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Bellport’s ‘El Toro’ headed for national title

With a 10-0 record and boasting four knockouts, Alex “El Toro” Vargas, of Bellport, is a formidable contender hoping to earn a national title in his flourishing boxing career. This …

While playing baseball is a rite of passage for any Long Island athlete, organizing and coaching a team is a feat for only the most dedicated sportsmen. Gabe Hamill of Bellport and Rob Burgos of …

In a fantastic comeback win from behind, the Suffolk County Lawmen softball team overcame the Nassau County Lawmen, 39-37, in the Battle of the Badges at Baseball Heaven in Yaphank. The Suffolk …

The William Floyd Athletic Department recently held its annual spring signing day ceremony to celebrate the 20-senior student-athletes who will compete in athletics next year at the collegiate level. …

Service has been in Joseph Mazzarella’s blood from a young age, going back to his days as a member of the Moriches Elementary School student council and extending throughout his time at William …

William Floyd High School senior Ryleigh Pafitis has been selected to receive the prestigious Presidential Scholarship to attend St. Joseph’s College, a full-tuition scholarship for all four …

In a rematch from a game two weeks ago, the Clippers lost in a 24-21 thriller Saturday night at Alumni Stadium in West Islip. After falling behind by three with under seven minutes to play, …

Ralph Clemente is an affable and humble young man with an avid passion for boxing. Born and raised in Ronkonkoma, Clemente is a Connetquot High School grad standing 5 feet, 11 inches and weighing …

Kevin Baez, former New York Mets shortstop in 1990, 1992 and 1993, was drafted by the Mets in 1988. Baez played for the Long Island Ducks from 2002 to 2005 and was a member of the Ducks’ 2004 …

Baseball aficionado Jeff Schaefer grew up in Patchogue and was a 1979 graduate of Patchogue-Medford High School. After Schaefer attended University of Maryland, he was drafted by the Baltimore …

The William Floyd High School varsity bowling team under the leadership of head coach James Healey recently concluded their regular season with their second consecutive League II Championship, a 13-1 …

Six days of training per week, two times a day, for over a month. It’s what prepares Bellport’s boxing sensation Alex Vargas for just three (or less) crucial minutes in the …

Alex Vargas, a 25-year-old boxer from Bellport, fought his ninth fight this last weekend, on Saturday, Nov. 21, and won by knockout in the first round. A 1-minute 40-second fight, his ninth win was …

Neither lacrosse softwall rebounders nor brick walls are really that adequate for wall ball exercises. Laxworx, a Patchogue-based company, recently released its Lacrosse Hardwall Rebounder 2.0, which …

A senior from William Floyd High School and one from Patchogue-Medford High School were recognized as Great American Rivalry Series Scholar Athletes for 2020. They are recognized for their …

Alex Vargas, a 25-year-old boxer from Bellport, won his eighth bout this weekend, on Saturday, Oct. 17. He defeated Floridian Ayron Palmer by technical knockout in the third …

A name well known in the William Floyd School District takes the reins of athletics for the entire district. Brian Babst, a former three-sport all-county star for Floyd, has also played the role of …

In the midst of what would be the fall season, student athletes and their athletic directors discussed their frustration with postponement. “I am definitely disappointed,” said …

Alex Vargas, a 25-year-old boxer from Bellport, seeks to lengthen his win streak. Currently sporting seven wins, zero losses, and zero draws, Vargas will fight in his eighth bout on Oct. 17 in …

Getting a gold medal in bench press is not an easy task. But Daniel Fletcher, 32, from East Moriches, has won a gold medal as first in his weight class for bench press in the Special Olympics …

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