New Shared Gymnastics Team Earns Second


In its inaugural year, Islip’s new gymnastics team, shared with Bay Shore, took second place in the Suffolk County team championships.

The 10-member squad included seven Islip athletes: junior Leanne Robbins; freshman Madison Henke; eighth-graders Morgan Araujo, Courtney Autera, Antonia Castranova and Morgan Milton; and seventh-grader Kerin Spadaro. The team was rounded out by three students from Bay Shore: juniors Hayden Davidson and Mattea Gravina, and eighth-grader Skye Harper.

“It was my pleasure working with these girls,” said coach Robin Thomas. “They really were able to work together as one, as if they all represented one school. I think it is something really special to be able to unite two communities.”