While his Long Island community grieves, experts question the safety of a practice drill that led to the death of a high school student.
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399 HORSEBLOCK RD
FARMINGVILLE, NEW YORK, 11738
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By JOSE A. DELREAL - Friday Aug 18, 2017
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By Yaron Steinbuch - Friday Aug 11, 2017
The mother of a high school student killed in a freak offseason football accident thanked her supporters on Facebook, saying the family was “absolutely beyond devastated.” Joshua Mileto, 16, had been taking part in strength and conditioning drills at Sachem East High School in Farmingville on Thursday morning when a log the athletes were carrying...
- High schooler dies when log falls on him in football drill
By FRANK ELTMAN and KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press - Thursday Aug 10, 2017
FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A high school football player lifting a large log with teammates as part of a Navy SEALs-style drill was hit in the head by the log and died Thursday, raising questions about adapting such military training to young athletes.Joshua Mileto, a 16-year-old Sachem East High School junior, and about five of his teammates were carrying the log overhead when the accident happened at a preseason exercise camp supervised by a half-dozen coaches, Suffolk County police said.Sachem East graduate Carlin Schledorn, who played football as a junior, said carrying the log — about 12 feet (3.7 meters) long and the diameter of a utility pole — was a "team building" exercise.[...] Douglas Casa, of the University of Connecticut's Korey Stringer Institute, which works to improve safety for athletes, questioned the wisdom of having teenagers perform an exercise that involves carrying a heavy object and that was developed for Navy SEALs, "potentially a very different clientele."For high schools in Suffolk County, offseason practices are permitted as long as they are not mandated and are open to everyone, said Tom Combs, executive director of the athletic organization that oversees high school sports in the county.
- High school football player dies after 'horrific accident' during practice drill
By USA TODAY Sports - By USA TODAY Sports - Thursday Aug 10, 2017
A Sachem East High (Farmingville, N.Y.) football player died after an accident at practice on Thursday.
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