Northport High School students recently completed their second year of unified bowling at Larkfield Lanes. The team brings general education and special education students together for fun and friendly bowling matches.
Sixteen high school students joined the team for the second season, with coaches Cassie Reilly, Annette Giglio and Brett Belfiore leading them. This year’s team was open to the entire school.
All of the returning players saw improved overall scores.
“The growth we have seen in this program in such a short time has been amazing,” said Transition Coordinator Cassie Reilly. “The students’ excitement to be there, participate and work together as a team in a sport that can be more focused on the individual is exceptional. The feedback we have gotten from all the families has been extremely positive. Starting anything new in these past two years has presented new challenges and our athletes and their families have been partners with the district in understanding the need for change and being flexible with us as we are figuring out this new program.”
Members are Dylan Braun, Lexi Cobe, Katy DeBellis, Brianna Fusaro, C. Garnier-Winkler, Karla Guevara, Kelly Holden, Victoria Jenkins, Jonathan Lembo, Ryan Louis, Madison Paolillo (not pictured), Emily Regan, Avery Symons, Charlotte Wagner, Delaney Wagner and Nick Zakas. Photo by the Northport-East Northport school district.
Field Hockey Award
Harborfields High School’s girls varsity field hockey team received their plaque for winning the 2021 Marilyn Cross Sportsmanship Award, presented by the Suffolk Field Hockey Umpires’ Association. It is given to the teams that display sportsmanship before, during and after games.