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Shoreham-Wading River athletic director Mark Passamonte was honored last week with a proclamation from Legislator Sarah Anker for his effort to “reform sports safety measures with the Shoreham-Wading River School District.” READ

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07/24/15 5:00pm

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A moment after the gunshot-like crack of the bat, he was dead.

On May 9, the 15-year-old Shoreham-Wading River student technically died while playing baseball in Rocky Point. His heart stopped when a line drive hit him in the chest. It was the worst nightmare for parents, players, coaches and everyone involved: On a Little League field meant for fun and celebration, a young life was on the verge of slipping away.  (more…)

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Shoreham-Wading River athletic director (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Shoreham-Wading River athletic director Mark Passamonte addressed the school board Tuesday night. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Shoreham-Wading River school board members are in agreement with athletic director Mark Passamonte’s recommendation to ban student athletes from using their own safety equipment like helmets and shoulder pads.

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The Shoreham-Wading River football team during the Long Island Championship game in November. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk, file)

The Shoreham-Wading River football team during the Long Island Championship game in November. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk, file)

The Shoreham-Wading River school board is expected to discuss safety issues when it comes to sports equipment in the district — namely, whether athletes should be banned from using their own helmets, according to Tuesday’s meeting agenda.

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07/22/2014 1:00 PM
As eighth-graders, former Shoreham students Kari Quinn (left), Nick Bottari and Kaitlyn Brosco all excelled on varsity in their respective sports. (File photos)

As eighth-graders, former Shoreham students Kari Quinn (left), Nick Bottari and Kaitlyn Brosco all excelled on varsity in their respective sports. (File photos)

After years of debate, the Shoreham-Wading River’s athletics program now has a “selective classification” policy on the books.  (more…)

02/26/14 2:00pm
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As eighth-graders, former Shoreham students Kari Quinn (left), Nick Bottari and Kaitlyn Brosco all excelled on varsity in their respective sports. (File photos)

Shoreham-Wading River inched closer to adopting a selection classification policy, an issue that’s been the point of contention in the district for several years. Athletic director Mark Passamonte, who began the position in January, outlined a policy to the Board of Education at Tuesday night’s meeting that will allow for middle school students to be brought up to varsity or junior varsity sports under a specific set of guidelines.  (more…)

02/01/14 10:00am
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JOE WERKMEISTER PHOTO | Shoreham-Wading River athletic director Mark Passamonte spent the last six years as a principal at Canton Central School.

In early January, Shoreham-Wading River welcomed Mark Passamonte as its newest athletic director. A SUNY/Cortland graduate with a teaching and coaching background, Mr. Passamonte, 45, most recently was a high school principal at Canton Central School for the past six years. (more…)