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The Nassau Countywide Baseball Conference remains in existence for numerous reasons. Rather than have rebuilding teams constantly withstand ignominious losses, the league allows programs to play competitive games while working their way back to respectability. Nobody gains from being on either side of one-sided games is the philosophy behind it. more
Whether it’s a professional, college, or high school team, one constant is that injuries can decimate a team and turn what once appeared to be a promising season into a frustrating one. Such was the case on the softball field at West Hempstead this spring. more
The weather conditions were wet and uncomfortable at Lawrence High School on May 4, but you would have never of know that by looking at the postgame sideline of the West Hempstead boys’ lacrosse team, where just about every player walked off the field with a wide grin on their face. more
Residents are debating four proposed development plans for the 28-acre south parcel at Belmont Park. Three of those plans involve converting the land into big-box retail outlets as well as a grocery … more
More than 150 union workers, fans, and locals rallied at the south lot of Belmont Park to urge state officials to make a decision on a proposed soccer stadium and complex that has been lying in wait … more
The county comptroller released an audit last week stating that the Nassau County Police Department exceeded its overtime budget by $96.2 million over a six-year period due to systemic under-budgeting, overly optimistic savings projections and slipshod record-keeping. more
When the 2016 baseball season got under way at West Hempstead, head coach Kevin Cloughessy preached the importance of limiting mistakes and remaining poised when things don’t go as planned. While errors would be inevitable, Cloughessy wanted his team to focus on putting misplays in the past. more
When the 2016 softball season began, West Hempstead coach Chris Van Kovics figured numbers could be an issue for his team. With a short roster, and a lack of experience at many positions, the last thing he needed was injuries. more
For the past three seasons, there’s been a lot of frustration on the lacrosse field at West Hempstead. The team has dealt with rosters filled with youth and inexperience, and each season the Rams have faced a very difficult schedule. more
There is plenty of optimism surrounding both the Molloy College baseball and softball programs this spring, and an improved pitching staff is the biggest reason why for both teams. more
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