Boys volleyball matches between Smithtown West and Northport are never decided quite that easy. The 25-23, 25-18, 23-25, 25-27, 25-17 win for Northport (8-1) was the latest example.

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Northport's Jeremy Thide spikes the ball past Smithtown West's Ryan Adler (left) and Chris Berte in the Suffolk high school volleyball game. (Oct. 14, 2010)

Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Northport's Matthew Lertora spikes the ball during his team's win over Smithtown West in the Suffolk high school volleyball game. (Oct. 14, 2010)

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Smithtown West's Johnny Lutjen passes the ball in the Suffolk high school volleyball game against Northport. (Oct. 14, 2010)

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Northport's Andrew Lertora spikes the ball past Smithtown West's Johnny Lutjen in the Suffolk high school volleyball game. (Oct. 14, 2010)

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Northport's Brady Ambro tips the ball past Smithtown West's Steve McDermott (center) and Ryan Joseph (right) in the Suffolk high school volleyball game. (Oct. 14, 2010)

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Northport's Matthew Lertora gets a kill during his team's win over Smithtown West in the Suffolk high school volleyball game. (Oct. 14, 2010)

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Smithtown West's Ryan Mahoney spikes the ball past Northport's Pat Gathman (left) and Ryan Pape (center) in the Suffolk high school volleyball game. (Oct. 14, 2010)

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Northport's Andrew Lertora (left) Jeremy Thide (right) celebrate during their team's win over Smithtown West. (Oct. 14, 2010)

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