Weekly Sports Update - March 4-8, 2019

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District Introduces Interscholastic Badminton Team

On Monday, March 4, 40 Connetquot High School students gathered for the inaugural practice of the school’s new interscholastic badminton team. Coach Amy Cohen welcomed the students to the main gymnasium and began the process of explaining the game and the season, along with the many benefits of the sport. 

Connetquot High School seniors Scott Lyons and Thomas Foschino were instrumental in bringing the badminton team to the school, with assistance from Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation Mark Dellecave, the Board of Education and over 300 eager students. The first practice session was a resounding success. 

The 2019 Connetquot High School inaugural badminton season begins in mid-March, and with the enthusiasm shared on this first day of practice, all are optimistic for fun and success. Good luck, T-Birds!


All-State Gymnasts Earn Fourth Place in NYS Championships

Female gymnasts from across New York State traveled to Cold Spring Harbor, New York, on March 2 for the annual New York State Gymnastics Championships. Four T-Birds represented Connetquot High School at the championships and helped Suffolk County Section XI earn an impressive fourth-place finish. 

Amanda Pisano and Sarah Moussa were selected to compete, while Arianna Platti and Alexandra Melchiona were selected as alternates in the event of injuries. As it turned out, Arianna Platti was called upon to compete in both the beam and vault.  

“Arianna scored her season high on the vault of 9.15,” Connetquot gymnastics coach Renee Guerrieri said. “Amanda Pisano also scored 9.15 in the vault, which was one of her top scores this season.”  

Additionally, Amanda received the Sportsmanship Award for the Section XI team.  Connetquot finished the regular season with an impressive record of 10-1. 

The Connetquot community has praised the talented members of the district’s gymnastics team and coaches for their poise, grace and execution throughout the season. The future of the Connetquot High School gymnastics program continues to look bright!