Northport, NY – The Northport High School badminton team is the best in Suffolk County.
The team won its first county championship by defeating the previously undefeated Half Hollow Hills 5-4, according to the school district.
Coach Craig Stanton described the win as a “story ending” after the team had previously lost only one game during the season to the same team that had been defeated in the tournament.
“We must avenge our only loss,” he said in the statement. “[The team has] Lots of health and lots of courage.”
Stanton threw a special shout out to the 11 seniors on the team: James Collier, Maxwell Debrino, Thomas Fitzgerald, Robert Gonzalez, William Herbst, Sean Kotz, Spencer Meyer, Conor Mulligan, Frank Rasisei, Noah Rosenzweig and Thomas Serra.