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2024-2025 Fall Sports Start Dates:

Varsity & JV – 8/26/24
Boys & Girls Cross Country
Field Hockey
*Football – See Below
Boys Golf
Kickline (TBD)
Boys & Girls Soccer
Girls Swim
Girls Tennis
Boys & Girls Volleyball
*Football – 8/19/24 – NYSPHSAA & Section XI recently approved 2024 high school football teams (JV & Varsity) to begin practicing as early as 8/19/24.
Middle School – 9/4/24
Boys & Girls Cross Country
Field Hockey
Boys & Girls Soccer
Girls Tennis

Athletic News

Tyler poses with his CHS tennis head coach during Senior Day.

Special Olympics Double Gold!

Congrats to CHS' Tyler C., who captured singles and doubles gold in tennis at the Special Olympics' New York State Summer Games this past weekend!

Tyler participated with the CHS JV tennis team this past season.
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Paul Sleavensky speaks at Tuesday night's Spring Varsity Awards.

Paul Sleavensky Selected League Coach of Year

Congrats to retiring boys track coach Paul Sleavensky, who has been named League 2 Coach of the Year. The presentation was made at the Section XI All-Section Awards Dinner at Villa Lombardi's. It marks Sleavensky's third Coach of the Year award this school year alone. The boys spring track and field team went undefeated in League 2 en route to the championship.
Danny competes in the hurdles at a recent event.

Pentathlete Finishes Second at State Meet

CHS track and field’s Danny P. proved himself an elite competitor at the New York State Track and Field Championships.

Danny placed second in the pentathlon at Cicero North Syracuse this past weekend, and third overall in the Federation.

He also was selected to Newsday’s All-Long Island track and field team.
Photograph of eighth grade golfer on course.

Eighth Grade Golfer Finishes Third in County

Congrats to varsity golfer Emilia P., an eighth grader, who placed third in the county tournament and just completed participation in the state tournament.
Several players pose with championship trophy as families take photos.


The CHS varsity baseball team defeated Farmingdale, 2-1, in Saturday night’s Long Island championship game at the Middle Country Athletic Complex to earn the island title.

Evan K. had 11 strikeouts in a complete game and eighth grader Robbie M. provided an RBI single in the fifth that drove in what turn out to be the deciding run. Congratulations to the players and coaches on this very impressive accomplishment! 

Next up for the team is the New York State championship tournament, which gets underway on Friday at Mirabito Stadium in Binghamton.
Team poses on court after winning county title.

CHS Boys Tennis Wins Fourth Straight Title

CHS varsity boys tennis captured its fourth straight team county title during Memorial Day weekend. 

Congratulations to Eric B. and James Y. who after winning the county doubles championship, earned the duo a berth in the state championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. The pair had an amazing tournament and faced the best players from across the state, winning their first three matches before falling in the semifinals.
Team photo on court from Senior Day.

Boys Tennis Earns Fourth Straight League Title

Another day, another four-peat!

For the second time this week, a CHS team has claimed its fourth straight division title.

This time, the boys tennis team achieved the honor — joining the boys track team, which captured its fourth straight league title on Tuesday.

The Cougars expect to receive the No. 2 seed in the county tournament among the more than 20 teams that qualified.

CHS earned a bye for the opening round, which begins next week.

Individual singles and doubles competition begins Saturday. Ultimately, student-athletes who reach the county tournament’s semifinals become all-state players and advance to the state championships.
Commack track runner competes in 3200m at recent meet.

Boys Track Captures League Title


The CHS boys track team claimed the League 2 championship on Tuesday afternoon. It marked the fourth straight title for the Cougars.

The team secured the crown with a dual-meet win against Bay Shore.

The Cougars look to defend their county title on May 22 at the Section XI championship meet, which will be hosted by CHS.
Evan Kay pitching vs. Sachem North on Wednesday.

Commack Pitcher Sets County Record

Evan K. made county history on Wednesday.

The Commack varsity baseball pitcher set the Suffolk County consecutive scoreless-innings record with his 54th straight frame without surrendering a run on Wednesday afternoon against Sachem North.

He surpassed the county record previously set by 2016 Mets first-round pick Anthony Kay (no relation), who pitched at Ward Melville.

Anthony Kay has made a combined 44 major league appearances (seven starts) with the Blue Jays, Cubs and Mets.
The three student-athletes pose for a photo in the gym.

Trio Earn All-Long Island Honors

Newsday has selected three Commack student-athletes as All-Long Island selections for the winter season.

Congrats to Jeffrey Longstreet (fencing), Sofia Vasselman (basketball) and Ilana Kaplan (bowling) on receiving the recognition.

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Athletic Department Staff

Director of Health, Physical Education & AthleticsPat Friel912-2080
Lead TeacherEd Boll912-2144
Athletic Coordinator, Commack Middle SchoolJason Fluger858-3515
Lead Teacher, Commack Middle SchoolMichael Kullack858-3512

Physical Education Medical Guidelines:

Our students’ health and safety is always our main concern.  To help ensure a safe physical education learning environment, the district has developed and adheres to specific safety guidelines. Please click here for the guidelines.