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West Islip Softball Celebrates Senior Day, Says Goodbye to Bob Tobey

Softball volunteer retiring after 19 years.

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.

Be sure to continue to check Patch for information regarding playoffs.

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 kaitlyn.piccoli@patch.com.

Chris Hillier May 18, 2012 at 10:59 AM
Thank you Bob and karen for your 19 years of hard work and dedication to our community you will both be misssed dearly.To former softball coaches Mr. Le Vien and Mr. Gagliardi what a class act for taking time out out to come by and thank Bob for all he did for this program and join us on this great day!!!!! To all the Seniors lets keep this season going strong as we move into the playoffs next Tuesday. You girls continue to work hard everyday . This is one very special team I am honored to be a part of this team and am enjoying this ride!!!!!!!! The second season now begins and you girl's will fight the fight.
Robert Le Vien May 18, 2012 at 03:34 PM
My best to Bob and Karen. they have been good friends for 19 + years. It is my hope that Bob makes it to the wall of fame in the high school for his many years of hard work and giving to the west islip sports programs. He has never asked for anything back. It is time to put him up on the wall of fame. Coach LeVien

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