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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
Winning the Women’s World Cup was a double triumph for Crystal Dunn. Not only did the Rockville Centre native prove she could play left back at the highest level of the game, she also outbattled many of the best right-sided players on the planet. 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
“It’s always been about the animal,” said Megan Devine, who developed an instant passion for horses when she began riding as a 7-year-old at what’s now the New York Equestrian Center in West Hempstead. 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
Andrew Misiaszek played tee ball at the age of 5. He hated it, and never expected to play baseball again. Several years later, he went to a friend’s Rockville Centre Little League game and had a catch with his friend’s dad, who called Misiaszek’s mom and urged her to sign him up. 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
“We are off!” soccer star Crystal Dunn tweeted on May 27, adding an airplane icon. “#Worldcupbound.” more
South Side will be well represented at the New York State Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend. Senior Olivia Rodriguez punched her ticket to a third straight state meet after placing second in the qualifier in the high jump, while junior Carly Woelfel will compete in the steeplechase. more
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