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SUFFO L K C ROSS COU N TRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

SWR’s ‘B’ win is easy as 1-2-3-4-5-6

BY MARCUS HENRY

marcus.henry@newsday.com

Make it five straight Suffolk Class B cross country titles for the Shoreham-Wading River boys cross country team. But this year was different for the Wildcats. They took the top six places for the first time in school history in the Class BCD race at the Suffolk State Qualifier/County championships at Sunken Meadow Park on Friday. Junior Bobby Andrews led the way, winning the race in 16:49.24. “It feels awesome. We never thought we’d be able to do this,” Andrews said. “We surprised ourselves. But we worked hard all season came out here and got the work done.” Kyle Wightman took second, Brian Nill finished third, Sam Verneuille was fourth, James Gladysz fifth and Chris Pohlot sixth. “Throughout the race, we worked off each other and that really helped us keep up our pace,” said Wightman, who finished in a personal best time of 17:25.43. “Today, I ran off Brian Nill and Sam Verneuille.” Shoreham coach Bob Szymanski said his team is on an unprecedented roll. “Our program is at its height now. We also had an eighth-place finisher,” Szymanski said. “We are team-oriented. If you check our times, most of our runners are within 10 seconds of each other.” Taking the first six places was just one of several impressive feats by Shoreham. The fifth straight county title was also a school record. “It’s like the 1949-53 Yankees or the 1956-60 Montreal Canadiens. That’s what I told the guys,” Szymanski said. “So I really feel honored. And we have half of them coming back.” Other Class B qualifiers in the boys competition include

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SWR’s Bobby Andrews finishes first in the Class B,C,D division and Suejin Ahn of Ward Melville finishes first in the girls’ AA division. Jon Hoeg and Sean Petterson of Mount Sinai, Bayport-Blue Point’s Eric Haun and Justin Bridges of Glenn. It turned out to be a clean sweep in Class B for Shoreham as the girls team also took home the county title. Brooke Johnson (19:28.87) and Kathryn Sheehan (19:58.55) finished first and second for the Wildcats. It was Shoreham’s third straight Class B championship. “Shoreham has a great family aspect to our teams,” Johnson said. “We enjoy working together and winning together.” In the Class AA boys race, Smithtown came away with its

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City in a semifinal at 4:30 p.m. at Long Beach on Monday. Eastport-South Manor 3, Kings Park 0: Shona St. Angelo had 23 assists to lead Eastport-South Manor to a 25-10, 25-8, 25-11 victory in a Suffolk Class A quarterfinal. Sara Hanna and Kelly Kostuk both had eight kills. Eastport-South Manor (15-2) hosts Westhampton at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Boys Soccer Suffolk Class AA Quarterfinals (at higher seed) 8.Smithtown West ................... 1 0 -- 1 1.Brentwood .............................. 0 0 -- 0 Goals -- SW: Quevedo. Saves -- SW: Kirnbauer 13; B: Montenegro 8. Centereach ................................ 0 0 -- 0 Half Hollow Hills West ............ 1 0 -- 1 Goals -- H: Conneely. Saves -- C: Ryan 9; H: Aurrichio 2. Newfield ................................... 0 0 -- 0 West Islip .................................. 2 1 -- 3 Goals -- W: Nobile 2, DiDonna. Saves -- W: Vignola 5; N: O'Mahoney 9. 11.Ward Melville ....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 3.Bay Shore ............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Saves: --WM: Pirano 6; BS: Cascio 6 Nassau Class AA Semifinals at Mitchel Athletic Complex 3.Hicksville ................................ 0 0 -- 0 2.Massapequa............................ 0 3 -- 3 Goals -- M: Thomson, Altadonna, Vinberg. Saves-- H Gallager 11 ; M: Giordano 9 4.Syosset ................................... 0 2 -- 2 1.Port Washington .................... 0 2 -- 2 Goal: S: Wiener Betancourt PW: Lee, Hwang Saves: S: Kessler ; PW: Gil Girls Soccer Nassau Class AA semifinals at Denton Ave. Park 4.Oceanside ............................... 0 0 -- 0 1.Massapequa............................ 1 0 -- 1 Goals -- M: DiMartino. Saves -- M: Fregosi 4; O: Castanio 5, Gura 3. 3.East Meadow .......................... 0 2 -- 2 2.Farmingdale ........................... 0 1 -- 1 Goals: EM: Echeverri, Walsh; McPartland. Saves -- EM: Stolz 3; Horn 9. Field Hockey Suffolk Class A Quarterfinals (at higher seed) 1.Ward Melville ........................ 2 2 -- 4 9.Commack ................................ 0 0 -- 0 Goals-- W: Vitalo 2, Broderick, Rahner; Saves -- W: DeTuro 1; C: Sadiker 9. 4.West Islip ............................... 2 2 -- 4

12. Sachem North ..................... 0 0 -- 0 Goals: --W: Troyano, Monteith, Campasano, Riker. Saves: -W: Qualliotine 3, --S: Puzio 8. 2.Smithtown East .................... 1 2 -- 3 10.Patchogue-Medford ............. 0 0 -- 0 Goals: --SE: Danziger, Marro, Vonnes. Saves: --SE: Kalata 5; -PM: Hudson 11 Girls Volleyball Nassau Class AA Quarterfinals (at higher seed) 1.Massapequa 25,25,25 8.Oceanside 7,8,16 4.Syosset 25,25,25,, .............................5.Plainview JFK 15,18,14 2.Long Beach 25,25,25,, ....................................10.Herricks 18,13,20 3.East Meadow 25,25,25,, .......................................11.Calhoun 8,13,19 Nassau Class A Quarterfinals (at higher seed) 1.West Hemp 25,25,25 ...8.Roslyn 13,17,19 5.Hewlett 25,21,25,29 ..................................4.BellJFK 18,25,20,27, 3.Wantagh 25,25,25 ...11.Division 18,14,20 2.Garden City25,25,25, ..................................7.South Side 19,17,15 Suffolk Class AA first round 8.SmitEast 25,25,23,26,9.SacEst21,20,25,24 Suffolk Class A Quarterfinals (at higher seed) 4.EastHam 25,25,23,25,5.Happge 16,21,25,21 3.Westhampton 25,25,25 ...6.Islip 19,19,23 2.EastprtSthMnr25,25,25,7.KingsPrk 10,8,11 Boys Volleyball Suffolk First Round (at higher seed) 11.SachEast 25,25,11,25,6.Nport 20,23,25,23 7.SaNorth 25,25,21,25,10.EHmpt 11,19,25,18 8.SmithWest 25,25,25,9.Lindnhurst 21,17,20 5.Bay Shore 25,25,25 ..................................12.Huntngtn 21,14,18

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After a scoreless regulation and overtime, Mike Creszenzo, Mark Brode and Luke Legakis converted penalty kicks as No. 11 Ward Melville advanced to the Suffolk Class AA boys soccer semifinals, knocking out No. 3 Bay Shore with a 3-1 advantage in penalty kicks Friday. Goalkeeper Cobb Pirano saved three out of four penalty kicks for Ward Melville (6-5-6). Bay Shore is 11-4-2. Ward Melville plays at No. 3 West Islip at 2 p.m. Monday. West Islip 3, Newfield 0: Kenny DiDonna scored the first goal for No. 2 West Islip (17-1-1). Dan Vignola made five saves en route to his 14th shutout of the season. Half Hollow Hills West 1, Centereach 0: John Conneely took Jimmy Sullivan's cross and scored from 15 yards to give No. 4 Hills West (17-1-1) a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute. Alex Aurrichio made two saves for his

ninth shutout. Robert Ryan made nine saves, including two diving saves in the first half for No. 5 Centereach (11-3-4). Hills West hosts No. 8 Smithtown West at 2 p.m. Monday. FIELD HOCKEY Ward Melville 4, Commack 0: Freshman Callie Vitalo had two goals and an assist for No. 1 Ward Melville (17-1) in a Suffolk Class A quarterfinal. Ward Melville hosts No. 4 West Islip at 2 p.m. Monday. West Islip 4, Sachem North 0: Cassie Campasano scored with 53 seconds remaining in the first half on a corner hit that was assisted by Alexis Tinnirello for No. 4 West Islip (12-4). Smithtown East 3, Patchogue-Medford 0: Amanda Danziger scored nine minutes into the first half on an assist from Kristen Marotta to lead No. 2 Smithtown East (14-3). GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Wantagh 3, Division 0: Mary Kleshefsky had eight kills, Jill Rath 37 digs and Jaclyn Quinn finished with five blocks as third-seeded Wantagh topped No. 11 Division, 25-18, 25-14, 25-20, in a Nassau Class A quarterfinal. Wantagh plays No. 2 Garden

finishers Evan Bloomberg and Colin Anderson. Smithtown, which finished second at the state championships in 2006, will get another shot at something it just missed last season. “We want to win the AA state title,” Signoretti said. “That’s what we worked so hard for.” The Smithtown team dedicated its race to its friends Michael Western and Dan DiStefano, who died in a car crash Wednesday. “We ran this race for those two,” Brendan Ward said. Ward Melville captured the girls AA title as Suejin Ahn

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fourth consecutive county crown as Giovanni Signoretti took first in 16:28.09. Floyd’s Jonathon Cuomo was second and Barry Franklin of Longwood took third in 16:53.38. Smithtown’s Brendan Connell finished fourth in 16:57.47 and Brian Townsend of Ward Melville was fifth in 16:57.47. By virtue of its team title, Smithtown qualified for the New York State public school championships next week at Norwood-Norfolk High School in Norwood. Cuomo, Franklin and Townsend all qualified for the state championship. So did Northport’s top

(19:13.14) and eighth-grader Caroline O’Hea (19:32.10) finished first and second. The Class A boys race belonged to Kyle Merber of Half Hollow Hills West, who finished first in a meet-best time of 16:13.09. Not only did Merber win the Class A race, he also ran the fastest time in the 5K at Sunken Meadow this season. “It was my best time by a lot on this course,” Merber said. “It felt great because last week at the division championships, I ran 30 seconds slower.” Hauppauge (81 points), led by Dylan Conway (17:14.16), edged Miller Place (86) for the Class A team title. Other state meet qualifiers in Class A include Westhampton’s Will Kearns, Sayville’s Joe McNulty and Colin Culhane and Matt Smith of Bellport. The girls individual Class A title was won by Kings Park’s Jaclyn Marshall in a time of 19:18.76. Teammate Alex Taylor finished second in 20:30.78 as Kings Park (67) topped Miller Place (76) for the team title. Westhampton’s Amber Selig and Talia Chronoma, Sayville’s Jackie Kaste, Rachel Appledorf of Hauppauge and Miller Place’s Stephanie Aiello qualified in Class A for the state meet. Port Jefferson and Stony Brook won boys Class C and D championships, respectively. Chris Costanzo took first for Port Jefferson in 18:06 and Billy Collins (17:52.65) led Stony Brook. Hampton Bays won the girls Class C title and Pierson captured the D championship. Eighth-grader Keriann Fitzpatrick (23:09.13) led the way for Pierson, and Samantha Mathis, also in eighth grade, won the C race for Hampton Bays in 23:50.26.


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