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Hofstra’s baseball team is looking to reach new heights this spring with the return of veteran hitters. The Pride went 15-37 in 2016, but bring back position players who combined for 29 home runs and 136 RBIs. more
After a rare down season for Hofstra softball, the Pride is geared for a turnaround spring thanks to some talented additions. Despite posting its 27th straight winning season, Hofstra missed out on qualifying for the Colonial Athletic Association for the first time in program history with an 8-10 record. more
Youssef Ibrahim, a freshman at Wellington C. Mepham High School, followed up an undefeated diving season with the Bellmore-Merrick Sharks by taking first place in both the Division B and Nassau County Championships. more
Kennedy High School has seen a spike in the last five years in the number of student athletes moving on to play in college, according to its athletic director, Craig Papach. more
Calhoun High School’s cheerleading team celebrated a series of firsts this season. It was the first time that two male cheerleaders competed with the Colts in the Division I Co-Ed category. It was the first year that the team made it to the Nassau County Section 8 Championship at Wantagh High School— and won its division. And it was the first time that the squad competed at the New York State Cheerleading Championship in Syracuse. more
A new 90-second shot clock was introduced in college women’s lacrosse for the 2017 season providing further impetus for Hofstra to electrify its offense. On the heels of a disappointing three-win 2016 campaign, fifth-year head coach Shannon Smith looked to implement a more up-tempo style this spring. more
The Hofstra men’s lacrosse team entered the 2017 campaign fueled to capture a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) title after falling in the conference semifinals to Fairfield last season. more
Mepham entered its Nassau Class A girls’ basketball quarterfinal playoff matchup at No. 3 Sewanhaka on a 15-game winning streak and showed its mettle after digging a 14-point hole through 10 minutes of play. more
For the first time in Kennedy High School’s history, the junior varsity cheerleading team participated in the National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Fla. After taking part in a regional competition and hosting a series of fundraisers, coach Linda Leonardo said that it was a relief to finally see the freshmen and sophomores perform their routine at the event. more
East Meadow’s Emily Shurina had an eerie feeling when she stepped to the foul line with 26 seconds left and her team trailing visiting Calhoun by a point in last Friday’s Nassau Class AA girls’ basketball first-round playoff matchup. more
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