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Office of Athletics, Health & Physical Education

Home of the "Clippers"

Mr. Robert McIntyre, Director


Welcome to the Athletic Department of the South Country Central School District, home to the Bellport Clippers.

We have an outstanding athletic program, which includes a number of championship teams.  Our nationally recognized Bellport Varsity Football Team won the Long Island Championship for the 6th time in 2010.  During that same season our Girls Volleyball Team won the Suffolk County Championship. The Varsity Boys Track 4 x 800 Relay Team won the Suffolk County Championship, the New York Relays and the Melrose games the past two years, and in 2012 the team won a league title.  Ninety percent of our varsity teams receive the New York State Scholar Team Award on an annual basis.  We are proud of our accomplishments and invite you to take a moment to explore our website.

For more information about our programs, please feel free to call my office at (631)730-1597 or email me at


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Summer physicals are scheduled for July 31st and August 7th 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Fall 2019 High School Sports Start Dates:
- August 19th-
JV and Varsity Football

- August 26th
JV and Varsity Soccer, Cross Country, Boys' Golf,
Girls' Tennis, Volleyball and Cheerleading

Fall JV and Varsity Sports First Day Schedule Monday August 26th
Boys' Golf - 9:00 am, Outside the Boys Gym Lobby
Girls' Volleyball - 8:00 am, Girls' Gymnasium
Girls' Tennis - 8:00 am, Tennis Courts
Girls' Soccer - 8:00 am, Turf Field
Boys' Soccer - 8:00 am, Turf Field
Girls' Cross Country - 8:00 am, Boys Gym Lobby
Boys' Cross Country - 8:00 am, Boys Gym Lobby
Cheerleading - 8:00 am, Boys Gymnasium


In The News

Wrestlers Receive All-County Honors 

The District congratulates Bellport High School varsity wrestlers Josh Leidig (fourth place), Wyatt Gentzel (fifth place), Jaiden Green (sixth place), David Hartmann (sixth place) and Jonah Poueriet (sixth place) for receiving All-County honors during the Section XI Tournament, held at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood on Feb. 15. 

The varsity wrestling team has made great strides this season, having garnered the League IV Dual Meet Championship, held in Hauppauge on Jan. 22. The Clippers also hosted the League IV Tournament at Bellport High School on Feb. 8, where they secured the highest number of points to win the tournament for the second consecutive year. 


Front Row: Josh Leidig 4th, Jaden Green 6th, David Hartmann 6th,
Back Row: Jonah Poueriet 6th, Wyatt Gentzel 5th.

Bellport wrestling wins championship

The South Country Central School District congratulates the Bellport High School
varsity wrestling team on winning the Dual League Championship for League IV, held
at Hauppauge on Jan. 22. The team qualified for the County Dual Meet, also held at
Hauppauge on Jan. 22, but lost to Lindenhurst. Wrestling team captain Joshua Leidig
said that hard work and determination were the prescription for the team’s success
in garnering the Dual League Championship title. “The team has been working hard in
the practice room, at team practices and off the mat, keeping up [its] stamina,” Joshua
said. “The goal of the team is to place as high in the county as possible and to win
another league tournament.”

Courtesy of The Long Island Advance – February 6, 2020


2019 Suffolk Zone Winners

Congratulations to Emily Gentzel and Connor Coleman for receiving the 2019 Suffolk Zone Award for outstanding achievement in physical education.  Emily and Connor are both leaders in the classroom and on the athletic field.


* Photo 1 - Pictured left to right: Emily Gentzel, Athletic Director Robert McIntyre and Connor Coleman
* Photo 2 - Pictured left to right: Volleyball Coach Cassandra Watson, Emily Gentzel, Connor Coleman and Football Coach Jamie Fabian
* Photo 3 - Pictured left to right: Connor Coleman and Emily Gentzel
* Photo 4 - Pictured left to right: Emily Gentzel, Bellport High School Principal Tim Hogan and Connor Coleman

Bellport volleyball digs pink

(Courtesy of The Long Island Advance 2/14/19)

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Bellport High School student-athletes worked to make a dent in raising funds for breast cancer research. On Oct. 10, the girls volleyball program played against Newfield High School during a Dig Pink event. In addition to defeating the visiting team, the program raised $1,410 for the Side Out Foundation to assist with breast cancer research and awareness. The funds were raised by selling paper volleyballs to show support for those impacted by breast cancer, which hung on the gymnasium walls as a reminder of the game’s purpose. For the past eight years, Bellport High School’s volleyball program has raised and donated more than $20,000, one of the largest contributions from a high school volleyball program on Long Island. Pictured: The Bellport High School girls volleyball program raised more than $1,400 during a Dig Pink game to benefit the Side Out Foundation.

Photo courtesy South Country Central School District


Troy Zarba and teammates get a kick out of final game for Bellport (Courtesy of Newsday)

By Owen O'Brien
Updated October 23, 2019 9:24 PM

Troy Zarba enjoyed playing in front of a larger crowd size than a typical Bellport boys soccer game, but it was nothing compared to what he experiences online.

The Bellport senior has developed one of the more popular accounts on TikTok, a social media app used to create videos, often featuring lip-syncing to songs or for humor and entertainment. Zarba has 1.3 million followers on his account.

“I was bored and it looked like something I could get into because I like making videos,” Zarba said. “And it’s something that’s grown into something crazy.”

But when he’s not creating viral videos, Zarba, a three-year varsity defender, anchors the backline for the Bellport boys soccer team. He also has the ability to create plays for himself and others. He had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 home victory over Comsewogue on Senior Day in Suffolk League IV Wednesday evening.

Zarba says he has interactions with students and even opponents “every day” about his social media presence. He said he never expected his profile to become as popular as it is, but he enjoys entertaining his followers.

“It’s cool connecting with all these people, especially with a big audience,” Zarba said. “You could make whatever content you want and people enjoy it and you have people that support you.”

Zarba was one of five seniors honored at halftime for playing in their final games for Bellport. Luis Velasco, also a senior, had two goals in the win.

“Those two guys are cornerstones for our program,” said assistant coach Brian Satterley. “They just bust their butts day in and day out at practice and it really translates to the game and I’m glad they got rewarded for it today.”

Although Bellport knew before the game it wouldn’t be advancing to the playoffs, Velasco, playing in front of his parents, wanted to end his varsity tenure on a high note.

“It gave us more motivation to win and to represent our school,” said Velasco with his teammate Chris Ascencio serving as an interpreter. “That’s what we were working toward.”

Brian Taylor added a goal for Bellport and CJ Scricco scored for Comsewogue (0-12).

Bellport (5-6-1) played aggressive from the opening whistle, knowing it was their last time playing on the field together, but wanting to make the most of the experience.

“Especially with a win and all these people in the stands, our school coming out and watching us, that’s the most important thing,” Zarba said. “Being in front of all these people.”



Bellport athletes honored

(The Long Island Advance 8/15/19)

bellport honored
South Country Central School District’s high school student-athletes and 2019 graduates Grace Minikel and Dwan Trent were honorees at the prestigious Butch Dellecave Awards recently. The 19th annual awards ceremony, held in memory of coach Gaetano “Butch” Dellecave, is a partnership between local Suffolk County school districts and organizers of the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, the Butch Dellecave Foundation and Newsday. Athletic directors from 66 Suffolk County school district athletic programs are encouraged to nominate one male and one female from the senior class who are not only top athletes, but also demonstrate academic talent and a commitment to local community service. A tri-sport athlete, Dwan received All-County honors in football, winter track and spring track. He was also named Athlete of the Year and will be attending SUNY Morrisville in the fall. Grace is a three-season runner who excelled in long-distance competition. She earned All-Division honors during multiple seasons and earned a Division II athletic scholarship to Adelphi University. The South Country Central School District congratulates Dwan and Grace on this outstanding athletic accomplishment. 

Above: Bellport High School student-athletes Grace Minikel and Dwan Trent were honorees at the 19th annual Butch Dellecave Awards and are pictured with Dellecave Foundation co-directors Guy Dellacave (left) and Mark Dellacave (right).

(Courtesy of The Long Island Advance 2/1/18)

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