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New York boy can play field hockey

Updated: May 15, 2012, 10:14 PM ET
Associated Press

SMITHTOWN, N.Y. -- The biggest goal of Keeling Pilaro's field hockey career happened far from an athletic field on Tuesday.

An athletics committee determined the 13-year-old boy can keep playing on the girls' varsity team at Southampton High School, at least for one more season. The decision at an appeals hearing Tuesday reverses earlier rulings that claimed Keeling's skills as a field hockey player, which he developed growing up in Dublin, Ireland, had developed to a level superior to ...

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