07/27/14 2:15pm
07/27/2014 2:15 PM
Kieran Corcoran returning a shot Sunday morning when he and Chris Ujkic won their eighth straight men's doubles title in the Bob Wall Memorial Tournament. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Kieran Corcoran returning a shot Sunday when he and Chris Ujkic won their eighth straight men’s doubles title in the Bob Wall Memorial Tournament. (Credit: Garret Meade)

BOB WALL MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT

It takes two tennis players to form a doubles team, but Kieran Corcoran and Chris Ujkic play as one.

They share a great understanding, talking, flashing signals and encouraging each other on the court. (more…)

07/27/14 7:00am
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | The new bike path along River Road in Calverton.

When taking to the road this summer, be prepared for car trouble. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Midsummer is vacation time for a lot of us. Local beaches are starting to draw crowds, local restaurants are starting to fill up with “touristas” from points west, and angling is about to settle into the doldrums unless you’re one of those lucky enough to have friends who go offshore. So we travel, often with the trusty family camper, pickup, or sedan, machines we’ve probably taken for granted most of the year.  (more…)

07/26/14 9:35pm
07/26/2014 9:35 PM

TOMCATS 4, OSPREYS 1

Welcome to the league where parity is king.

This captivating horse race of a Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League regular season went down to the wire. With the top six teams running neck and neck in the standings, and a razor-blade thin difference between each of them, the scenario on Saturday was quite remarkable before teams played their 40th games of the 40-game season. All four playoff spots had finally been secured, but there was — get this — a four-way tie for first place.

How about that? (more…)

07/26/14 7:00am
Riverhead, Vineyards Golf Club Head Pro Louis de Kerillis on 1st Tee Box Par 5. (Credit: Joseph DeMaria)

Vineyards Golf Club Head Pro Louis de Kerillis on the first tee box. (Credit: Joseph DeMaria)

Ladies and gentlemen, the game of golf is in need of some help. Yes, Houston, we do, indeed, have a problem.

According to the National Golf Foundation, golf has lost nearly five million players in the last decade. The number of rounds played, along with club memberships, are down at most courses. And golf courses around the country are shutting their doors. (more…)

07/25/14 10:49pm
07/25/2014 10:49 PM
Rocky Point's John Drews, left, running shoulder to shoulder with Southold's Alex Lincoln. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Rocky Point’s John Drews, left, running shoulder to shoulder with Southold’s Alex Lincoln. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Don’t sell the Southold First Settlers short.

Sure, the First Settlers may get caught playing shorthanded every now and then, but they can’t be faulted for coming up short on effort. (more…)

07/24/14 5:00pm
07/24/2014 5:00 PM
Katie Hoeg brought Mattituck/Greenport/Southold five goals, two assists and six ground balls in its win over Center Moriches. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Katie Hoeg of Mattituck/Greenport/Southold will play in an all-star game Saturday. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

The first Long Island All-American lacrosse event will pit the top girls from Suffolk County against Nassau County this weekend. Five games will be played at Mitchell Field Athletic Complex in Uniondale, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday.  (more…)

07/23/14 12:00pm
Darius Strickland of Greenport rising up for a shot in a wild game against Hampton Bays. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Darius Strickland of Greenport rising up for a shot in a wild game against Hampton Bays. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Depending on your vantage point, it was either the best of playground basketball or perhaps the worst it can offer.

Greenport’s game against Hampton Bays on Monday night had a little bit of everything, including a team that rallied from an 11-point deficit to take the lead, some nifty moves, over-the-top physical play, three technical fouls, a double ejection for fighting and a team forced to finish with only four players. (more…)