No Liz Dwyer. No problem.
Well, not exactly.
As formidable a high school girls basketball team as Mattituck is, the defending Long Island Class B champions still ran into difficulties Thursday night in the absence of Dwyer, their standout player.
Mattituck is once again headed into the high school girls basketball playoffs.
Participating in the playoffs has become a Mattituck tradition in recent years. With a 52-50 road victory over Pierson/Bridgehampton last Thursday, the Tuckers secured a postseason place for the ninth time in 11 years, all under coach Steve Van Dood.
Pat McFarland had a career night. But even that wasn’t enough for the Southold High School boys basketball team on Friday the 13th.
In the first quarter of Friday’s game, McFarland nailed a three-point shot. A few moments later he hit another triple, all net, before swishing yet another trey in succession to the delight of the home fans.
One started to get a sense that it could be a special game for the Southold senior guard.
For Justin Lake, the payoff of a grueling high school wrestling match comes at the end, usually. That is when Lake’s right arm is raised by the referee, signifying he had won.
That’s the feeling Lake thrives on. “The feeling of getting your hand raised is incomparable to anything else,” said the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold junior. READ
One game shy of the midpoint of its season, it’s not too soon to issue the Mattituck High School girls basketball team’s mid-term grade. How does an “A” sound? READ
They just keep rolling, dominating and winning.
Friday was more of the same for the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold high school wrestling team.
The Tuckers ran their season record to 17-1 and their Suffolk County League VII mark to 3-0 with a 62-6 pounding at Bayport-Blue Point High School. Luke Bokina (120 pounds), T.J. Beebe (138), Chance Anderson (285) and Sean Feeney (99) all produced pins for the Tuckers, the four-time defending Section XI Division II champions.
A brown teddy bear that sits on Lorraine Reed’s bed is very much a part of her daily routine. Every night she talks to the bear and gives it a hug. The stuffed animal is important to her not so much for what it is as for who it reminds her of — her late husband, Phil Reed.
“That was my Phil, my big teddy bear,” she said as she showed off the bear in her East Islip home one cold December morning. READ
After the final buzzer signified the end of the Suffolk County Class B girls basketball final, Mattituck coach Steve Van Dood pumped his fist in the air triumphantly and his jubilant Tuckers embraced each other. READ
Its cool-minded approach to things, both on and off the golf course, came in handy for the Mattituck High School boys golf team in the pressure-filled Suffolk County League VII Tournament. The Tuckers not only won their third consecutive league tournament title, but did so in record fashion. READ
Competing on the grandest stage in New York State high school wrestling, Mattituck/Greenport/Southold did something it had never done before. Yet, what the Tuckers wanted most still eluded them. READ