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Office of Athletics, Health & Physical Education

Home of the "Clippers"

Patrick Hayes, Director of Athletics, Health & Physical Education


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

Interscholastic athletics are an integral part of the educational process of the South Country School District. Athletics is an enriching experience that allows the student athlete to explore the physical and mental excellence within themselves. The South Country's School District’s goal is to develop a competitive athletic program without losing sight of educational values such as sportsmanship, health and scholastic attainment.

The South Country School District has a high participation rate in a well-rounded program of individual and team sports. Bellport athletics offers sports that include varsity, junior varsity and modified programs for students in grades seven through twelve. Our teams and student-athletes have distinguished themselves with winning records and championships in the Section XI, and New York State competitions and nationally recognized. Many teams have been recognized for their combined grade-point average through the NYSPHSAA team Scholar-Athlete program. We are proud of our accomplishments and invite you to take a moment to explore our website.

We wish all our teams a safe and healthy season. #ClipperPride

For more information about our athletics, physical education, and health programs please contact:

Winter Sports Risk Minimization Strategies

Winter Sports Information 2022-2023

All students interested in playing a fall sport must have a current sports physical.
The South Country School District will be providing physicals on the following dates:
Bellport High School: November 3rd, at BHS Health Office
Bellport Middle School: October 27th, 9:30am at BMS Health Office

Middle School Sports Tryouts

Bellport Middle School Early Winter Sports November 7th 2022
Early Winter Sports include: Girls’ Volleyball, Cheerleading and Boys’ Basketball

Bellport Middle School Late Winter Sports January 17th 2023
Late Winter Sports Include: Girls’ Basketball and Wrestling

Online Sports Registration through Family ID
(Early Winter Sports November 6th, 2022 Deadline )
Family ID Website


Early Winter Sports Coaches:

MS Girls’ Volleyball
Coach: Sophia Black
Coach: Gina Giacolone

MS Boys’ Basketball
Coach: Kenneth Hinchman
Coach: Sean Dowd

MS Winter Cheerleading
Coach: Emily Saccente


High School Tryouts

November 14th 2022

Physical Appointments
Bellport High School: November 3rd, at BHS Health Office


Varsity Winter Track
Girls’ Coach: Alic Johnsen
Boys’ Coach: Don Nelson

Boys’ Basketball
Varsity Coach: Pete Grossi
JV Coach: Richard Brown

Girls’ Basketball
Varsity Coach: Rynese Smith
     JV Coach: Danae Paniagua

Varsity Coach: Charles Maragioglio
JV Coach: Jamie Fabian

Varsity Bowling
Girls’ Coach: Dawn Reuter
      Boys’ Coach: Brain Satterley

Varsity Cheerleading
Varsity Coach: Hailey Weiss
Varsity Assistant: Danielle Maracic


NFHS Live Sports Bellport High School


Bellport High School YouTube Live Sports



NYSPHSAA To Delay Fall Sports Start Date & Cancel Fall Championships

Family ID Welcome Letter

Family ID Welcome Letter (Spanish)

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In The News

A Dream Come True

Johnnie Booker, a football star from Bellport High School, recently participated in the 2022 Dream All-American Bowl at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Texas.

Booker was one of 167 athletes hand-picked to take part in a weeklong training session that culminated with a game on Jan. 17. Booker’s team — coached by Joe Horn, who played for the New Orleans Saints — won their final game 21-13.

Johnnie Booker

Johnnie Booker standing in front of AT&T stadium

Date Added: 1/24/2022

South Country Participates in the Murph Challenge

Bellport High School students, teachers and administrators commemorated Memorial Day weekend through participation in the second annual Lt. Michael P. Murphy Murph Challenge, a grueling fitness workout to benefit the school’s fundraising efforts for the Wounded Warriors Project.   

Participants came together on the high school track to finish a 1-mile run, followed by a trip to the high school’s gym to complete 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups and 300 squats, followed by another 1-mile run.     

Lt. Michael Patrick Murphy was a U.S. Navy Seal officer and the first recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War for his actions in the War in Afghanistan. He was born and raised in Suffolk County and after participating in several War on Terrorism missions, was killed in 2005 after his team was surrounded by Taliban forces. While in the Navy, he discovered CrossFit, creating his own CrossFit-style workout that involved running, pushing, pulling and lifting. The annual Murph Challenge has evolved into a workout that pays tribute to Lt. Murphy and to all fallen heroes.

Social studies teacher Joe Scioli, who started and runs the program at Bellport High School, said the event puts the actions of a local hero in perspective. “This challenge is a good way to make Memorial Day relevant to our students,” he said.

Class of 2020 graduate and student-athlete Joshua Leidig said he has participated in the event each year as a way to honor fallen heroes and the contributions of Lt. Murphy, calling the workout a tradition. Shaun Bolton, also a participant, described the event as a “bond that can’t be broken.”

Mr. Scioli thanked participants for contributing approximately $500 to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project. 

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