GIRLS VARSITY BOWLING
East Islip’s undefeated girls varsity bowlers demolished home team Bay Shore on Jan. 3, winning 39-1. Nancy Baione bowled a 235 game and 633 series, Jordan Kruger a 244 game and 631 series, Lena Sorrentino a 233 game and 610 series, and Kristina Freitag a 215 game and 540 series.
Two days later at home, the team defeated Sachem East 37-3. Top bowlers of the Jan. 5 game were Freitag (255 game, 687 series), Kelsey Fryer (226 game, 659 series), Alexa DeFazio (246 game, 601 series), Baione (213 game, 591 series), Kruger (205 game, 564 series), and Amanda Schilling (234 game).
The team’s record now stands at 8-0.
BOYS VARSITY BOWLING
“The boys had a great week,” said varsity bowling coach Rick Papandrea, whose team played on Jan. 4 and 5, bowling a county-high 1216 team game and county-high team series of 3444.
Nick DeFazio bowled a 715 series on Wednesday and a 716 series on Thursday, John Kavanaugh bowled a 722 on Thursday, and Jon Cheadle rolled a 701 series on Wednesday.
GIRLS VARSITY WINTER TRACK
The East Islip girls varsity track team had another terrific performance at the large school crossover D meet on Jan. 3 at the Suffolk West Community College indoor arena. Eight East Islip girls placed in a field of over 2000 athletes from 27 schools. Krista Cook finished fifth and Danielle Raccomandato sixth for all ninth-graders in the 55-meter hurdles. Grace Revello finished in the top 10 of all 11th- graders in the 1000-meter run. Quinn Favilla placed fifth in the 1500-meter race for all seniors, while Taylor Kenny and Sabrina Terwilliger placed fifth and sixth in the 1500-meter race for all freshmen. In the 1500-meter race walk, Emily Francois placed fourth for all freshmen, Samantha Tavares finished seventh for all sophomores, and Antonella Vasquez finished eighth for all juniors. Emma Hallowell finished in the top 10 in the high jump, and Faith Penny placed second for all ninth-graders for that event.
BOYS JV BASKETBALL
East Islip’s boys JV basketball team stretched their winning streak to five games on Jan. 3, defeating Smithtown West by a score of 56-48. Brandon MacMorris led all scorers with 14 points. The backcourt combination of Matt Croce and Harley Spinks combined for 19 points and numerous assists. Other scorers included Zach Acocella, Brian Philbin and Tyler Clehane, while Dominic Argenti provided two game-sealing free throws. “Congrats on the win, fellas,” said coach Timothy McDermott.
On Jan. 3, the team overcame a 15-point third-quarter deficit to notch an impressive victory over North Babylon. The Redmen’s tenacious defense forced multiple turnovers, leading to a series of transition baskets by Zach Acocella, Hugens Tranquille and Brandon MacMorris. The 1-2 scoring punch of Matt Croce and Tyler Clehane led the way, combining for 26 points.
The team takes on Newfield next on Tuesday, Jan. 10.
GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL
East Islip’s girls varsity basketball team played at Smithtown West on Jan. 3, losing a close 37-32 contest. Mariah Cullen was East Islip’s top scorer with 9 points.
Back at home on Jan 6, the team was defeated 45-32 by North Babylon, with Elizabeth Vetter scoring a team-leading 10 points.
GIRLS JV BASKETBALL
On Jan. 5, the girls JV team defeated North Babylon 38-29. Leading scorers were eighth-grader Alexa Mattera with 13 points, Juliette Polis with 10 points and Cathy Marku with 8. Earlier in the week on Jan. 3, the Lady Redmen lost 37-33 to Smithtown West, with Mattera scoring 15 points.
BOYS JV WRESTLING
On Jan. 4, East Islip's boys JV wrestling team handily defeated Half Hollow Hills East by the total score of 53-27.