05/23/17 11:49pm

When it came to putting together a 4×100-meter relay team, eighth-grader Bella Masotti seemed like a natural fit with veterans Alya Ayoub, Amy Macaluso and Meg Dinizio. For one thing, Masotti brought one quality that cannot be coached or bought: pure speed.

“She’s a speedy Gonzalez,” Macaluso, a senior, said. “Meg and Alya and I have been on the team together for a while now, but Bella just kind of fit right in like a little sister.”
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05/16/17 12:36pm

Southold/Greenport has waited 20 years to return to the high school softball playoffs, and now that the Clippers are finally back in the postseason, there’s more waiting.

Since Southold doesn’t have any opposition for the Suffolk County Class C title or the Southeast Region semifinals, the Clippers advance directly to a regional final on June 3. The opponent and site are to be determined.
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05/12/17 9:12pm

It meant extending their regular season by two days and surviving an epic 19-inning game that took two days to complete, but the Mattituck Tuckers found the extra effort worthwhile.

The Suffolk County League VIII baseball game between Mattituck and host Southampton that started Wednesday was finally brought to an end Friday thanks in good part to Bryce Grathwohl. The sophomore pitched all six innings that were played Friday and came through with his first career home run in the 19th inning, bringing Mattituck a 5-4 triumph and a share of the league championship, half of which belongs to Southampton. Both teams finished the regular season 15-5 overall and in the league.
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05/12/17 5:55am

There may be nothing Jordan Fonseca likes better in baseball than making a nice fielding play. The Greenport High School shortstop/pitcher has made his share of exceptional plays, too.

One that stands out in coach Mike Sage’s memory occurred earlier this season. This is how he described the play: Fonseca, playing shortstop, moved to his left to get the ball, went down and was flat on his back before somehow making the throw to first base. “The ball was a strike,” said Sage.
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05/10/17 10:28pm

Wednesday’s Mattituck-Southampton matchup offered just about everything one could ask of a high school baseball game. It had quality pitching, exceptional play in the field and big hits, not to mention excitement, drama and suspense.

Yet, what may be most amazing of all is this: The game isn’t over yet.
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