St. Anthony’s Student Nominated for Heart of a Giant Award

A St. Anthony’s High School student is one of several tri-state football players nominated for the 2021 USA Football Heart of a Giant Award, presented by the Hospital for Special Surgery and the New York Giants. Voting for the nominees will continue through Oct.10. Andrew Read More …

Engeman Theater Boosts Basketball Court Upgrade

The owners of the John W. Engeman Theater are working with a Northport High School alumni group to fix up the basketball court in the village. Working with the Northport High School 1995 Long Island Champion Boys Basketball Team, Kevin O’Neill and Rich Dolce  have Read More …

Bus Driver Shortage Strains After-School Transportation Schedules

With school reopening a week away, some districts are working to reconfigure bus schedules for after-school activities because of a serious shortage of drivers. Athletic events and other extracurricular activities appear to be the most likely to be affected in several districts because of the Read More …

Schools: Awards of Distinction; Recognition for Athletes

  Fourteen local students have been recognized as recipients of Distinguished Youth Awards, which they earned by completing a year-long program. They were each presented medals, certificates and proclamations in a special ceremony at the Suffolk County Legislature. Legis. Tom Donnelly, D-Huntington Station, said, “I Read More …

Brannigans Raising Funds to Send Son’s Coach to Paralympic Games

Supporters of  Northport runner Mikey Brannigan have set up a fundraising campaign for his personal coach to be able to attend the Olympic/Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Because of Covid-19, Japan has severely limited the number of people who can attend the Olympic/Paralympic Games. Those connected Read More …

After 20 Years, Wright Gets Ready to Depart as Wildcat AD

Dr. Jim Wright, an omnipresent figure at sports events, is retiring from his job as athletic director in the South Huntington school district at the end of the month. He spent 20 years in the district, coming to South Huntington from St. Dominic’s in Oyster Read More …

PopUp PickleBall–Huntington Woman Drives the Game on LI

Neon plastic balls lined the walls of the gymnasium. The pickleball participants let out a collective sigh of exhaustion as their session came to an end. They complemented each other, shared laughs and discussed the game that they loved to play. After a couple of Read More …

South Huntington School District Looking to Sell 2 Properties

The South Huntington school district is hoping to shed some property and will ask voters on May 18 for their approval. The teen center at 310 West Hills Road, opposite Walt Whitman High School, would be sold to attorney David Barton, who plans to move Read More …

Schools: Top Rankings in Music Education

The Northport-East Northport school district is hosting a “Goodnight Northport: Celebrating Differences” nighttime storytelling initiative, where teachers and staff read books via Google Meet to students at night. The districtwide initiative is helping bring students in grades kindergarten through fifth together across the elementary buildings. Read More …

South Huntington Resident Uses Visual Storytelling to Educate, Share News

As graphics/multimedia editor for sports at The New York Times, Bedel Saget has not had many athletic competitions to cover over the last year. So the South Huntington resident has pitched in to help cover the two big news stories of the past 12 months: Read More …

St. Anthony’s Fires Coach Over Facebook Post About Girl

  A St. Anthony’s coach was fired after he referred to a 9-year-old girl as a “total animal” in a social media post. The firing was first reported by Patch. Tom Ciancuielli, assistant coach of the junior varsity football team,  posted the comment about the Read More …

High-Risk Scholastic Sports to Return Feb. 1

High-risk scholastic sports, including wrestling, basketball and cheer, will restart Feb.1, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced Monday. The plan will allow about 21,500 students  to participate in their sports.   It was worked out with the Suffolk County School Superintendents Association and Section XI, Read More …

St. Anthony’s Girls Capture Soccer Championship

St. Anthony’s won the girls soccer CHSAA ‘AA’ championship Saturday morning,defeating Sacred Heart, 1-0. Eva LaVecchia put the ball in the net in the first half of the hard-fought match. The Friars captured their ninth consecutive championship on a 9-0 season. Catholic schools have been Read More …