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Cougar Athletic Camp for 3rd - 8th Grade Commack Students

Session I:  June 27 – July 1                                       
Session II:  July 5 – 8 (No camp on July 4th)
Session III:   July 11 – 15                                           
Session IV:  July 18 – 22

Location:  Commack Middle School   
Time:  8:30 am – 12:30 pm 
(8:30 am – 1:30 pm week of July 5)
Registration is closed

Athletic News

Allison Spalding All American

Two-Time ALL American!

Congratulation to Allison S. a senior at Commack High School, who won the New Balance National Championship in the pentathlon on June 18. In addition to being the #1 pentathlete in the nation, she was also named a two-time All American athlete!
Steve Lurie

Coach Lurie Honored & Team Sportsmanship

BOYS TRACK COACK STEVE LURIE RECEIVED AN AWARD FOR HIS 30+ Years of service and dedication to Suffolk County Track and Field.  His boys team was also awarded the Sportsmanship Award given out by the Suffolk County Officials for being the best team and competitors with great character. Congrats in your retirement. You will be missed!


Commack won the Long Island Championship for the first time ever on June 6 with a 21-0 season! The team will advance to the state semifinal on June 10 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. GO COUGARS!!

Captain Matt S. was the first one to score a point for our team with a 6-2, 6-1 win at 3rd singles, then Eddie L. scored our next point with a win at 1st singles over an all state player with a 6-1, 6-1 scoreline. Saharsh P. and Jeffrey B. scored our next point with a 7-6, 6-3 win at third doubles.
With the match tied at 3-3 and only 1 court still playing we had over 100 people watching the youngest player on our team in the most difficult situation possible.  Eric B. came up with a huge win for our team at 4th singles and clinched the long island championship. 6-1, 6-7, 6-4. He was definitely the hero of the day!
Suffolk County Championship:
Despite the 90+ degree heat, the boys beat Ward Melville to take the Suffolk County AA Boys Tennis Championship! On to the Long Island competition on Monday v. Roslyn. Go Cougars! More in Newsday.
Julie Thomas Track

Three Time County Champ!!!

Julie T. became the 3 x County Shot Put Champion at the Section XI State Qualifier track meet. Julie will travel upstate to represent Commack and Suffolk County in the NYS Track & Field meet at Cicero- North Syracuse HS.
Allison Spalding

#1 Pentathlon County Champ

WOW! Allison S. won her second consecutive County Championship in the Pentathlon on 6/3/22. She will represent Section XI at the State meet at Cicero- North Syracuse. She is currently the #1 pentathlete in NYS!
Baseball Suffolk Champs 22

Suffolk County Baseball Champions - Two Years in a Row!

Commack Varsity Baseball took the Suffolk County Championship on Memorial Day with a 9-6 win over Smithtown East!!! Let's keep the momentum going at the Long island Championship on Saturday 6/4 at 4 pm vs Massapequa at Farmingdale State College!!
varsity softball players

Girls Softball Playoff Update and new Strikeout Record!

Congratulations to the Varsity Softball team on their 7-1 playoff victory against Sachem East on 5/26.  They are now one of the final 4 teams left in the county as they face Lindenhurst on Friday 5/27.  Special congratulations to sophomore pitcher Kayla O. for breaking the Commack single season strikeout record during the game with her current season total of 205 strikeouts.  Previous record under Coach Cooley was 196, held by 2016 graduate A. Bluethgen.   
Section XI Track Winners

Section XI Spring Track Team Winners

Commack won the 2022 Section XI AA Spring Track Team Championship! Congratulations to the entire team and the coaches!  
Eddie L Singles Champ

Suffolk County Singles Champion!

For the second year in a row, Eddie L. was crowned the Suffolk County Tennis Singles Champ! Congratulations Eddie!!!  On to States!


The boys took the League championships in tennis, track & baseball this season!  Congratulations!
All State Tennis

Boys Tennis League 1 Champions!

Congratulations to our Varsity Boys Tennis Team - League 1 Champs with another undefeated season (16-0)! The team is now 33-0 since March of '21.  Kudos to team members:
  • Matt S. and  Brennan T. -  All Division
  • Eric B., Joe R., James Y., Matt S., and Eddie L. all made All County and will play in the All County Tournament next weekend to possibly qualify for the State Championships. 
  • UPDATE!!! Matt, Eddie, and James are ALL STATE and will go to the state championships! 
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Coach Bonin

Baseball Field Dedicated to Coach Bryan Bonin

The Commack School District dedicated its high school baseball field to late Commack High School varsity baseball coach Bryan Bonin. Bonin, a father of three, died on January 25, 2022 at age 33 after a year-long battle with cancer. He was an accomplished coach for Commack Schools, winning three league championships, two county championships and the 2021 Long Island Conference I championship over his four seasons of coaching the team. He was himself a graduate of the District, and beloved by the students he coached. Friends, family, his colleagues, students, and his former baseball and basketball teams were in attendance at the heartfelt ceremony. He touched so many lives and will always be remembered for his caring personality and knowing just what to say in every situation. We miss you Coach!
Suffolk Zone Award Winners

Suffolk Zone Award Winners

Congratulations to Allison S and Andrew R on being named Commack's Suffolk Zone Award 2021-22 winners. This award is for leadership and excellence in physical education and athletics.  
Ally - All American Athlete

All-American Athlete Crowned

Senior Ally S. became an All-American athlete at the New Balance National Indoor Track and Field meet held at the NYC Armory! Ally placed 5th in the Girl's Pentathlon to be crowned an All-American. Congratulations on this wonderful accomplishment!  
National Champions Commack Kickline

Varsity Kickline Rocks the Nationals With Two First Place Wins

National winners!!! Great work by our Varsity Cougar Kickline for taking first place in the NDA Team Performance AND the Kickline competition! What a weekend! Amazing Commack athletes!  Congratulations to our Cougars and to Coach Baretsky and Coach Armentano.  We are Commack Proud!!
NYS Bowling Champ

NYS Boys Bowling Champion

Congratulations to Kieran for coming in 3rd place in the New York State Boys High School Bowling Championships and winning the sportsmanship award for the Section XI Boys All-Star Team.  For the six games, Kieran bowled 245, 222, 216, 214, 260, and 203 on Kegel's Main Street pattern. Great job Kieran! 

Track & Field Athlete & Coach of the Year Honors

Our All-County Track & Field athletes, including Allison S., Andrew R., Maks S., and Michael I., and our County Shot Put Champion, Julie T., and County 55m Hurdle Champion, Brett A., were honored with their All-County Plaques. Additionally, Assistant Coach Matt Weinstein was honored with the League II Coach of the Year Award. Coach Steve Lurie was presented with the Suffolk County Large School Championship Plaque. Coach Lurie was also honored with being named Suffolk Large School Coach of the Year and the Overall Suffolk Coach of the Year! We are very proud of our Commack Athletes and Coaches! 

New York State Shot Put Champion!!

Update!  Julie was names Newsday's Athlete of the Week (March 13)!
Read the article - click here.
Congratulations to junior Julie T. for being crowned the NY State Shot Put Champion! Julie won the State Championship with a throw of 40 feet, 10 1/2 inches! #CommackProud

Girls Fencing First! Long Island Champions!

Congrats to Commack Girls Fencing for becoming LONG ISLAND CHAMPIONS for the first time in Commack history!!! They completed the perfect season. Undefeated 15-0.! GO COUGARS!!!

Track & Field Team Wins the County Championship!!

Cougar Boys Track & Field Team made history by becoming the 2022 Winter Large School Suffolk County Champions! First time ever in Commack history! Congratulations to the boys and their coaches! 
The team was led by multiple individual County Champions including Andrew R. in the 1600m run, Brett A. in the 55m Hurdles, and Maks S. in the Shot Put! Commack had multiple Silver Medalists as well, including Andrew R. in the 3200m run, Ejike O. in the 55m Hurdles, and the 4x800m Relay team. Bronze Medals were earned by Giancarlo D. in the 600m run and Michael I. in the Shot Put. 
gymnast going to states

Girls Gymnastics State Championship

On Saturday, March 5, 2022, Commack's Alexa M. will be representing Section XI with the other top qualifiers in the county at the State Competition in Buffalo, New York.  She will be competing on the Floor Exercise and will be ready to step in on other events if her team needs her to do so.  Alexa will be among the best of the best in New York State, and she is sure to make Commack very proud!  GOOD LUCK ALEXA!!! You got this! ??

JV Boys Basketball Undefeated League 2 Champs

For the second year in a row, the JV Boys Basketball team are League 2 Champs! The team finished undefeated with a record of 14-0 in the league and 19-1 overall. Congratulations to these athletes and their coaches!
CHS Varsity Cheer

Varsity Cheer's Awesome Season!

Commack Varsity Cheer finished their season yesterday at the Suffolk Cheerleading Championships and received their banner for becoming Game Day Regional Champions back in December at the Empire Regional competition!

Varsity Cheer's Awesome Season!

Commack Varsity Cheer finished their season yesterday at the Suffolk Cheerleading Championships and received their banner for becoming Game Day Regional Champions back in December at the Empire Regional competition!

Girls & Boys Fencing Teams Win Suffolk County Championship!

Our Girls Fencing Team came from behind to continue their UNDEFEATED season to become Suffolk County Champions against Newfield! Our Boys Fencing Team also took the County Championship! For the first time ever, the Cougars will represent Suffolk County in the Long Island Championship next Wednesday 2/16!! Go Cougars!!!
Track and Field State competitors

Suffolk County Track & Field Individual Champions and State Qualifiers!

At the Suffolk County Track & Field State Qualifying Meet at Suffolk Community College, the top Track & Field athletes competed for Individual County Championships and a chance to qualify for the NYS Track & Field Championship Meet. The Commack Track & Field Program is proud to announce that multiple student-athletes will be representing Commack and Suffolk County at the NYS Track and Field Championship Meet!   
  • In the Girls Shot Put event, Julie T. won the individual Suffolk County Championship with a throw of 40'  7 1/4"! Julie is currently ranked 3rd in NYS and will compete for a State Championship. 
  • In the Boys 55m Hurdles, Brett A. was crowned individual Suffolk County Champion with a time of 7.87 seconds! 
  • Andrew R. will compete in the 3200m Run after placing 3rd in the event. 
  • Giancarlo D. placed 3rd in the 600m Run and will represent Suffolk County on the Intersectional Relay team. 
  • In the throwing events, Maks S. placed 2nd in the Shot Put and Weight Throw events and will compete in both events at the State Meet. 
 All-County accolades also go to Allison S. who placed 4th in the 55m Hurdles, Mike I. who placed 3rd in the Weight Throw event, and Brett A. who also placed 4th in the Long Jump event. 
Please Join the Commack Track & Field Program in congratulating these outstanding performances! Those athletes who have qualified for the NYS Track & Field Championship Meet will compete on March 5th at the Ocean Breeze Sports Complex in Staten Island.
Michael J, County Champ

County Title for Swimmer

Michael J. defended his County title this year in the 200 Yard IM with a time of 1:54:40 and the 100 Yard Breaststroke with a time of 57:07 at Stony Brook University. He is headed to the New York State Championship on March 4-5 at Ithaca College.
County Shot Put Champ

Female Shot Put County Champion!

The Girls Track & Field team competed in the Large School County Championship meet, placing 5th out of 19 teams. Julie T. defended her spring championship, by again winning the County Championship in the Shot Put! Allison S. earned a Silver Medal in the 55m Hurdles and a Bronze Medal in the High Jump. The girls had outstanding performances in many events to earn their team points. 


Both the Boys and Girls Fencing Teams took the #1 spot after defeating Whitman on 1/27/22! Catch the playoffs on 2/9 where both teams will compete for the County Championship & a chance to head to the LI Championship! Congratulations to our student athletes and their coaches.  The Lady Cougars had an undefeated season.
Track Champions

League 2 Track Champions!

Congratulations to the Boys Winter Track Team for winning the 2021-2022 League 2 Championship at Suffolk Community College on 1/23/22. It was a great team victory!!! Our outstanding boys and girls athletes also won medals in the individual events - click the title to read more! 

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varsity cheerleaders

Cheerleaders Take 2nd Place!

Our Varsity Cheer team took home second place at Smithtown West on 1/22/22 in the Small Varsity D1 division with our highest overall traditional score to date!  
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Suffolk Best Bowler

Best Bowler in Suffolk County!

Kieran C. won the Boys Singles Bowling Tournament at Sayville Lanes to earn a spot representing Commack at the New York State Boys Bowling Championships in Syracuse this March.  Kieran averaged 232 pins a game during the three-game qualifier round. He then defeated 4 opponents in match play to win the tournament.     
Foil champs

Fencers in Top 5 for Foil

Congrats to Angela (5th) & Melina (2nd)  for finishing in the top 5 out of 51 fencers at Brentwood Holiday Competition for Foil!!! 
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State Swimming Champions

State Champion Tennis Player and Swimmer Honored at Huntington Town Board Meeting

Kady T. and Denise P. were presented awards at the Town of Huntington board meeting for their individual State Championships. Congratulations!!!   
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National Award

National Football Foundation Award

CHS senior Christian B. won the National Football Foundation Receiver Award for 2021. Each year it is given to The Most Outstanding High School Receiver in Suffolk. Christian is committed to play football at Stony Brook University in the fall. In photo with Head Football Coach Joe Reggio.
swim champion

State Swim Champion!

Denise continued her winning streak by taking the championship at the #NYSPHSSA State Federation Meet in the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke, earning All-American times. The combined Northport-Commack swim team set a new Section XI record, winning the 200 medley relay race and also earning All-American. The team finished 7th out of 85 schools at the NYS Championships.    

Girls Swimming competed in Section XI Swimming Championships! Senior Denise P. won the 200 Ind Medley and the 100 Breaststroke and she was on the winning 200 Medley Relay.  Denise lowered her own county record on the 100 Breaststroke to 1:00.86.  She was named Most Valuable Swimmer by the officials.  Northport/Commack placed third overall.  Denise P. and Junior Paige S. will be attending States Championship on November 19th.
Girls Volleyball

Special Honors for Girls Volleyball

Congratulations to Amelia P, Jessica G, Chloe M, Chrissy G, Mikalah C, Emma S, Maya K and Daphne K. who were awarded special honors from the Suffolk County Volleyball Coaches Association. These ladies represented Commack Volleyball at the Awards Dinner held on Dec. 7 at East Wind.
Tennis with the Teachers

Tennis with the Teachers

Thanks to all who participated in and bought raffle tickets for the Varsity Girls Tennis With The Teachers Tournament. It was a wonderful afternoon of fun and tennis and we raised money for the Breast Cancer Research Fund Play for P.I.N.K. 
The Championship was won by the Lindsey C./Derek Pope/Forrest L. combo!! 
Finalists were 8th grader Amelia K. and Mrs. Van Acker!! 
Girls XC

Girls Cross Country Qualifier

The Commack Girls XC team participated in the Section XI State Qualifier Race at Sunken Meadow and the team came in 9th place overall for Suffolk County Class A schools. Coach Gasser & Coach Sleavensky  -"GreatJob." 
Track Champion

Cross Country Champion!

Congratulations to Andrew R., Commack's Suffolk County Class A Cross Country 2021 Track Champion and to his Coach, Steve Lurie!
NYS SIngles Champ!

NYS Tennis Singles Champion!!

Congratulations to Commack High School's Kady T., the 2021 New York State Singles Champion, and to tennis coach Jackie Clark!

Undefeated JV Boys Volleyball Season!

Congratulations to the JV Boys Volleyball team  for finishing the season with an undefeated record of 15-0! They truly deserved being undefeated and worked hard. #JOB FINISHED
Commack Varsity Gymnastics

Varsity Gymnasts Win Big!

A HUGE success for our Varsity Gymnastics team! Jessica won 1st place overall, 1st on Vault, 2nd on Bars, 2nd on Floor, & 4th on Beam! Isabella won 1st on Beam & Ava took 2nd! Emily won 3rd on Vault & 6th on Floor! And Maddie won 5th on Floor! Coach Judge said, "Congratulations to all gymnasts on an absolutely amazing day!
Varsity Tennis

Tennis Playoff Success

Varsity Tennis beats Kings Park 4-3 in 1st round of playoffs!
Division 1 Tennis Champ

Division 1 Tennis Champ!

Congratulations Kady T. on your Division 1 Singles Championship! On to the County Championships! 
Homecoming 2021

Homecoming Victory!

Homecoming victory at Commack High School! The Cougars won 49-0 v. Riverhead, cheered on by our fans! Excellent performances by our Cougarettes, Cheerleaders, and Marching Band. For photos, please click here.  More photos from Bob here.
Video of the game, parade, and halftime show.

Undefeated! JV Boys Volleyball

The JV Boys Volleyball team had their biggest test of the year going up against undefeated Bayport-Blue Point. After losing the first set, the team battled back from a 10-1 deficit in the second set to force a tie breaker. The team battled from behind in the last set to win 27-25, keeping the undefeated dream alive. #GOCOUGARS!

Varsity Swim Team Win!

The Commack girls varsity swim team started their season with a win!  The girls swam great and won every event against Central Islip. All three relays made their county cuts. Junior Sydney K. swam the backstroke in the 200 Medley relay. Junior Paige S. swam the free in the 200 Medley relay and anchored the 200 Free relay.  Paige won the 200 Free and 500 Free.  Senior Denise P. swam the breaststroke in the Medley relay and was lead off in the 200 Free relay with a state qualifying time.  Denise also won and qualified for States in the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly.  Girls were very happy that parents were able to be there and cheer them all on!  Next meet is on 9/14 against West Islip.  

NEW! FinalForms

The Athletic Department announces the integration of a new online system, Final Forms, to reduce repetitive paperwork for families. Final Forms allows you to complete and sign required athletic participation forms from your computer, tablet or mobile device. All spring athletes will use this system. Please click here for directions and registration. 

Athletic Signings Spring

Fall Sports Start Dates

September 2022 Fall Sports begin:.
Varsity and JV – August 22
Boys & Girls Cross Country
Field Hockey
Boys Golf
Kickline (TBD)
Boys & Girls Soccer
Girls Swimming
Girls Tennis
Boys & Girls Volleyball
Middle School – September 6
Boys & Girls Cross Country
Field Hockey
Boys & Girls Soccer
Girls Tennis

Letters of Intent Signed!

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.
Contact Information
By Mail:  P.O. Box 150, Commack, NY 11725
By Phone:  (631) 912-2000
By Email: [email protected]
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