Weekly Sports Update – April 22-26, 2019

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Baseball Team Earns Impressive Shutout Win

The Connetquot High School baseball team moved their home game to Baseball Heaven in Yaphank and earned an impressive 9-0 shutout win over Lindenhurst during the April 24 game. The T-Birds scored four unanswered runs in the first inning and never looked back. With this win under their belt, Connetquot’s overall record now stands at 10-2 in Suffolk County League II.  

Matthew Goodis pitched six innings and gave up only one hit to earn the win, while Matt Brown-Eiring went 2-3 with four RBIs. Additionally, Josh McGee went 2-2 with an RBI, and Alex Ungar went 2-2 with an RBI and three runs scored.

First-year head coach Rob Burger’s T-Birds got off to a strong start this season, winning their first eight games before losing a pair to local rival Commack High School. With their impressive win over Lindenhurst, however, Connetquot is looking to start another winning streak, along with a rematch with Commack!

Connetquot High School Hosts 15th Annual Joe Brandi Invitational Relays

Over 1,000 female high school student-athletes and coaches from 25 schools took part in the 15th annual Joe Brandi Invitational Relay held at Connetquot High School on April 22, as a variety of track and field events were scheduled for this annual spectacular. The competition began early in the morning and continued through the late afternoon session. 

Girls track and field coach Jim Crowley III was very impressed with his team’s overall results. With all the talent that competed during the event, the T-Birds ended with a series of impressive second-place finishes. Congratulations to all the competitors, with special mention to the following student-athletes: walk relay – Serena Roopnarine and Kinza Yasmeen; hurdle relay – Emily Medina and Ali Hardie; steeplechase relay – Lexie Moore and Kaleigh McCormick; Swedish medley – Ali Hardie, Bryanna Holguin, Emily Medina and Celina Schenk; long jump relay – Nia Callaway and Janelle Foston; four-mile relay – Maddie Amberger, Madeline Barget, Katie Iocca and Melanie Walsh.

Despite the intensity between competitors, with the girls working hard, they shook hands and hugged their opponents afterwards, showing a true example of what school and sports should be. Congratulations to the winners and all the competitors, for an excellent example of athleticism and sportsmanship.

The event is named after Joe Brandi, a long-time Connetquot Central School District teacher and track and field coach, who was again on hand to encourage the competitors.  Director of the program, current track coach Jim Crowley III, was pleased with the turnout and organization of the day’s program, and thanked the athletes, coaches, volunteers, district administrators and generous sponsors for supporting this annual event.