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Athletics, Health, and Physical Education



Mr. John Franchi
Director of Athletics, Physical Education, & Health
jfranch@bethpage.ws

Phone: 516-644-4070
Fax: 516-644-4075

 

News

BBAI Honors Mr. Clark

The Bethpage Baseball Association (BBAI) honored Mr. Clark on Saturday, April 14, 2018.  Mr. Clark threw out the first pitch and was presented with a jersey and plaque.  Both the Bethpage High School Baseball and Softball teams came out to  support!

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Varsity Kickline Recognized by Town of Oyster Bay

The Bethpage Golden Girls and Company Varsity Kickline team was invited to the Town of Oyster Bay Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 to be honored for their achievements at the NDA Dance Nationals. The Town Supervisor spoke highly of the team and the efforts made leading up to this momentous event. Each team member received an individual Certificate of Achievement and Bethpage High School was presented with an Official Citation. 

The team attended the NDA Dance Nationals a few weeks ago where they made finals in all four of their competition routines and won the National Championship in the Small Varsity Kick Division! The team also took home the Innovation Choreography Award for their kick routine!

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Golden Eagle at Track Nationals

John F. Kennedy Middle School student-athlete, Tyler Sparke had the opportunity to compete at the New Balance Indoor Nationals Junior High Mile Race on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the Armory Track and Field Center in New York City. The event invites the Top 30 junior high school students to compete from states as far as Alabama, Colorado, Florida, and Texas. At the event, Tyler ran his best time (5:01:48) and finished 14th in the nation! Tyler has been running on the Bethpage High School Winter Track team for the past two seasons.  Special thanks to Coach Ravener and Coach Posch for their support! Bethpage Schools congratulates Tyler on his accomplishment and wishes him success in all of his future endeavors!  

 

Kickline National Champions!

This past weekend, the Bethpage Varsity Golden Girls and Company Kickline team competed at the NDA Nationals in Orlando, Florida. The competition lasted three days and at the end, the Bethpage team placed in all four of their performance routines -- the first time in the history of the school's program! The weekend concluded with the team earning:

   -- 17th in Jazz
   -- 9th in Team Performance
   -- 6th in Pom Division
   -- Champions in Small Varsity Kick
   -- Most Innovative Choreography Award

Congratulations to the entire team on a job well done! Special congratulations to team seniors; Captain Francesca Conte; Captain Julianna Griffin; Officer Gabby McGlynn; and Officer Heather Palmer.  We wish these seniors best of luck on all of their future endeavors.  Special thanks to Coach Martino for her support and guidance!

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Golden Eagle at Track State Championships

Clayton Santiago has qualified for State Championships, which will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Clayton will be competing in the 1000-meter event, in which he has gone undefeated against Nassau County competitors this school year.  Congratulations to Clayton on his achievements, as well as to Coach Posch and Coach Ravener for their support.  Bethpage Schools wishes Clayton continued success at the State Championships and his future endeavors!

 

Bethpage HS Girls Volleyball Teams Recognized For Sportsmanship 

The Bethpage High School girls junior and varsity volleyball teams received the Nassau County Volleyball Officials Association Sportsmanship Award. This honor recognizes student-athletes who encourage players on and off the court and help teammates improve their skills for the betterment of the team. These Golden Eagles have also been seen complimenting other teams, regardless of the result of the game.

The district congratulates the junior and varsity girls volleyball teams for demonstrating exceptional character and excellence on the court. 

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Bethpage High School Senior Received NFF & College Hall Of Fame Jay Fiedler Top Scholar-Athlete Award

Bethpage High School senior and quarterback Jason Seiter received the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Nassau County Chapter Jay Fiedler Top Scholar-Athlete Award at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Dec. 6. He was also inducted into the NFF’s “Golden 11” team for Nassau County. 

Jason received this recognition for his excellent academic standing and outstanding ability as a football player, and for demonstrating strong leadership and citizenship on and off the field.  

Alongside this prestigious award, Jason became a Golden 11 member for demonstrating a continued dedication to both academics and athletics, maintaining Scholar-Athlete status and attaining All-County accolades. Golden 11 inductees are also good citizens in their school and respected members of the local community. Only one student-athlete from each school can be nominated, and selections are made by a committee of coaches from each conference. 

A three-sport athlete, Jason also plays basketball and lacrosse. He is a member of student civic, Athletes Helping Athletes, and the Spanish and National honor societies, and is enrolled in Advanced Placement and college-level courses.

The district congratulates Jason on his athletic prowess and academic success for earning this remarkable distinction.   

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Bethpage High School Senior Named NCGSCA Goalie Of The Year

Bethpage High School senior Veronica Scruggs was recognized as the Conference AB Goalkeeper of the Year and earned All-County status for the 2017 season from the Nassau County Girls Soccer Coaches Association. 

Having finished the season with 164 saves, Veronica is also the Nassau County leader for most goals saved. 

The district commends Veronica on this outstanding athletic accomplishment.

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Bethpage High School Students Sign Letters Of Intent

Five Bethpage High School seniors pledged to continue their athletic pursuits in college by signing National Letters of Intent during the school’s Commitment Day for athletes on Dec. 7. Proud parents, siblings, coaches and school administrators surrounded each of these students, celebrating the athletic accomplishments that had earned them selection to college teams.

The district congratulates the following seniors: 
Kelly Hughes – LIU Post, lacrosse
Bill Murphy – Misericordia University, volleyball 
Ryan O’Neill – New York Institute of Technology, lacrosse
Joe Poggio – Mercy College, lacrosse
Max Vera – SUNY Purchase, baseball 



 



Bethpage High School Kickline Shines!

The Bethpage Varsity Golden Girls and Company competed at the NDA Regional Championship on Saturday, January 20, 2018 held at Walt Whitman High School. The team placed in all of their divisions finishing the day with the following awards:

   -- Regional Champions in Small Kick
   -- 2nd in Medium Pom
   -- 3rd in Small Jazz
   -- 3rd in Medium Team Performance

Congratulations to the entire team on a job well done!

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Outstanding Physical Education Student Awards

Bethpage High School Seniors, Gillian O'Boyle and Jason Steier, were honored at the Nassau Zone of New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Outstanding Physical Education Student Awards Dinner, held at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Monday, December 11, 2017. This prestigious award recognizes one young woman and one young man in the graduating class who exemplifies outstanding physical performance, scholastic ability, and leadership qualities. 

 

Kickline's Award Winning Weekend!

The Bethpage Junior Varsity and Varsity Kickline teams competed at the Nassau Scholastic Competition this past weekend. The Varsity program placed 1st in their Pom division; 2nd in Kick; 4th in Team Performance; and 4th in Jazz. The Junior Varsity program placed 3rd with their Team Performance routine. Congratulations to both teams on a successful weekend!

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Dig Pink 2017

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, the Varsity and Junior Varsity Girls Volleyball Teams held a Dig Pink event. They played a game against MacArthur High School to raise money for the Side Out Foundation to support breast cancer awareness. The girls sold t-shirts and baked goods and raised a total of $2,300! Thank you to everyone who supported this great cause! Tougher than Cancer, Stronger Together! 

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Golden Eagles are "All In"

The Golden Eagles welcomed the New York Giants' motivational speaker, Gian Paul Gonzalez to Bethpage High School on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Mr. Gonzalez spent the day in Bethpage to talk to the students and athletes about commitment, leadership, and remembering to thank the people who helped them along the way. He spoke to the students just like he did for the New York Giants and explained the importance of not only being "all in" but staying "all in" for everything you do in life - on and off the field or court. Commitment is key for success.

To demonstrate the importance of connection, Mr. Gonzalez had high school student athletes come up to the stage and hold hands. This created a connection needed to complete a circuit that lit a small light. When any of the people in the circle let go of the hand they were holding, the light went off. In sports, Gonzalez said, "It's not about the wins and losses, it's about the relationship."

After telling an inspirational story about gratitude in the military, Gian Paul Gonzalez asked the students to think about the people in their lives that helped them to get to where they are now and let the students know that those are the people that packed their parachutes. He stressed that it was so important to thank these people while you have the chance. Gonzalez then invited the student athletes to cut pieces of the parachute so they could give them to the people in their life that made an impact.

The students loved this experience with Gian Paul Gonzalez. It was great to listen and learn from such an inspirational and motivational speaker. The Bethpage Golden Eagles are "ALL IN!"

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Penn Relay Qualifiers

The Bethpage High School 4x800 Relay Team qualified for the Penn Relays held at Franklin Field of the University of Pennsylvania. The relay team is comprised of Dan Midgette, Clayton Santiago, Justin Cano, and Aidan Pech. Congratulations on this accomplishment!

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New Balance Nationals for Winter Track & Field

The Bethpage High School Winter Track & Field team will have student-athletes competing in the 4 x 800 meter relay at the National Championships in New York City on Friday, March 10, 2017. The relay team consists of Aidan Pech, Clayton Santiago, Justin Cano, and Dan Midgette. Congratulations to these student-athletes on their achievement and we wish them the best at the New Balance Nationals!  Special thanks to their coaches, Coach Ravener and Coach Posch! 

To watch the replay of the New Balance Nationals and our student-athletes competing in the 4 x 800 meter relay, click on the following link:  VIDEO.

 

Swimming Record Broken

Bethpage Junior Becky Diers breaks the oldest school record after 35 years. The 100 breaststroke fell last night with Becky swimming a 1 minute 12.7 seconds. That is well under the previous record of 1 minute 13.4 seconds. The fastest breaststroker in the history of Bethpage High School! We are so proud of Becky Diers!! Congratulations to Becky and to the Bethpage High School.


Hall of Fame Coach

Congratulations to Anne DePrima, Coach of the Bethpage High School Girls' Volleyball and Softball teams, on her induction into the Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame!

 

 

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