Articles by

Joe Werkmeister

11/15/14 10:39am
Two accidents were reported on County Road 51 early Saturday morning. (Credit: Google Maps)

Two accidents were reported on County Road 51 early Saturday morning. (Credit: Google Maps)

A Cutchogue woman crashed into an unoccupied Southampton Town police car early Saturday morning on a closed roadway in Manorville as police and firefighters were responding to a single-car accident that seriously injured a Manorville man, Southampton Town police said. (more…)

11/08/14 12:30pm
Southold's Owen Klipstein and Mattituck's Melanie Pfennig, pictured at last week's state qualifier, were the top finishers for their teams at Saturday's state championship. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Southold’s Owen Klipstein and Mattituck’s Melanie Pfennig, pictured at last week’s state qualifier, were the top finishers for their teams at Saturday’s state championship. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

Mattituck sophomore Melanie Pfennig posted the top time for the Tuckers at Saturday’s cross country state championship at SUNY Canton.  (more…)

11/06/14 12:00pm
Mario Arreola (left) and Shayne Johnson will lead their respective teams into the regional finals Saturday. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mario Arreola (left) and Shayne Johnson will lead their respective teams into the regional finals Saturday. (Credit: Garret Meade)

The matchups for Saturday’s boys soccer regional finals have been set.

Mattituck will host Rye Neck  of Section I at 4 p.m. in Class B at Diamond in the Pines. Southold will follow with its regional final game against Rhinebeck of Section IX at 6 p.m. in Class C.  Admission for both games is $7. The times for both games were pushed back from their original listings Thursday afternoon. (more…)

11/01/14 5:34pm
McGann-Mercy quarterback KJ Santacroce lets go a pass as running back Reggie Archer blocks in front. (Credit: Bill Landon)

McGann-Mercy quarterback KJ Santacroce lets go a pass as running back Reggie Archer blocks in front. (Credit: Bill Landon)

KNIGHTS 48, MONARCHS 13

No more than a handful of plays into Saturday afternoon’s game, the pristine white road uniforms of McGann-Mercy High School were stained muddy brown.

The pounding rain, accompanied by gusts of wind, made for one sloppy day for football at John Glenn High School.  (more…)

11/01/14 8:00am
Mario Arreola (left) and Shayne Johnson will lead their respective teams into county championship games today. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mario Arreola (left) and Shayne Johnson will lead their respective teams into county championship games today. (Credit: Garret Meade)

UPDATE: Southold’s game has been postponed until Tuesday. Check back later for more details.

ORIGINAL STORY: Diamond in the Pines has become an annual destination for the Mattituck boys soccer team. Once again this afternoon, the Tuckers will play for a county championship. This time, looking for their fifth straight title.

Top-seeded Mattituck will play No. 2 Center Moriches at noon for the Class B title in Coram. The time of the game was moved up with poor weather in the forecast.  (more…)

10/29/14 5:44pm
Mattituck goalkeeper Emma Fasolino makes a save on Port Jefferson forward Jillian Colucci, who leads the county in goals scored this year. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Mattituck goalkeeper Emma Fasolino makes a save on Port Jefferson forward Jillian Colucci, who leads the county in goals scored this year. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

CLASS B SEMIFINALS  |  ROYALS 1, TUCKERS 0

Two days. Time was against the Mattituck girls soccer team to devise a plan to disrupt one of the most potent offenses in the county.

After Saturday’s overtime thriller against McGann-Mercy, the Tuckers returned to the practice field Monday with the realization that the top-seeded Port Jefferson Royals awaited Wednesday afternoon.  (more…)

10/25/14 7:04pm
Mattituck freshman Jane DiGregorio celebrates her game-winning goal Saturday against Mercy. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mattituck freshman Jane DiGregorio celebrates her game-winning goal Saturday against Mercy. (Credit: Garret Meade)

CLASS B PLAYOFFS  |  TUCKERS 3, MONARCHS 2

Mattituck coach Malynda Nichol presented freshman Jane DiGregorio two options early this season.

One would be to stay on the junior varsity, where as a quick, talented forward, she would undoubtedly score plenty of goals. The second option was to join the varsity, where her playing time would be limited, but she could experience the big club.  (more…)

10/24/14 11:24pm
McGann-Mercy students celebrated with the players on the field following Friday night's playoff-clinching win. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

McGann-Mercy students celebrated with the players on the field following Friday night’s playoff-clinching win. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

MONARCHS 28, WARRIORS 6

The bleachers were empty and most the McGann-Mercy football players were on their way to the locker room. Near the north end zone, where moments earlier the players chanted “playoffs! playoffs!” with classmates who stormed the field, Reggie Archer and some his fellow seniors remained.

The joy of the moment gave way to a bittersweet reality: they had likely just played their final home game at McGann-Mercy High School. (more…)