The Greenport High School boys basketball team is brimming with confidence these days. So much so that senior center Sam Strickland Jr. stated several weeks ago that he had already made a room reservation for Glens Falls, the longtime site of the New York State final four. READ
A wealth of talent and the power of positive thinking combined for what amounted to the greatest season in the Mattituck High School girls basketball team’s history.
“It was a great, great time,” coach Steve Van Dood said, recalling his team’s rise to its first Suffolk County and Long Island championships last season. READ
The next generation of Porters has arrived.
While the Greenport High School boys basketball team has endured its struggles over the past two years, there has been talk about good, young players rising through the ranks. Help was on the way. Those good, young players have finally arrived in the form of freshman Ahkee Anderson and sophomores Jaxan Swann and Brandon Clark.
Different? Oh, yes. Running is much different in track and field than in football. For one thing, no one’s trying to hit you.
As a quarterback for the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School football team, Ryan Razzano was running to avoid being hit by 300-pound linemen. On the track, he is running to beat the clock.
Two years ago the New York State track and field championships were held at the University of Albany. Kait Butterfield was there, and the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School athlete was impressed by the facility. Impressed enough to get her thinking about her future.
Life’s twists and turns can form some unforeseen developments. Lucas Grigonis knows full well.
Back during the 2004-05 high school boys basketball season, Grigonis was a senior playing for Southold. That season also happened to be the late Phil Reed’s first season in Southold as Jeff Ellis’ assistant coach.
The Southold/Greenport high school girls basketball team has a new coach, but then again, Skip Gehring isn’t really new to basketball or the Clippers.
If there is such a thing as a coaching version of a gym rat, it would be Gehring. One only needs to look back to last season to see that.
Brian McGrane, the Oswego State women’s soccer coach, didn’t know what to expect when he first received an email from Melissa Siegfried, a goalkeeper from Mattituck inquiring about trying out for the NCAA Division III team as a walk-on.
So, Corinne Reda was asked, what is your role on the Mattituck High School girls basketball team this coming season?
“To help us win,” she answered before the team’s first preseason practice on Monday. READ
Being a smart high school wrestler, Tanner Zagarino prepared as best he could for the first official day of practice. The senior trained all summer, knowing that with each day that passed by, he was one day closer to Mattituck/Greenport/Southold’s first practice. READ