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Union Rags wins! [Photo gallery]
A gallery of the Herald's images from Saturday's Belmont Stakes. more
The seniors at East Rockaway High School earned the coveted Cup last weekend during the school's 74th annual Rock Rivalry competition. Points were tallied and included Sports Night, Entrance, mural, backdrop, scriptwriting, choreography, band, lighting, sound, etc. The seniors' score tied for one other class in the history of RR for having the most points in its 74-year history. All of the classes did wonderfully, with entertaining and orginal skits and songs. more
Weeks after Hurricane Sandy damaged much of the South Shore of Nassau County, residents are continuing to pick up the pieces and return to their normal lives. The East Rockaway community took a big step in the road to recovery last week when students went back to school — although for hundreds of students, it was with a change of scenery. more
Very few high school basketball teams on Long Island won more road games, and none played as many games away from home than East Rockaway’s boys in 2012-13. With the high school off limits after Hurricane Sandy, the Rocks were unable to play within the friendly confines of the Rock Palace. more
Students and staff at Rhame Avenue Elementary School in East Rockaway were overjoyed to have their gym reopened after repairs were completed to fix damage done by Hurricane Sandy. “We are so … more
Last Saturday night, NYCB Live at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum welcomed the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for the first time in history. The long-anticipated event drew a crowd of 11,198, compiled a gate of more than $1 million, and saw five Long Island-born fighters compete on a card headlined by former middleweight champ Chris Weidman of Baldwin. more
In 2016, the East Rockaway volleyball program made significant progress. The Lady Rocks won county and Long Island titles, and the season didn’t end until the Lady Rocks were eliminated from a four-team pool that battled for the Class C state championship. more
Lynbrook resident Ed “Formerly Fast Eddie” Parry was drenched in sweat and breathing heavily as he stood in the center of the ring at the Westbury Boxing Club. He was frantically throwing punches as his trainer, Billy Strigaro, shouted words of encouragement. more
A team of six Herald editors and reporters –– Scott Brinton, Jeff Bessen, Alex Costello, Mary Malloy, Anthony Rifilato and Alexandra Spychalsky –– have taken second place for Community … more
Senior outside hitter Melissa Loyer had 12 kills and senior setter Joanna Acampora had 20 assists to lead top-seeded East Rockaway to a 25-15, 25-21, 25-19 sweep of Carle Place in the Nassau Class C title game. more
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