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Angel Nunez, a 6-8 forward born in the Dominican Republic and raised in The Bronx, is one of those who tried out for basketball's G League hoping to turn his dreams into NBA reality. His journey includes attending two high schools, three colleges and formerly playing overseasons before succeeding in a local tryout wih the Long Island Nets this year. more
The newest addition to the National Lacrosse League will be calling Long Island home but for one member of the New York Riptide, coming to Long Island is more of a homecoming. Kieran McArdle grew up in Ronkonkoma in Suffolk County, about 32 miles east of Riptide’s new home at the Nassau Coliseum. more
Since opening its doors in 1929, Sewanhaka High School has had its share of excellence on its athletic fields and courts. The lacrosse program holds a national record with 91 consecutive victories that spanned nearly a decade, and Indians have gone on to have careers in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. more
It is not every day that a Division I college hockey program plays at a National Hockey League venue seating more than 14,000 people. It is even rarer for a program only three matches into its history. more
If you had told 19-year-old Huntington Bay native Grace Dima a year ago that she would be playing at the Nassau Coliseum in front of family and friends as a member of Long Island’s first Division I college hockey team, she might have called you crazy. more
Last Saturday afternoon’s spirited battle between host Sewanhaka and intradistrict rival New Hyde Park, a pair of vastly improved football teams, had a little bit of everything. more
The Long Island Ducks defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters 8-4 on Sunday night at Constellation Field in the decisive Game Five of the Atlantic League Championship Series. more
That the 2019-20 New York Islanders season began at the Nassau Coliseum Friday night was the way it had to be, said Brandon Gimpelman of North Bellmore. After four years of opening nights at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Gimpleman, while attending the Islanders rally Thursday outside the Nassau County legislature in Mineola, summed up local fans’ feelings that “it’s great to be back at the Coliseum given the history and everything else. It is the Old Barn and we will be very happy to be there.” more
Among the 120 pro basketball hopefuls who took part in the open tryouts for the Long Island Nets G-League team at LIU Post last Saturday was Michael Lugo. more
Coming off of a first-place finish last season and appearance in the G League finals, incoming Long Island Nets head coach Shaun Fein recognizes that he has got big shoes to fill in taking over head … more
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