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Picking up where it left off last season when it captured the first Long Island football championship in school history, Carey found the end zone on its first three possessions and spoiled Mepham’s new turf field unveiling with a 33-7 victory on Saturday in Nassau Conference II. more
With the summer winding down, so is work on the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District’s three new artificial-turf athletic fields at Calhoun, Kennedy and Mepham high schools. The fields passed their final “bounce test” and were certified playable on Sept. 9, according to Saul Lerner, the Central District's athletics director. more
Many coaches were excellent athletes at one time or another, before age, new responsibilities and lifestyle changes slowed them down. But that’s not the case with Chris Mammone, coach of Kennedy High School cross-country and track and field teams ... more
Scott Lipsky, formerly of Merrick and now of Irvine, Calif., and his doubles tennis partner Rajeev Ram were doing fine in this year’s U.S. Open until the semifinals, when they ran into the buzz saw that is Bob and Mike Bryan ... more
The Hofstra men’s soccer team was picked to finish near the bottom of the Colonial Athletic Association, but the lowered expectations from the outside are just one of the many ways the Pride are being driven for success in 2014. more
Expectations could not be higher for the Hofstra women’s soccer team. The Pride was picked first in the 2014 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) preseason poll and return seven starters off last year’s 10-6-3 team that reached the CAA semifinals before falling to James Madison. more
The Lady Rebels, a North Bellmore-North Merrick Little League travel softball team, were contenders in New York’s Little League tournament again this year after winning district and section championships. more
Nicolas Biondo was one of 24 boys his age from around the country who a scout picked to play in the Under Armour Ripken Futures Game in Aberdeen, Md. He caught the scout’s attention while playing for the Long Island Junior Ducks ... more
The Merrick Force GU16 team from Merrick PAL Soccer are back-to-back champions of the premiere flight (top flight) in the East Meadow Soccer Tournament. In the seven years that the Force has taken part in this event, the team has won and placed previously, but never in consecutive years. more
I had been pedaling for an hour and a half when I stopped cold. The view, quite simply, stunned me. It was 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 22, and I was three-quarters of the way through a bike ride up and down the asphalt path that runs along the Wantagh and Ocean parkways, from Nassau County’s Cedar Creek Park, in Seaford, to the Town of Oyster Bay’s Tobay Beach Park, in Massapequa. The entire ride, from Cedar Creek to Tobay Beach and back, was 17.6 miles. more
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