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About 25 percent of Nassau County High School varsity baseball players are getting a chance to step on the field together in 2020 thanks to the efforts of many coaches, led by Clarke’s Tom Abruscato. more
While still awaiting guidance and direction from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York State’s Education Department on how schools could operate this fall, the state Public High School Athletic Association Covid-19 Task Force held two meetings in June to discuss multiple scenarios for sports. more
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
As her sophomore year at John F. Kennedy High School draws to a close and her Sweet 16 birthday approaches, Sarah Klein is keeping busy and doing her part for the good of others during difficult times. more
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