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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
By late September the writing was on the wall. Early losses to a pair of league rivals meant Malverne’s girls’ volleyball team would either win out, or likely be shut out of the playoffs. 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
There was no shortage of excitement on the football field at Malverne’s Homecoming last Saturday afternoon as the Mules and Island Trees combined for nearly 100 points in a high-octane Nassau Conference IV matchup. 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
A thrilling homecoming game at West Hempstead High School on Sept. 21 ended with a Rams victory as they defeated the Oyster Bay Baymen 38-36. Homecoming festivities began with a parade from … 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
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