GIRLS JV BASKETBALL
The girls JV team played on Dec. 20, falling 35-27 to Centereach. Top point scorers for East Islip were Alexa Mattera and Emily Churpita with 10 points each, and Rachel Dempsey with 5 points. “We had a slow start, and Centereach played a great game, but we played hard and battled till the final seconds,” said head coach Heather Toomey. “We look forward to learning from our mistakes and playing Centereach again after the new year.”
BOYS VARSITY BOWLING
“East Islip boys bowling had a good week,” said coach Rick Papandrea. The top highlight was a perfect game by eighth-grader and varsity starter Mike Orobello, who rolled 300 in a home match against Lindenhurst on Dec. 20. Orobello bowled a remarkable 256, 225 and 300 for a 781 series. “Mike is the first eighth-grader in the history of Section XI to bowl a 300 in a match,” said Papandrea with pride. Other notable achievements included a 256 game bowled by team captain Jacob Klein, and Mike Kissel bowling a 245 game.
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS WINTER VOLLEYBALL
Following up last Friday’s 3-2 win over Ronkonkoma Middle School, the East Islip Middle School girls winter volleyball squad took on South Ocean Middle School on Dec. 19. East Islip won all five games against South Ocean. “The girls continue to work as a team as they bump, set and spike the ball over the net,” said coach Patricia Bush.
GIRLS VARSITY WINTER TRACK
The East Islip girls varsity track team will next compete in the crossover D meet on Jan. 3, following their outstanding showing at last weekend’s crossover C meet at the Suffolk West Community College indoor arena. The Dec. 18 event, featuring a field of over 700 athletes from 12 schools, resulted in high finishes for East Islip athletes Emma Hallowell, Justine Mack, Rachel Burns, Emily Fusco, Sabrina Terwilliger, Taylor Kenney, Grace Revello, Emily Francois, Samantha Tavares, Jamie Curran, Antonella Vasquez , Kendall Allmendinger and Faith Penny.