The Pierson Whalers varsity basketball team was further honored by Section XI for its stellar 2011-2012 season. The Whalers finished with a regular season record of 10-4, eventually reaching the Long Island Class C championship game before falling to East Rockaway. Sophomores Joey Butts and Ian Barrett were both named to the All-League team, while junior Pat Sloane was given the Unsung Hero Award.
The Lady Whalers Softball team dropped its second game of the season this week to the visiting Bayport-Blue Point Phantoms. The Phantoms jumped on the Lady Whalers early, scoring 3 runs in the top of the first, and steadily expanding on that lead as the game progressed. The Whalers responded in the bottom of the same inning, when -— with runners on second and third — Melanie Stafford hit a 2-RBI single to a gap in right field. Kasey Gilbride added a 2 outs, solo home run of her own in the bottom of the seventh. In the end, the Phantoms proved too much, winning 10-4.Despite the loss, the Whalers are still in charge of their season, currently holding a record of 5-2. The Lady Whalers next play on Monday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. when they travel to Mount Sinai.
Ross Cosmos Tennis is back to its winning ways this week after dropping yet another non-league match last week. Ross first beat Eastport/South Manor (2-5) at home in a 6-1 decision on Wednesday, April 18. The team then traveled to take on the combined East Hampton/Bridgehampton/Pierson team (3-5) on Monday, April 23, this time 5-2.