Basketball top shooters compete


The Town of Islip Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs held its annual Sharpshooter Basketball competition for the first time since 2020, after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

Dozens of boys and girls in the fourth and fifth grades competed in the event.

“The Sharpshooter competition is a fun-filled event that brings together elementary school students and proud parents from across the town,” said Islip supervisor Angie Carpenter. “Congratulations to all the kids who participated, and to those who placed in the competition,” she added.

Carpenter was joined by councilman James O’Connor, councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen, and deputy commissioner, parks, recreation and cultural affairs, Deirdre Wahlberg.

The following boys and girls finished in the Top 3 of their age category:


1st- 4th Grade Girls: Savannah St. John, Sunrise Drive Elementary

2nd- 4th Grade Girls: Samara Tahir, Paul J. Bellow Elementary

3rd-4th Grade Girls: Esly Peraza, Laurel Park Elementary


1st- 4th Grade Boys: Austin Sepulveda, Academy Street Elementary

2nd-4th Grade Boys: John Martinez, Lincoln Ave. Elementary

3rd-4th Grade Boys; Carlos Guzman, Hemlock Park


1st-5th Grade Girls: Kayley Obloj, Oquenock Elementary

2nd-5th Grade Girls: Morgan Devane, Lincoln Ave. Elementary

3rd-5th Grade Girls: Kensie Cifuentes, Cherry Avenue Elementary


1st-5th Grade Boys: Derek Spencer, Helen B. Duffield Elementary

2nd-5th Grade Boys: Andrew McQuade, Sycamore Ave. Elementary

3rd-5th Grade Boys: Anthony Brink, Sunrise Drive Elementary


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