On May 17 West Islip High School’s Girls Varsity Softball team celebrated Senior Day with a 10-0 victory over Central Islip. The girls finished regular season play with a 13-7 record, and will continue their season next week during payoffs.
Senior Day was especially bittersweet this year as the team said goodbye to Bob Tobey after 19 years of dedicated volunteer service to the Varsity Softball program. Bob and his wife, Karen, are retiring to Alabama and will be greatly missed here in West Islip. Former softball coaches Mr. Le Vien and Mr. Gagliardi were on hand to wish Bob well and thank him for his years of service. Coaches Jantzen and Crimi presented Bob with a bronze plaque in his name to be hung on the Varsity dugout.
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This article and photos were submitted by West Islip Patch reader Andre Coiro. Readers wishing to submit stories and photographs may do so by contacting local editor Kaitlyn Piccoli at firstname.lastname@example.org.