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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
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
West Hempstead had an outstanding regular season on the boys’ soccer pitch, including an eight-game stretch of seven wins and a draw. However, the Rams didn’t exactly steamroll into the Nassau Class A playoffs having suffered back-to-back 1-0 losses to close the Conference AB4 campaign. more
Two teams got their licks in early, while there was still a chance – but since West Hempstead’s girls’ volleyball squad welcomed sophomore Sanaia Estime to its roster three matches into the season, the Lady Rams have been on a 12-0 run that’s kept the rest of Conference AA/B/C-3 on the ropes. 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
When the boys soccer season got underway in September, West Hempstead coach Chris Van Kovics was cautiously optimistic. He expected the Rams to be strong on the back line, but wasn’t sure if his team would be able to find the back of net often enough. more
The Long Island Ducks defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters 8-4 on Sunday night at Constellation Field in the decisive Game Five of the Atlantic League Championship Series. more
That the 2019-20 New York Islanders season began at the Nassau Coliseum Friday night was the way it had to be, said Brandon Gimpelman of North Bellmore. After four years of opening nights at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Gimpleman, while attending the Islanders rally Thursday outside the Nassau County legislature in Mineola, summed up local fans’ feelings that “it’s great to be back at the Coliseum given the history and everything else. It is the Old Barn and we will be very happy to be there.” more
A thrilling homecoming game at West Hempstead High School on Sept. 21 ended with a Rams victory as they defeated the Oyster Bay Baymen 38-36. Homecoming festivities began with a parade from … more
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