EI Ice Hockey Club Teams Dominate the State


High school athletes participating in the East Islip Ice Hockey Club teams recently displayed the fruits of their hard work, dedication and sportsmanship with outstanding performances on the state level.

The exceptional varsity team finished second overall in New York State, and was honored by Superintendent John Dolan and the Board of Education at the March 9 board meeting.

On the weekend of March 10-12, the freshman Red team participated in the CAN/AM 2017 Challenge Cup Tournament at the Lake Placid Olympic Center, competing at both the 1980s Herb Brooks Arena as well as the 1932 Olympic Rink. The team dominated the tournament with a 5-0-0 record to take home the gold medal.

“It was the hard work and dedication of each player that ultimately lead to their success as a team,” said Coach Rod Parisi. “I couldn’t be more proud of these boys.”

“It is amazing what a fantastic job all of these coaches do to stretch these players and bring them out of their comfort zones to highlight their abilities, which displays itself both on and off the ice,” said Joe Mayer, general manager of the East Islip Hockey Club.  “It is truly teamwork that creates champions.”

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Scaling Up With the High School’s CAD Students


High school students in Hal Kench’s advanced computer-aided design course recently completed their major unit project, a scale model home.

Seniors Hunter Engrassia and Joseph Mignone and junior Kiernan Stanton had completed the college-level introduction to CAD during the 2015-2016 school year, and decided to continue on with the subject at an advanced level. The three students started with a complex set of blueprints, and though diligent teamwork, complex math equations and precise measurements, brought the house to life.

“I’m really proud of this group,” said Kench. “They’ve come up through the CAD ranks together, and really did a fantastic job on this project.”

Like all other programs in East Islip’s technology department, advanced CAD is offered at the college level, and students who successfully complete the rigorous syllabus can earn three college credits from Suffolk County Community College.

“Our partnership with SCCC in the Excelsior program is a great way for our students to get a feel for college-level courses, and earn transferable credit at a fraction of the cost,” said Kench.

Engrassia is taking her engineering aspirations a step further by shadowing a local architect as part of the school’s Mentor Me program.

Exciting Science Fairs at JFK and RCK


Fourth-graders’ research skills were showcased at annual science fairs by JFK and RCK, both held on March 2 in front of proud families, friends and school staff.

The projects presented were based on experiments the students conducted using the scientific method, including determining a question, developing a hypothesis, indicating the procedures that were followed, listing the utilized materials, recording the trials and investigations that were completed, analyzing the results, and finally drawing a conclusion. 

For JFK, the winner was Jesse Hodge for his project that examined bacteria in dog saliva, “Can a Lick Save a Life?” Other students recognized were first runner-up Abigail Lemke (“Beach Erosion”), second runner-up Gianna Trager (“Magnets”) and third runner-up Drew McCarthy (“Soil Erosion”).

At RCK, Lilyana Graney earned first place for her project “A Bird’s Color Feast,” which tested whether birds have color preferences for their bird feeders. Michael Stadelman came in second (“Emergency? Which Color LED Light Is Brightest?”), while Frank Muscarello finished third (“Paw Preference”).

Hodge (representing JFK) and Graney (representing RCK) will move on to compete at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Elementary School Science Fair on May 6.

“It was an exciting night of learning for all who participated and attended and there were many wonderful and educational entries,” said JFK Principal Deborah Smith. “My congratulations to the students – everyone learned a great deal about science from their hard work.”

HS Musical 'Aida' Set for March 23-25


The East Islip Musical Club will present Elton John and Tim Rice's Tony Award-winning musical "Aida" on March 23-25 at East Islip High School's Rydzeski Hall. An intimate, epic and timeless tale of love in ancient Egypt with an elaborate production, "Aida" will be performed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm.

Reserved ticket prices are $12. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 631-786-5530, or visit the club's website for additional show and ticket information. 

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Middle School Honors 48 Champions of Character

The middle school held its 10th annual Breakfast of Champions on March 7, recognizing 48 sixth- and seventh-graders who best demonstrated the school’s “six pillars of character” – citizenship, dedication, integrity, positive attitude, respect and responsibility – during the 2016-2017 school year. Each honoree was selected by a team or department at the middle school.

With the students’ families in attendance, the ceremony began with greetings from Principal Mark Bernard. Nicholas Bilotti and Jason Stanton, the school’s assistant principals, then presented the students with certificates and lanyards commemorating their achievement.

Honored for outstanding character at this year’s Breakfast of Champions were Muhammad Abdullah, Jake Abrami, Jocelyn Aurrecoechea, Michael Baldino, Adelie Barbera, Kiera Bryan, Daniella Chillemi, Connor Clarkin, Grace Clayton, Antonio Cottone, Caleigh DiBeneditto, Joshua DiPrima-Bien, Isabella Fantauzzi, Rachel Furey, Robert Graziano, Dylan Guerrera, Amber Hassig, Thomas Henderson, Robert Hilbert, Marni Jacobowitz, Ryder Jones, Shannon Kennedy, Madison Kiernan,Cody Knott, Anthony Koehler, Aiden Lenox, Ruelin Man-Martinez, Liam McGovern, Mac Meyers, Micah Meyers, Gianna Motto, Naomy Mukai, Kaylee Norton, Nicole Palmer, Joy Petersen, David Prince, Ryan Renganeschi, Jack Rice, Jake Riordan, Alyssa Santacroce, Logan Schwarz, Marley Snyder, Miranda Stockton, Carson Tessitore, Jenna Thompsett, Jaelynn Tomasky, Pranaav Venkatasubramanian and Amber Zelenka.

Wilbert Finds Design Success


Christi Wilbert, an alumna of East Islip’s Class of 2014, is currently a college junior attending California State University, Long Beach, working to earn her bachelor’s degree in graphic design while minoring in web technologies and applications. Her immersion in East Islip teacher James Connell’s graphic communications and video production classes led directly to her current success in both college and recent design competitions.

“My interest in graphic design and the technology field was sparked by my experiences in Mr. Connell’s classes,” said Wilbert. “Experiencing a broad sample of the many facets of the technology field encouraged me to work on tying together as many aspects of design and technology as possible, and the skills I learned in the graphic communications class are the foundation for the graphic design skill set I currently have. Those courses at East Islip set me up for success in college and beyond.”

As part of a brand workshop class, Wilbert was recently invited to work on an internal branding project for Hallmark, providing her with valuable real-world experience. She also participated in Knowbility’s OpenAIR 2016 collegiate web design competition, where she was part of a team that paired with and created an accessible website for a nonprofit organization. Wilbert’s team earned first place.

“Christi was one of my all-time favorite students,” said Connell. “Her enthusiasm for the classes she took with me was very rewarding to me as her teacher. I am very proud of the fact that I helped inspire her to work in a field in which she has gained so much success, and I wish her the very best as she continues to be successful well in to the future.”

BOE Workshop Meeting/BAC Presentation on March 23


The Board of Education will hold a workshop meeting and Budget Advisory Committee presentation on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at 1 Craig B. Gariepy Ave. in Islip Terrace.

See below attachment for a complete 2016-2017 Board meeting schedule.


HS Photographers Display Their ‘Colors’


Three high school photography students – senior Sarah Hillman and juniors Alexa Benitez and Amanda Seegers – were selected for the 19th annual Colors of Long Island student art exhibit, held at Stony Brook’s Long Island Museum. The three were chosen for their colorful designs pertaining to the theme of the exhibit, which runs from Feb. 24 through April 16.

This annual student art exhibition, sponsored by Astoria Bank, provides an opportunity for K-12 students to show their artwork in a museum setting. A total of 179 schools participated in this year’s exhibition, many of which were new to the Long Island Museum.

“I am so proud of Sarah, Alexa and Amanda for their hard work and dedication to their photography,” said photography teacher Heather Toomey. “I am happy to see them succeed and be acknowledged for their extraordinary photographic skills.”

“I was really grateful to have this opportunity, and excited to see my work displayed in a museum,” said Hillman, who attended a March 5 reception at the museum. She plans to pursue photography in college this fall.

“This was an amazing opportunity,” said Benitez. “This experience is great for my college applications, because I plan to continue photography next year.”

Stanzione Swims in County Meet

East Islip swimmer Jonathan Stanzione participated in his first county meet on Feb. 18 as part of the Connetquot/East Islip combined varsity team, and swam a best time in the 50-meter backstroke. Stanzione, an eighth-grader who attends East Islip Middle School, is already making his mark in East Islip swimming and also participated in the boys mixed medley relay.

Connetquot Second-Graders Create Pop Art Hearts


Second-graders at Connetquot recently learned about pop artist Jim Dine before creating mixed-media hearts during art classes.

Under the direction of teacher Dana Belfiore-O’Connell, the students were taught how to use oil pastels, paint, crayon and marker. They utilized the pros and cons of each material, such as turning crayons on their side to create texture and using the small tips of the markers to create intricate details not achievable with other materials. They tried various techniques and experimented with using the materials in new and exciting ways.

“The paint was my favorite material to use because you can blend the colors to make new ones,” said second-grader Kate Habel.

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D’Amico Signs with Manhattanville


High school senior Kaitlyn D’Amico signed a National Letter of Intent on Feb. 15 to play lacrosse at Manhattanville College in Purchase this fall.

She will major in biology at Manhattanville, whose NCAA Division III Valiants program is a good fit for her goals.

“It’s a small school, and being Division III, it will help me focus on academics as well as lacrosse,” D’Amico said.

D’Amico has played on East Islip’s varsity lacrosse team since she was a junior, and was named a Scholar-Athlete. She also played for the school’s field hockey squad.

District Recognizes Retiring Teachers and Staff


The district honored a dozen retiring teachers and staff members at a Feb. 16 Board of Education meeting. Recognized were speech teacher Joan Ball of Connetquot Elementary School; fifth-grade teacher Joanne Segreto of John F. Kennedy Elementary School; physical education teacher Michael Delia and first-grade teacher Joan Stone of Timber Point Elementary School; guidance counselor Peter Cabral, foreign language teacher Emily Gerde and sixth-grade teacher Janice Laube of East Islip Middle School; and math teachers Maria Burns and Elizabeth Donahue, science teacher Kathleen DiNota, English teacher Joan Dlouhy, and paraprofessional Judy Giove of East Islip High School.

Alumna Named to Prestigious Tewaaraton Award List


Former standout lacrosse player Nicole Levy, a graduate of the Class of 2015 and current sophomore and lacrosse attacker at Syracuse University, was named by The Tewaaraton Foundation to the 2017 Tewaaraton Award women’s watch list. The lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the 2017 Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour.

While at East Islip, Levy served as team captain, earned four-time All-County honors; was ranked as the No. 4 recruit in the nation by Inside Lacrosse magazine for athletes in the Class of 2015, and was named to the 2014 Under Armour Underclass All-Americans, US Lacrosse Schoolgirls’ Division Team and Newsday’s Top 100 Players and Players to Watch.

Stevens Named LI Scholar-Artist


Stevens Named LI Scholar-Artist

High school senior Michael Stevens was selected to be one of 20 Long Island Arts Alliance Scholar–Artists for 2016-2017, a prestigious honor that annually recognizes top Long Island seniors who have demonstrated a successful school career in both the arts and academics.

The LIAA’s Scholar-Artist Awards program, presented by the New York Community Bank Foundation in cooperation with Newsday, partners with local universities to offer full scholarships to qualified honorees.  

Last September 8, Stevens attended a reception at Half Hollow Hills High School East, introducing the 2016-2017 class of Scholar-Artists were introduced and honored. He was featured as a Scholar-Artist in Newsday during December, and this spring, he will participate in a special presentation of all the Scholar-Artists at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.

Stevens has spent every Saturday for the past seven years in both the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School Pre-College programs, studying with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. In May 2016, his Juilliard chamber group Noname won an international chamber competition against more than 100 other ensembles from 13 different countries. Additionally, Stevens and East Islip classmate Kevin Jacobsen spend Sundays as the two youngest brass section members of the nation’s premier youth orchestra, the New York Youth Symphony. 

Since fifth grade, Stevens has spent his summers participating in rigorous music programs such as Tanglewood and the New York State School of Orchestral Studies. Most recently, he toured China and Europe with the Carnegie Hall National Youth Orchestra of the USA. With the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, he visited Hungary, the Czech Republic, Austria and Poland; in the latter, he performed a memorial concert on the grounds of the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp. 

As a sixth- and eighth-grader, Stevens was the winner of the Northeast Horn Workshop High School Competition and runner-up in both the Juilliard and MSM concerto competitions. He has been a NYSSMA level 6 pianist since third grade and level 6 horn player since fourth grade, with an average score of 99.7, earning him All-State honors on both instruments.

Academically, Stevens has been enrolled in honors and AP classes throughout his secondary years and has been able to maintain a GPA above 102. Throughout his musical and academic years, he has played both club and school soccer, most recently with the East Islip boys varsity soccer team.

“I am so incredibly grateful for the hard work and support from my music teachers in the school district,” said Stevens. “From elementary school onward, they inspire hundreds of students every day.”

Stevens is applying to music conservatories nationwide where he hopes to pursue a career as an orchestral horn player.

Three Wrestlers Place at League Championships


The high school’s varsity wrestling team placed three wrestlers at the League V championships, held on Feb. 4 at Rocky Point High School.

Juniors Zach Cabrera, Stephen Donahue and Nick Picece all placed fourth overall, Cabrera in the 113-pound weight class, Donahue in the 160-pound and Picece in the 120-pound.

In one of the toughest weight classes in the tournament, Picece used a cross-face cradle on fifth seed William Smith of Rocky Point for the pin in 4:41 to complete a come-from-behind victory.

Cabrera pinned his first two opponents, including an exciting win in 2:23 over fifth-seeded Dakota Aguanno of Eastport-South Manor, to earn a spot in the L Robert “Doc” Fallot Memorial Suffolk County Wrestling Championship, held at Suffolk Community College’s Brentwood campus on Feb. 11 and 12.

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Connetquot Goes Red for Women’s Heart Health

To support women’s heart health, staff at Connetquot were clad in crimson on Feb. 3 in honor of National Wear Red Day. The event, began in 2003 as a joint effort by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, is held annually on the first Friday in February to bring national attention to the fact that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and to raise awareness of women’s heart health.

Track Teams Qualify Five for States


The boys and girls varsity track teams had a big night at the state qualifier meet at Suffolk Community College’s Suffolk West Indoor Track on Feb. 13, earning spots at the state championships in the 55-meter dash, 300-meter dash and 4x200 relay.

With a commanding record-breaking time of 7:23, senior Jackie Ginty won first place in the girls 55-meter contest for the second year in a row.

Fellow senior Mike Krebs likewise dominated the boys 300-meter with a time of 36.14.

The boys 4x200 relay squad of junior Anoune Basse and seniors Krebs, Andrew Moschetto and Mike Quast took first with a blazing time of 1:34.25.

All five athletes will compete in the New York State Track and Field Championships, to be held March 4 at Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex in Staten Island.

Jennosa to Play Soccer for Mercy


High school senior Giustina Jennosa signed a National Letter of Intent on Feb. 6 to play soccer this fall at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry.

Jennosa, who plays defense, started her soccer career at age 4. She played on East Islip’s varsity team for three years as well as with the Red Storm travel team.

“I wanted to be close to home and play Division II soccer, and liked the campus,” said Jennosa regarding her selection of Mercy. She will major in speech pathology.

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Krebs Earns County Track Title


High school senior Mike Krebs was crowned as individual Suffolk County champion in the 300-meter dash. His gold medal-winning time of 36.37 seconds far outpaced his competitors in the event, held at Suffolk Community College’s Brentwood track.

Other Redmen victors at the boys winter track county championships were the 4x200 relay team of Krebs, fellow seniors Andrew Moschetto and Mike Quast, and junior Anoune Basse, which took second place.

Moschetto came in fifth in the 55-meter dash, Basse earned fifth in the long jump, sophomore James Smalley took fifth in the 1,000-meter race, and senior Ammar Chishti finished in sixth place in the 3,200-meter contest.

RCK Third-Grader Breaks Record


Danielle Simonetti, a third-grade student-athlete at RCK, recently broke the eight-and-under 800-meter American indoor record with a time of 2:47.55, set on Dec. 18 at the Armory Youth Holiday Classic sponsored by NYRR.

“I am so proud of Danielle,” said RCK Principal Hillary Bromberg. “She set a goal for herself and achieved it. It was quite an accomplishment.”

Four Senior Soccer Signings


High school seniors Jackie Carty, Rachel Florenz, Victoria Robbins and Rebecca Schreiner signed National Letters of Intent on Feb. 1 to play college soccer this fall.

Carty, a goalkeeper, will attend Molloy College in Rockville Centre. She earned All-State, All-County and All-Long Island honors during her time at East Islip, and was named 2016 Goalie of the Year. A three-sport athlete, she also played for the varsity basketball and softball squads. She will major in nursing.

“Molloy was my choice due to its strong nursing program and great coaching staff,” said Carty.

Florenz, a forward and midfielder, will attend Stony Brook University. The team’s leading scorer and a Newsday Athlete of the Week, she was named All-County in her junior and senior years. She also played club soccer for the Brentwood Youth SC. She plans to major in biology as a step toward a career in nursing.

“I picked Stony Brook for the academic programs they had to offer me,” said Florenz.

Robbins will attend the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. A goalie, she played club soccer for HBC Impact and served as captain of East Islip’s varsity gymnastics team. She plans to major in biological sciences.

“I liked the positive atmosphere and beautiful campus, and the team felt like family,” said Robbins regarding her choice of USC.

Schreiner, a forward, will attend Lafayette University in Easton, Pennsylvania. She played soccer for the HBC Impact club team, where she served as captain. As a member of East Islip’s varsity tennis team for four years and its captain for two, Schreiner earned All-County, All-League and All-Division honors as well as two MVP awards and the Suffolk County Girls Tennis Association Sportsmanship Award She also played on East Islip’s varsity basketball team. She plans to major in engineering.

“Lafayette is a very good academic as well as athletic school,” said Schreiner. “I will get a good education while playing high-level soccer.”

Twin Titles for Varsity Bowling Teams


The high school’s varsity boys and girls bowling teams won their respective Suffolk County championship titles at the Feb. 4 competition held at Sayville Lanes.

The boys team, led by coach Bob Cheadle, started out with a three-game morning session, scoring 1,214; 1,114; and 1,198 for a total of 3,556, which gave them a 251-pin lead. It was the highest scoring three-game set in Suffolk this year, averaging 237 per bowler. Senior Vinny Altman’s 299 score in game 3 was the highest for the entire tournament. In the three-game afternoon session, the team scored 1,052; 1,074; and 1,048 for a total of 3,174, averaging 212 per bowler. The team’s total for the tournament was 6,730, for an average of 224.3 per bowler. They won by 218 pins, earning their third county championship in the last five years.

In individual performances, excelling with consistency were Altman (1,356 for a 226 average in six games) and fellow senior Matt Waldron (1,344 for a 224 average in six games); juniors Justin Orobello (1,327 for a 221 average in six games), tournament high bowler James Spina (1,366 for a 227.7 average in six games) and Anthony Valente (912 for a 228 average in four games); and freshman Sonny Pico (425 for a 213 average in two games). 

Led by coach Harold Cooley, the girls team remained undefeated as they won their second consecutive county championship.

In the morning session, bowlers included juniors Lauren Christie (226 game and 640 series), Amanda Kreush (202 game) and Melissa Mavrich (236 game and 692 series); sophomores Julia Bocamazo (221 game and 631 series), Jenny Murphy (247 game and 662 series) and Julianna Spina (235 game and 666 series); and eighth-grader Natalie Mavrich. Afternoon scorers included Christie (228 game and 625 series), Kreush (198 game and 574 series), Melissa Mavrich (215 game and 589 series), Bocamazo (243 game and 662 series), Murphy (205 game and 562 series) and Spina (236 game and 706 series).

Over the series, individual scores in six games were tallied by Christie (1,265 for a 210.8 average), Kreush (972 for a 194.4 average), Melissa Mavrich (1,281 for a 213.5 average), Bocamazo (1,293 for a 215.5  average) and Murphy (1,224 for a 204 average), and scores in five for Spina (1,372 for a 228.6 average).

The team’s totals were 1,080 in game 1; 1,078 in game 2; 1,136 in game 3; 1,027 in game 4; 1,112 in game 5; and 1,053 in game 6 for a six-game total of 6,486, beating second-place Middle Country (6,260) by 226 pins.

In a joyful twist, East Islip siblings James Spina and Julianna Spina – both high bowlers for their teams – won county championships on the same day. They and their teammates will have the opportunity for further glory as they move on to compete in the state championships in Rochester on March 4.

Creative Collaborating in RCK’s Makerspace


RCK recently created a makerspace in the building for classes to visit during the school day. According to Principal Hillary K. Bromberg, the space is used in various ways, affording students the opportunity to collaborate with their classmates in problem solving for a solution to a challenge involving science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Parents and community members have helped to increase the supplies in the makerspace by donating everyday reusable materials like paper towel rolls, string, yarn, tape and paper cups.

Some of the challenges that the students have participated in include designing a realistic spider web only using dental floss, a piece of paper, and a scissor; building a straw structure that could support a tennis ball above the table for 15 seconds or more; and planning the most efficient way to build the longest paper chain in a certain amount of time.

“It’s absolutely amazing what these students are able to create when given the opportunity to explore, problem solve, collaborate and create,” said Bromberg.

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Girls Track Team Earns Medals


The varsity girls winter track and field team earned several medals at the League 3 championship meet, held on Jan. 22 at the Suffolk West Indoor Arena at Suffolk Community College’s Brentwood campus. A field of more than 800 athletes from the 10 high schools in League 3 competed in the event.

Senior Jackie Ginty won the gold medal in the 55-meter dash, setting a new Suffolk County League 3 championship meet record. Eighth-grader Hannah Smalley earned fifth-place in the 1,000-meter run. The 4x200 relay team of Mary Kate Carroll, Jackie Ginty, Katie Ginty and Bridget Welch placed second, winning silver medals.

The team met with similar success two weeks later at the Feb. 5 Suffolk small schools championship meet, also held at Suffolk West Indoor Arena. In the 55-meter dash, Jackie Ginty won the silver medal while her sister Katie Ginty finished fourth. In the 1,000-meter run, Smalley again came in fifth while Christie Czjaka finished in eighth place. Buse Dukyu took ninth place in the shot put. The 4x200 relay team of Carroll, the Ginty sisters and Welch, and the 4x400 relay team of Courtney Conway, Czjaka, Sarah DiPrima and Smalley both took fifth place in their respective races. The entire team finished in 11th place out of the 31 schools competing.

“Congratulations to all of our girls track athletes,” said coach Mike Drozd. “They did a great job for a very young team, and I wish them good luck at the state qualifier meet next Monday.”

2017-2018 Calendar Approved

At the Feb. 2 business meeting, the Board of Education adopted the 2017-2018 school calendar, attached below.


Routing Study

A Routing Efficiency Review (see attachment) was prepared for the district by Dan Roberts, director of professional services at Transfinder Corporation, and submitted on Jan. 27.


Redmen Football Trio Sign Letters


High school seniors Kyle Fleitman, Chris Higgins and Kyle Nunez –all standouts on the varsity football team – signed National Letters of Intent on Feb. 1 for National Signing Day. The three Redmen will resume their gridiron careers this fall as they continue their educations.

Fleitman, a quarterback and free safety, will attend Marist College in Poughkeepsie, where he will major in business. As a member of the Redmen, he was named All-Long Island and All-County.

“Marist was the best fit for me, all around,” said Fleitman.

Higgins, a linebacker and tight end, will attend Stony Brook University, where he plans to major in business or physical therapy. At East Islip, he was recognized as an All-County and All-Division player.

“I fell in love with the school,” Higgins said of Stony Brook. “It’s great for friends and family to attend games, and the coaches and facilities are great.”

Nunez, an outside lineman, will also attend Stony Brook, where he plans to major in business. During his East Islip career, he earned All-State, All-Long Island, All-County and All-Division honors.

“It’s a top-notch academic and athletic school, and Stony Brook plays my style of football,” said Nunez of his choice. “It’s also close to home, so my parents can watch the games.”

Redmen Relay Takes Top Track Title


Continuing a strong winter track tradition, the varsity boys 4x200 relay team – junior Anoune Basse and seniors Mike Krebs, Andrew Moschetto and Mike Quast – earned the league title by finishing first at the Section XI Boys Indoor League Championships, held at Suffolk Community College’s Brentwood campus on Jan. 22.

Basse also finished third in the long jump and sixth in the 55-meter dash; Krebs finished fourth in the 55-meter dash and fifth in the 300-meter dash; and Moschetto finished third in both the high jump and 55-meter dash.

Other top Redmen competitors at the event included sophomore James Smalley, who finished fourth in the 1,000-meter race; and senior Ammar Chishti, who finished fifth in the two-mile run.

“Congratulations to all the league champs and place winners,” said coach Ralph Tubello.

Thursday, March 23, 2017