Sports

They play next against the Section IX Class D winner Wednesday at Center Moriches High School
With Babylon’s big guys in the background, and with Nick Antolini, the Panthers’ smallest player, heading his way, Jerome Walker attempted a 3. Jack Graves

The Senior Metropolitan championships at Lehman College
Tom Cohill, shown with Georgie Bogetti and Trevor Mott, was impressed by their long-distance performances at Lehman College this past weekend. Laura Mott

Local winter sports news
Claire Belhumeur, a seventh grader who skates at Buckskill and at the Rinx in Hauppauge, will be among those performing in a figure skating exhibition at Buckskill on March 10. Jack Graves

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Coastal ponds have unique communities consisting of flora and fauna that can adjust to varying salinities and varying temperatures
The American oyster the pond was named after still thrives there in most years. Victoria Bustamante Photo

"It was the most exciting race of the meet”
Thomas Brierley won the county 100-yard backstroke title in the meet’s most exciting race. Jack Graves and Ricci Paradiso Photo

‘We’re on the upswing now,’ said Cliff Clark
Anajae Lamb, Josh Lamison, Tylik Furman, and Jason Hopson displayed their county championship plaque. Jack Graves

"Right down to the wire"
Kaelyn Ward, left, finished a record-breaking career with a team-leading 25 at Islip on Friday. Last Thursday at Islip, Thomas King and his fellow Bonackers just missed advancing to the county playoffs’ second round, losing by 3 points. Durell Godfrey and Jack Graves Photos

A believer in well-rounded athleticism
Steve Redlus welcomes the challenge.

The regular season ended on up notes for both
Courtney Dess, one of the girls team’s two seniors, scored 7 of her 9 points in the all-important fourth quarter. Jack Graves