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Angel Nunez, a 6-8 forward born in the Dominican Republic and raised in The Bronx, is one of those who tried out for basketball's G League hoping to turn his dreams into NBA reality. His journey includes attending two high schools, three colleges and formerly playing overseasons before succeeding in a local tryout wih the Long Island Nets this year. more
Days after clinching the B1 conference championship, Long Beach boys’ volleyball earned its spot in the Class B quarterfinals last Friday following a hard-fought three-set victory over a previously undefeated Clarke team. more
The newest addition to the National Lacrosse League will be calling Long Island home but for one member of the New York Riptide, coming to Long Island is more of a homecoming. Kieran McArdle grew up in Ronkonkoma in Suffolk County, about 32 miles east of Riptide’s new home at the Nassau Coliseum. more
Of the 24 teams vying for the Nassau Class A boys’ soccer title, only Clarke was seeded below Long Beach. The Marines didn’t get one of Conference A1’s four automatic bids, but qualified for the playoffs by virtue of a .500-or-better record (3-3-4) and entered the tournament with a nothing-to-lose attitude. more
Ranked at the bottom of Nassau Conference 2 entering the campaign, Long Beach finished the regular season with a record of 5-2 and closed on a positive note last Friday in a win over Lynbrook. more
It is not every day that a Division I college hockey program plays at a National Hockey League venue seating more than 14,000 people. It is even rarer for a program only three matches into its history. more
If you had told 19-year-old Huntington Bay native Grace Dima a year ago that she would be playing at the Nassau Coliseum in front of family and friends as a member of Long Island’s first Division I college hockey team, she might have called you crazy. more
For a moment the Long Beach girls’ soccer team looked invulnerable. A talent infusion this summer had given the Lady Marines new options, new swagger, and a whole new approach to the game. more
Freeport pro boxer Patrick Day, 27, was fighting for his life at press time after he was knocked out and suffered a traumatic brain injury last Saturday in the 10th round of his U.S. Boxing Association super welterweight title fight against Charles Conwell at Wintrust Arena in Chicago. more
As the Nassau boys’ soccer regular season winds down, three teams in Conference A1 (Garden City, New Hyde Park and MacArthur) remain undefeated, defending county Class A Mepham has one loss, and a host of others are fighting for their playoff lives. more
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