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Daily Sports Digest: Pearl River’s O’Sullivan to Kick For Nassau CC

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Playing special teams is one of the many thankless jobs in sports, but Pearl River kicker/punter Connor O’Sullivan proved to be the Pirates' most dangerous weapon this season.

He made several big kicks, including a 34-yard field goal with 22 seconds left to defeat Nyack. 

Not only was O’Sullivan one of the most dangerous players on his own team but the New York State Sportswriters Association saw him as one of the best in New York as they voted him first team and MSG Varsity named O’Sullivan to the All-Metro First Team in late December.

O’Sullivan recently announced that he will be continuing football at the next level at Nassau Community College . NCC is a great program with a history of players transferring out to play at bigger college programs. 

Yesterday’s Results:

Sport: Ice Hockey Section 1 Division 1 Semifinals

Game: (3) New Rochelle vs. (2) Eastchester/Tuckahoe/Bronxville
Score: ETB Won 5-3

Highlights: Mark Luciano led the Eagles with two goals and an assist in the semifinal win over New Rochelle. Ian Palfrey. Chris Hagen and Joe Blute also scored for ETB in the win. New Rochelle’s Brett Barry scored all three goals for the Huguenots and Nick Sioufas had two assists.

ETB goaltender Lucas Berger picked up 30 saves in the win on New Rochelle’s 33 shots.

New Rochelle goalie Greg Feliu had 42 saves on 47 shots.

The Eagles will face top seeded Suffern at 4 p.m. on Sunday at West Point.

Sport: Ice Hockey Section 1 Division 1 Semifinals

Game: (4) Mamaroneck vs. (1) Suffern
Score: Suffern Won 3-0

Highlights: Tyler Stark led the Suffern defense as he pitched a shut out and collected 12 saves in the win over Mamaroneck. Suffern’s John Costa, Willie Sanchez and Greg Dgheim each scorers in the win.

Mamaroneck goalie Brett Poniros had 26 saves on the day.

Suffern will advance to play second seeded ETB at 4 p.m. at West Point this Sunday.

Today’s Schedule:

In indoor track and field, Pearl River will be competing in the Section 1 State Qualifier at the Armory in New York at 5:30 p.m.

In ice hockey, Section 1 Division 2 semifinals (4) Rye will host (8) Scarsdale at Playland at 7 p.m.

In ice hockey, Section 1 Division 2 semifinals (2) Pelham will host (3) John Jay (CR) at the Ice Hutch at 6 p.m.

Weekly Sports Poll

Jeremy Lin has taken the world by storm and flipped the NBA upside down. He has inspired music videos and a countless number of “Linisms” and the thought of him  has everyone in Westchester calling him their neighbor. On Friday, the league will honor their very best in Orlando with the annual All-Star weekend.

“If basketball careers lasted two weeks then Jeremy Lin is a first ballot hall of famer,” said Wipeout co-host and life long Knick fan John Henson last week on Mike and Mike in the Morning.

Last week, NBA Commissioner David Stern refused to add Lin to the All-Star Game roster or allow him to play in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, but did say he could be included in one of the All-Star Saturday night competitions such as the Haier Shooting StarsTaco Bell Skills Challenge,Foot Locker Three Point Contest or Sprite Slam Dunk.

After outcry from the public and the media, Stern and the NBA made the move to include Linsanity to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, he will also be competing for New York in the Haier Shooting Stars and he will assist teammate Iman Shumpert in the Sprite Slam Dunk. Not only was Lin included in this year’s Rising Stars game, but in the new format general manager Shaquille O’Neal made him the third overall pick of the contest behind Blake Griffin and Kyrie Irving.

Now, as a business school graduate, I fully understand the marketability of Lincluding the Linsteria to the weekend, but as a life long basketball fan I have to ask the question; should someone who has only played in 17 of his teams 31 games really be honored at All Star Weekend?

Let us know your thoughts below in this week's sports poll.


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