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For a second straight year, late-game heroics lifted New York City over Long Island in a thrilling Empire Challenge. Paul Inzerillo drilled a 32-yard field goal as time expired to give NYC a 37-35 victory before a crowd of 8,621 at Hofstra in the 22nd edition of the high school football all-star showcase on June 21. more
Tapwrit surged past favorite Irish War Cry in the stretch and edged clear under jockey Jose Ortiz to win by two lengths, becoming the fifth Belmont winner in nine years to skip the Preakness after competing in the Derby. more
When the National Hockey League commissioner announced in April that the New York Islanders were considering a move from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn back to Long Island — possibly at Belmont Park, in Elmont — community opinion was split. For hockey fans, such as Peter Mastrota, of Valley Stream, the prospective move is enticing. more
The 149th running of the Belmont Stakes this Saturday won’t include the Kentucky Derby (Always Dreaming) or Preakness (Cloud Computing) winners but could attract its largest field since a record 15 broke from the starting gate in 1983. more
Valley Stream North and North Shore were locked in a tie at 98 points apiece heading into the final event at the Nassau Class A boys’ track and field championships on May 23 at Cold Spring Harbor. more
Valley Stream Little League and the Valley Stream Baseball League are no longer rivals — the two opposing leagues recently merged to better accommodate the community’s skill level. more
Though a four-game losing streak against Conference A-IV rivals cost Valley Stream South a spot in the Nassau Class A baseball playoffs, the Falcons gave longtime coach Ken Ward a victorious sendoff with a 12-0 victory over East Rockaway in the finale on May 9. more
Valley Stream North baseball has done a lot of winning over the past few decades, which is why a 5-13 record in 2016 felt like a major disappointment for the program. more
Less than two weeks after losing to Malverne/East Rockaway in a tremendous triple overtime non-conference game, Valley Stream District turned the table on the Lady Rockin’ Mules in another tight-knit Nassau girls’ lacrosse battle at Firemen’s Field. more
After winning just two games in 2016, this spring proved to be a large step in the right direction for the Valley Stream Central softball team. The club not only put forth a winning record but also found a talented young battery to build around moving forward. more
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