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Seeking a third straight come-from-behind postseason victory and its first-ever Long Island football championship, MacArthur cut a 20-point halftime deficit to one but ultimately fell to Newfield, 41-33, in the Class II title game last Friday before a crowd of 4,500 at Hofstra. more
An Oct. 25 ceremony inducting the Hofstra 1975-76 and 1999-00 men’s basketball teams that reached the NCAA Tournament into the university’s athletics hall of fame has provided extra inspiration for a talented 2015-16 group to make similar history. more
It was billed as the “Battle of Wantagh Avenue.” Just 1.2 miles separates Wantagh and MacArthur high schools, so when the two schools met last Friday night at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium for the county championship football game, there was much familiarity between the two sides. more
A week after MacArthur dethroned two-time defending Nassau Conference II and Long Island Class II football champion Carey by scoring 22 unanswered points, the Generals captured their first county title since 2002 in similar come-from-behind fashion against neighboring Wantagh. more
A bend-but-don’t-break defense over the last 32 minutes along with a pair of long second-half scoring drives allowed MacArthur to put an end to Carey’s remarkable two-year reign atop Nassau County football last Friday night. more
For the first time since capturing three consecutive Nassau Class A girls’ volleyball championships from 2009 to 2011, Wantagh is back on top. The top-seeded Lady Warriors, a year after coming up short against South Side in the county finals, with a relentless attack directed by senior setter Katie Hagan, swept No. 3 Long Beach for the title before a boisterous crowd on Nov. 11 at SUNY Old Westbury. more
They came in as champions and Marcos Senna and Raúl went out as champions last Sunday night, helping lead the New York Cosmos to the NASL Championship title. more
History doesn’t always repeat itself. Wantagh’s football team is proof. The Warriors ended a 19-game losing streak against Garden City in a Nassau Conference II semifinal on Friday night. more
Last Saturday’s Nassau Conference II football quarterfinal between Wantagh and Mepham was tied late in the first half before the Warriors took over the game in a crucial stretch to end the second quarter and open the third quarter en route to a 48-21 win. more
Oceanside girls’ soccer team senior captain Julia Duffy admitted she and the rest of her team were playing a bit nervous early on in their Nassau Class AA quarterfinals playoff matchup against No. 7 ranked MacArthur on Oct. 29. more
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