Coach, Athletes Honored at XC Dinner


The best of East Islip’s strong cross-country program was recognized at the Section XI Cross Country All-County Dinner, held on Nov. 11 at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook.

Boys varsity coach Ralph Tubello was named League IV Coach of the Year, recognizing his work in driving the Redmen to a second straight undefeated season and championship title, while two of his athletes were honored, William Reed as a first-team All-County winner and Ammar Chisti as a second-team All-County winner.

Girls varsity coach teammates Jessica Carino and Amanda Engrassia, accompanied by coach John Reynolds, were given All-Academic honors.