Host Northport teams came out on top Friday in two sports. The Tigers defeated Half Hollow Hills, 20-4, in girls lacrosse. In flag football, Northport defeated Huntington 26-7.
The South Huntington Board of Education recently recognized the Whitman students who became part of local history as part of the first Town of Huntington girls wrestling team – made up of athletes from Walt Whitman, Huntington, Harborfields and John Glenn High Schools.
Girls Wrestling coach and Whitman PhysEd teacher Angela Biancamano calls the state’s decision to recognize girls wrestling “a monumental moment for female sports.”
There were 30 athletes on the TOH roster, with 11 of them from Walt Whitman High School. All the girls from Walt Whitman were first time wrestlers.
“I think this is another opportunity for girls who haven’t participated in athletics in the past, another chance to participate,” said South Huntington Athletic Director Dave Barth. “We saw that for a lot of the girls who joined the wrestling team, it was their first sport playing at Walt Whitman. We feel great to be on the ground level of this and give them that opportunity, and obviously it was successful. We haven’t had a female wrestler in the district in over 20 years, and now we have 11.”
The board recognized members Evelyn Barrientos, Meckenzie Caldwell, Mariza Catalan Hernandez, Isabella Franco, Emma Galdamez, Emily Garcia Maldonado, Allison Hernandez Romero, Camila Hidalgo, Tamia Mc Kay, Melanie Rodriguez Valdez and Helena Anglade.