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The Long Island Ducks, in their 20th anniversary season and first under manager Wally Backman, overcame a myriad of roster defections to Major League Baseball or foreign organizations in the first half of the Atlantic League campaign to win 42 of 69 games to finish atop the Liberty Division standings. more
The landscape of professional lacrosse has changed, but the goal for the rebuilt New York Lizards remains the same — compete for the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) championship. more
It was a banner season for many high school athletic programs in the Herald’s coverage area. Listed are the biggest team accomplishments, in chronological order. more
While in high school, future Hofstra basketball standout Justin Wright-Foreman penned a note in the attic of his Queens home with the words “future NBA star.” more
Long Island’s offense enjoyed a record-tying performance in last Friday night’s Empire Challenge senior all-star football game, which unlike each of the previous three was decided well before the closing seconds. more
The Baldwin boys’ track team showed it could rise to the occasion when it counted the most. Despite a mediocre 7-6 dual meet record this spring, the Bruins impressed down the stretch with a third-place finish at the Division 1B championships. more
A year after Justify capped an undefeated run to the Triple Crown with a thrilling wire-to-wire effort in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes, becoming the 13th thoroughbred immortal, a wacky 2019 series commences this Saturday on Big Sandy. more
Teams that begin the season with a long losing streak rarely rebound to make the playoffs. But the Baldwin baseball club persevered and rallied to qualify for the postseason despite its long odds. more
Rob Oliveri rarely thought about himself — he was always too busy looking out for others, specifically the children of Baldwin. “He’s been synonymous with the youth programs and development … more
Baldwin failed to qualify for the Nassau Class AA softball playoffs but still managed to produce a memorable finish to 2019, including a victory coach Tom Llewellyn doesn’t expect to top anytime soon — if ever at all. more
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