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While his sights are set on returning to the premier division at Riverhead Raceway in a couple of weeks, John Beatty’s remained sharp behind the wheel and having a blast in what’s become the most popular level at the ¼-mile oval. more
When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo put pen to paper on April 16, 2016, it became a landmark day for the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). By signing the legislation, Cuomo made New York the 50th and final state to legalize the sport of MMA after years of debate. more
Rockville Centre gave an Olympic-sized sendoff to Crystal Dunn, who earned a spot on the U.S. women’s soccer team that will compete in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. More than 1,000 … more
Major League Baseball players just had their annual All-Star break, but local youngsters have been playing the game all month thanks to the Levittown Seaford Wantagh Athletic Association. more
About a dozen people blocked Huntley Road on July 16, adjacent to the south parking lot of Belmont Park, to protest a proposal by the New York Cosmos to build a new soccer stadium at the … more
For as long as he can remember, Bobby Fehrenbach says, he has loved sports. The Wantagh native was a three-season athlete at MacArthur High School in Levittown. After graduating in 1984, he went on to play football at Pace University. For many, a sports career would end there, but for Fehrenbach it was just the beginning. more
It was a memorable first half of the Atlantic League baseball season for the Long Island Ducks, who after a sluggish 1-6 start clinched the Liberty Division title for a guaranteed playoff spot and set a single-game attendance record on consecutive nights. more
A pair of Wantagh High School graduates keyed the defensive prowess for Adelphi University’s lacrosse programs this spring, with senior Joe Giardina leading the men’s squad in takeaways and junior Ryley Weber earning national accolades for the Lady Panthers. more
The Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame (HOF) was created a year ago to recognize, preserve and promote the heritage of interscholastic sports. The HOF is temporarily located in the rotunda of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola and is expected to call the new Nassau Coliseum its home. more
It was a banner season for many high school sports teams within the Herald's coverage area in 2015-16, including state titles for Elmont's boys' basketball team and Wantagh's baseball squad. more
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