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All-American in Race Walk Event

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Congratulations to Sachem HS East student-athlete Abby Callinan who finished her winter track season earning All-American status. Abby finished fourth in the mile race walk event at the New Balance Track and Field Center in Boston on March 12.

After winning the Suffolk County title last month in the 1500-meter race walk with a time 7:05.34, Abby improved her time to 6:55.79 to win the New York State championship on March 4. Her win made her the sixth ever Sachem East Arrow to win a state title in girls track and field.

The following week, Abby finished fourth in the mile race walk with a time of 7:33.65, more than 20 seconds faster than her performance in the same event last spring. This marks her second New Balance All-American title. Her time is currently ranked fifth in the U.S., trailing only a handful of athletes from Illinois, California, Texas and Maine.

Date Added: 3/16/2023

BOE Highlights Fall Athletics

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Student-athletes, teams and coaches in the Sachem Central School District were honored by the Board of Education at its March 8 meeting. Director of Athletics, Physical Education, Health and Health Services Gary Beutel introduced several individuals who celebrated accomplishments during the fall athletic season.

First, student-athletes from both Sachem High Schools were recognized for their various post-season athletic honors in their respective sports including all-county designations and higher. Additionally, Mr. Beutel acknowledged the 20 varsity teams in the fall season who were named scholar athlete teams by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.

Following the individual recognitions, two teams from Sachem High School East were honored. The girls cross country and girls volleyball teams both earned the title of league champion this past fall. Additionally, Tina Moon, a Sachem coach for the past 25 years, was recognized for receiving the 2022-23 New York State Public High School Coach of the Year Award for field hockey.

Date Added: 3/10/2023

HS East Arrowettes Named National Champions

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The Sachem High School East Arrowettes have been named the 2023 NDA Small Varsity Team Performance National Champions!

The team competed in the NDA National Championships in Orlando, Florida from March 3-5 alongside premiere dance teams from all over the United States. The HS East Arrowettes also placed fourth in Small Varsity Kick, 14th in Small Varsity Jazz and 14th in Small Varsity Hip Hop.

Date Added: 3/9/2023

Sachem HS East Girls Basketball Playoffs

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Congratulations to the Sachem East Girls Basketball team on being co-league champions, going 13-3 in league and 15-5 overall. This league championship is Sachem East’s ninth since the school opened in 2004.

Sachem East earned the fifth seed in the Section XI AA Bracket and the team will take on Smithtown West on Feb. 15th at Sachem HS East at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the following link:

Sachem East girls basketball looks to add to their rich history in the playoffs. From 2006 through 2014, Sachem East was one of the top public and private school programs in the area, winning the league eight years in a row (winning 61 consecutive league games at one point.) The program made the semifinals in all eight years and the county final six times. Additionally, they won the Suffolk County title three times (2010, 2013, 2014), two Long Island Titles (2010, 2013) and a state championship in 2010.

Date Added: 2/15/2023

Basketball Programs Honor ‘Dezy’

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The boys basketball programs at Sachem HS East and North honored the memory and legacy of Matt “Dezy” DiStefano during their regular season matchup on Feb. 8. The teams both wore DezyStrong apparel to raise awareness for the DezyStrong Foundation.

The foundation was formed in 2019 and provides opportunities for individuals with cancer to have access to experiences that directly impact a positive mental wellbeing. Dezy was a Sachem graduate, teacher and coach who left a lasting legacy with his foundation when he passed in Jan. 2020.

In the words of Dezy:

“When people find out they have cancer, they think their life is over. For me it's different. For me it's the beginning of something special in life. A life in which I can help others change their way of mentally approaching the disease, learning to be a warrior, a fighter, and have hope. I prefer to say that I am going to conquer this disease. I will control it, rather than have it control me. This is why I founded the DezyStrong Foundation. To help others stay positive, control their mindset, and most of all - keep grinding DezyStrong style!”

Date Added: 2/15/2023