Weekly Sports Update - February 4-8, 2019

Weekly Sports Update - February 4-8, 2019

Boys Indoor Track and Field Team Excels at Recent Meet

More than a dozen members of the Connetquot High School indoor track and field team qualified for the 2019 Section XI/Suffolk County Large School Meet held at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood on Feb. 1.
“This is an opportunity for our top athletes to compete against the best in the county, and improve their time or distance as they look forward to the New York State competition,” coach Shelby White said.

Among those who qualified for the Section XI Meet were Aiden Harrington (55-meter hurdles/4x400-meter relay; Thomas Domozych (55-meter dash/4x200-meter relay); Michael Domozych (4x200-meter relay); Emmanuel Kwansah (55-meter dash/long jump/4x200-meter relay); Micah Cooper (55-meter dash/4x200-meter relay); Matthew Lopez (1000-meter run/4x400-meter relay); Dominick Katrivanos (600-meter run/4x400-meter relay); Kelby Bishop (1 mile); Jeremy Bertolet (long jump/triple jump) and Christopher Andrade (4x400-meter relay).

By the end of the night, the following track and field athletes made their mark on this season’s outstanding efforts:

Matthew Lopez took fourth place in the county for large schools in the 1000-meter run with a time of 2:39.06; Thomas Domozych took sixth place in the county in the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.80 seconds and Jeremy Bertolet took fifth in the county in the triple jump with a jump of 43 feet.

The 4x400-meter relay team placed sixth in the county with a time of 3:38.90. Congratulations to Christopher Andrade, Aiden Harrington, Dominick Katrivanos and Matthew Lopez. 

The 4x200-meter relay team also placed sixth in the county with an impressive time of 1:37.42. Congratulations to Micah Cooper, Michael Domozych, Thomas Domozych and Emmanuel Kwansah. 

In more recent news, sophomore Micah Cooper, juniors Justin Miele and Mike Domozych, and senior Tom Domozych all competed in the state qualifiers meet held at Mt. Sinai High School on the evening of Feb. 7. Micah and Justin both jumped an impressive 11 feet, while Mike jumped 13 feet, which ties a season personal record, along with taking second place in the county. Additionally, Tom won with a personal record jump of 14 feet, breaking his own school indoor record set earlier this season (13 feet 6 inches) and becoming the county champion. The Domozych brothers will compete in the New York State championship meet at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island on March 2.

Congratulations to coaches Shelby White and Tim Fischer and the Connetquot High School track and field team. You’ve made us proud; good luck as we look forward to the statewide competition on March 2!

Connetquot High School Basketball Alumni Represent Six Decades of Excellence

Connetquot High School boys’ basketball coach Tim Trava brought together alumni members from the program’s “golden years” on Saturday, Feb. 2, inviting 24 former T-Birds representing six decades at Connetquot High School for the fifth annual Basketball Alumni Classic.

Coach Trava, along with assistant coaches Matt Buderman and Keith Cussmano, as well as retired coaches Ralph Thomas and Bob Drzal, brought back former student-athletes who hoped to relive the glory of their high school playing days. Despite the graying hair, expanding waistlines and reluctant leg muscles, the 2019 alumni basketball players entertained their loud and loving fans with promising defense, long jump shots and sharp passes.

The alumni were divided into two equal teams that played two, 20-minute periods so the players would get plenty of playing and rest time. Despite years of being away from their high school playing days, the 2019 Connetquot Basketball Alumni Classic was competitive and fun to watch. Coach Trava provided the audio play-by-play, as well as colorful commentary.

Thanks again to coaches Buderman, Cussmano, Drzal, Thomas and Trava for arranging the 2019 Connetquot Basketball Alumni Classic, and a special thanks to the players and their supportive family and friends who made this such a special event.