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Angel Nunez, a 6-8 forward born in the Dominican Republic and raised in The Bronx, is one of those whose tried out for basketball's G League hoping to turn his dreams into NBA reality. His journey includes attending two high schools, three colleges and formerly playing overseasons before succeeding in a local tryout wih the Long Island Nets this year. more
The football rivalry between East Rockaway and Locust Valley is a unique one. The two schools are about as far apart as any in Nassau; the Rocks a little jaunt from the Atlantic, and the Falcons a short distance from the Sound. But, the teams have had some classic regular season contests and a few memorable playoff meetings. more
The newest addition to the National Lacrosse League will be calling Long Island home but for one member of the New York Riptide, coming to Long Island is more of a homecoming. Kieran McArdle grew up in Ronkonkoma in Suffolk County, about 32 miles east of Riptide’s new home at the Nassau Coliseum. more
At the onset of the 2019 high school football season, there were some certainties and a few unknowns at East Rockaway. The team’s vaunted ground-and-pound attack would be well-stocked with talented players, but a lack of depth at most other positions was a concern. more
It is not every day that a Division I college hockey program plays at a National Hockey League venue seating more than 14,000 people. It is even rarer for a program only three matches into its history. more
If you had told 19-year-old Huntington Bay native Grace Dima a year ago that she would be playing at the Nassau Coliseum in front of family and friends as a member of Long Island’s first Division I college hockey team, she might have called you crazy. more
The Long Island Ducks defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters 8-4 on Sunday night at Constellation Field in the decisive Game Five of the Atlantic League Championship Series. more
That the 2019-20 New York Islanders season began at the Nassau Coliseum Friday night was the way it had to be, said Brandon Gimpelman of North Bellmore. After four years of opening nights at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Gimpleman, while attending the Islanders rally Thursday outside the Nassau County legislature in Mineola, summed up local fans’ feelings that “it’s great to be back at the Coliseum given the history and everything else. It is the Old Barn and we will be very happy to be there.” more
Among the 120 pro basketball hopefuls who took part in the open tryouts for the Long Island Nets G-League team at LIU Post last Saturday was Michael Lugo. more
Coming off of a first-place finish last season and appearance in the G League finals, incoming Long Island Nets head coach Shaun Fein recognizes that he has got big shoes to fill in taking over head … more
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