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LI Sports: Football Player Honored; Coach Gets Contract Extension

The top sports stories from around Long Island.

LI Sports: Football Player Honored; Coach Gets Contract Extension

From exciting sports games to college commitments and inspiring stories of student athletes, Patch brings you our weekly wrap-up of the top sports stories across Long Island.

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East Meadow’s Rob Bright: A Tackling Machine

East Meadow's Rob Bright totaled 128 tackles in 2013 for LIU Post, and that earned him a spot on the Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Super Region One third-team, which was announced Wednesday.

MacArthur H.S. Grad, Hofstra Men’s Lax Coach Given Contract Extension

Hofstra men’s lacrosse coach Seth Tierney has agreed to a multi-year contract extension to continue his coaching career with the Pride, Hofstra announced on its website.

Lynbrook’s Patricia Loonie Makes All-State Soccer Team

The Lynbrook School District has announced that high school junior Patricia Loonie has been named to the All-State girls soccer team. Loonie is a four-year varsity player earned All-Class honors her freshman year and went on to earn All-County honors in her sophomore year, when she was also named Conference Player of the Year.

Robert J. Reeves IV Scholarship Winners Announced

Trustees of the Robert J. Reeves IV Scholarship, along with The Men's Association (TMA) president Pete Haefner, vice president Bob Basel and the Reeves family presented the third annual one-time grant to three former Garden City High School graduates - Jacqueline Ferri, Casey McCarraher and Matthew Cortese, $2,500 each to be used towards their college education.

Synergy to Host Men’s Pro/Am Racquetball Competition

Synergy Fitness in Syosset hosted some of the biggest names in racquetball this Thursday through Sunday at the 16th Annual Cactus Salon NYC Pro/Am Men's Racquetball Tournament.

Local Officials Honor Long Island Champion Panthers

Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer recently joined with Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Assemblyman Joseph Saladino and Babylon Village Mayor Ralph Scordino to recognize the Babylon High School football team for their tremendous accomplishments this past season.

Deer Park Fall Athletes Recognized

Eleven Deer Park High School sports teams were recognized at the school’s fall athletic awards ceremony during a recent Board of Education meeting, attended by many of the athletes and their proud families.

GoFundMe Effort Aimed at Helping West Islip Family Cheer on Son at Olympics

An online fundraising effort is underway to help a West Islip family travel to the Winter Olympics to see their 19-year-old son participate in the Mens Luge Team event.

Nine League Sportsmanship Awards Are Given To Rocky Point Students

Rocky Point School District student-athletes not only dominate on the playing field, but also in the area of sportsmanship. Throughout the playing season, athletes are regularly commended for the actions they take both on and off the field. As a result of this commendable behavior, nine fall athletic teams have received League Sportsmanship Awards for their respective sports from Section XI.

Stony Brook Head Football Coach Agrees to Contract Extension

Stony Brook head football coach Chuck Priore, has agreed to a one-year extension to his contract that will keep him with the Seawolves through 2018.

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