Athletes Recognized at Hampton Bays

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January was the month for celebrating achievements in sports at Hampton Bays Middle School and High School.

Among the athletic events highlighted during the month was the fifth annual “Spirit Week” at both the middle school and high school, with games in a variety of sports—including basketball, volleyball and wrestling—held each day of the week from January 9-13. A school colors contest was held that week, with points awarded for wearing purple and white. The winning class, the seniors, received a $500 donation from the Hampton Bays Booster Club and was awarded the 2012 Championship Trophy.

The Hampton Bays Booster Club also held a “Winter Fest Scholarship Fundraiser” at Oakland’s Restaurant on Saturday, January 28. Almost $6,000 was raised at the event.

Also in January, the varsity field hockey team was selected by the Field Hockey Officials Association for the Marilyn Cross Sportsmanship Award. The team was the only one selected for the honor, according to Athletic Director Drew Walker.

Senior Andrew Morris was recognized by Suffolk County and is a proud recipient of the Golden 11 Award. He was one of only eleven senior football players in the county recognized by the National Football Foundation for excellence in the classroom and on the field.

December events were also recognized this month by the school. Seniors Lexi Giannone and Perry Friscia were acknowledged as the Hampton Bays Suffolk Zone Award winners for their excellence in physical education, as well as for their leadership, strong academics and community service endeavors. The Suffolk Zone Award Dinner was held on December 7.  

At the very end of December, the annual Hampton Bays Varsity Basketball Coaches vs. Cancer Holiday Tournament was held. The two-day fundraising event was held on December 27 and 28 at the high school. Approximately $7,000 was raised at the tournament and donated to the American Cancer Society.