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Sailors Runner-Up at State Championship

May 24, 2019
Sailing 2019

DeRose (near) in action earlier this season (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

Last Saturday, the dinghy sail team finished runner-up at a tightly contested State Championship race held in Oyster Bay.

The A Fleet pairing of Thomas DeRose and Alysa Jette and the B Fleet crew of Jack Crager and Isabella Seminario combined for 43 points to tie Rye High School, ultimately losing the tiebreaker with fewer first place finishes. A Fleet earned one 1st place finish and two runner-up finishes over the six races while B Fleet sailed to a 1st place finish and a runner-up.

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Team Results

  1. Rye – 43
  2. Stony Brook – 43
  3. Southwestern Central – 46
  4. Fordham Prep – 48
  5. Mamaroneck – 52
  6. Rye Country Day – 77
  7. Fairport – 91
  8. McQuaid – 93
  9. MASSA Pirates 2 – 100
  10. MASSA Pirates 1 – 104
  11. Mattituck – 112
  12. St. John the Baptist – 145
  13. Westhampton Beach – 152
  14. Mercy – 154

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Sailing Burgee

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On This Day In History | 2005

May 24, 2019
Miaritis Georgetown

Miaritis on top of the pile vs. ‘Cuse in 2005

On this day 14 years ago, Nick Miaritis ’01 earned ECAC 1st Team All-Conference honors for the Georgetown men’s lacrosse team.

This is Miaritis’ first All-League honor after setting a new career mark with 21 goals this season, which ranked in a tie for second on the team. Miaritis was named the league’s Riddell Offensive Player of the Week in early April after a career high four goals in GU’s victory at Navy and netted 45 goals in his four seasons at Georgetown.

~ Georgetown Press Release

Miaritis, who also served as team captain in 2005, was later named an Honorable Mention All-American.

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Georgetown

Scanlon Wins NYSAIS 400H Crown

May 23, 2019
B Track 2019

Scanlon in action in the 110s at the PSAA Championships on May 2

Yesterday afternoon, on a warm day at Randall’s Island’s Icahn Stadium, Colin Scanlon became the Bears’ latest individual State Champion, taking the 400-meter hurdles crown at the 21st Annual NYSAIS Outdoor Track & Field Championships. He becomes the fourth track & field State Champion in school history.

The sophomore turned in a career best mark of 56.81, running away from runner-up Josh Saha of Hackley by 1.34 seconds. His time was just .01 seconds off of Luke Conti’s school record mark set in 1996 and is currently 11th in America among sophomores. The win also earned Scanlon a spot in the New York State Federation Championships on June 7th against the best from the public, private, and catholic school leagues.

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NYSAIS 400 Hurdle Results

  1. Colin Scanlon (Stony Brook ) – 56.81
  2. Josh Saha (Hackley) – 58.15
  3. Greyson Humphrey (Rye Country Day) – 58.82
  4. Julian Martelly (Rye Country Day) – 59.07
  5. John Kirwan (Collegiate) – 59.13
  6. Robbie Fox (Rye Country Day) – 60.90
  7. Vittorio Strapoli (Masters) – 61.33
  8. Eoin O’Byrne (Avenues) – 62.11

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Stony Brook Track & Field State Champions

  • Colin Scanlon – 400 Hurdles (2019)
  • Jyles Etienne – High Jump (2016)
  • Taylor Colucci – 200 (2012)
  • Andy Whitney – 2 Mile (1979)

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Three other Bears turned in medal-worthy performances in Manhattan yesterday. 8th-grader Niamh Scanlon took 5th in the long jump with a personal best leap of 15′ 2″, Mo Romeus took 7th in the triple jump with a mark of 39′ 1″, and Francine Leung took 8th in the triple jump with a hop, skip, and jump of 31′ 2.5″.

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Stony Brook Results

100 Dash

  • Lely Garner – 13.93 (24th)

400 Hurdles

  • Colin Scanlon – 56.81 (1st)
  • Niamh Scanlon – 1:17.81 (17th)

1600 Run

  • Riley Corcoran – 4:47.06 (12th)

400 Dash

  • Mercedes Alvarez – 64.75 (18th)

Long Jump

  • Niamh Scanlon – 15′ 2″ (5th)
  • Francine Leung – 14′ 5.75″ (12th)
  • Colin Scanlon – 18′ 2.75″ (13th)
  • Lily Keegan – 14′ 2.5″ (16th)
  • Mo Romeus – 17′ 2″ (26th)

Triple Jump

  • Mo Romeus – 39′ 1″ (7th)
  • Francine Leung – 31′ 2.5″ (8th)
  • Lily Keegan – 31′ 0″ (10th)

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NYSAIS

Banks & Blaze Ready for New Season

May 23, 2019
Banks Blaze

Banks

Liam Banks ’98, in his second season as head coach of Major League Lacrosse’s Atlanta Blaze, just broke training camp ahead of the team’s season opener in less than two weeks. Here is a preview from Tommy Palasek of MajorLeagueLacrosse.com:

For the Atlanta Blaze, the 2019 season can’t come soon enough. Head Coach Liam Banks is “most excited for June 2nd and our opening game. We have a bad taste in our mouth after losing to Denver in the final game of the year and we are eager to get them the first two weeks of the season.”

Atlanta’s anticipation is a direct result of what Banks called the Blaze’s “most competitive training camp we have ever had.” Banks highlighted the “intensity” and added “we had 40 players competing very hard to secure a roster spot for this upcoming season.”

One thing Blaze fans should be excited about is the team’s new rookies. The Blaze added first overall pick Alex Woodall, defenseman Dylan Gaines along with attacker Brendan Sunday. Coach Banks said on the topic of rookies at training camp, “It was great to see the first steps for some future stars in the league.”  He added, “I think all of our rookies are going to make an immediate impact on our team this season.”

Banks also was highly complimentary of defenseman Liam Byrnes. The former Marquette Golden Eagle shut down opposing offenses last year and Banks called him “one of the best in MLL” and said, “I am excited to have him lead our defense this year.”

The Blaze open their season with two consecutive home games against the defending champion Denver Outlaws on June 2nd and June 8th.

Banks took over as head coach ahead of the 2018 season after the unexpected death of coach Dave Huntley. That season, the franchise’s third, the Blaze finished .500 for the first time at 7-7. Needing one more win to make the playoffs, they lost a 15-14 heartbreaker to the Denver Outlaws, a wrong they hope to right this season.

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Atlanta Blaze

On This Day In History | 1996

May 23, 2019
Baseball 1996

The ’96 County Champs

On this day 23 years ago, the baseball team won the second Suffolk County Championship in program history with a 7-5 win over Hampton Bays. Here is the recap of the game from Victor Fernandes of Newsday:

Grimm’s Bat, Arm Help Stony Brook Win ‘C’ Title

Stony Brook baseball coach Tom Grimm and Hampton Bays coach Pete Meehan both knew the importance of yesterday’s Suffolk Class C championship game. The Baymen had an opportunity to defend last year’s title. The Bears had a chance to make amends for last season’s heartbreaking finish, in which a tie-breaker cost them a playoff spot.

But both coaches knew they had more important things to think about, namely their pitching staffs, or lack thereof. The three-games-in-three-days playoff system left them with few options. So it wasn’t shocking to either that the pitching was often ugly. But in the end, it was one of those pitchers – freshman Pete Grimm – who came through in a big way. How? He blooped a two-out, two-run single into left-centerfield to complete Stony Brook’s three-run, sixth-inning rally in its 7-5 comeback win. The title is the Bears’ first since 1987. “All I could do was watch the ball,” said Pete Grimm, the coach’s son. “I was dying for it to drop… I knew we had the heart to come back.”

No. 3 Stony Brook (20-4) had to start its comeback sooner than expected after No. 4 Hampton Bays (16-8) scored four in the first on one hit (Kevin Bodkin’s RBI infield single), four walks off shaky starter John Bonnano and two errors. The Bears got one back in the bottom of the inning on Paul Ciofrone’s RBI triple and tied it in the third on Chris Liese’s two-run single and Andre Hines’ sacrifice fly.

In the meantime, Pete Grimm, who normally plays second, was shutting down the Baymen for 2 1/3 innings. He allowed one hit and three walks before turning it over to closer Robbie Marvin, who had pitched six innings in the Bears’ first two postseason wins. “We were out of sequence,” said Tom Grimm, whose strategy has been to use two pitchers for three innings apiece with Marvin finishing. “But {Pete} has a lion’s heart and Robbie’s a tiger.”

Marvin clawed his way through the final four innings, allowing four hits and one walk to earn the win.

“It was a difficult situation,” said Meehan, who was forced to start No. 4 Tim Price after No. 2 Bodkin hurt his pitching hand playing basketball Sunday. “I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Any team {Grimm} coaches is going to play hard.”

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Bear

On This Day In History | 1987

May 22, 2019
Baseball 1987

The ’87 Shrikes

On this day 32 years ago, the baseball team engineered a thrilling comeback in the County Tournament semifinals, topping Southampton 7-6 with three runs in the final inning.

The Shrikes trailed 2-0 through the top of the 4th, but scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the 4th and 5th to take a 4-2 lead. The Mariners bounced back with 2 runs in both the 6th and 7th to retake a 6-4 lead and move within three outs of earning a championship berth.

The Shrikes chipped back within a run in the last of the 7th when Doug Alioth’s two-run single gave the Brook a walk-off win and a trip to the title game. Rob Dambra added 3 RBIs, including a home run, and earned the win on the mound to power the Brook.

Stony Brook went on to win the first County Championship in program history the next day.

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Shrike

On This Day In History | 1998

May 21, 2019
B Lacrosse 1998

Titus in a ’98 semifinal win over Shoreham

On this day 21 years ago, the boys’ lacrosse team clinched a third consecutive Division II Championship with a 12-4 win over Rocky Point.

Nick Miaritis notched two first quarter goals as the Bears built an early 4-1 lead and never looked back. Mike Titus led all scorers with 3 goals while Jim Stanek (2), Nate Kenney (1), Sean Metz (1), Jay Miaritis (1), Kevin Graves (1), and Jay Smith (1) rounded out the attack. Dave Pike recorded 16 saves in net.

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Results

  • April 2 vs. Islip – W 17-4
  • April 7 vs. Harborfields – L 8-9
  • April 14 @ Shoreham-Wading River – W 4-2
  • April 18 @ West Islip – W 6-5
  • April 22 vs. Comsewogue – L 4-8
  • April 24 @ Half Hollow Hills West – W 6-3
  • April 29 @ Hauppauge – W 10-7
  • May 1 @ Rocky Point – L 7-8
  • May 5 @ Islip – W 15-4
  • May 7 @ Harborfields – W 8-2
  • May 12 vs. Shoreham-Wading River – W 6-5
  • May 13 @ Comsewogue – L 4-11
  • May 15 vs. Half Hollow Hills West – W 6-4
  • May 19 vs Hauppauge – W 9-3
  • May 21 vs. Rocky Point – W 12-4

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Bear

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