After years and years of giving signs to his baseball players, Mike Carver recognized a sign when it came his way.
Carver said for the past few years he had been mulling over whether to hang up his cleats as Southold High School’s baseball coach. When a doctor told him he needed both of his kneecaps replaced, that ultimately made the decision for him. READ
As one of Southold’s four seniors, Mario Contreras’ inclusion in the starting lineup Monday night was more sentimental than anything else. It was Senior Night, after all, at Southold High School.
By the time all was said and done, though, Contreras had put his own signature on the Suffolk County League VIII boys basketball game against Smithtown Christian. READ
This was as fine a farewell as the Bokina twins could have hoped for.
The two Mattituck High School seniors both won tournament titles in their final wrestling matches in their home gym and left with something more. Jack Bokina couldn’t have planned it any better, picking up what was announced as his 200th career win in his final. Meanwhile, Luke Bokina was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the 21st annual North Fork Invitational Saturday night. They both took titles from the tournament for the second time in three years. READ
Microphones were set up and a camera focused on the live action on the basketball court. The play-by-play announcer excitedly described the scene with the help of a color commentator by his side, feeding him statistics. Meanwhile, a sideline reporter was combing through the bleachers, searching for an interview. READ
After Center Moriches put up triple-digit points against Mattituck Wednesday night, Tuckers coach Paul Ellwood essentially told his players to forget about it like it never happened. Sometimes that’s the best way to approach a 58-point defeat. READ
Before Bella Masotti had even been handed the baton for the second leg of the 4×200-meter relay, she had already handled quite a workload in the Suffolk County League V Championships Sunday. The Mattituck High School freshman was tired after competing in the 55- and 300-meter events earlier, but they may have served as a good warmup for her. READ
As with just about any sprinter, Max Pasko felt he could have run faster. However, there were extenuating circumstances.
The Greenport/Southold sophomore has been dealing with shin splints and hamstring issues, but that didn’t prevent him from making a strong showing in the boys winter track League V Championships Saturday at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. READ
Greenport’s high-octane offense is fueled by its defense and lightning-quick transition. That quick-handed defense makes steals and produces turnovers. The points quickly add up and, voilá, the wins follow.
Shawn Petretti straddled two worlds while sitting in the bleachers Thursday night. The Mattituck High School principal had more than a casual interest in the high school wrestling match between Shoreham-Wading River and Mattituck/Greenport/Southold. That’s because his sons, John Carl and Tristan, both wrestle for Shoreham.
It was an intriguing case of a principal watching his own flesh and blood wrestle against the team he himself once coached in the Mattituck building where he works. Talk about conflicted interests. READ
Bishop McGann-Mercy has two Santacroces on its girls basketball team that opposing teams have to worry about: Melina and her younger sister, Gianna.
On Wednesday night it was Melina who caused the bulk of the damage against Southold/Greenport. The senior forward struck for a career-high 31 points as the Monarchs sunk Southold, 49-26, in a Suffolk County League VII game at Greenport High School. READ