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Office of Athletics, Health & Physical Education

Home of the "Clippers"

Mr. Robert McIntyre, Director

 

Welcome to the Athletic Department of the South Country Central School District, home to the Bellport Clippers.

We have an outstanding athletic program, which includes a number of championship teams.  Our nationally recognized Bellport Varsity Football Team won the Long Island Championship for the 6th time in 2010.  During that same season our Girls Volleyball Team won the Suffolk County Championship. The Varsity Boys Track 4 x 800 Relay Team won the Suffolk County Championship, the New York Relays and the Melrose games the past two years, and in 2012 the team won a league title.  Ninety percent of our varsity teams receive the New York State Scholar Team Award on an annual basis.  We are proud of our accomplishments and invite you to take a moment to explore our website.

For more information about our programs, please feel free to call my office at (631)730-1597 or email me at rmcintyre@southcountry.org.

 

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NYSPHSAA To Delay Fall Sports Start Date & Cancel Fall Championships


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In The News

 


The smacking sounds of fist against ball resound through the Bellport High School gymnasium during the afternoon as girls volleyball team members, both varsity and junior varsity, hone their skills for impending competition. Under the direction of varsity coach Larry Auth and junior varsity coach Ellen Hoffman, the student-athletes have been participating in a soft roll-out of high school sports practices until the New York State Public High School Athletic Association gives approval for competition. 

Bellport Director of Athletics, Health and Physical Education Robert McIntyre explained that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not yet approved sports that are categorized as “high risk,” due to the potential transmission of COVID-19. Volleyball, football, wrestling, basketball, competitive cheer and lacrosse are all categorized as “high risk” sports. 

“We can practice with restrictions but are limited in what we can do,” Mr. McIntyre said. “The athletes are extremely happy to be able to return to a sense of normalcy and to be able to work on their skills, even if they cannot participate in competitions at this time.”

When the governor announces the approval to play high risk sports, NYSPHSAA will then release guidelines to play during shortened seasons. If approved, basketball, wrestling and cheerleading will resume on Jan. 4. Football and volleyball would follow with the season commencing on March 1 and lacrosse on April 26.  


 

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