Now there are no ifs, ands or buts. Mattituck/Southold is headed into the high school boys lacrosse playoffs.
An 11-7 loss at Port Jefferson on Wednesday had raised some question about the playoffs being in Mattituck’s near future. So the Tuckers did what they had to do Friday to erase that doubt. They beat Bellport, 12-4, in the final regular-season game for both teams. READ
The intense rivalry between the Mattituck and Southampton high school baseball teams has produced some memorable games over the years (including a wild 19-inning game last year that took two days to complete). Jem Sisco added an interesting chapter to that history Saturday when the Southampton pitcher threw a two-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts on his home field. The senior righthander with a dramatically high leg kick, had a no-hitter going through 4 1/3 innings before turning in his first complete game of the season, a 3-0 Suffolk County League VIII triumph. READ
Nowadays, the Mattituck/Southold girls lacrosse players can chuckle at the memory. Once upon a time, though — not all that long ago, really — the Tuckers lost a lot. Wins were hard to come by for the developing team as it struggled to find its way. So when one of the players spoke about how nice it would be to win a state championship one day, laughter would follow, as if to say, it’s never going to happen.
In the track and field world, where athletes can be clearly defined as jumpers, throwers, sprinters, middle-distance runners or long-distance runners, there is no easy way to classify Justin Lake. He can virtually do it all. READ
These identical twins with identical win-loss records don’t have identical playing styles, but they believe their tennis games are fairly similar.
Jacob and Xavier Kahn, Greenport’s only representatives on the Southold/Greenport boys team, make a good match for each other. Although Xavier has played first singles for most of the season, Jacob defeated his brother in a recent challenge match to take the No. 1 position away from him. READ