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Sachem Succeeds at the State and National Level

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Sachem North Wrestling
With his third place finish in the Suffolk County tournament, Nate Gsell qualified for the NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships in Albany on Feb. 23 and 24. Nate opened up the tournament with a victory by pin, but unfortunately dropped his next two matches and did not place. Nate was the only wrestler from Suffolk County to win a match at 215.

Sachem North Boys Track and Field
At the New York State Indoor Track and Field Championships held at Ocean Breeze in Staten Island on March 2, Sachem North Senior Jack Riegger anchored the Section XI Intersectional Relay Team. Jack ran the 1600 in 4:31:05—his second-best indoor time of the season. When Riegger received the baton, Section XI was in ninth position, but he moved his team all the way up to 4th and a place on the All-State podium.

Sachem East Girls Track and Field
At the New York State Championship at Ocean Breeze, the East Girls Track Team had Seven young ladies earn All-State Honors. In the racewalk, sunior Gianna Mauri placed fifth and senior Danielle Chiarello placed sixth. The 4x400 relay team made up of junior Sarafina Scavo, senior Savanna Edwards, senior Lexi Martoscia, senior Taylor Percy and freshman Bella Galeas made the finals and finished eighth. Sachem did its part in helping the Section XI girls score the most points of any section in the state!

The East Girls Track Team also participated at Nike Nationals at the Armory. The 4x200 relay of Emma Ernst, Lexi Martoscia, Sarafina Scavo and Bella Galeas improved on their season best time, resetting the school record that was set last month. The race walk crew made up of Gianna Mauri (second place), Abby Callinan (fourth place), Danielle Chiarello (eighth place), Julianna Wottowa (ninth place), was tremendous. Based upon their performances, Gianna and Abby were both named All-Americans. Additionally, the 4x800 meter relay team of Sarafina Scavo, Savanna Edwards, Adriana Roa and Camryn Goodman, ran to a season best.

Sachem Boys Swimming
Brayden Savas had some great swims at the state meet in Ithaca. He swam the 100-yard butterfly and broke the school record from 1996 with a time of 51:51. He also swam the 200-yard individual medley, breaking the school record from 2022 with a time of 1:56.50.

Sachem Girls Bowling
Cira Arcangel was the anchor of the Section XI all-star team. She finished 11th overall individually in the whole tournament with a 205.5 average for six games. This was her third year in a row representing Sachem and Section XI at the state level. Section XI finished in second place this year at the tournament.

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Date Added: 3/15/2024