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On This Day In History | 1998

April 20, 2020
Baseball 1998

The 1998 baseball squad

On this day 22 years ago, the baseball team edged Port Jeff, 4-3.

The Bears did all their scoring in a 4-run fourth inning, capped by a Pete Grimm single that scored Teppei Inoue. Grimm then came on in relief and did not allow a hit over the finals two innings to pick up his fourth save.

Grimm finished 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI while Inoue went 3-for-3 with 2 RBIs.

The bears went on to win the League VII Championship that season.



On This Day In History | 1994

April 19, 2020
Lacrosse 1994

The ’94 boys’ lacrosse team

On this day 26 years ago, the boys’ lacrosse team clipped Babylon in overtime, 9-8.

After a 1-1 opening frame, the Panthers exploded for 5 goals in the second while shutting out the Bears to take a 6-1 lead into the half. The Brook responded by carving into their deficit with a 4-1 third quarter to trail 5-7 heading into the fourth. They still trailed 7-8 with one minute left in regulation when Jonas Fischer knotted the score to send the game into overtime. Just 49 seconds into the first extra period, Sam Hanchett found the back of the net and the defense ensured it was all the offense the Bears needed in both overtimes.

Jim Bickley, Spencer Niebuhr, and Hanchett led the Bears with 2 goals apiece, while Hanchett and Liam Banks added scores. Hanchett also notched 5 assists for the Blue & White.

The Bears went on to win the program’s first Suffolk County Championship later that season.




Ruggieri Named to 2022 Watch List

April 19, 2020
G Lacrosse 2019

Ruggieri in action last year

Yesterday, Long Island Lacrosse Journal released its Class of 2022 watch list, and sophomore Morgan Ruggieri was listed among Long Island’s best talent from the public, private, and catholic leagues. In addition, Ruggieri was the only PSAA player to make the list.

During last year’s freshman campaign, Ruggieri led the team in scoring as with 44 goals and 5 assists, including three separate 7-goal outbursts, as she powered the team to its first postseason appearance in program history.


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On This Day In History | 2003

April 18, 2020
Banks UVA

Banks in the 2004 National Championship

On this day 17 years ago, Caitlin Banks ’00 scored 2 goals to help lift the University of Virginia to a 12-9 ACC Semifinal victory over Duke.

Banks’ first goal came with 10:20 remaining in the first half when she drove from the top before tucking away a 6-2 lead for the Cavaliers. She pushed the lead to 11-6 in the waning minutes of the game when she found an open net that was vacated when Duke’s goalie came out to challenge a pass.

Though the Cavaliers went on to fall to Maryland in the ACC Championship, they would get revenge in a 9-8 victory over the Terrapins in the NCAA Semifinals. In the NCAA title game, UVA fell to Princeton in overtime, 8-7, but reached the mountaintop one year later, defeating Princeton for the title as Banks notched 4 points in the 10-4 win.

In 2003, Banks earned a place on the NCAA All-Tournament Team. She also finished 4th on team in scoring with 37 goals and 20 assists, notched 5 hat tricks on the season, and led team with a 53% shooting percentage.


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On This Day In History | 1996

April 17, 2020
Baseball 1996

The ’96 baseball squad

On this day 24 years ago, the baseball team topped Pierson, 10-2, behind a 3-hitter from Chris Meserole. Geoff Sorbello went 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs while Teppei Inoue added 2 hits and 2 RBIs. Meserole struck out four Whalers and did not relinquish a walk to earn the win.

The Bears went on to win the Suffolk County Championship that season.



Scanlon 11th Fastest Junior in America

April 15, 2020
B Track 2019

Scanlon during his 110 hurdle victory at the PSAA Championships last May (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

After a sensational sophomore campaign that included two PSAA Championships (110m & 400m hurdles), a NYSAIS State Championship (400m), and a shattered school record (400m), Colin Scanlon was poised for another big year in the hurdles. Unfortunately, the COVOD-19 pandemic proved to be a barrier too high to clear.

Regardless, Scanlon entered the season as the 11th fastest junior in America and 2nd fastest in New York according to MileSplit USA:

  1. Bryce McCray (Greater Houston, TX) – 52.69
  2. Mario Paul (Rutherford County, KY) – 53.86
  3. Joshua Peron (Frontier, NY) – 54.22
  4. D’Carlo Calderon (BC Elite, TX) – 54.31
  5. Tegan Bock (Boone, IA) – 54.32
  6. Dillon Leacock (Rolesville Lightning, NC) – 54.51
  7. Bri’yon Watts (Zephyrs, IL) – 54.88
  8. Desmyn McCall (Sandalwood, FL) – 55.21
  9. Joseph Morrone (St. Peter’s Prep, NJ) – 55.36
  10. DJ Robinson (May River, SC) – 55.38
  11. Colin Scanlon (Stony Brook, NY) – 55.68
  12. Jackson Sexton (Atlanta Lightspeed, GA) – 55.71
  13. Peter Fischer (Harrison, NY) – 55.72
  14. Joshua Thomsen (I Am Elite Track Club, MN) – 55.81
  15. Floyd Whitaker (Highland, NJ) – 55.89

The future remains bright for Stony Brook’s latest speed demon.


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On This Day In History | 1978 & 1979

April 14, 2020
Lockerbie 1979 UNC

Kevin (right) flanked by brother Don ’75 in 1979

On this day 42 (and 43) years ago, Kevin Lockerbie ’77 turned in memorable performances with the University of North Carolina mile relay team.

In 1978, the freshman joined forces with Wayne Tucker, Sam Brown, and Wayne Miller to win the event at the Big 3 meet in Raleigh vs. Duke and N.C. State in a time of 3:17.3.

Exactly one year later, Lockerbie and a trio of Tar Heels broke the school record with a mark of 3:10.9 to take 4th place at the Carolina Relays.



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