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Monday, June 6, 2016: Auburn's May wins 3rd straight state golf crown

   Leading off today: Lindsay May completed a three-peat Sunday -- and the Auburn sophomore still has two more shots remaining at the NYSPHSAA girls golf championship.

   May birdied four times in a seven-hole stretch to shoot a second-round 70 and win her third New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship with a two-day total of four-under 140, four strokes ahead of the field at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale.

   Alice Hodge of Ursuline and first-round leader Lauren Peter of Carmel tied for second at even-par 144.

   May began her Sunday round with a pair of bogeys before making four birdies through the remainder of the front nine. May parred the next six holes and although a bogey on the 16th hole cut her lead to two strokes, she finished with a 30-foot birdie putt at No. 18.

n the final hole.    "I've never finished a tournament like that before," May told The Citizen.

   May is the first three-time champion of the tournament, which began in 2006.

   "It's definitely exciting," May said. "I've felt it in the past few years, but this year was the most exciting."

    • Freshman Nathan Han shot a one-under 70 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University to take the lead after one day of the NYSPHSAA boys golf championship. Junior James McHugh of Rye fired a 71, with four competitors another stroke back.

   The tournament concludes Monday.

   Girls lacrosse: West Islip won its third straight Long Island championship in Class A with a 6-4 win over Massapequa and will head to Cortland in search of its second straight state crown next weekend.

   Loyola-bound junior Emily Beier scored three goals for the Lions.

   In Class B, Garden City defeated defending state champ Eastport-South Manor 10-6 behind five goals from Katie Muldoon and three goals from Brooke McDaid.

   "We have so many offensive players that can score and help contribute to our success," Muldoon told Newsday. "Today was my turn."

   In Class C, reigning state champ Mount Sinai scored a 7-5 win in the quarterfinals over Cold Spring Harbor. Camryn Harloff scored twice.

   Flights booked to Tbilisi, Georgia: Wrestlers Yianni Diakomihalis (Hilton) and Vito Arujau (Syosset) will be teammates at Cornell beginning in the fall of 2017, and they'll be joining forces this summer at the Cadet World championships in Tbilisi, Georgia.

   Diakomihalis, who brought home a Cadet World title in 2015, outscored competitors by 69-0 over the weekend in Akron, Ohio. Arujau captured the 58-kilogram title with his own string of dominating decisions.

   "It felt different this time," Diakomihalis told New York Wrestling News. "Last year, I just wanted to make the team. This year, I was more relaxed. There's definitely some stuff I need to work on, but I thought I wrestled better in the finals today than I did earlier in the tournament."

   The 10-man Team USA delegation will compete in Tbilisi from Sept. 13-18.

   Beamon drops in: There was a cool item from Beacon track coach Jim Henry on over the weekend about stellar long jumpers Rayvon Grey and Terrel Davis getting to visit with the legendary Bob Beamon.

   Grey has been tantalizing close to breaking Beamon's 1965 state outdoor record as a senior at Jamaica High in the PSAL. Beamon and 1972 Olympic marathon champ Frank Shorter were part of the festivities surrounding The Classic 10K Road Race Weekend in Middletown.


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  •    Coaching news: Port Richmond boys basketball coach Frank Guglielmo has stepped down and is moving to the New Dorp girls basketball job, The Advance reported. Guglielmo replaces Mike Padmore as New Dorp's coach.

       Guglielmo, 51, coached the Port Richmond varsity to 233 wins in 24 seasons but has taught English at New Dorp since 2004.

       "It's been increasingly difficult to coach where you're not in the building," he told the paper. "When I initially left Port Richmond (as a teacher), it wasn't that difficult, but times have changed and now, it's just better to be in the building where you're coaching.

        • Nine-year Arlington football coach Dominick DeMatteo is expected to be appointed as the new coach at Nyack when the school board meets Tuesday.

       Parting shot: This photo has taken on a life of its own this weekend, and rightfully so:

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