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SPRING SPORTS NEWS
NDA Nationals in Orlando Florida March 7-9 - Go Commack Girls!
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Commack Cougarettes Large Varsity Kick Finals -
Commack Cougarettes Medium Varsity Hip Hop
Finals - 5th Place
Commack Cougarettes Medium Varsity Jazz Finals
- 3rd Place
Commack Cougarettes Pom Finals - 7th Place
OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS: SECTION XI League 1 Awards go
to Girls Varsity Basketball, Girls JV Basketball, and Commack
Middle School Boys Grade 7 and Grade 8 Teams! Congratulations to
our teams and coaches!
WINTER SPORTS NEWS
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sports photo pages!
Thank you to these dedicated volunteers.
Boys Varsity Swimming,
Boys Varsity Fencing,
Basketball (v. Pat-Med),
Boys Varsity Basketball, Cheerleaders and Hip-Hop,
Basketball (v. Ward Melville),
Girls Varsity Basketball (v. Brentwood),
Girls Varsity Basketball (v.
Kings Park Playoff)
Congratulations to Avery Walas, Mike D'Angelo,
Amanda McNelis, and Brianna Law for qualifying
and participating for States on March 1&2. They all did
an outstanding job representing Commack and their families.
Avery participated in the 300. Mike finished 3rd in the
state in the 128 LB wrestling weight class,
Amanda participated in gymnastics, and Brianna finished
5th in the state in the pole vault. Mike D'Angelo also
broke the Commack record for most career wins with a impressive
148-14 record. -Pat Friel, A.D.
Commack Girls Fencing Team took SECOND PLACE at the County
Chantel Yang - 1st place: COUNTY
CHAMPION (2nd year in a row!)
Galina - 2nd place
Erin O'Neill - 4th
Gabriella Musto - 3rd Place
Special award: Jimmy Nelson Memorial
Award (for former fencer and 9/11 first responder who lost his
life in the tower collapse), given to a "non starter" who shows
total commitment to the team and who has overcome adversity
while making personal sacrifice to his/her team. Proud to say
that for the second year in a row a Commack Fencer received this
honor: COLLEEN FLYNN
The athletes of Commack High School
carried themselves beautifully today, with poise, confidence and
exceptional sportsmanship. They represented Commack High school
in the best possible way (Coach Raeihle).
The Girls JV Basketball team finished a perfect undefeated
season by going 12-0! The girls won their last game at Ward
Melville 42-34 to wrap up what was an incredible season by the
Lady Cougars. Every girl improved individually and the girls
worked hard together to achieve their success on the court.
Commack should be very proud of these young ladies! Great job
COACH FRANK MUSTO has been named COACH OF THE YEAR for the
Boys Fencing Teams!
Results from County Tournament:
Brian Huang - COUNTY CHAMPION Saber
David Austin - 3rd
Emmett Woytovich COUNTY CHAMPION Epee
Nestola 3rd Place Epee
Derik Choi - 4th Place Foil
Team Bronze Medal
Girls Varsity Fencing is in great position for the county
tournament Saturday, February 8th.
Commack 12-2 (2nd SEED in County Tournament)
7 of our 9 starters received ALL COUNTY HONORS!
Chantel Yang 32-1: 1st Team All County and All
Erin O'Neill 30-5: 1st Team All County and All
Samantha Galina 30-8: 1st Team All County
*First time we have had a 1-2 in Epee and two
All Long Island fencers in the same weapon!
Nicole Michaels 24-14: All County Honorable
Samantha Abbott 15-12: All County Honorable
Gabriella Musto 27-9: 2nd Team All County
Rachel Dehan 20-20: All County Honorable Mention
* Gabby Musto gave two of the three Ward
Melville sabre fencers each their ONLY losses of
SAMANTHA GALINA has been named to the
EXCEPTIONAL SENIOR SQUAD
she will fence with other seniors against Nassau
County seniors on 2/26
Coach Raeihle was named the Head Coach of the Exceptional
Senior Team (2nd year in a row).
let's win the County Tournament!!!
Boys Varsity Fencing is 11-3 - Tied for 2nd Place
David Austin -
1st Team All County
and All Long Island
Brian Huang -
1st Team All County/Honorable Mention All Long
Ryan Nigro - All County Honorable
Nick Canonico - All County Honorable
Derik Choi - All County Honorable
Emmett Woytovich - 1st Team All
County/Honorable mention All Long Island
Tim Ranaldo - All County Honorable
Joe Nestola -
All County Honorable Mention
David Austin and Emmett Woytovich have
been named to the Exceptional Senior Squad and
will fence with other seniors against Nassau County
seniors on February 26
The Commack Girls
JV Basketball team continues a terrific season as the team
defeated Brentwood on Tuesday to improve to a record of 11-0 in
a very competitive league 1. The girls have one game left at
Ward Melville on Friday to complete their season. Commack
should be very proud of the great play and sportsmanship the
lady cougars have demonstrated throughout the year. Great job
The Girls Varsity Fencing Team
complete season sweep of Half Hollow Hills 17-10. Congratulations to Coach Raeihle for his 100th win!
More Girls Fencing: At the
Huntington Relay on Saturday, 1/25:
Epee A (Samantha Galina, Chantel Yang, Erin O'Neill) - Gold
Girls Epee B (Samantha Abbott, Monica Cramer, Colleen Flynn) -
Girls Sabre A (Gabby Musto, Rachel Dehan, Sara Harrison)
Girls Sabre Novice (Stephanie Miller, Alexandra
Galina, Carly Bliss) - Gold
The 8th Grade Boys Basketball team went undefeated this season!
Coach Pugh would like to wish all of his athletes the best of
luck at CHS next season.
The 7th Grade Boys Basketball team
also had a great season, finishing 7-1. "The boys were a
pleasure to coach, and I look forward to another great season
next year," said Coach Barone.
to our entire football coaching staff on being chosen by the
Suffolk County Football Officials Association as the 2013
Joe Dooley Sportsmanship Award winners. Our Commack coaching
staff was selected for the leadership and
sportsmanship displayed during game days. The vote
is truly a district- wide award including the Junior
High, J.V., and Varsity level staffs. This award is
the most prestigious award the Officials
Association gives out each year. Commack was chosen over
62 other school districts in Suffolk County.
Girls Fencing News: Commack defeated Huntington 15-12 and Whiltman
19-8. The girls are now 8-1!
Sabre duo leads strong Commack fencing team
Team is 8-1!
The Girls JV
Basketball team continues to roll through their season as they
are now 6-0, defeating every team in a competitive League 1.
Commack won a thrilling game in overtime at Brentwood last week
and just defeated Ward Melville at home to complete the first
half of their season. Their next home games are Thursday (1/16)
against Patchogue-Medford and Friday (1/24) against Sachem
East. Come out to support the girls! Lets go #MACK!
the Girls Bowling team on their recent performance in the Annual
Singles Doubles Tournament.
The following girls placed
in the top five for their division:
Alyssa Levy & Sarah
Busse - 3rd Place "A" Doubles
McKayla Brown - 3rd Place "C"
Jillian Amon - 1st Place "C" Singles
Lodato - 2nd Place "C" Singles
Also, a recent team
victory against league rival Longwood places the girls in second
place in league I, one match out of first place behind Middle
Country. With the second half of the season here, the girls
look to continue improving toward another visit into the county
championships and a potential repeat performance into the
championship match. Check up on the team at
www.a2zbowling.com, or see match results on Newsday's High
School sports website.
Congratulations to the following fencers in the Underclass
Baldi 2nd 9
Sadowski 4th 10
Alexandra Galina 5th
Carly Bliss 3rd
Paul Bucki 3rd
Elizabeth Van loon
Lauren Nicou 6th
Emily Chen 5th
Shelby Bachai 6th
4th Kyle Dituro
8th Jiwon Kim
2nd Nick Abbott
1st Austin Aronica
Congratulations to Commack Varsity Girls Soccer Captain Erin
Neville. Erin was recently named to Newsday's All Long Island
Girls Soccer Team. She was also named to the First Team--
NYSSCOGS/NYSSWA, All New York State Girls Soccer Team. In
addition Erin was Named to The National Soccer Coaches
Association of America's ALL NORTH EAST REGION TEAM for a second
year. Good Luck to Erin as she plays Division 1 soccer at Boston
University next fall.
Fencing: Brentwood Holiday Tournament RESULTS 2013 -
Sabre: Gabby Musto 9th Place, Girls Epee: Samantha Galina 3rd
Place, Erin O'Neill 6th, Samantha Abbott 10th,
Foil: Tyler Feigenbaum 6th
Fencing: Brentwood Holiday Tournament RESULTS 2013
Sabre: David Austin 1st place,
Brian Huang 2nd place
Athletes Devyn Fleischhacker and Cory Seltman won the
Suffolk Zone Awards, given to the top male and female
physical education students. The award ceremony was December
4th at the Hyatt Wind Watch.
Congratulations to the following student athletes for signing
National Letters of Intent.
From left to right, photos below -
Lacrosse- Assumption College
Louis Palumbo- Lacrosse- Franklin Pierce University
Jesse Berardi- Baseball - St. John's University
Robert Paccione- Baseball- Long Island University LIU
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FALL SPORTS NEWS - Commack
Be sure to check out
sports photo pages!
Thank you to these dedicated volunteers.
And here we go! Photos
Girls Varsity Tennis,
Boys Varsity Volleyball,
Girls Varsity Soccer,
Boys Varsity Soccer,
Girls Varsity Volleyball,
Soccer v. Sachem North,
CHS Varsity Football v. Ward Melville,
Soccer Playoff Game 1,
Soccer Playoff Game 2,
Soccer Playoff Game,
Varsity Football Semifinal Game
Fall Sports Summaries
For the second year in a row, our 2012-13
boys soccer team won an academic award...1 of only 3 LI
teams!! A total of 371 soccer teams (139 boys, 232
girls) from throughout the United States have earned the
NSCAA Team Academic Award for exemplary performance in
the classroom as a team during the 2012-13 academic
year. To qualify for the award, the team must have
a minimum grade point average of 3.25 for the entire
academic year (Commack's was 3.5). The team GPA is
determined by adding every player's GPA, then dividing
by the number of players.
High School's "Athletics for All" Team competed at
Brentwood High School in a soccer event recently.
to Josh Hadity - who qualified for the NYS Cross Country
Championship meet on 11/9. From Coach Lurie: Josh
finished 24th in the Class A Championship Race and just
missed All State honors by 4 spots. He ran a 5K in
15:51. His performance earned him a 3rd place finish for
Long Island Class A and 4th place finish overall for
Long Island. He
will be competing in the Northeast Regional Championship
race at Van Cortlandt Park in a few weeks. Please join
me in congratulating Josh on a great performance and
representing Commack High School at a prestigious event.
to Commack's Varsity Football team on a SUPER SEASON,
going 8-0 in the regular season and winning the first
14-7 over Brentwood. Check out Brenda's Photos from the Northport Game
and Bob & Wendy's photos (links above).
Congratulations to the
Girls Varsity Soccer Team who made it all the way to the
Semifinals and are the LEAGUE 1 CHAMPIONS!
the Playoffs v. East Islip
Girls Varsity Golf Team raised $1,600 at the Tennis with
the Teachers tournament and donated it to the Susan G.
Komen Foundation. Congratulations to
Coach Shane Helfner for being
honored as League 1 Coach of the Year!!!
October 11th, the Girls Varsity and JV Volleyball teams
held the annual Dig Pink game. Every girls volleyball
team in Suffolk County hosts a game to raise money for
breast cancer research. The girls raised $485.
Congratulations to the Boys JV Volleyball team who
ended the season with 11wins and 1 loss.
It was an exciting season and everyone contributed
to a successful season!
The Boys Varsity Soccer team ended their regular
season with a 12-2-2 record and took
second place in League 1.
The team ended their season on a 11-0-1 streak which was
highlighted by two victories over the defending Suffolk
County champions Brentwood High School. For their
success, the team was awarded the #5 seed for the
upcoming playoffs and will take on the #12 seed Copiague
High School on Tuesday 10/29 at 2pm.
Season Wrap Up from Coach Moran:
The Boys JV Soccer Team
just finished up their season as
League One Champions.
The team had an incredible record in the league of 11
and 1 and finished with an overall record of 14 and 1
including non-leagues/ scrimmages. The team scored 72
goals this season while only allowing 2. The team
recorded 14 shutouts and averaged a stellar 5 goals per
game. The team finished the season with 2 incredible
wins over Brentwood and Ward Melville to ensure the
League One title.
The team's leading scorers this
year were Mike Duren and Anthony Izzo. The team's
leading assist leaders were Anthony Izzo and Nick
Messina. Goal Keepers Austin Aronica and Frank Scotti
combined for 14 shutouts on the season, and, Austin
Aronica, did not allow a goal as the starting keeper for
the team. The team's defense was a major strength all
season long led by Adam Portnoy, Josh Eisler and Nick
Messina. Jason Salerno and Scott Cebollero also were
major contributing factors in the defensive mid-field.
Matt Gill, Jordan Schiff, Erick Vaysman, and Matt
Barnikel stepped up their play at the end of the season
to dominate the outside midfield and allow the
team's.transition game to flourish. Freshmen, Nick
Pfeiffer, Brendan Cooke, Frank Scotti, Jordan Anderson,
Sam Silverman and Marc Paccione grew as players all
season long and look to be major factors in next years
team's push for another League One title.
Moran said, "The team played so well all season long.
There were so many kids who contributed day in and day
out that it made my job hard dividing up playing time.
But, no matter the situation, the team always had common
goals and put the good of the team first. I could not be
any more proud of all the boys and I am flattered to
coach a bunch of kids with such strong character. The
varsity will benefit next season by getting some of
these great young men."
Commack Girls JV Soccer Team won their last game of the
season vs Sachem North 4 -0 for an
undefeated season in
scrimmages and games in 17 contests; they scored 60
goals and gave up 11. I would like to thank all the
players for their hard work and commitment. I like to
specially thank the parents for the time they spend
watching them play and driving them to all of their club
programs. It was a pleasure to coach them and I wish
them all the luck went they try out next year to make
varsity - Coach Bayer
hockey team held a Breast Cancer Awareness Game
yesterday. The team spelled out HOPE with their bodies
on the field.
It has been an exciting week for Commack Cross
Country. On Saturday, October 12th, the Boys XC team
traveled across the bridge to head into the Bronx to
compete in the Manhattan College Invitational presented
by Reebok. The Manhattan College Invitational is one of
the biggest cross country invitationals in the country.
Teams travel from all over the country to attend this
event. This year was no exception with over 400 teams
The Boys Varsity Team took 1st place
for Varsity "F" race. Sophomore team took 3rd place in
Sophomores "B" race. Both teams took home several
individual medals for Top 75 finishers in their races.
The Boys Team then closed out the regular season
on Tuesday, October 15th against Patchogue-Medford at
Sunken Meadow State Park. The boys won the event which
allowed them to finish the regular season
League 1 Champs!
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Varsity and JV tennis player hosted 40 young tennis enthusiasts
from the Commack community at a tennis clinic in September.
There was fun had by all who were involved, and it was a great
way for the Commack tennis program to share their love with the