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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: Sarah Bunk


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: TBD

MS Track

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


Online Sports Registration through Family ID

(Spring Sports March 27, 2023 Deadline )

Family ID Website

NFHS Live Sports Bellport High School


Bellport High School YouTube Live Sports



NYSPHSAA To Delay Fall Sports Start Date & Cancel Fall Championships

Family ID Welcome Letter

Family ID Welcome Letter (Spanish)

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In the News

Bellport High School Wrestler Competes in State’s First Girls Wrestling Invitational

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Bellport High School senior Cadence Howard became one of the first wrestlers to compete in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s inaugural all-girls wrestling invitational tournament held in Syracuse on Jan. 27.

Howard, who has been wrestling since middle school, was one of 410 girls from across the state to compete in 13 weight classes. She showcased her impressive skills and earned fifth place in her weight class.

In addition to being a member of her school’s varsity wrestling team, Howard is on her school’s varsity cheer and varsity softball teams.

The South Country Central School District extends its congratulations to Cadence Howard on a job well done.

Date Added: 2/6/2023

Varsity athletes build bonds with elementary students

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Bellport High School varsity winter athletes spent time bonding with third grade students at Brookhaven Elementary School on Jan. 20 as part of the South Country School District’s social and emotional learning program Second Step.

The program was inaugurated this school year, with fall athletes visiting Kreamer Street Elementary School students.

Second Step aims to create lasting bonds between Bellport High School student-athletes and third graders in the district’s elementary schools. Serving as role models, the athletes shadow the third graders and support them in all aspects of their day, from lessons to assisting with academics and accompanying them to lunch.

Prior to the visit, all the student-athletes were trained in social and emotional learning techniques.

The program will continue during the spring sports season, when athletes will visit Verne W. Critz Elementary School.

Date Added: 1/25/2023

Bellport Football Players Earn All-State Honors

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Four Bellport High School varsity football players have earned All-State titles from the New York State Sportswriters Association. The athletes — Jason Hunt, Justin Miles, Donte Phillips and Luis Rodriguez — were named for their excellence on the field.

Date Added: 1/17/2023

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