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06/11/16 3:42pm

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It all ended for Jack Dufton with a Coke and a smile.

Following the New York State Public High School Athletic Association track and field championships last year when he finished 23rd in the pentathlon, Dufton resolved to cut out bad foods from his diet and abstained from drinking soda. “I wanted to come back bigger, stronger, healthier,” said the Mattituck High School senior.

And he did. The results spoke for themselves.

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06/10/16 4:18pm

Riverhead Tomcats pitcher Corbin Burnes 061016

Everyone wants to be wanted, and when you’re a baseball player, there is nothing like being wanted by a major league team.

Corbin Burnes knows the feeling well. On Friday, Burnes, a former player for the Riverhead Tomcats of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers. Burnes, a junior righthanded pitcher for St. Mary’s College (California), was selected in the fourth round with the 111th overall pick on the second day of the MLB Draft. READ

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06/07/16 6:00am

North Fork Ospreys pitcher Greg Marino 060616

The pieces have quickly fallen into place for the North Fork Ospreys. Fielding. Hitting. Pitching. It has all been there.

That surely was the case for the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League team Monday as pitchers Greg Marino and Tevita Gerber combined for a one-hitter in a 3-1 defeat of the Southampton Breakers at Stony Brook Southampton.
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06/05/16 4:00pm

Mattituck:Greenport:Southold lacrosse player Rob Kruszeski 060416

Reaching the Suffolk County Class C final for the first time last year was an exciting thing for the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold boys lacrosse team. However, the Tuckers were looking for more this time around when they returned to the title game on Wednesday. One gets the sense that losing to Babylon in the county final for the second straight year is already getting old for them.

It can also serve as motivation for next year. READ

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06/04/16 8:14pm

Mattituck track athlete Jack Dufton 060416

Jack Dufton has never met Keith Reda, but he’s been chasing after him for three years. On Saturday, Dufton passed by him.

Dufton broke a Mattituck High School pentathlon record that had been on the books and owned by Reda for 26 years. By winning the 1,500-meter run, the final phase of the pentathlon in the Section XI Individual Championships/state qualifier, with a time of 4 minutes 23.50 seconds, Dufton totaled 3,017 points. That left him in second place behind West Islip junior Andrew Lauriquet (3,140), but surpassed the mark of 2,933 that Reda set in 1990. READ

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06/03/16 9:09pm

Shoreham-Wading River track athlete Katherine Lee 060316

Katherine Lee doesn’t like running in a crowd. Her preference is to pull ahead of the pack and do her own thing.

So, the Shoreham-Wading River High School sophomore took and held the lead for the first half of the 3,000-meter final in the Section XI Individual Championships/state qualifier on Friday at Port Jefferson High School. At the same time, Lee had company. Bay Shore junior Bridget Kanaley wasn’t far behind.
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