Over the last several years Pierson High School has expanded to offer seven different varsity sports programs during the fall season, with whispers of adding an eighth for girls tennis, which already has a team competing at the junior varsity level. We admire the coaches and players involved in these sports, as well as Athletic Director Todd Gulluscio and his staff, and recognize the challenges they face in keeping all seven programs afloat with such a limited pool of student-athletes to choose from.
We like nothing more than to sing the praises of these student-athletes, capturing the glory of victory and, unfortunately, the agony of defeat, on our sports page, which is far too often limited by space constraints. Just as our newspaper begins to grow smaller with the arrival of the offseason, the young athletes of Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton begin to shine brightest. This week we celebrate the Pierson-Bridgehampton boys soccer team for winning a league title, as well as six girls cross country runners who have their eyes set on a Suffolk County championship. Pierson’s top two golfers over the weekend shot a 1-over par 73 on the championship course at the Sebonack Golf Club to win a tournament between schools from Southampton Town. And this is to say nothing of the resurgent girls volleyball program and what seems to be our perennially strong field hockey team.
Pierson’s fall athletes this year have been nothing short of outstanding and deserve to be recognized on our pages. So we will be doing our best this fall, winter and spring to expand our sports page. We are reaching out and partnering with local business owners to help with our efforts and to keep our sports coverage as diverse and as thorough as possible.