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Varsity and JV Fall Sports will begin on August 25, Varsity and JV football and cheerleading on August 18.

CMS Fall Sports on September 3.

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Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Basketball team! They took first place in the Northport Summer League.

Commack’s Jessica Spitz performed at Special Olympics USA Games. The games were held June 14-21 in New Jersey. There were athletes from every state and the level of competition was amazing.   
7th place in Running
7th in long jump
5th in javelin throw
2nd in shot put
Jessica was one of only 10 athletes from Long Island that had the opportunity to compete.

Cougar Camp Week 4
Commack Cougar Camp 2014World Cup Soccer Day at Cougar Camp Week 1 (left) Cougar Camp Soccer

     and Week 3 at right
Jesse YAZ awardCommack shortstop Jesse Berardi was the only Long Island high school baseball player to be drafted by MLB! 
Jesse also won the Yastrzemski Award, which goes to the outstanding High School baseball
 player in Suffolk County, presented annually by the Suffolk County Baseball
 Coaches Association: Read the Newsday article The award is named for Carl Yastrzemski, who grew up in
 Bridgehampton and became a Hall of fame player with the Boston Red Sox.
 "Yaz" retired from major league baseball in 1983.
Here are the past winners from Commack:
2014 - Jesse Berardi, Commack High School
1998 - Rick Riccobono, Commack High School
1973 - Lenny Locascio, Commack High School
1970 - Don DeMola, Commack High School
tennisallstateCory Seltman and Nick fox won their first two matches at the All-state tennis tournament at the U.S Open center in flushing to make it all the way to the quarterfinals on Friday. They finished as one of the top 8 teams in all of New York State! Congrats to two wonderful young men!! The Boys Track and Field program was awarded the highest honor at the Suffolk County Track and Field Dinner. This award was given to us by the Suffolk County Officials Association for sportsmanship. The plaque will stay at Commack high school for one year - Coach Steve Lurie

The Commack Girls Varsity Lacrosse team finished the season with 9 wins and 7 loses.  We definitely expected more in the win column but it was a fun season lead by captain Devyn Fleischhacker, Charlotte Fanning and Brianna Cook.  The following girls were recognized by Section XI: 
Brianna Cook- All County
Diana Johnston- All Division
Amy Hauser- All Division
Julia Manetta- Unsung Hero
With 24 out of 26 players potentially returning for next year, the future is bright.  Invest more, expect more!!! 

Golf News: Stephie Miller placed 14th and Claire Drotman placed 23rd out of a total of 96 golfers that competed in the County Championships this week. 

As a team, we finished with a 10-4 record in League 1, behind Smithtown East and Smithtown West. We also placed 5th in Suffolk County for the second year in a row. 

Stephie Miller is Commack's ALL- LEAGUE recipient for League 1.

On Tuesday, May 27th, the Commack Boys Varsity Tennis team held their 4th annual Tennis with the Teachers Play for Autism Tournament.  Every member of the tennis team asked a teacher in the district to pair up and form a doubles team.  Tennis for Autistm

The event raised $1,152 yesterday for Autism awareness! All the proceeds will be donated to NSSA (Nassau Suffolk Services for Autism) here in Commack.  It was a fun day had by the teachers and players, and a great way to combine the efforts of the school district, tennis program, and community for a great cause! There is no better feeling than giving back and we were all winners yesterday!

The Boys JV Lacrosse team finished up a good season with an overall record of 8-6, plus, three more scrimmage wins.  The boys played extremely hard all year and battled through multiple snow storms, players getting moved up, illnesses and an injury plagued year.  The boys responded with desire and effort to overcome these ongoing obstacles and always tried their hardest

The team's leading goal scorer this year was freshman Zach James who had 36 goals.  Zach James was also the team's leading assist man, with 27 assists, and had a total of 63 points on the season while missing a few contests due to injury.  Nicky Ferraro led the team in ground ball with 82 and also served as the team's face off man all season long.  Ryan Donohue, Middle,  served as the team's all-around "go-to" player by initiating the team's offense, marking opposing dominant middies, playing on the team's man up and man-down units, and setting the tone for the teams mental and physical toughness.   

The Cougar's defense was our strong point all year long.  Jordan Levine, Derek Drotman, Nick Noto, and Bryan Lehman were the team's backbone all year and kept opposing offenses at bay.  In the net, Brandon Katz, Alex Targe, and Zach Wineberg all had stellar years and all possessed save percentages in the 60's.  If it was not for the team's dedication to tough defense, the team would not have has as much success as they did.

Coach Moran and Coach Shiels said that, "The Team Captains always act as assistant coaches on the field and in the locker room.  Without Jake Roderick, Nick Noto, Chris Arnold, Ryan Donohue and Jordan Levine the team would not run as smoothly as it did.  These boys are the epitome of class and professionalism that any coach would love to have on their team at any level. In regards to the team,  I am so proud of all the boys this year and all they accomplished this season.  The improvement was evident as we finished the season on a strong note defeating many tough teams."

The Girls Golf Team finished with a 10-4 record and qualified as a team for the Suffolk County Girls Golf Championships for the second year in a row.
Tennis 2014
Senior Cory Seltman and Nick Fox won their first two matches at the all-county tournament and have been named All-State! The last time Commack was represented at the All-State tournament was in 2009. This is a great honor and Commack should be very proud! Keep it going Cory and Nick!

The Commack Boys Varsity tennis team is primed for a great run in the upcoming playoffs.  This past weekend, we had the individual Divisional Tournament and had many players recognized:
All-League: Connor Wright, Jason Gerber, Peter Yu, Sol Yoon

All-Division: Connor Burke, Brandon Kramer, Andy Zhou

All-County - (still a chance to be all-state): Cory Seltman, Nick Fox

Cory and Nick will play in the Suffolk All-County tournament this coming weekend to try and make it to States!  Great job Commack!

Tennis ClinicThe Varsity and JV boys tennis teams ran their annual tennis clinic for the Commack community.  Thirty-five youngsters participated and got pointers from the high school tennis players.  It was a fun day and the tennis team did a great job instilling their love for tennis into the community and giving back to the younger players. 
Girls Varsity Golf
On March 15th the Commack Girls Varsity Golf Team participated in a golf promotional event at Golfsmith in East Northport. Boys and girls golf teams from Long Island were invited to participate in various contests. The Commack Girls Varsity Golf Team won the Best Team Spirit Award.
 Student Athlete Scholarships Student Athlete ScholarshipsCongratulations to the following student athletes for signing National Letters of Intent.

Erin Neville - Soccer, Boston University
Josh Valentin - Football, Stony Brook University
NDA Nationals in Orlando Florida March 7-9 - Go Commack Girls!
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Commack Cougarettes Large Varsity Kick Finals - FIRST PLACE!!!

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!
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 Tournament!

Chantel Yang - 1st place: COUNTY CHAMPION (2nd year in a row!)
Samantha Galina - 2nd place
Erin O'Neill - 4th Place

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 girls!
 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 Place Saber

Emmett Woytovich COUNTY CHAMPION Epee
Joe 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 Long Island
Erin O'Neill 30-5: 1st Team All County and All Long Island
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 Mention
Samantha Abbott 15-12: All County Honorable Mention
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 the season!
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).
Now let's win the County Tournament!!!

Boys Varsity Fencing is 11-3 - Tied for 2nd Place

Congratulations to:

David Austin - 1st Team All County and All Long Island
Brian Huang - 1st Team All County/Honorable Mention All Long Island
Ryan Nigro - All County Honorable Mention
Nick Canonico - All County Honorable Mention
Derik Choi - All County Honorable Mention
Emmett Woytovich - 1st Team All County/Honorable mention All Long Island
Tim Ranaldo - All County Honorable Mention
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 girls!!
Coach Raeihle's 100th win
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:
 Girls Epee A (Samantha Galina, Chantel Yang, Erin O'Neill)  - Gold
Girls Epee B (Samantha Abbott, Monica Cramer, Colleen Flynn) - 4th
Girls Sabre A (Gabby Musto, Rachel Dehan, Sara Harrison) - Silver
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.
Joe Dooley Sportsmanship AwardCongratulations 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!
Newsday article: Sabre duo leads strong Commack fencing team
Boys Fencing 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!
Congratulations to 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" Doubles
Jillian Amon - 1st Place "C" Singles
Jessica 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, or see match results on Newsday's High School sports website. 
Congratulations to the following fencers in the Underclass Tournament:

Ryan Baldi 2nd 9

Jake Sadowski 4th 10

Alexandra Galina 5th

Carly Bliss 3rd

Sara Harrison 1st

Paul Bucki 3rd

Elizabeth Van loon 8th

Lauren Nicou 6th

Stephanie Neitlich 5th

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 -
Girls Sabre: Gabby Musto 9th Place, Girls Epee: Samantha Galina 3rd Place, Erin O'Neill 6th, Samantha Abbott 10th,
 Girls Foil: Tyler Feigenbaum 6th
Fencing: Brentwood Holiday Tournament RESULTS 2013
Boys Sabre: David Austin 1st place,
Brian Huang 2nd place

Suffolk Zone AwardCommack 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 -
Michael Mauro- Lacrosse- Assumption College
Coach Montana

Louis Palumbo- Lacrosse- Franklin Pierce University Coach Montana

Jesse Berardi- Baseball - St. John's University
Coach Boll

Robert Paccione- Baseball- Long Island University LIU Post
Coach Boll

Don't see your team here? Please ask you coach to send updates!

FALL SPORTS NEWS - Commack Rules!
Homecoming Photos
 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.

  • Athletics for All TeamCommack High School's "Athletics for All" Team competed at Brentwood High School in a  soccer event recently.

  • Josh HadityCongratulations 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.

  • VICTORY! COUGARS BEAT BRENTWOODCongratulations to Commack's Varsity Football team on a SUPER SEASON, going 8-0 in the regular season and winning the first playoff game 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!   Photos from the Playoffs v. East Islip

  • Girls Varsity Tennis Goes PinkThe 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!!!   Photos

  • Commack VolleyballOn 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.

    Coach 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."

  • The 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

  •  JV field hockeyThe JV Field 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 registered.

    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 UNDEFEATED and as the
    League 1 Champs!

Don't see your team here? Please ask you coach to send updates!

Tennis Tennis    
The 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 Commack community!

Special Sports Nutrition Section

           Nutrition Presentation

Compiled by:  Cynthia A. Proscia, MCHES, RD, CND.  Professor at Adelphi University, Garden City, New York.  Health Studies, Human Performance Science and Physical Education Department.

Message from the Director  

New! Mr. Friel's eBoard.

Athletic Department Schedules, updated daily.
For a complete listing of all game schedules and directions to the games,
go to the
Section XI website and click on "Schedules" or "Directions."

Please use the links above for information before calling the athletic coordinators below.

Director of Health, Physical Education & Athletics Pat Friel 912-2080
Lead Teacher Ed Boll 912-2214
Athletic Coordinator, Commack Middle School Eileen Cullen 858-3515
Lead Teacher, Commack Middle School Theresa Bassett 858-3512


PE Guidelines and Grading Procedures  

Athletic Handbook
STOP Sports Injuries New!! - Let's Move
Girls Track and Field eBoard Student Guidelines for Interscholastic Athletics
New Form! College Visitation Report Form Physical Form Grades K-12
The Scholarship Divide:  Expectations Lose to Reality of Sports Scholarships - Recruits Clamor for More From Coaches With Less Interval Health Form
Cardiac Form
Useful resources in regard to performance enhancing supplements:
NSCA's website:
Podcast - Dr. Hoffman discusses illegal substance abuse in professional, collegiate, and High School sports 
Code of Conduct There's been a recent rule change for prospective NCAA Student-Athletes
College Visitation Report Form
Email Addresses for Winter Coaches 2012-2013 Wellness Committee
Spring Achievement Awards  2013 Rolling Hills Primary School Athletic Page
North Ridge Primary School Athletic Page Fitness Fundamentals -
Sportsmanship for Spectator Guide Elementary Website of Sportsmanship
Gatorade Sport Science Institute - NEW! NCAA Clearing House
Health Links Health News - Look Younger, Live Longer
2012-13 Athletic Page Hazing Statistics & Occurrences
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