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In a battle of crosstown rivals, visiting Mepham stood firm to hold off a furious Calhoun comeback to secure a three-point victory in a game that came down to the final moments. more
The country’s largest tennis expo returns to Long Island this winter, as the 2020 New York Tennis Expo arrives at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, Feb. 9. more
Defending Nassau and Long Island Class A girls’ basketball champion Sewanhaka and upstart Kennedy were seemingly headed in opposite directions when they met for an early Conference A-II showdown on Jan. 8. more
As Dennis Papadatos dives into his sixth season as Hofstra’s wrestling coach, he sees signs of progress with the program he hit the mats for 20 years ago. more
Fresh off a solid campaign that saw two of its wrestlers earn county championships, Mepham, one of the county’s most-storied programs, is off to a great start in 2019-20. more
The votes were tallied. Not once, but twice. That’s how tight the difference was between undefeated 12-0 Long Island champions Freeport and Plainedge in the running for the Rutgers Cup. In the closest vote in the trophy’s 83-year history, Plainedge nipped Freeport to win its first-ever Rutgers Cup at the Nassau County Football Coaches Association banquet on Dec. 11 at Crest Hollow Country Club. more
By winning six of its first nine, with most of the victories coming against returning NCAA tournament participants, Molloy College brought plenty of confidence into the East Coast Conference women’s basketball opener and it showed. more
Last season was a special one for Molloy College’s men’s basketball program. The Lions, who struggled to a 9-21 mark in the 2017-18 campaign, enjoyed a major turnaround capped by their first-ever East Coast Conference Tournament title. more
Professional box lacrosse will return to Long Island on Dec. 28 when the New York Riptide, one of two expansion teams to join the National Lacrosse League this season, make their home debut against the Saskatchewan Rush at the Nassau Coliseum. more
At Carefree Racquet Club, tennis is an international affair. Six of the top players who practice at the Merrick club recently captured a national title at the 2019 U.S. Tennis Association League National Championships, and only two are native to the Island. The others are from England, Venezuela, Ukraine and France. more
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