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Sports Club for the Win

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Woodhull Elementary School students are working to stay healthy as they take part in the building’s afterschool sports club.

As part of the club, the students will form “The Gulls” basketball team and participate in basketball games against other area schools.

The Gulls opened the season with a tremendous victory over the Emmanuel Lutheran School team and followed up with another victory against the West Sayville Christian School junior varsity team. The team has two squads that rotate in so everyone gets a chance to play, and indeed every student has already scored points.

While the teams do keep score, Gulls coach Anna Bainbridge does not. "Their teamwork and passing were terrific," she noted, preferring to concentrate on the quality of playing and sportsmanship rather than the quantity of points. Sixth-grader and point guard Aidan Oviedo-Torres commented that, "For our first time playing as a team, we shot very well and knew our role on the team."

Woodhull looks forward to more excellent playing in the remainder of the season.