OBHS Celebrates Outstanding Athletes
The Winter Varsity Sports Season is heating up and headed to the play-offs in Oyster Bay. Many fine young athletes have excelled this season and were chosen by the Oyster Bay High School coaches as Athletes of the Month for February, 2017.
When asked about his choice, Fencing Coach John Bruckner said, “The Girls’ Fencing Team's Athletes of the Month are Jodi Yeh and Katie Devereaux. Both girls are in their 5th year in OB's fencing program, both are in their 4th Varsity season and are juniors and co-captains. Jodi has a 29-0 season record and Katie has a 29-2 record. They finished #1 and #2 in County season standings and are All County First Team and All Long Island fencers in foil."
For the Boys Fencing Team Athlete of the Month, Coach Bruckner chose Alex Gelabert saying, “Alex Gelabert is the Boy's Fencing Teams Athlete if the Month. A senior, Alex is in his 6th year in OB's fencing program. He has a season record of 25 wins and 3 losses. He finished #2 in season standings and is All County First Team and All Long Island in foil.”
The Boys Varsity Basketball Coach Brian Boyle had this to say about his selection, “Anthony Reilly is averaging 17.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 5 assists per game. He had a career high against East Rockaway where he scored 27 pts and had 15 rebounds in that game. Anthony is a player who leads by example and has an unselfish style of play that is the best part about his game. He was recognized in Newsday’s preseason Top 50 players to watch list on Long Island. He has not disappointed one bit and is having a great first season with the Baymen.”
In his first season as head coach of the Baymen Varsity Wrestling Team, Coach John Brush has had a great run. Coach Brush said, “Jack Wieboldt has been a member of the Varsity Wrestling team for the past three years, starting in his freshman year. During that time, he has reached tremendous success. Jack is a three time All County Wrestler reaching the county finals in the last two years of the county championship tournaments. Jack has also placed in numerous tournaments during his career. This year he has placed in the Valley Stream North Tournament, the Sachem Tournament and the Syosset Tournament.
Jack's success is due to his work ethic, dedication and discipline. He is a true team leader and always with sportsmanship. Jack is a fierce competitor which helped him reach the success he has had so far. With his dedication his success will continue to grow.”
Erica Duke is having an astounding Winter Track season. It is no surprise that Coach Kevin Cotter chose her as Athlete of the Month saying, “Erica Duke is the Girls' Winter Track Athlete of the month. After becoming a Conference Champion in the Long Jump with a jump of 16'6, Erica was able to record a new school record-setting triple jump of 34 feet- over a foot longer than anyone else in the competition. In the county meet, which featured over 25 teams, Erica again improved on her performance in both events. By 1/4 of an inch Erica won the triple jump with a distance of 35'1. She was second in the long jump with a distance of 16'11.25. Erica is the team’s first County Champion in many years, and hopes to become the first member of the girls' team to ever qualify for the State Championships.”