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03/27/15 8:03pm
Mattituck/Greenport/Southold's Tyler Seifert puts a shot on goal despite the efforts of Bishop McGann-Mercy's Andrew Glasgow. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mattituck/Greenport/Southold’s Tyler Seifert puts a shot on goal despite the efforts of Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Andrew Glasgow. (Credit: Garret Meade)

TUCKERS 17, MONARCHS 1

His playing time is limited to brief, sporadic appearances on the lacrosse field. Then, once his job is done, he quickly scoots off the field for a substitute, and waits on the sideline until his skills are called for again. And while he is not asked to produce goals or assists, his value to the team is unquestioned.

The face-off man is the ultimate specialist. His job is to win possessions for his team. Nothing else.

Dylan Marlborough does his job quite well, sometimes exceedingly well. Friday was one of those times. (more…)

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03/26/15 5:00pm

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The long jump is one of the events Mattituck sophomore Alya Ayoub excels in. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

The long jump is one of the events Mattituck sophomore Alya Ayoub excels in. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

If the athletes on the Mattituck High School girls track and field team have a noticeable bounce in their step these days, it may be because they have a brand new track to run on this year, a blue surface that gives runners some bounce.

The Tuckers recently did away with their old cinder track and have modernized with an all-weather surface. They have already seen the benefits of the new track. For one thing, they have been able to hold some outdoor practices that they might otherwise not have been able to had the cinder track still been in place.

“It’s just a different feeling coming out there than in the past from my experience as well as the girls,” coach Chris Robinson said. “They’re very excited about it. I’m very excited about it. The coaches are very excited about it.” (more…)

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03/25/15 5:00pm
Mattituck junior Jack Dufton, center, shown running in a meet against Elwood/John Glenn last year, has the ability to compete in a variety of events. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Mattituck junior Jack Dufton, center, shown running in a meet against Elwood/John Glenn last year, has the ability to compete in a variety of events. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

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It was bitterly cold last Thursday, but that didn’t stop the brave souls who went about their business, training and running on Mattituck High School’s new track.

As if to mark the occasion for posterity, one of the coaches, watch in hand, announced that these were the first “time trials” on the track. History in the making. Jack Dufton was up to it. The Mattituck junior was the first boy to finish 800 meters in 2 minutes 16 seconds.

“It feels great,” Dufton said of the running surface, a dramatic improvement over the cinder track the Tuckers used to run on. “Never would have been able to get a time like that on the old track.” (more…)

03/24/15 9:55pm

Former Mattituck High School star Cameron Burt has been assigned to play for the North Fork Ospreys in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League this coming summer. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound right-handed pitcher is a freshman at Queens College.

Two former Shoreham-Wading River High School players have also been placed on HCBL teams. Tyler Osik, a freshman infielder for Coker College (S.C.), will play for the Riverhead Tomcats. Jack Massa of Shoreham, a freshman catcher at Canisius College, will join the Westhampton Aviators. (more…)

03/24/15 7:00pm
Marcos Perivolaris of Mattituck was a first team all-state player last year as well as the League VIII most valuable player. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Marcos Perivolaris of Mattituck was a first team all-state player last year as well as the League VIII most valuable player. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

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End the season with a win.

Only one high school baseball team that makes it into the New York State Class B playoffs will be able to do that: the state champion.

That is what Mattituck is shooting for. It’s an ambitious goal, but the Tuckers aren’t shying away from it. They’re aiming to finish on top. (more…)

03/23/15 5:00pm
Mattituck's top singles player, Garrett Malave, went 13-4 and was a conference quarterfinalist last year. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Mattituck’s top singles player, Garrett Malave, went 13-4 and was a conference quarterfinalist last year. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

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It’s simple math. Four points produce a win in a 7-point game.

The Mattituck High School boys tennis team can feel pretty good about how it will get 3 of those points. The Tuckers are top-heavy. Their top three singles players — Garret Malave, Parker Tuthill and Andrew Young — are still swinging rackets.

But the question remains: Just where will that fourth point come from? (more…)

03/23/15 10:00am
Dave Gruner, 74, of Jamesport strung together game scores of 278, 254 and 289 for an 821 series at Wildwood Lanes in Riverhead on March 12. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Dave Gruner, 74, of Jamesport strung together game scores of 278, 254 and 289 for an 821 series at Wildwood Lanes in Riverhead on March 12. (Credit: Garret Meade)

SPORTS DESK/Bob Liepa

In bowling, 300 is unquestionably the sexy number. Dropping down 300 pins in one game is perfection.

Even so, other numbers can be more desirable and more appreciated.

Meet Mr. 800. Well, Mr. 821, to be exact. (more…)

03/19/15 5:00pm
Southold/Greenport catcher Rosemary Volinski is one of the veterans among a turnout of about 36 players. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Southold/Greenport catcher Rosemary Volinski is one of the veterans among a turnout of about 36 players. (Credit: Garret Meade)

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Quantity can lead to quality in high school softball. The more players a coach has to choose from, the better a team’s chances for winning. Large numbers can produce a big number in the win column.

Numbers are what coach Lori Marra saw when she walked into the Southold High School gym last week for Southold/Greenport’s first practice. Over 30 players had gathered. The turnout surprised Marra and some of the players themselves.

Where did all these players come from? (more…)

03/18/15 2:00pm
Trish Brisotti, right, one of Mattituck/Greenport/Southold's two seniors, is a two-time all-division player headed for LIU Post. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Trish Brisotti, right, one of Mattituck/Greenport/Southold’s two seniors, is a two-time all-division player headed for LIU Post. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

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Matt Maloney, the new name in the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold high school girls lacrosse program, carefully avoided mentioning player names during an 11-minute interview on Monday. As the Tuckers’ new coach sees it, that was in keeping with his emphasis on the team concept.

Ironically, Maloney takes over a team that is starting to make a name for itself. Last year, in their fifth varsity season, the Tuckers (9-7) completed their first winning season and reached the playoffs for the first time. They lost to Shoreham-Wading River in a Suffolk County Class C Tournament outbracket game. (more…)

03/17/15 10:00am
Jack DiGregorio, an all-division midfielder, tallied 20 goals and 16 assists last season. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Jack DiGregorio, an all-division midfielder, tallied 20 goals and 16 assists for Mattituck/Greenport/Southold last season. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

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The icy chill in the air didn’t dampen John Amato’s spirits. That may be because, the cold weather aside, the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold high school boys lacrosse coach had other things to feel good about.

As he watched his players zip passes and take shots during drills at Mattituck High School on Friday, Amato spoke excitedly about his team’s prospects for the coming season. (more…)