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 …

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 …

Covid-19 Update: Warnings on Possible Vaccine, Stimulus Payment Scams

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday that 192,853 doses have been administered in the last 24 hours, and more than 1.3 million doses have been administered over the past seven days. The week 16 allocation from the federal government is in the process of being 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 …

UPDATE: Some Sports Suspended in Suffolk County

 2nd UPDATE: Several high school winter sports were indefinitely postponed Friday by the governing body of athletics for Suffolk County.  “Section XI is not cancelling we are following the State and indefinitely postponing until more information is received from the Governor,” the organization said. Earlier, Read More …

All Fall High School Sports Postponed Until January

Athletic officials Friday postponed all fall sports until January, citing concerns about the spread of Covid-19 and logistical problems. A statewide school superintendents association had opposed restarting sports in September, citing the need to focus on academic, transportation and other issues first. Section XI, which Read More …

Wildcat Booster Club Offers Game Streaming

Members of the Wildcat Booster Club will be able to watch live streamed games from Whitman High School’s turf field. Those who join the Booster Club for $30 will receive a full school year access to live streams of sports action on the turf field. Read More …

Back to School: NY Schools 3rd in Number of Athletes

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc.  has announced over a half million student-athletes in its 787-school membership participated in interscholastic athletics during the 2017-2018 school year, according to its annual participation survey. The data is presented based on a 99.49% return Read More …