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Welcome to the Connetquot
Athletics Health Physical Education Recreation Website
2020/2021

Peter Melore 

 Director of PE, Health, Athletics and Recreation

Assistants

Lenore Knudsen

Lucilia O'Connor

Please feel free to call us at anytime with any questions or concerns.

We can be reached at 631-244-2228

Lenore ext. 1061

Lucilia ext 1060

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Please feel free to click on  the link below to watch all contests played in the main gym at CHS live!!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq9fG32fvxhzECP70uY3UEA

  

click on the link to the left for Connetquot spectator information

Please visit the section xi ( click link below) website for daily information on schools not allowing away spectators and schools that are live streaming 

http://www.sectionxi.org/home.asp

 

COVID-19 Protocols for Fall Sports

 

All 2021 Fall and Spring Middle school and High School Sports have been approved

Fall HS season begins 3/1, Middle school 3/22

High risk sports require weekly  testing provided by the district , a flyer will be sent out to the teams and the community weekly to sign up electronically for an appointment for the following sports:

High school Fall-Boys and Girls Volleyball, Football ,Cheer 

Middle school Fall- Football

HS and MS Spring-Lacrosse

Notes:

- they can still bring their own test. Don't have to use ours

- if they were positive INSIDE 30 days they do NOT have to test (need proof)

- if they were positive outside of 30 they still HAVE to test

 

   

Please make sure your physical paperwork is handed into the nurse

Everyone who had a physical already this year still need to hand in the medical update form which can be found on the district websites athletics page

 

 

2021 Condensed Season Athletics Schedule

Varsity and JV

  • Season 1 (Winter), January 4- February 27-approved
  • Season 2 (Fall), March 1- April 24 -approved
  • Season 3 (Spring), April 26- June 19-approved

Modified sports

  • Season 1 (Winter), January 4- February 6
  • Season 2 (Late Winter), February 8- Mar 20
  • Season 3 (Fall), March 22- May 8 - approved
  • Season 4 (Spring), May 10- June 12- approved

Please click on the link to the left for the Sport medical clearance procedure and sports physical schedule

 

Sportsmanship videos for athletes , fans and parents

http://www.nysphsaa.org/Educational-Programs/Sportsmanship

 

Playoff Tickets-Please utilize the GoFan online ticketing, not only will you save money but they you enter the game at a faster rate than with cash. For more information regarding GoFan go to https://gofan.co/app/school/NYSPHSAAXI

  

 


   News

Weekly Sports Update - 3/26/21

GYMNASTICS: The girls’ varsity gymnastics team celebrated senior night on March 18 with an impressive 164.5-150 win over visiting North Babylon. T-Bird Alex Melchiona had the meet high score of 9.250 on the bars. Thank you to the following graduating seniors for their dedication to the program throughout high school: Abigail Wshousky, Noel Cutinella, Emma Galanti and Arianna Platti.

FOOTBALL: The varsity football team traveled to Smithtown East on March 20 for its first away game of the season. Smithtown East outscored the T-Birds 27-19, taking an early lead. However, the T-Birds did outscore the home team 12-6 in the last quarter. Jake Harvey scored on a 59 yard interception return, Tommy Montalvo scored from the one-yard line and Jordan Heath scored from the 10-yard line on a pass from Matt Marra. Charles Blanthorn scored one PAT. Jovanni Montalvo carried the ball 24 times for 154 yards and a touchdown, Matty Marra picked up 35 yards rushing including a TD pass, Brett Harvey was credited with two interceptions, 8 tackles and 3 receptions for 43 yards, Tyler Youmans had 13 tackles, and one forced fumble, Kevin Gatien had 9 tackles and Steven Bubier had 5 tackles and a fumble recovery.

GIRLS’ SOCCER: The girls’ soccer team welcomed Copiague to March 23 and the T-Birds outscored them 7-0, keeping up their undefeated record. Makayla Doscher, Ava Boldi, Brianna Ramos, Michala Perez and Gabby Gordon scored for Connetquot. Goalies Nicolette Pasquarella and Gabby Pinero shared the shutout win. Connetquot’s record now stands at 2-0-3 in Suffolk league III.

Congratulations to Morgan Elliott, Nicolette Pasquarella and Laney Schmitz, who were recently named to the prestigious Newsday Top 100 Long Island High School Soccer Players. Senior Morgan Elliot scored five goals last season along with nine assists and has committed to attend Stony Brook University in the fall. Nicolette, one of the finest goalies on Long Island, is an experienced “stopper” and has trained with professional clubs in the United Kingdom. She is also a senior and will join Morgan at Stony Brook in the fall. Laney, who is a junior, scored four goals last year and added four assists. She will take on a larger scoring role this season and is considered another team leader.

BOYS’ SOCCER: The junior varsity boys’ soccer team was outscored 2-1 by Smithtown-West on March 22 but maintains a 3-2 winning record overall. Coach Chris Walsh is very proud of his team’s aggressiveness and defense despite the outcome of this game.

The boys’ varsity soccer was defeated by visiting Centereach High School by a score of 4-1 on March 24. Down 3-0 in the first half, the T-Birds played even with Centereach in the second period, for the final score. Aaron Chetti scored a goal for Connetquot and goalie Tyler Moore recorded 15 saves. The T-Birds’ record stands at 2-4 with coach John Zambriski confident of continued improvement.

VOLLEYBALL: Congratulations to the five CHS student-athletes who were recently named to Newsday’s Top 25 Long Island High School Volleyball Teams: Gabriella Carere, Katie Hickey and
Kylie Wixted, Ben Lillie and Brendan Rogalle.

On March 22, the JV boys' volleyball team outscored Bayport-Bluepoint HS in straight sets.

 

Weekly Sports Update - 3/19/21

TENNIS: The Connetquot girls’ varsity tennis team earned a 7-0 homecourt win on March 17 against Brentwood High School. The team record is now 4-1 in Suffolk league II, and they are highly optimistic as they look forward to the league playoffs.

SWIMMING: On March 16, the Connetquot swim team earned a 89-86 victory over visiting Huntington/Walt Whitman. Kylie Martinez led the way by winning the 500 freestyle (5:30.66) while Jenna Drapala won the 100 backstroke (1:03.68). Connetquot’s Suffolk league II record stands at 1-0.

FOOTBALL: The Connetquot varsity football team was outscored by visiting Northport High School 26-0 on March 13. This was the T-Birds’ first game of the season and Coach Hanson and his team look forward to improved results as the season progresses.

FIELD HOCKEY: On March 10 the Connetquot girls’ varsity field hockey team hosted Smithtown-East HS on their home field. T-Birds were outscored 4-0, but head coach Jen Piscitelli was impressed with her players’ aggressiveness, especially in the second half. Connetquot’s defense held Smithtown to only one goal in the second period. Connetquot goalies excelled against the visitors with Nichole Nylan registering six saves and Hannah Pitka recording 4 more.


 
Weekly Sports Update - 3/1/21

 

FENCING: Connetquot 11th graders Daniel Gabay and Brooke Brown have been competing for the Sayville-Connetquot HS Fencing team. The two athletes are veterans of this combined fencing program and have been competing in the league championships. Good luck T-Birds!

BOYS’ BASKETBALL: The CHS boys’ basketball team recently suffered a 67-55 loss to visiting Bay Shore HS. However, they did cut their opponent’s lead several times. Top scorers for Connetquot were Sean Mileti with 15, Aidan Orgonas and Jake Riegger with 11 and Mike Catalano with 7. Connetquot head basketball coach Kyle Black introduced his seniors prior to tip-off and thanked each of them for their dedication to the program and their community. Congratulations to the following graduating seniors: Kyle Flaherty, Sean Mileti, Tim Schwenker, Frankie Sprague, Jake Riegger, Tyler Youmans and Aidan Orgonas.

The JV team recently suffered a tough 71-22 loss to Northport. However, Connetquot scorers were led by Mike Catalano (9) and Aidan Orgonas (4). Mike Catalano and Jake Riegger each scored on a 3-point basket.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: On Feb. 23, the Connetquot High School girls’ basketball team took on conference opponent Lindenhurst HS at home, and celebrated the contributions of its graduating seniors. Coaches Sarah Ecke and Sal Piscitelli recognized each of the following graduating seniors for their dedication to the basketball program over the years: Ryan Kirby, Katelynn Marx, Jaylan Munoz, Elaina Zaczynski, Sevana Smith and Mikayla Gibbons. Each of the student-athletes was presented with a colorful bouquet of flowers by the coaches. While the T-Birds lost, the girls played their hearts out, and left the court knowing they had played their best against a talented and experienced League II rival. While the final score may have been disappointing, the Lindenhurst game allowed the team to demonstrate the tremendous spirit and intensity they displayed all season long. Congratulations to the entire Connetquot girls’ basketball team for its dedication throughout the season.

WRESTLING: The T-Birds defeated visiting Bay Shore HS by a score of 47-18 and improved to 3-0 in Suffolk League II play. Coach Bill Santoro thanked this year’s graduating seniors for their dedication to the program and community. The following seniors were presented with a colorful plaque by district director of physical education, athletics and recreation Pete Melore and Connetquot High School rincipal Michael Moran: Thomas Adamo, Vin Catania, Aaron Chetti, Scott Gifford, Brett Harvey, Matt Muscolo, Ryan Obert-Thorn, Nicholas Ricci and Bradley Zieman.

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Weekly Sports Update - 2/19/21

BOYS’ BASKETBALL: The Connetquot High School boys’ basketball team earned its second consecutive win on February 15 with an exciting 56-53 decision at home against William Floyd High School. The T-Birds improve to a 2-1 record. Senior Jake Riegger topped the Thunderbirds with 18 points. Sophomore Mike Catalano who scored 16 made one of two free throws with seconds left in the game to seal the win. Aidan Orgonas scored 14 while Tyler Moore and Tyler Youmans chipped in with 4 apiece.

WRESTLING: The Connetquot High School varsity wrestling team won its season opener 43-23 against visiting Walt Whitman High School. The T-Birds 1-0-0 record places them at the top of the standings in Suffolk League II.

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Congratulations to Connetquot alumnus Trey Cole, who was recently selected as "Defensive Player of the Week" for his performance on the men's volleyball team as a freshman at Pepperdine University.



 
Weekly Sports Update:
On Jan. 22, the Connetquot/East Islip swim team defeated Central Islip at home by a score of 85-74. Tristan Weingarten won the 100-meter butterfly in 56.95 and the 200-meter butterfly in 2:16.45. Connetquot’s record is currently 2-0, and at the top of Suffolk County League I. Congratulations, T-Birds!

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Congratulations to the Connetquot girls' track on their 80-43 win over Lindenhurst on Jan 16. Senior Emily Medina led Connetquot with three victories, winning the 55-meter hurdles in 9.1 seconds, the 55m dash in 7.6 seconds and anchoring the winning 4x200 relay to lead the team in Suffolk League II.

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BOWLING: The Connetquot High School bowling team fell to North Babylon 3-0 on January 14th. The match was competitive with graduating senior Angelica Polcini rolling a high game of 215. Connetquot School District Athletic Director Pete Melore was on hand to congratulate Angelica Polcini who rolled a perfect 300 game in the opener against William Floyd.

SWIMMING: On Jan. 12, The CHS Swim Team won a match by an impressive score of 94-84 against crosstown rival Hauppauge High School. Eddie Smith won the 200 (1:56.49) and 100 free style in an outstanding individual effort. Jon Stanzione won the 100 breaststroke for the T-Birds. Connetquot begins the season with a conference record of 1-0. Coach Alex Scichilone announced that the following T-Birds have qualified for the Suffolk County Championships later in the season: Kyle Gorman, Edie Smith, Jon Stanzione, Tristan Weingarten, James Llewellyn and Nick Spameni. Congratulations on the team win, and good luck to the county qualifiers.


Bowling Bonanza

On Jan. 7, Connetquot High School’s Athletics for All team participated in their first event of the school year — bowling at AMF Centereach Lanes alongside teams from five other school districts.


This week marked the official start of the CHS winter sports season for bowling, boys swimming and diving and boys and girls track and field. Peter Melore, District Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation, held an extensive coaches meeting before Winter Break to review the NYPHSAA and Section XI COVID task force safety protocols with his staff, and all teams were successful in following them. Here are some shots of our student-athletes back in action!


Enjoy these photos of CHS boys volleyball players participating in the optional off-season athletic training program prior to Winter Break.

 


Suffolk Zone Winners

Connetquot Central School District congratulates Connetquot High School students Michael DiFilippo and Katherine Hickey who recently received Suffolk Zone Physical Education awards from New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The students earned these awards for their leadership abilities both in and out of their physical education classes, their academic and athletic achievements, and their outstanding character.




Many CHS student-athletes continue to participate in the optional athletic training program during the off-season. Enjoy these photos of them in action!



Raising Funds for a Friend 

The Connetquot High School boys and girls volleyball teams recently held a community car wash at the Lakeland Fire Department to raise money for teammate Liam Flattery and his family. The goal of this fundraiser was to lessen the financial burden on Flattery’s family while he bravely battles kidney disease.

“Our student-athletes are absolutely amazing, caring and supportive,” said boys volleyball coach Jessica Perry. “Thanks to them, we raised $3,217 in just four hours.” Connetquot Central School District thanks all involved for rallying around this important cause.


NYSPHSAA Senior Salute - Class of 2020


Commending our Athletes

Last night, our district joined the national “be the light initiative” to pay tribute to our senior athletes. The lights in the stadium at CHS were turned on at 8:20 p.m. for 20 minutes and “2020” was posted on our scoreboard to honor the Class of 2020.

 

 

 


Congratulations to the following teachers who recently received awards from the Suffolk Zone chapter of NYSAPHERD:
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* Tara West (pictured left) and Mike Oldis (not pictured) from Edward J. Bosti Elementary School - Elementary Teachers of the Year
* Leslie Sewell (pictured right) from Connetquot High School - Secondary Teacher of the Year
Both teachers are pictured here with Peter Melore, the district’s Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation.


Congratulations to Anna Polcini

Anna Polcini is currently a senior on the Connetquot Varsity Boys bowling team.  She has been a 4 year starter for Connetquot and currently is bowling an incredible 219.7  This average is 7th highest among all boys in Suffolk county and 4th highest among the girls.  It has given her an opportunity to compete at the state level as she has made the Girls Suffolk County All Star team. This will be her 2nd time as Connetquot's MVP, she was our captain, and was liked and admired by all the league 2 players and coaches.  She will be attending LIU Post on an equestrian scholarship. She is looking forward to competing at the state level with the girls all-star team.  Anna's younger sister by one year, is Angelica Polcini a rising star on the Bowling team who has been a 3 year starter for Connetquot.

 

 

 

Weekly Sports Update - March 2-6, 2020

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The boys track  competed this past weekend in the Molloy-Stanner Games at the Armory in NYC. They ran in the 4x400m Relay and ran a time of 3:28.91 which broke the school record of 3:32.00. (this is the 3rd fastest time in the county).  The standard mark to compete at Nationals is 3:28.00 so the boys are less than a second away from possibly competing at the national level. In pole vault  three vaulters are  in the top 7 in the county.  Mike Domozych is ranked 2nd,  Micah Cooper is 5th, and Justin Miele is currently ranked 7th. Dom Katrivanos 1:25.75 (places him 4th in the county) in the 600m. Jeremy Bertolet is currently 5th in the county in triple jump with a jump of 42'10".    With Leagues, Counties and State Qualifiers coming up, we hope to improve on the record and get the boys to Nationals!

Congratulations to Diana Migliozzi and Trey Cole for being named Suffolk county Volleyball players of the year!!!

Congratulations to Girls Volleyball-County,Long Island and State  Champs!!

     

 

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Congratulations to the varsity cheer team-first place finish at Regionals

Connetquot High School Varsity Cheerleaders were named UCA Regional Champions this November! Congratulations to all on this much deserving win!

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Connetquot Athletics Winter Recap 2019-20

Scholar Athletes- 175 (90 average or above)

Bowling– Scholar Athlete Team
League Record - 3rd - 9-5 
Team Average - 195
All County - 1
All League – 1
County All Star Team - 1
NYS HS Bowling State Tournament – 1

Varsity Cheerleading– Scholar Athlete Team
August 2019 -UCA Tradition Award Recipients for Inspiring Leadership On & Off the Field
UCA Northeast Pocono Regional Champions
4x Suffolk County Championship Qualifier
All County – 4
All League – 1

Girls Winter Track– Scholar Athlete Team
League Record 4th Place Team (out of 10) in League 2
County: 9nd Place
All League – 15
All County – 3
Academic All County - 2
State Qualifiers: 2 (1 Tied School Record)
National Championship Qualifier - 1

Boys Winter Track– Scholar Athlete Team
All League – 3
All County – 3
State Qualifiers: 3
National Championship Qualifier -1 (4x400 school record)

Boys Swimming and Diving– Scholar Athlete Team
NEW SCHOOL RECORD broken from 1982
- 200 Individual Medley – 4 Athletes
League Record: 8-1-1 (3rd in the League)
County: 2nd
County Qualifiers - 15
State qualifiers - 4

Wrestling: 
Record: 13 - 2
League Tournament Champions
7th League title in the last 10 years
All County - 4
State Qualifier - 1
All League – 12
Finalists – 8
Champions - 5
League Champs: 5
Team Champions of 4 Invitational Tournaments
* Wilkinson is Connetquot's first 4X All County wrestler
2 new members of the Suffolk County Century Club: Dalton Otto, Steven Wilkinson

 

***Please click here for individual awards 


Remembering Robert Grable

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Suffolk Zone Students

The district is thrilled to announce that Connetquot High School students Samantha Lankowicz and Edward Sollazzo have been named 2019-2020 Suffolk Zone Physical Education Award winners by the New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 

These annual awards are presented to one male and one female student from each school district based on their effort, leadership, athleticism and outstanding character. Connetquot High School physical education teachers nominated these deserving students, while Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation Peter Melore made the final selection. 

Samantha currently ranks 28th in this year’s graduating class. She is tennis team captain, Thunder Tennis Camp coach, and is a member of the Jazz and Wind ensembles, Marching Band, Interact Club, Camp Invention, Girl Scouts and serves as the Leadership Intern. She is considering furthering her education at either Stony Brook University, the University of Maryland, Penn State or Indiana University, where she will study astronomy and atmospheric science.

Edward currently stands at 37th in this year’s graduating class, and participates in boys volleyball and tennis. Additionally, he contributes his time toward the Boy Scouts of America, Math League, Anti-Bias Club, Math Honor Society and Symphony Orchestra. He is an Eagle Scout, volleyball team captain, and is NY State Senate Youth Leadership Award recipient. Edward is considering attending either SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Binghamton or Lafayette College, where he will major in biomedical engineering.   

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Serving Up Tennis Dreams

The district would like to congratulate Connetquot High School student Andrea Brazyte for being named the first female All-State tennis player in Connetquot history.

During this year’s athletic season, she finished with an impressive overall record of 9-1 in league play. Additionally, she played in the Section II League Tournament and was declared the winner in dominant fashion, losing only a total of six games. In the 2019 Section XI Singles Championship tournament, she finished fourth, earning her the title of an All-State Player. 

“Andrea has worked very hard to become the player she is today,” said Amy Cohen, girls varsity tennis coach. “She started playing on the varsity team in seventh grade, has improved every year since, and to be able to finish senior year as an All-State player is just incredible.”

 

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Connetquot HS Girls Volleyball Program Supports A Good Cause 

Following the efforts of their peers, Connetquot High School girls volleyball program recently hosted a charity game on Oct. 2 to support the Dezy Strong Foundation. Matthew “Dezy” DiStefano, a Connetquot resident and Sachem High School North assistant volleyball coach, thanked the crowd for their participation and offered inspirational advice about never giving up in his fight against cancer. In addition to Mr. DiStefano and his team, the district would like to thank Connetquot High School girls volleyball coach Justin Hertz and district parents for organizing the event. Due to the outstanding community attendance and participation, the volleyball program successfully raised approximately $5,000 for the cause. 




Congratulations to Alex Scichilone for being Named 2019 New York State Boys Varsity Swim coach of the year!

Congratulations to Coach Duff and  the girls field hockey team at Oakdale as they were  recognized with the 2018 Marilyn Cross Sportsmanship Award,  It was given from the Suffolk Field Hockey Umpires' Association

 

CHS Boys Volleyball Team Supports Cancer Research 

In an effort to support cancer research, Connetquot Central School District’s boys volleyball program recently hosted a charity game on Sept. 17 to directly support the Dezy Strong Foundation. In February 2019, Sachem High School North assistant volleyball coach Matthew “Dezy” DiStefano was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer. According to their official website, the foundation, founded in 2019, was established to provide the opportunity for individuals with cancer to have access to experiences that directly affect a positive mental well-being. Due to the outstanding community attendance and participation, the volleyball program successfully raised a total of $3,600 for the cause. 

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Serving Our Country

The district would like to congratulate Connetquot High School class of 2019 graduate Gina Barbera for recently completing the seven-week boot camp training session at the United States Naval Academy located in Annapolis, MD.  

In addition to her desire to serve our country, Gina was recruited by the Naval Academy due to her outstanding academic records and skills on the lacrosse field. 

“It’s been a long seven weeks of Plebe Summer (boot camp) but she made it, and we’re all so very proud of Gina,” said her father. “Additionally, she also ranked 4th out of the 79 total recruits in her company.”  

According to the United States Navy, Plebe Summer is the summer training program which is required of all incoming freshmen to the United States Naval Academy. The program lasts approximately 7 weeks and consists of rigorous physical and mental training. 
The district wishes Gina the best of luck with all of her future endeavors.

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