Immediately after one drama ended, another began.
To see players crying on Bayport-Blue Point’s side of the volleyball net could be expected. The Phantoms, after all, had just lost. But there were also tears on Mattituck’s side, where the Tuckers had congregated in a victory pile. They were tears of joy, however. READ
Julie Milliman isn’t one to dwell on statistics or records. What really counts to the Mattituck High School girls cross-country coach are the smiles on the faces of her runners. READ
So much for this being the year of the outsider.
If there was a year in which an outsider was to wrench the Suffolk County League VII boys golf championship from the hands of Mattituck and Eastport-South Manor, which had dominated the league for years, it was this year. Before the season teed off, Mattituck coach Paul Ellwood proclaimed the race for the league title “wide open.” READ
The Mattituck High School girls volleyball team knows there’s no place like home. So the Tuckers kept telling themselves that, clicked their heels together and their wish appears to have come true.
By wrapping up its regular season Monday night with a 25-15, 25-16, 25-11 road win over Hampton Bays, Mattituck secured second place in Suffolk County League VII. But, more importantly, the Tuckers also earned what coach Frank Massa believes will be a home Suffolk Class B playoff match against Bayport-Blue Point on Nov. 2. READ
It isn’t the wins, losses and statistics that Liz Dwyer is going to remember as much as the human moments, the fun times she enjoyed while playing tennis for Mattituck High School. She’ll remember the sign language she developed with her practice partner, Emily Mowdy, so they could let each other know during a match whether they were winning or losing. She’ll remember the laughs shared during practices.
Tyrus Smiley has a way of making people smile.
Smiley is a fun-loving guy who likes to laugh and make others laugh as well. He could be described as the team clown, but make no mistake, when Smiley is on the field, he’s all business. READ
Call it the Amityville horror. It’s Friday the 13th, after all.
Amityville arrived at Greenport High School’s Dorrie Jackson Memorial Field with a 1-4 record. But if any high school football team proves that win-loss records can be misleading, it’s Amityville. Sure, the Warriors had lost four of their first five games, but look at who they lost to. As the fourth-seeded team in Suffolk County Division IV, Amityville plays a rough schedule. Those four losses came to Babylon, three-time defending Long Island champion Shoreham-Wading River, Mount Sinai and Miller Place. All tough teams. READ
Chelsea Marlborough tried and tried again. The Mattituck High School sweeper launched a variety of shots from a variety of angles on the field and each time came away empty-handed. After a while, the senior could only look toward her team bench following a miss and smile.
In a sentimental gesture, Marlborough was moved to the front line in the second half in an effort to get her a goal in her final regular-season soccer game Thursday at Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. She was saved by goalkeeper Olivia Maxwell once, but missed the mark on her five other attempts. The final one of those shots bounced off the top of the crossbar.
“Sometimes it doesn’t roll your way, I guess, but she definitely played a great game,” said Mattituck coach Stephen LiRosi. READ
What may be the longest road trip in Suffolk County high school sports continues.
The Bishop McGann-Mercy girls volleyball team is a team without a home. Because of work being done in Mercy’s gym, the Monarchs haven’t been able to use it at all for practices or matches this season. READ
Not all wins are equal. Some are bigger, and harder to come by, than others. And some wins are just monumental.
The Mattituck High School girls volleyball team experienced the latter, not once, but twice within a 13-day span. READ