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    Updated Mon, Aug 19, 2013 2:57 PM

    Latest cross country coverage from MSG Varsity

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    Uniondale’s Ashley with a key defensive play

    Uniondale’s Danny Ashley steals the ball with 25 seconds left against Brentwood. Uniondale would seal the game at the free-throw line and end the game on an 8-0 run for a 62-57 victory.

    Dearie runs St. Anthony's to state team title

    Dearie finished 11th on the 5-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 19.1 seconds, the fastest Long Islander to cross the finish line. Saratoga Springs' Aidan Tooker won in 15:42.8. St. Anthony's won the team title, topping Xavier, 89-91.

    Sachem North's Lauer wins Class A state qualifier

    Lauer won the 5-kilometer cross-country state qualifier in the Suffolk Class A race in 16 minutes, 24.20 seconds. The finish qualified him for the state public school championships, scheduled for Nov. 14 at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Central Valley.

    Calhoun's Platanias hits stride, wins 'A' race

    The senior won the 5-kilometer race against the clock, as stubborn and unrelenting an opponent as there ever was, in 15 minutes, 57.38 seconds.

    St. Anthony's Kutch wins NSCHSAA XC title

    Kutch finished first at the NSCHSAA cross-country championship with a time of 16 minutes, 24.30 seconds, and he also helped lead St. Anthony's to a second straight team title. Teammates Freddie Buckholtz (16:31.10) and Ryan Dearie (17:00.53) finished second and third, respectively.

    OB's Tosi wins Nassau III XC championship

    Even though the performance was, by Tosi's own admission, not quite up to his standards, it still was good enough to win by a sizable margin. Tosi finished the 5K race in 16 minutes, 24.48 seconds. Valley Stream North's Nick Cason finished second in 17:15.12.

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    Elmont's Nwankwo 3-pointer

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    2014 All-LI Boys Cross Country Team

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    Photos: All-LI boys cross county team

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    Northport's Brannigan falls short at regionals

    Mike Brannigan's illustrious high school cross country career came to an end Saturday, when the Northport senior placed 18th in the Foot Locker boys championship in 16 minutes, 1.6 seconds. Brannigan fell eight spots shy of earning his second straight trip to nationals but earned third team All-Northeast honors.

    St. Anthony's qualifies for Nationals in Portland

    The berth marks the second consecutive year Long Island will send a boys team to the national meet. Northport went last season. It is the first time St. Anthony's has made the year-ending race, coach Tim Dearie said.

    Northport's Mike Brannigan wins federation crown

    After a seventh-place finish in the Class A race at last week's New York State Public School Championships, Brannigan came back to win the Federation title, running the 5K course in 15 minutes, 30.4 seconds.

    Tucker, St. Anthony's garner wins at CHSAA Intersectionals

    Pat Tucker won the 2.5-mile race in 12 minutes, 24.09 seconds. The time broke the meet record of 12:25 set by Cathedral's Kevin McCarey in 1971.

    Northport's Brannigan 7th at state XC meet

    Northport's Michael Brannigan, the reigning Suffolk Class A champion, led the way for Long Island in the state public schools boys cross country championships Saturday in Canton. Brannigan was seventh (15:54). Sachem North finished fourth in Class A.

    Syosset goes 1-2 at state qualifier

    Syosset (39 points) took the Class A championship thanks, in part, to a one-two finish by Tyler Italiano and William Anderson. Italiano won in 16:25.62 and Anderson was second in 16:28.25.

    Brannigan redeems himself at state quals

    The Northport senior was the Suffolk Class A champion, finishing the 5-kilometer race in 15 minutes, 45.68 seconds at the Suffolk Championships on Friday at Sunken Meadow State Park.

    Friars sweep top five en route to NSCHSAA title

    Patrick Tucker won the 5-kilometer race in 16 minutes, 30.12 seconds. Frederick Buckholtz was second in 16:36.35. Ryan Kutch finished third in 16:47.55. Ryan Dearie was fourth in 16:53.53 and Michael O'Leary was fifth in 17:05.04.

    Syosset's Italiano wins second consecutive Class I title

    It would be hard to top Tyler Italiano's weekend. One day after his 17th birthday, the Syosset senior won his second consecutive Class I championship at the Nassau Class County Championships, held Saturday at Bethpage State Park.

    Commack's Hadity, SWR's Lee win 5k championships

    Joshua Hadity from Commack, that is. The senior won the 5k championship race in 16 minutes, 32.15 seconds Tuesday. Hadity topped Port Jefferson's James Burke, who finished second in 16:44.62 and Northport's Mike Brannigan, who was third in 16:49.62.

    Michael Grady leads the way for East Meadow

    Though the long and winding path toward a Nassau County title has just begun, Michael Grady certainly has East Meadow pointed in the right direction. The senior won in 13 minutes, 2 seconds on the 4-kilometer course at Bethpage State Park in a Conference I race at the Nassau Triangular Meet on Monday. The time was the fastest of the day among all Nassau boys, coach Mike Ringhauser said.

    Northport's Brannigan is running for records

    After three years of contributing to Northport's quest for Long Island dominance -- something the Tigers accomplished last year by becoming the first Island boys teams to qualify for Nike Cross Nationals -- Brannigan now is free to focus on Brannigan.

    Northport's Brannigan featured on NBC Nightly News

    Brannigan's name, face, and story got national exposure when he was featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams Tuesday night. The story focused on Brannigan's success despite having autism.

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    • Mar 14, 2014

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    2013 All-Long Island boys cross-country team

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    • Dec 12, 2013

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    Brannigan, McGowan lead Northport boys XC

    Northport's boys cross country team dominated the Class A race at the Suffolk boys cross country state qualifying meet yesterday at Sunken Meadow State Park, securing a trip to Queensbury High School for Saturday's state meet.

    Syosset's Italiano wins Nassau individual 5K title

    Syosset's Tyler Italiano is the best of the best, and the fastest of the fast, in Nassau County. No matter the class or league, it became clear as he strode all alone down the final straightaway that the junior is on a level altogether different from that of his peers.

    North Babylon boys cross country update

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    • Sep 26, 2013

    The boys cross-country team defeated Bay Shore yesterday to even their record at 1-1. Veterans Jamison Sherretss, Ryan Pence, and James McKeever lead the way while several key performances were turned in by newcomers Michael Sardi and Greg Phillips.  Other personal bests were turned in by Kevin Mckeown, Marc Dubicki, and Brendan Anderson.

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    Elmont "Ayo Obadare Commits to Villanova"

    A student-produced video from Elmont.

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    2012 All-Long Island boys cross country team

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    Chaminade "Cross Country Season Highlights Part 2"

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    • Nov 17, 2012

    A student-produced video from Chaminade.

    Chaminade "Cross Country Season Highlights Part 3"

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    • Nov 14, 2012

    A student-produced video from Chaminade.

    Suffolk cross-country state representatives announced

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    • Nov 7, 2012

    Suffolk County announced Tuesday that they have canceled their state qualifier meet, which was scheduled to take place Wednesday at Sunken Meadow State Park.

    Sandy still causing problems with schedule

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    • Nov 7, 2012

    All events scheduled for Wednesday in Suffolk have been wiped out, including the Section XI cross country meet at Sunken Meadow State Park.

    Babylon "Varsity Cross Country Divisionals at Sunken Meadow"

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    • Nov 1, 2012

    A student-produced video from Babylon.

    Mikey Brannigan, Northport win Suffolk cross country titles

    Helping his Northport team repeat as Suffolk team champions wasn't enough for Mikey Brannigan. The sophomore hadn't won a 5k race all season, and he wanted nothing more than to break his own winless drought, as well.

    McGann-Mercy "2012 cross country"

    A student-produced video from McGann-Mercy.

    Chaminade "Cross Country Season Highlights Part 4"

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    • Oct 14, 2012

    A student-produced video from Chaminade.

    Chaminade "Cross Country Season Highlights Part 1"

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    • Oct 13, 2012

    A student-produced video from Chaminade.

    Boys Cross Country

    The boys XC team hard at work

    Bay Shore "Boys Cross Country Highlights"

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    • Oct 8, 2012

    A student-produced video from Bay Shore.

    Bay Shore "Cross Country Captain"

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    • Oct 8, 2012

    A student-produced video from Bay Shore.

    Bob Pratt Cross Country Invitational (9/26/12)

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    Elmont "Track Stars"

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    Cross Country Practice

    The Cross Country team performs some hill work in practice.

    Full race: Nassau Boys Cross Country State Qualifier

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    Hauppauge's Colabella wins 'A' cross-country title

    Hauppauge's Ryan Colabella took home the Suffolk County Class A county championship with a first place finish of 16:42.2

    Highlights: Catholic League cross-country championships

    Highlights from HS SportsDesk 11/1/11

    Chaminade cross country 11/1/11

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    • Oct 31, 2011

    A student-produced video from Chaminade High School.

    Chaminade vs Kellenberg cross country

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    • Oct 31, 2011

    A student-produced highlights video from Chaminade High School.

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    Bay Shore boys cross country interview

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    • Oct 3, 2011

    Captain Matt Cohen discusses the Bay Shore High School varsity crossc ountry teams efforts this fall.

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    SV: Chaminade vs. St. Anthony's Boys Cross Country

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    • Dec 9, 2010

    Chaminade High School goes up against St. Anthony's in this student created boys cross country meet at Sunken Meadow State Park.

    Nassau County Boys Cross Country Championship

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    Westbury's Skeete on Race

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    Sachem East's Saavedra Nabs Cross Country Title

    Alex Saavedra's strategy was simple: find a comfortable pace early and pick it up as he went along.

    Chaminade HS sophomore cross country

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    • Oct 28, 2010

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    Sunken Meadow Cross Country Meet

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    Stony Brook's Coach Morley

    Stony Brook's Head Coach Morley speaks about what he was looking for in his team's first race.

    Southold vs. Stony Brook Cross Country

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    Sunken Meadow Cross Country Meet

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    Port Jefferson vs. Stony Brook Boys Cross Country

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    • Oct 22, 2009

    Game highlights from the High School SportsDesk 10/21/09.

    Chaminade Cross Country "Big Into Team"

    Conor Nickel and William Slattery of Chaminade High School talk about a competitive race with St. Anthony's.

    Kellenberg's Michael Cook Says "Easy"

    Kellenberg Memorial High School Boy's Cross Country star Michael Cook talks about great individual and team performance.

    SJB Captain Interviews - Boys Cross Country

    The captains of St. John the Baptist Boys XC talk about what they look forward to this season.

    St. Anthony's Cross Country

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