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Jack of all sports staying at Hofstra

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He has become synonymous with success at Hofstra. Irony of ironies, the athletic director who has managed to keep Hofstra athletics riding high despite coaching defections, is a wanted man himself. But Jack Hayes isn't leaving.

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Huntington to prevail against Comsewogue

Unbeaten Blue Devils put 56-game win streak and No. 1 ranking on the line at 11-1 Comsewogue.


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Larry Scortichini, a new assistant pro at Fox Hill, is making a splash in his return to the Met Section. He knocked off medalist Mark Mielke (Mill River Club), 1-up, in the first round of the MasterCard Long Island PGA at Sands Point Golf Club, defeated Darrell Kestner (Deepdale), 1-up, in the second round, then advanced to the semifinals with a 4 and 3 victory over Mike Gilmore (Piping Rock) yesterday. Scortichini plays Ron Faria (Atlantic Club) in an 8:10 semifinal this morning. Rick Hartmann (Atlantic) plays R.J. Ziats (Muttontown) at 8. The final will began 45 minutes after the conclusion of the morning matches. Scortichini, who previously worked at Nissequogue, North Hempstead, North Hills and North Fork, is back in the section after working in Massachusetts last summer.

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