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The Long Island Ducks, in their 20th anniversary season and first under manager Wally Backman, overcame a myriad of roster defections to Major League Baseball or foreign organizations in the first half of the Atlantic League campaign to win 42 of 69 games to finish atop the Liberty Division standings. more
The landscape of professional lacrosse has changed, but the goal for the rebuilt New York Lizards remains the same — compete for the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) championship. more
It was a banner season for many high school athletic programs in the Herald’s coverage area. Listed are the biggest team accomplishments, in chronological order. more
While in high school, future Hofstra basketball standout Justin Wright-Foreman penned a note in the attic of his Queens home with the words “future NBA star.” more
Long Island’s offense enjoyed a record-tying performance in last Friday night’s Empire Challenge senior all-star football game, which unlike each of the previous three was decided well before the closing seconds. more
Valley Stream North’s drive for five is complete. The Spartans made it five consecutive Nassau Class A boys’ spring track and field championships with a dominant effort. more
It was a banner year on the lacrosse field for the Carey girls this spring. The Lady Seahawks won the Nassau Conference IV championship with a perfect 9-0 record in league play, and qualified for the Class B playoffs where they fell to Hewlett. Carey finished with an overall record of 11-4. more
A year after Justify capped an undefeated run to the Triple Crown with a thrilling wire-to-wire effort in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes, becoming the 13th thoroughbred immortal, a wacky 2019 series commences this Saturday on Big Sandy. more
Elimination games started early for Valley Stream North this spring. Just to qualify for the Nassau Class A baseball playoffs, the Spartans had to beat three-time defending county and Long Island champion Wantagh in each of the last two regular-season games. more
The Nassau Countywide Conference is designed to enable struggling baseball programs to play competitive games against teams in similar positions while trying to build toward respectability. But, not every team takes advantage of the opportunity. In back-to-back seasons, Sewanhaka has made the most of its time in the league. more
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