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With most of the sports world still idle in the midst of Covid-19, horse racing grabbed the spotlight Saturday evening with the Belmont Stakes serving as the opening leg of the Triple Crown for the first time in history. more
While Major League Baseball owners and players continue to squabble over compensation to get a shortened 2020 season off the ground, there’s excitement at the Little League level after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced some youth sports could begin in early July as part of the Phase Three reopening in counties that qualify. more
After sifting through countless fundraising challenges posted all over Instagram, Laura Cummings decided what she could do to honor local high school graduates, too. more
Entering his third season as a driver for the MSM Elite Motorsports operation, Merrick’s John Beatty Jr. has been itching to get back behind the wheel, and will finally get to do so on June 21. more
Dennis Ringel isn’t ruling out a return to coaching, but after 12 extraordinary seasons at the helm of John F. Kennedy High School’s boys’ volleyball program, he’s chosen to step away for a while to focus on family. more
Jay Hegi has only missed a handful of Belmont Stakes since 1978 when he witnessed a classic in his first experience at the event as Affirmed nipped Alydar to complete the Triple Crown. more
Girls on the Run Long Island, part of a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-8th grade girls, had 750 runners participate in its 5K run last fall and expected to surpass 1,000 for this spring’s event scheduled for June 20 on the campus of Hofstra University. more
Effective today, Friday, May 29, tennis courts at all five buildings in the Bellmore-Merrick High School District became available to the public as part of Nassau County’s “Phase 1” reopening, Director of Athletics Eric Caballero announced in a letter to parents. more
After training with Academy Volleyball Club for the past year, Calhoun High School freshmen Ella Maldonado and Julia Lawrence qualified for the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships. more
Celebrating victories at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar’s Bellmore location has been a longstanding tradition for the Kennedy High School baseball program, and even though the spring sports season was cancelled, the 2020 Cougars were recognized by their go-to restaurant. more
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