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The Long Island Ducks, in their 20th anniversary season and first under manager Wally Backman, overcame a myriad of roster defections to Major League Baseball or foreign organizations in the first half of the Atlantic League campaign to win 42 of 69 games to finish atop the Liberty Division standings. more
The landscape of professional lacrosse has changed, but the goal for the rebuilt New York Lizards remains the same — compete for the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) championship. more
It was a banner season for many high school athletic programs in the Herald’s coverage area. Listed are the biggest team accomplishments, in chronological order. more
While in high school, future Hofstra basketball standout Justin Wright-Foreman penned a note in the attic of his Queens home with the words “future NBA star.” more
Long Island’s offense enjoyed a record-tying performance in last Friday night’s Empire Challenge senior all-star football game, which unlike each of the previous three was decided well before the closing seconds. more
A historic softball season for Mepham ended in heartbreaking fashion last Friday afternoon when Sayville rallied with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a 5-4 victory in the Long Island Class A championship game at Eastport Athletic Complex in Manorville. more
A year after Justify capped an undefeated run to the Triple Crown with a thrilling wire-to-wire effort in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes, becoming the 13th thoroughbred immortal, a wacky 2019 series commences this Saturday on Big Sandy. more
Mepham came painfully close last spring — a couple of runs, to be exact — to capturing its first-ever Nassau County softball title. This year, there was no denying its bid to make history. more
A second-half resurgence for Mepham baseball reached its dramatic climax in a play-in game on May 14, when senior Gianni Macchio stepped to the plate with the opportunity to earn his team an improbable victory over three-time defending Long Island Class A champion Wantagh. more
MacArthur’s late season momentum carried into last Saturday’s Nassau Class A softball quarterfinal round playoff game against Kennedy. more
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