The West Islip Lions defeated Smithtown West 8-6 in the Suffolk Class B County Finals on Wednesday to advance to the Long Island Championship on Sunday June 4th. It’s their first county title since 2018. Although they never trailed in the game, it was a hard fought battle that went right down to the wire against a young and talented group from Smithtown West that gave West Islip everything they had.
The Nassau County Class C Girls Championship is taking place today, Thursday June 1st at Adelphi University at 7:30pm. The #1 seed North Shore Vikings (16-2) are facing the Manhasset Indians (8-6) and it’s bound to be a classic.
Get ready for an electrifying matchup as the Long Beach girls lacrosse team faces off against the formidable Garden City High School. This highly anticipated clash between two powerhouse programs promises to be a thrilling display of skill, strategy, and sheer determination on both sides of the field.
This afternoon at 3pm at Stony Brook University, the Suffolk Class B County Final will feature top seeded West Islip against third seeded Smithtown West playing for an opportunity to represent Suffolk County in the Long Island Championship. Neither team was playing this deep into the season last year, but have had strong 2023 seasons which has put each of them in a position to still be playing in late May. West Islip will be looking to win their first county championship since 2018 back when they were in Class A, while Smithtown West aims to make history and win their first ever county championship.
The Suffolk Class B Championship is going to be decided in a battle of the Islip’s between West Islip and East Islip. In their semifinals matchups, they both won by 1 goal as underdogs. East Islip won in overtime 10-9 against Hauppauge off a goal from Charlie Heffernan and other great performances from Matthew McIntee, Ryan Parker, and Drew Walendowski contributed to their huge victory. Syracuse commit Matt McIntee is leading his team with 83 points but other offensive pieces such as Ryan Parker, Matthew Baldino, Charlie Heffernan, and Ethan Benardos, have stepped up and made plays throughout the season as well. LSM Charlie Kalinowski has played great all year and has led this East Islip defense.
The fifth seeded Cyclones have advanced to Nassau Class C Semifinals after yesterday’s 9-8 victory over fourth seeded Seaford. The win comes just a little less than three weeks after a 14-7 defeat against the Vikings. This time around South Side was fueled by Caitlin Haggerty’s four goals as well as Charlotte Rathjen’s two goals and one assist. Defensively they were sparked by a multitude of players including Sienna Connolly and goalie Kyla Murphy who each stepped up with big plays throughout different points of this tightly contested matchup. The next time the Cyclones will be in action is this Friday at 5:30 at Adelphi University against the top seed in Class C the North Shore Vikings.
With the 2023 playoffs in full swing, it’s a great time to look at the senior class and those that are in contention for this year’s Boys Paumanok Award. The candidates that are in the mix for this prestigious award have delivered in a big way for their respective teams, excelling both in productivity and as a team leader on and off the field. Last season’s recipient Joey Spallina has already shown the nation what he’s capable of at the collegiate level, winning the ACC Freshman of the Year award playing for Syracuse. The entirety of the season will be used to determine who takes home the Paumanok Award this year, and the winner will be announced at the All-Long Island Games on June 19th following the senior game. Here are this year’s seniors that are on the Paumanok Watch-List!
The playoffs are here and there has been no shortage of talent in the senior class. Since we’re headed to a close on the 2023 season, it’s that time of the year to start looking at contenders for the annual Girls Paumanok Award. The honor is meant to recognize the best player on Long Island who has exhibited leadership, productivity and excellence on and off the field. Last year’s recipient, Madison Taylor went on to Northwestern University and has excelled as a freshman. The winner of this year’s Paumanok Award will be announced at the All-Long Island Games on June 19th at the conclusion of the senior game. Who will be crowned as this year’s winner? Let’s take a look at this year’s senior candidates for the 2023 Girls Paumanok Award.
Exactly two weeks to the day after Mt. Sinai defeated Westhampton 5-4 in the regular season, the Mustangs traveled back to Westhampton on Wednesday for the 3 vs 6 playoff matchup and once again defeated the Hurricanes in a one goal game by a score of 7-6 to advance to the Suffolk Class C Semifinals. This time around the Mustangs were able to jump out to a four goal lead in the first half which proved to be enough for them hold on for the win. Continue Reading
This Friday April 28th, the 11th annual Woodstick Alumni Game between Manhasset and Garden City will take place at Manhasset High School at 7pm, continuing the support of Monsters Kids and the Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center, a division of Northwell Health. This marks the first game since before the start of the Covid 19 pandemic. Monsters Kids started back in 2009 by former Long Island Lizards attackman Tim Goettelmann who’s nickname was “The Monster” when he donated his salary to the Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center in his final two years of playing in the MLL. Through the course of 10 alumni games spanning back to 2011 between what is the longest and one of the most historic rivalries in high school sports, Monsters Kids has raised over $810,000 and are approaching their goal of raising $1,000,000 in donations.