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LI Sports: Wrestling Tourney, College Commitments, Award Winners

The top sports stories from around Long Island.

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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Island Trees Wrestling Starts Season with Huge Tournament Win

The Island Trees Bulldogs wrestling team started the 2013-14 season with an impressive showing at the annual Uniondale Knights Classic Wrestling Tournament this past weekend. Click here for more.

Farmingdale Student-Athletes Heading to Prestigious Universities

Farmingdale High School recently held its “College Signing Day” ceremony as 13 male and female student-athletes signed their scholarship letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at prestigious universities across the country. Click here for more.

Molly Josephs Named 2013 Henry Laskau Award Winner

Molly Josephs of Garden City was named USA Track & Field's 2013 Henry Laskau Award winner Saturday at the USATF annual meeting in Indianapolis. The award, given to the top junior women's race walker in the United States, commemorates the achievements of the first modern-day walker to achieve star - three-time Olympian Henry Laskau. Click here for more.

Schreiber Teams Honored by Town for County Titles

The Schreiber High School girls tennis team and boys volleyball teams were honored at Town Hall this week for winning 2013 Nassau County championships. The Girls Tennis team defeated Manhasset in the Finals on Oct. 18 to advance to their first Long Island championship since 2008. The Boys volleyball squad took down top-seeded Massapequa to grab the Nassau Class A Championship on Nov. 6. Click here for more.

Merrick Athletes Receive All-League Honors

Three Kellenberg Memorial High School athletes from Merrick recently received all league honors from the Nassau Suffolk Catholic High School Athletic Association (NSCHSAA). Click here for more.

5 East Hampton Students Sign on To Play Collegiate Sports

Student athletes from East Hampton High School will continue to participate in sports on the college level with several signing letters of intent recently for Division I schools. Click here for more.

Three Kings Park Athletes Make All-Long Island Volleyball Team

After Kings Park girls volleyball's team success on the courts, some of its key players are gaining individual recognition for their skills. Kings Park Athletic Director Dan Butler announced three Kings Park students have been named to Newsday's First Team All-Long Island Volleyball Team. Click here for more.

East Northport Volleyball Player Honored at MSG

Melissa Rigo, an East Northport resident, on Stony Brook University's volleyball team, was honored at Madison Square Garden Saturday after she was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Player of the Week in September. Click here for more.

Smithtown East Swimmer Sets New Record in Breaststroke

A high school senior is setting new records at the Winter National Swimming finals in Tennessee. Ben Cono, a senior at Smithtown East High School, swam the 100-yard breaststroke in a personal best of 56.95 seconds at the AT&T Winter Nationals Swimming at the University of Tennessee. Click here for more.

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