GIRLS WINTER TRACK
The girls varsity winter track team had an outstanding showing at their first crossover meet last Saturday at at the Suffolk West Community College indoor arena.
“A number of East Islip girls finished very high, in a field of over 500 athletes from 12 schools that competed,” said coach Mike Drozd.
Emma Hallowell took second place in the high jump and Faith Penny placed first in the triple jump. In the 1500-meter race walk, Emily Francois finished first for all freshmen, while Samantha Tavares took third for all sophomores. Quinn Favilla placed second in the 1500-meter run. Krista Cook finished second for all ninth-graders in the 55-meter hurdles. Rachel Burns and Caileigh Apicella placed second and fourth for all ninth-graders in the 55-meter dash; Burns finished sixth overall. Kayla Murphy finished third overall in the 1000-meter run. Sabrina Terwilliger and Taylor Kenney finished first and second for all ninth-graders in the in the 1000-meter race. In the 4x400, East Islip’s A team finished second, and the B team finished fourth.
“Congratulations to the entire team for a terrific meet and good luck next Tuesday at the crossover B meet,” Drozd added.
BOYS VARSITY BOWLING
In a December 13 bowling match, defending Suffolk County champions East Islip won all three games against home team Copiague by the scores of 978-820, 956-894 and 894-871. The total points for the match were East Islip 27, Copiague 6. According to head coach Rick Papandrea, the high bowler for the day was sophomore Jacob Klein, who bowled 224 in game 2 as part of a 623 series.
GIRLS VARSITY BOWLING
East Islip (4-0) shut down Northport 3-0 on Thursday, with Nancy Baione bowling a 216 in the first game of a 643 series.
GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL
In a non-league battle of the Islips, East Islip (3-2) defeated Central Islip 50-30 on December 15, spurred by Mariah Cullen's 13 points. Cullen went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line.
GIRLS JV BASKETBALL
The girls JV team has won all three of their games, defeating Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK 35-29, Babylon 29-22 and Central Islip 34-13. “We have a young team consisting of high-school and middle-school students that are talented and dedicated student-athletes,” said head coach Heather Toomey.