Office of Athletics, Health & Physical Education

Home of the "Clippers"

Patrick Hayes, Director of Athletics, Health & Physical Education


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

Interscholastic athletics are an integral part of the educational process of the South Country School District. Athletics is an enriching experience that allows the student athlete to explore the physical and mental excellence within themselves. The South Country's School District’s goal is to develop a competitive athletic program without losing sight of educational values such as sportsmanship, health and scholastic attainment.

The South Country School District has a high participation rate in a well-rounded program of individual and team sports. Bellport athletics offers sports that include varsity, junior varsity and modified programs for students in grades seven through twelve. Our teams and student-athletes have distinguished themselves with winning records and championships in the Section XI, and New York State competitions and nationally recognized. Many teams have been recognized for their combined grade-point average through the NYSPHSAA team Scholar-Athlete program. We are proud of our accomplishments and invite you to take a moment to explore our website.

We wish all our teams a safe and healthy season. #ClipperPride

For more information about our athletics, physical education, and health programs please contact:

Winter Sports Risk Minimization Strategies

Spring Sports Information 2022-2023

All students interested in playing a Spring sport must have a current sports physical.
The South Country School District will be providing physicals on the following dates:

Bellport High School: March 9th at BHS Health Office

Bellport Middle School: TBA at BMS Health Office

High School Tryouts

March 13th 2023


Physical Appointments
Bellport High School: March 9th, at BHS Health Office. Upon appointment request.

Bellport High School Spring Sports starts March 13th 2023

Bellport Middle School: March 22nd, at BMS Health Office. Upon appointment request.


Varsity Spring Track

Girls’ Coach: Katrina Watkins
Boys’ Coach: Don Nelson

Boys’ Baseball

Varsity Coach: Joe Murphy
JV Coach: Don Schaaf

Girls' Softball

Varsity Coach: Kate Cutrone
JV Coach: Jennifer Kelly

Varsity Girls' Golf

Coach: Glen McAvoy

Boys' Lacrosse

Varsity Coach: Jimmy Butler
JV Coach: Dennis Pluth

Girls' Lacrosse

Varsity Coach: Courtney Pabst
JV Coach: Bob Nofi

Boys' Tennis

Varsity Coach: Charles Valentine
JV Coach: William Champlin 


Middle School Sports Tryouts

Bellport Middle School Spring Sports starts March 27th 2023


MS Spring Sports Coaches:

MS Girls’ Softball

Coach: Thomas Beemer

MS Boys’ Baseball

Coach: Pete Dunbar

MS Lacrosse

Boys' Coach: Kyle Moodt
Girls' Coach: Sean Dowd

MS Track

Girls' Coaches: Jaclyn Donaldson-Hawkins
Emily Saccente
Boys' Coaches: Garret Watkins
Joshua Nicolas

MS Boys' Tennis

Coach: Dylan Belz


Online Sports Registration through Family ID

(Spring Sports March 27, 2023 Deadline )

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Bellport High School YouTube Live Sports



NYSPHSAA To Delay Fall Sports Start Date & Cancel Fall Championships

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In the News

BOE honors winter athletes

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During their May 17 meeting, the South Country Board of Education honored five athletes for their accomplishments during the winter sports season.
Ella Masem, Samir Bell, Cadence Howard, Jaiden Green and Camryn Howard each received certificates of recognition. Masem earned accolades for setting a new state record with the Section XI state intersectional relay team, and Bell received kudos for being named to the All-Long Island First Team for basketball along with leading his team to a Division 2 season championship. Siblings Cadence and Camryn Howard were acknowledged for their achievements on the wrestling mat. Both earned All-State honors, and Cadence was one of the first female wrestlers to compete in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s inaugural all-girls wrestling invitational tournament. Green received distinction for being an All-State wrestler.
The athletes’ coaches — Alic Johnsen, track; Peter Grossi, boys basketball; and Chuck Maragioglio, wrestling — were also acknowledged for their accomplishments along with athletic trainer Gina Harris, who was presented with the prestigious Henry Schein Medical Athletics and Schools 2023 Rising Star Award.

Date Added: 5/23/2023

Big Win for Girls Lax Team

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Congratulations to the varsity Girl's lacrosse team on their win last night against John Glenn. Their 13-4 win secured a draw in the Section XI playoffs for the first time in program history. The team finished with a regular season record of 10-6. This is one of the better records in program history. Good luck to the girls as they prepare for playoffs. The first-round playoff game time and location will be available at Congratulations to first-year coaches Courtney Pabst and Erin Cawley.

Date Added: 5/11/2023

Senior baseball players thank inspiring staff

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Appreciation was in the air as nine Bellport High School senior baseball players recently paid tribute to the staff members who made a major impact on them during their time in the South Country School District. The players each lent them their game jersey to display or wear on May 8 for their senior game.

Date Added: 5/10/2023

Bellport athletic trainer earns Rising Star Award

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South Country School District’s head athletic trainer, Gina Harris, has been recognized with a prestigious Henry Schein Medical Athletics and Schools 2023 Rising Star Award.

Harris was recognized as a distinguished athletic trainer following an application and nomination process. She was nominated by Bellport High School junior Brynn Johnson, who participates in a training program in which she shadows Harris.

The entire South Country school community is lucky to have the honor to call Gina Harris our athletic trainer,” said Patrick Hayes, the district’s director of health and physical education. “Mrs. Harris goes above and beyond on a daily basis to ensure that all athletes remain safe and return to play as quickly as possible. For her, it is more than a job; it is about the longstanding relationships that are forged here at Bellport High School. You cannot help but think of Gina when you hear of Bellport athletics.”

In honoring Harris, Henry Schein Athletics noted a few of her many contributions to Bellport High School, including running the athletic department’s rehabilitation programs, attending doctor’s appointments with her athletes, establishing a cardiac screening day for athletes, creating a summer workout program and developing her own work-based learning program, where students have the opportunity to shadow her.

“I feel incredibly fortunate for the opportunity to make a greater impact and to be an ambassador for this astounding profession,” Harris said of the recognition. “Thank you to Henry Schein Athletics and my community for recognizing me as the 2023 Rising Star. I'm honored to have even been nominated, and I'm beyond proud to be given a chance to represent such a supportive community.”

Harris, who started her career in South Country in August 2017, completed her undergraduate studies at SUNY Cortland and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in athletic training in 2013. She worked as an assistant athletic trainer at LIU Brooklyn while working on her Master of Science in exercise physiology and sports nutrition. As part of the LIU program, she worked with high-caliber athletes, including two-time Olympic medalist and world champion Brendon Rodney.

Harris is currently enrolled in a Master of Science program at Northeast College of Health Sciences to specialize in applied clinical nutrition and improve the necessary skills involved with injury prevention, recovery and sport performance.

The South Country School District extends its congratulations to Gina Harris on her impressive achievement.

Date Added: 4/11/2023

Bellport Softball Players Recognized

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The South Country School District congratulates senior Alexis D’Altorio and junior Aarilin Pitre for being named to Newsday’s Top 100 Long Island Softball Players list. Alexis was named for hitting a .480 with 15 RBIs and making 15 runs and stealing eight bases last season. Aarilin was recognized for batting a .365 with honors and 18 RBIs, making 24 runs and stealing 11 bases last season.

Date Added: 4/7/2023