-37. (February 24, 2010)

Stony Brook's Farqu (cq) Taylor (11) goes for
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Stony Brook's Farqu (cq) Taylor (11) goes for the put back under the basket in front of Greenport's Dantre Langhorne (24) in the first half. Stony Brook defeated Greenport 48-37. (February 24, 2010)

Stony Brook's Marco Masakayan (2) with the uncontested
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Stony Brook's Marco Masakayan (2) with the uncontested jumper in the paint in the first half. Stony Brook defeated Greenport 48-37. (February 24, 2010)

Ward Melville's Quinn Raseman takes first in the
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Ward Melville's Quinn Raseman takes first in the boys 2-mile run during the Eastern States Invitational at the Armory. (Feb. 23, 2010)

Ward Melville's Quinn Raseman takes first in the
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Ward Melville's Quinn Raseman takes first in the boys' 2-mile run at the Eastern States Invitational at the Armory in Manhattan. (Feb. 23, 2010)

Commack's Colby Lubman hits the finish in third
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Commack's Colby Lubman hits the finish in third place during the girls' 55-meter dash at the Eastern States Invitational at the Armory. (Feb. 23, 2010)

Commack's Colby Lubman sprints to a third-place finish
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Commack's Colby Lubman sprints to a third-place finish in the girls' 55-meter dash at the Eastern States Invitiational at the Armory. (Feb. 23, 2010)

Commack's Colby Lubman on her way to finishing
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Commack's Colby Lubman on her way to finishing third in the girls' 55-meter dash at the Eastern States Invitational. (Feb. 23, 2010)

St. John the Baptist's Elijah Pardo on his
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St. John the Baptist's Elijah Pardo on his way to a third-place finish in the boys 55-meter hurdles at the Eastern States Invitational. (Feb. 23, 2010)

Ward Melville's Quinn Raseman won the 2-mile race
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Ward Melville's Quinn Raseman won the 2-mile race at the Eastern States Invitational at the Armory. (Feb. 23, 2010)

Hicksville junior Allison Osmundsen performs her floor routine
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Hicksville junior Allison Osmundsen performs her floor routine during the Nassau Individual State Tournament qualifier at Bethpage High School. She won the all-around with a score of 36.925. (Feb. 24, 2010)

Bethpage senior Erin Roach performs her balance beam
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Bethpage senior Erin Roach performs her balance beam routine during the Nassau Individual State Tournament qualifier at Bethpage High School. She posted a score of 8.85, which earned her a spot in the state championships at Cold Spring Harbor High School. (Feb. 23, 2010)

Long Beach junior Jenny Kaufman performs her balance
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Long Beach junior Jenny Kaufman performs her balance beam routine during the Nassau Individual State Tournament qualifier at Bethpage High School. She placed second in the all-around with a score of 36.675. (Feb. 23, 2010)

Bethpage senior Erin Roach performs her floor routine
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Bethpage senior Erin Roach performs her floor routine during the Nassau Individual Championship and State Tournament qualifier at Bethpage High School. She posted a score of 9.0 in the event. (Feb. 23, 2010)

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