Before he gave his halftime talk to his Mattituck High School boys basketball team, coach Paul Ellwood had a personal message for Xavier Allen after his sophomore guard had missed all four of his foul shots in the first half.
“I don’t want you to listen to anything I have to say at halftime,” he told him. “I just want you go get back out there and get on the foul line.” (more…)
About 20 minutes before his high school girls basketball team took on the always-dangerous Liz Dwyer and Mattituck Thursday, Shoreham-Wading River coach Adam Lievre announced to his team that it was going to deploy a new defensive strategy: a 3-2 zone defense.
“We didn’t even practice it and we ran it really well,” Lievre said. READ
Southold High School boys bowling coach John Meyers’ goals are relatively simple for this season.
“I have a lot of new bowlers this year,” he said. “I’m hoping to get better than the year before. That’s my goal.” READ
If you are a soccer goal scorer, there is a good chance you will be fouled, tripped, knocked down, kicked or physically manhandled by the opposition. Like it or not, it comes with the territory. READ
Next stop, Cortland.
The Southold/Greenport girls continued their historic and magical season Friday by reaching the New York State Class C soccer tournament for the first time.
Mattituck senior midfielder-striker Axel Rodriguez has been on both sides of 6-0 results in the boys soccer postseason during his high school career. This one definitely left a sour taste in his mouth.
Seconds after the final whistle of Pierson/Bridgehampton’s 1-0 victory over Southold in the Suffolk County Class C boys soccer final Saturday, an emotional Ryan Herrmann fell to a crouch and held his head in his hands in disbelief.
As they slowly walked off the field at Islip High School Friday night, there was not a dry eye among the Mattituck Tuckers.
The girls soccer team just played the game of its lives, going toe to toe with undefeated Babylon in the Suffolk County Class B championship game before enduring an excruciating 2-1 overtime loss. READ
On an emotional night for the Southold/Greenport girls soccer team, Grace Syron celebrated the squad’s first Suffolk County title in 30 years in the best way possible.
She scored the first two goals in a 3-0 victory over The Stony Brook School in the Class C championship game at Islip High School Friday night and dedicated the win to her late mother. Kathleen Syron passed away on Sept. 15. READ
Southold certainly wasn’t a long shot to win in the Suffolk County Class C boys soccer semifinals.