Fall Sports Awards Night honors LB athletes

Long Beach High School celebrated its fall varsity athletes on Dec. 6, during Fall Varsity Sports Award Night.

Teams were introduced and received rounds of applause as coaches summarized the students’ achievements, demonstrations of sportsmanship and dedication to their sports.

Members of the school’s badminton, cheerleading, cross-country, football, soccer, swim, tennis and volleyball teams were recognized at the event.
The girls swim team was named Conference I Champions, Division Champions and Joe Farrell Invitational Champions. The football team was Big Four Champions, the girls volleyball team was Nassau County Finalists and the girls soccer team received the Nassau County Sportsmanship Award.

This year brought changes to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Scholar Athlete program, with a greater emphasis on recognizing individual students and significantly higher standards for overall teams to achieve the honor. Long Beach High School congratulated 108 Scholar Athlete students and the girls volleyball and girls tennis teams as Scholar Athlete Teams.

The district’s Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Arnold Epstein expressed special acknowledgment to the students who earned Scholar Athlete status.