The Pierson girls cross country team won its first county title in five years at the Section XI Championships at Sunken Meadow Park in Kings Park on Friday.
The Lady Bonackers placed sixth out of 26 teams in Suffolk County and are sending five swimmers to the New York State Championships.
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“Never give up on yourself. Work together, stay together, believe in yourself and never give up,” Joyce Arbia said as tears welled in her eyes following a 1-0 loss to Carle Place in in the Long Island Class C Championship game at Centereach High School on Saturday.
With their season on the line, locked in a tight and decisive fifth set against Mattituck in the Lady Tuckers’ own backyard, Pierson and its dynamic senior duo of Sam Cox and Olivia Cassone responded with a win for the ages.
In the third and final part of the The Express News Group’s series examining the state of football on the East End, we dive into what Westhampton Beach and the surrounding communities have done and continue to do to build a juggernaut of a program that seems to have sideswiped the current issues that plague programs not far east of it.
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The East Hampton girls swim team put in another great performance at the League III Championships at Hauppauge High School on October 29.
Pierson’s Penelope Greene continued her strong season at the Division Championships at Sunken Meadow Park in Kings Park on October 29.
Southampton had no choice but to forfeit its final game of the regular season to Port Jefferson due to not having enough varsity players.
Pierson freshman Emma Racelles scored the lone goal of the game Saturday at Patchogue-Medford High School and the Lady Whalers knocked off Babylon, 1-0 to win the Suffolk County Class C Championship.
The win advanced Pierson to the county championship game against Mattituck on Wednesday, November 6, at 6 p.m. at Greenport High School.
The Lady Bonackers reached the Round of 16 in the Section XI, or Suffolk County, Team Tournament last week.
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