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Local high school football players will focus on character development and specific skill training when the National Football League’s High School Player Development free program for students entering 9th–12th grade comes to Nassau County. more
Though lightning delayed the start and interrupted the first quarter of the 20th UnitedHealthcare Empire Challenge football all-star game on June 23, causing a combined delay of 71 minutes, Long Island stormed to a 15-point halftime lead and withstood a pair of late New York City touchdowns to win for the fifth consecutive year, 34-27. more
It was a banner season for many high school sports teams within the Herald's coverage area in 2014-15. Here is the list of the top team accomplishments, in chronological order. more
When ticking off the many and varied phys. ed. programs that Saul Lerner has brought to the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, you quickly realize what a profound and lasting impact he has had on the lives of thousands of students, his colleagues say. Among the programs are girls’ lacrosse, boys’ badminton, bicycling in gym classes, and first aid/cardiopulmonary resuscitation for all students, a program begun with the Merrick-based Robbie Levine Foundation, to name just a few. Lerner is the Central District’s director of physical education, health, athletics, driver’s education and adult education. After 19 years in the district and 35 years in education, Lerner, 58, will retire on June 30. “It’s been a great run,” he said during an interview last week, “and I loved every minute of it, and I love the community.” more
Needing at least one point in last Saturday night’s finale to capture the North American Soccer League (NASL) spring season championship, the New York Cosmos settled for a wild 3-3 draw with the expansion Jacksonville Armada before a crowd of 7,353 at Hofstra. more
Thomas Macaluso, a senior on the Calhoun High School boys’ golf team, will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., in the fall to study nuclear engineering. In addition to the relaxation that golf provided during his years at Calhoun, he said, the sport gave him the chance to hone the lessons on force, range and wind resistance that he learned in Advanced Placement physics class. more
Finally, after 37 years and 13 failed attempts, horse racing has its 12th Triple Crown winner. more
Can America Pharoah snap a 37-year Triple Crown drought? Or will it be the 10th straight year a fresh horse pulls off an upset in the Belmont Stakes after skipping the Preakness? The answer will come this Saturday evening in the 147th running ... more
Mepham threw everything but the kitchen sink at top-ranked MacArthur in the semifinals of the Nassau County Class AA softball playoffs before falling 6-1 in the third game of the best-of-three series. Seeded fourth, the Lady Pirates (13-9 overall) fell behind from the start in the decisive game on a three-run homer in ... more
Already with 15 strikeouts and a 350-foot homer, Oceanside pitcher Kyle Martin still had work to do against resilient Mepham in the bottom of the seventh of the third and decisive game of their Nassau Class AA baseball quarterfinal playoff series on May 21. more
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