A reporter fully aware of the situation but feeling a bit mischievous, asked coach Mike Gunther what his Greenport/Southold high school girls volleyball team had to do to make it into the playoffs.
“Wait until next year,” was Gunther’s quick-witted reply.
The tears were kept to a minimum while the enjoyment was maximized by the Greenport/Southold high school field hockey team on Wednesday night.
From the pregame Senior Night ceremony at Greenport High School’s Dorrie Jackson Memorial Field to the 3-0 win over Babylon to the food and fun afterward, the evening was judged an all-around success for the Clippers.
They call her, for good reason, “The Flying Squirrel.”
More than anything, it’s a reference to Viki Harkin’s athleticism. At 5-foot-5, she has a vertical leap that can catch opponents by surprise, just like she has caught people by surprise with her ascension on the volleyball court.
Dig Pink? Dig this.
The Mattituck High School girls volleyball team dug its special black uniforms with the pink numbers and lettering for its annual Dig Pink match on Monday. Meanwhile, coach Frank Massa must have dug the way his team played.
With two games remaining in the regular season, Greenport/Southold/Mattituck high school football coach Jack Martilotta believes his team has one path to the playoffs. “We got to win out,” he said.
The Porters (3-3 Suffolk County Division IV) have home games remaining against Port Jefferson and Southampton/Pierson.
The night Rebecca Lillis has dreaded is fast approaching.
Lillis, the Greenport/Southold high school field hockey coach, was misty-eyed on the first day of preseason practice, knowing it was the beginning of the end.
At a school barbecue on Friday, Greenport High School senior Tashan Lawrence remarked that he could go for something to eat. Hearing this, math teacher Greg Dlhopolsky told him: “The food is literally 100 yards away. All you have to do is run.”
To that the sharp-witted Lawrence replied, “The only thing I run 100 yards for, Mr. D, is touchdowns.”
One player doesn’t make a high school football team. One player, on the other hand, can make a big difference.
And in the case of Greenport/Southold/Mattituck on Friday night, it was two players — seniors Kyle Schultz and Keegan Syron.
Where was Melanie Pfennig?
That was the question at the start of a recent practice for the Mattituck High School girls cross-country team. READ
First he hit the weight room. Now he’s hitting opponents.
Injuries had something to do with it. Then again, there was also the understanding that he had a senior season ahead of him and that was motivation enough for Kyle Schultz to commit to weight training and begin working out like a madman.