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Message From the Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools

 

Dear Southampton Community,

 You may have seen media reports regarding our girls varsity basketball team being ineligible for the playoffs due to playing one additional non-league game. Unfortunately, our appeal to Suffolk County’s athletic council has been denied and, due to time constraints, we have been told we cannot further appeal to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.

 To say we are disappointed is an understatement. We fully understand there was a miscommunication and a rule was broken. However, we do not believe our student-athletes should be punished due to a simple human error. These athletes have worked exceptionally hard throughout the season and deserved an opportunity to showcase their talents and athleticism in the playoffs.

Despite this decision, we are proud of these young ladies and commend the team for their resilience during this difficult situation.

Regards,

The Southampton UFSD Board of Education and

Dr. Nicholas Dyno, Superintendent of Schools