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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
In past seasons, the Rocks’ journey to the Long Island championship game was a brief one. As the public school with the lowest enrollment in the county, East Rockaway was often the only Class C team in Nassau and was thus given an automatic bid to play in the title game. 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
One of the most commonly uttered cliches in softball states that good pitching and strong defense trump all when it comes to winning in the postseason. This could not have been more apparent than it was in top-seeded East Rockaway’s sweep of No. 2 Oyster Bay in the best-of-three Nassau County Class B softball championship series. more
East Rockaway entered its best-of-three county championship series with Cold Spring Harbor as one of the hottest teams on Long Island. The Rocks were riding an 11-game winning streak, had won 17 of their last 18, and seemed destined to make the trip to the Long Island championship game for a fourth consecutive season. more
The baseball program at East Rockaway High has enjoyed a multitude of success throughout its history. In fact, just a year ago the Rocks captured county, Long Island, and regional titles, and advanced to the state semifinals. more
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