Long Beach Congratulations Winter Sports Teams

The Long Beach Public Schools recognized a season filled with athletic achievements during Varsity Winter Sports Awards Night on March 8. Following a gathering in the Middle School cafeteria where refreshments were served, athletes, coaches, family members and district staff members entered the cafeteria for the presentation of awards and honors.

The Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, Girls Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Boys Swim, Girls Track, Boys Track and Wrestling teams were introduced and acknowledged for their successes. The Girls Basketball, Gymnastics, Boys Swim, Boys Track and Girls Track teams earned Scholar Athlete Team Awards from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association for maintaining grade point averages of 90 percent or higher.

The Boys Swim Team was congratulated for earning the Division “C” Championship title, and the Wrestling Team was honored as Nassau County and New York State Dual Meet Champions as well as Nassau County Tournament Champions and League Champions. Special plaques were provided to members of both teams, as well as the Girls Gymnastics Team.

 New York State Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky presented the Wrestling Team with a citation. “Long Beach wrestling has been at a high level for many years, but you have set the bar,” he told the athletes. “Congratulations!”
“Athletics is a mirror of what you do in life,” said Superintendent of Schools David Weiss. “The key thing you do in practice when you practice well, which is just as important in other aspects of life, is to have focus and commitment. I know the reason that our teams have been so successful is that we practice well. I expect that to carry over into your life outside of athletics as well.”