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Sunday, March 3, 2013: Garden City's Gallagher repeats in 600 meters

   Leading off today: Garden City sophomore Emma Gallagher defended her crown in the girls 600 meters Saturday at th New York State Public High School Athletic Association indoor track championships in Ithaca.

   Gallagher finished in 1:33.17 at Cornell University's Barton Hall, and she capped her day by anchoring the 1,600 relay to a come-from-behind win in 3:54.95. Gallagher ran her leg in :56..

   There were no other individual repeat champions and no double winners in the meet.

   You can view full boys results and girls results in our reference section.

   State bowling: Colonie's boys and Middle Country's girls captured team championships Saturday in the NYSPHSAA bowling championships at Strike 'n Spare Lanes in Syracuse.

   It was Colonie's second championship in three years and fourth overall. The Garnet Raiders totaled 6,511 pins to hold off East Islip by 60 pins. Justin Carl paced Colonie with a 231.50 average over his six games.

   Kyle Trick of Greece Athena had the high six-game series of 1,442 to top Camden's Arthur Welch by 10 pins.

   Middle Country's girls totaled 6,053 pins, led by Rebecca Brown's 207.33 average that topped all competitors. Hilton was second in the team standings at 5,967, setting a state record of 3,214 in its final three-game block.

   State gymnastics: Meghan Pflieger of New Hartford/Holland Patent won two individual events to roll to the all-around championship in Saturday's NYSPHSAA gymnastics championships Saturday.

   Pflieger won the balance beam (9.45) and floor exercise (9.5) en route to an all-around score of 37.85 points.

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   Bay Shore's Olivia O'Connor was second in the all-around with 37.725 points after setting a state record of 9.85 in the vault to begin her day. She also topped all competitors on the parallel bars (an event she also won in 2010) at 9.675.

   "When I found out it was a new record, there are no words to describe how I felt," O'Connor told MSG Varsity. "It was crazy!"

   More updates: I blogged early today about Saturday's action in hockey and swimming.

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