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Turnover continues to be a theme for this year's Long Island Nets. The raising of last year's G League championships banner quickly flipped to a messy game, with the Nets falling behind by 18 and giving away the ball 24 times, leading to 38 Delaware Blue Coats points. It all amounted to a 152-137 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers affiliate at Nassau Coliseum Friday night. more
In any developmental league, turnover is a given. Still, the Long Island Nets, the G League affiliate of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, may be taking “turnover” to a whole new level. more
Following a season full of victories, the Bellmore-Merrick Lady Sharks continued their momentum at the Nassau County Girls’ Swimming and Diving Championships on Nov. 9. The squad finished second behind Garden City High School, their conference rival. more
Finishing a 5K in less than 20 minutes can be hard to accomplish, especially at the high school level, but in the case of sisters Marissa and Maya Spottiswood, of south Merrick, they have already acquitted themselves as experienced runners. more
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
Playing for the Nassau Class A girls’ soccer championship for a second consecutive season as the No. 8 seed, MacArthur seized the moment Tuesday night after a runner-up finish in 2018. 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
Some unfriendly posts and a determined Mepham side ended North Shore’s Cinderella run in the Nassau Class A girls’ soccer playoffs last Saturday evening. more
Both the North Shore Vikings and Bellmore-JFK Cougars received an early dismissal Oct. 23 to give way to the first round of the Nassau Class A boys’ soccer playoffs, where the hosting North Shore eked out a 1-0 victory in a nailbiter in Glen Head. more
Mepham girls’ volleyball has been a tour de force this season, winning all 11 matches it has played. In six of those wins the Lady Pirates swept their opponent, and only twice, were they pushed to a decisive fifth set. more
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