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The Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame (HOF) has been created to recognize, preserve and promote the heritage of interscholastic sports in Nassau County. The HOF will be temporarily located in the rotunda of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola until plans for its permanent home are finalized. more
Rolling Thunder, a track program for special-needs children begun by recent Kennedy High School graduate Jamie Kanner, of Bellmore, is continuing throughout the summer and is seeking high school volunteers to help out. more
Jake Thomas and Alex Vargas, both 21, played baseball together in 2011 at Calhoun High School under legendary coach Joe Corea. In 2010, Thomas led the Colts squad that captured the Nassau County Class AA title. In 2012, Vargas played a critical role in the Colts’ victory at the Long Island Class AA championship. Major League teams recently drafted them both. more
The United States women’s soccer team not only made history with their 5-2 victory over Japan in the World Cup final on July 5, but also made television history, reeling in 25.4 million viewers on FOX, making it the most watched soccer game — men’s or women’s — in the United States. more
A seemingly never ending sea of red, white, and blue. That’s what I saw at the ticker-tape parade in downtown Manhattan last Friday, honoring the Women’s national soccer team, which, on July 5, defeated Japan, 5-2, to win the Women’s World Cup. more
Reaching the midway point of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball campaign with the best half-season record in their 16-year history, the Long Island Ducks (46-23) have plenty to be excited about but also more work to do. more
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
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