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High-risk high school sports in New York State such as basketball, football, wrestling, hockey, volleyball and competitive cheer will be permitted to proceed beginning Feb. 1 as long as county health departments approve competitive play within its jurisdiction, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday afternoon. more
For the first time since mid-March, Nassau County high school athletes participated in practice for their respective sports on Monday afternoon as the long-anticipated season for low- and moderate-risk winter sports got off the ground despite rising Covid-19 cases. more
Shell Creek Park was recently renamed in honor of John “Jack” Leddy, a longtime coach, president and leader of the Island Park Little League. more
Nassau County high school football, slated to begin practice March 1 of 2021, announced it will play six regular-season games, down from the standard eight, and also eliminate scrimmages and one round of playoffs. more
Molloy College women’s basketball enjoyed one of the best seasons in program history in 2019-2020, going 22-9 overall and reaching the East Coast Conference title game. more
Despite losing its all-time leading scorer, Molloy College’s men’s basketball program is aiming to rebound from a 12-17 season, including a 7-9 mark against East Coast Conference foes. more
Last season was a difficult one for Hofstra’s women’s basketball program in terms of wins and losses, but there’s plenty of reasons for second-year head coach Danielle Santos Atkinson to be optimistic about the future. more
Nine Oceanside student-athletes, including seven who missed playing their respective sport for the high school teams in the spring of 2020 due to the pandemic, inked their national letters of intent to compete at the next level and begin a new chapter in their lives. more
Island Park's Anthony Bitetto grew up a fan of the New York Rangers and will realize a childhood dream when his next NHL game will be as a member of the blueshirts. more
Hofstra is coming off a special men’s basketball season that saw a bittersweet ending. For the first time since 2001, the Pride qualified for the NCAA Tournament. However, two days after Hofstra defeated Northeastern, 70-61, to capture the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament on March 12, NCAA President Mark Emmert announced the cancellation of March Madness due to Covid-19. more
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