| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Hewlett's Rachel Arbitman and Commack's Eddie Liao will be honored by USA TODAY.


The USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, honoring the best in high school sports across the country, will be held on Thursday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m. The awards are given out in 20 different high school sports, including tennis, with Hewlett’s Rachel Arbitman and Commack’s Eddie Liao earning girls’ and boys’ honors, respectively, for New York.

From the USA TODAY website:

The USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, the largest high school sports recognition program in the country, celebrates the best in high school sports in cities and states across the country! The 104 local, regional and statewide awards programs will culminate in one national awards show that will debut at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5. The show will be hosted by the legendary Michael Strahan and Rob Gronkowski, and will include some of the best past and present talent from professional sports as featured guests.

The student athletes featured in the show include the winning athletes of the year from each participating state in more than 20 high school sports. Among those honorees, three finalists will be highlighted within the show, and then finally we’ll reveal the best athlete in the country for each sport. See the winners from each state and how many national awards your state claims! Show your state pride and celebrate the winners as their announced. Your support will be part of the national social feed when you use the hashtag #USATODAYHSSA.

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HOW TO WATCH: Stream the national USA TODAY High School Sports Awards from this website at 8 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 5, or watch from the USA TODAY streaming channels, Newswire and Sportswire channels, available on most smart televisions.