SOFTBALL
The varsity softball team won their first two games in convincing fashion, blanking Smithtown West 5-0 on April 10. Winning East Islip pitcher Courtney Blake threw a one-hit shutout with 8 strikeouts. Shelby Heyward went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and Kristina Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with a double.
At home on April 11, they achieved another shutout, beating Walt Whitman High School 8-0. Pitcher Blake gave up only 4 hits, with 7 strikeouts and 2 walks. Heyward went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, while Faith Padro went 3-for-4 with 1 RBI.

BASEBALL

The varsity baseball squad notched two victories last week to achieve a 4-1 record, first beating Centereach on April 10 by 7-0, with pitching John Dondero getting a shutout. Kenny Rotunno went 3-for-4, while Nick Calautti went 3-for-3 with a fifth-inning two-run home run and four RBIs.
At home the next day, the team beat Centereach 9-1, sparked by pitcher Ken Rotunno’s 5 strikeouts. Dave Palmer was 3-for-3 with 4 RBI; Rotunno went 2-for-5 with 3 RBI.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Visiting Longwood on April 4, the girls lacrosse team came away with a 20-7 victory. Scorers were Victoria Gregson (6 goals, 2 assists), Carlee Ancona (5 goals, 1 assist), Jackie Niciforo (4 goals, 2 assists), Lisa Olen (2 goals, 1 assist), Nicole Levy (2 goals, 7 assists) and Elizabeth Vetter (1 goal). Krista Ancona made 3 saves while fellow goalie Lee-Ann Salim made 2.
They then won a tough away game on April 10 against Half Hollow Hills, winning 13-10 on the strength of Niciforo’s career-high 6 goals. Other scorers were Levy (2 goals, 2 assists), Gregson (2 goals), Shannon Cummings (1 goal, 1 assists), Vetter (1 goals, 3 assists), Olen (1 assist) and Carlee Ancona (2 assists). Grace Revello caused 5 turnovers, goalie Krista Ancona made 10 saves.
On April 12, the team demolished North Babylon 21-5, led by Gregson’s 5 goals and 3 assists. Other scorers were Niciforo (4 goals, 1 assist), Carlee Ancona (4 goals, 3 assists), Vetter (3 goals), Levy (2 goals, 2 assists), Cummings (1 goal, 2 assists), Jackie Klyne (1 goal, 1 assist) and Mackenzie Houghton (1 goal). The goalies were Ancona (4 saves) and Salim (3 saves).

BOYS LACROSSE

At home on April 3, the boys lacrosse team beat Copiague 7-1, led by senior Robert Sconone’s career-high five goals . The win evened the team’s record to 2-2. Other scorers included Joe Modica (2 goals, 2 assists), Tyre Brown (2 goals, 2 assists), Dakota Lopez (2 goals), Mac Caliguiri (2 goals), Shawn Cummings (1 goal, 4 assists), Tyler Rigo (1 goal, 1 assist), Tyler Mittleman (1 goal), Troy Revello (1 goal, 1 assist) and Anthony Diesu (3 assists). Goalies Sean Sconone and Robert Rohan made 2 and 1 saves respectively.     
They next lost a close game on April 11 at home. Half Hollow Hills East scored with 7.7 seconds left to win 11-10 after Hills East had tied the score with 42 seconds left. Scorers for East Islip were Rigo (4 goals), Robert Sconone (2 goals, 1 assist), Cummings (2 goals, 2 assists), Brown (2 goals, 1 assist) and Revello (1 assist). Rohan made 6 saves.
 
GIRLS GOLF

The girls varsity golf team lost a 7-2 away game on April 4 to undefeated host Sayville.

BOYS TENNIS
East Islip shut out Connetquot 7-0 on April 4, evening the boys tennis team’s record at 2-2. Frankie Artusa and Matt Croce beat Brendon Sullivan and John Marino 6-2, 6-2 at first doubles.

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
The varsity girls track and field team lost 88-64 to host Half Hollow Hills West on April 4, but rebounded to beat West Babylon 90-60 at home on April 11. Alyssa Febbraro won the 100-meter (13.2), the 200-meter (28.3) and the 400-meter (1:05.6); Faith Penny won the triple jump (30 feet, 4.25 inches) and the high jump (5 feet). Emma Hallowell won the 100-meter hurdles (17.5) and came in second in both the long jump (14 feet, 5.5 inches) and high jump (4 feet, 10 inches).
 
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
East Islip’s boys track and field team demolished West Babylon on April 11, earning an impressive 114-27 victory. Several East Islip athletes scored points in multiple events, including Nicardo Whyte (first place in high jump, second place in the 100-meter and 200-meter run), Shane Martensen (first place in the 1600-meter and 3200-meter run), Brandon Vuolo (first place in shot and disc), Ryan Smith (first place in the long jump and triple jump) and Jack Smith (first place in the 800-meter run, second place in the 1600-meter run). “Overall the team did really well and are off to a great start this season,” said coach James Connell.