Oakdale boy a 'natural' in girls high school gymnastics
Oct. 30, 2016, Newsday
Liam Summers loves gymnastics. So much so that the 14-year-old boy from Oakdale is a member of Connetquot High School’s girls gymnastics team...
Students, admins at odds over GSA
Feb. 13, 2013, The Torch
Gay rights advocates won a symbolic victory when Notre Dame announced in December the approval of a student-run, university-funded LGBTQ organization on campus starting this semester.
Many in the St. John’s LGBTQ community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning) and its advocates would like to see the same alliance formed here, but the University has come out in opposition – saying unequivocally in a statement that “we would not recognize a gay alliance.”
Wantagh runners enjoy a colorful tradition
April 22, 2016, Newsday
When Wantagh’s James McVeigh ran the Cougar 3,200 last Saturday at Bellmore JFK, his uniform had an unusual look — the black and yellow jersey didn’t match his bright green, white and orange shorts...
Lavin ranks fourth among Big East coaches in total compensation
March 12, 2014, The Torch
St. John’s men’s basketball coach Steve Lavin, who has been involved in contract-extension talks with the University this season, ranks fourth in total compensation among the 10 Big East head coaches at $2,027,307, according to the most recent tax records available to the public...
Many top Riverhead drivers begin careers in go-karts
Sept. 23, 2016
Many of the drivers who are clinching championships at the close of the Riverhead Raceway season got their starts long before they hopped into the cars that ended up in victory lane this year. They began their careers when they were as young as 5 with go-karts...
Johnny Thunderbird stays on perch
Sept. 11, 2013
The Red Storm name and Johnny Thunderbird mascot are expected to remain a part of St. John’s after an athletics branding survey revealed the University community supports both, the Torch has learned...
Duhaney overcomes asthma on journey to county crown
May 26, 2016, Newsday
Christopher Duhaney barreled down the final meters to the 400 hurdles finish line at the Nassau AAA championships gasping for air. He only had to hold on for a few more steps to claim a county title.
Syracuse Crunch beats Utica Comets, makes history in Frozen Dome Classic
Nov. 23, 2014, The Daily Orange
When Syracuse Crunch owner Howard Dolgon brought up the idea of hosting a hockey game in the Carrier Dome, he envisioned between 16,000 and 18,000 people showing up.
What he got Saturday in the first hockey game in the Dome’s history was a record-setting crowd of 30,715 watching the Crunch (10-5-3-0) defeat the Utica Comets (12-4-2-0) 2-1. The turnout broke the previous U.S. pro indoor record 28,183...
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