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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
A 40-yard blast off the foot of sophomore Madison Hnis lifted MacArthur into the Nassau Class A girls’ soccer championship game for a second straight year as the No. 8 seed. Hnis scored off a direct kick with 15 seconds remaining in last Saturday afternoon’s semifinal to beat fourth-seeded South Side, 3-2. more
South Side is focused on a strong finish as it gears up the postseason. The Cyclones (6-1) enter the final week of the regular season controlling their own fate to claim the No. 2 seed for the upcoming Conference III playoffs. more
In search of its first Nassau County girls’ soccer title since 2014, South Side appears to be peaking at the perfect time with the start of the Class A playoffs just a few days away. 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
Senior quarterback William Pickett and Richie Petrone made sure South Side remained perfect. In a game that lived up to the hype, Pickett threw two touchdown passes and rushed for two more, including the game-winning scamper in the final seconds, and Petrone had two interceptions and a key catch on the decisive drive that helped the Cyclones edge Wantagh, 27-24. more
It’s all about winning the final game of the season. That’s the mantra from coach Fred Paul and the South Side boys’ soccer team as it embarks on the home stretch of the 2019 regular season and ensuing playoffs. 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
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