Paul Ellwood dropped his clipboard to the floor in disgust. And if that didn’t get the attention of his players, the Mattituck High School boys basketball coach yelled to make his point to them. He didn’t like what he was seeing.
“We had guys trying to set up the offense who don’t usually do it,” he said. “We were a little chaotic at times. We got away from our normal team play and it got ugly.” READ
Given his druthers, Jude Swann would rather grab a rebound than score a point. As he sees it, there’s more value in a rebound since they’re harder to get.
Swann should know. He has pulled down in excess of 1,000 of them over his four-year career for Greenport High School. To be more precise, the 6-4 senior center’s latest haul of 11 boards in a 91-60 non-league win over visiting East Hampton Saturday brought his career total to 1,027 and counting. READ
Of all the names that filled Mattituck’s scorebook Friday night, there were no players named Mayhem, Chaos or Havoc. Coach Steve Van Dood joked that perhaps there should be, given the way his high school girls basketball team plays.
For all the new players Mattituck has — and despite the fact that the Tuckers lost six players to graduation, including all five starters — they still play the same game. Their pressure defense forces turnovers, turning steals into easy layups. READ
Malachi Boisseau doesn’t waste time. When the whistle blows to start a wrestling match, he goes right to work, bringing energy and a sense of extreme urgency. He wants to end the match in the first period, and for good reason.
“His biggest strength is the first period,” Mattituck/Greenport/Southold coach Cory Dolson said. “His biggest weakness is the third period.” READ
Man, talk about producing under pressure.
Clinging to a one-point lead in the fourth quarter of its Suffolk County League VII boys basketball game against Shelter Island, Southold was challenged with sinking several free throws down the stretch on Tuesday night. (more…)
Progress typically doesn’t come in dramatic leaps and bounds, but gradually. Step by step. Piecemeal.
The Southold/Greenport high school boys bowling team took two significant steps earlier this season when it won its first two matches in, well, an awfully long time. They were 30-3 and 27-6 wins over East Hampton. READ
One of the most notable coaching careers in Suffolk County high school girls volleyball was born with no prior notice or fanfare. READ
What’s all the buzz about?
The Killer Bees were in town. That would be the Bridgehampton Killer Bees, Greenport’s ancient high school boys basketball rivals. READ
Not only did the Mattituck High School girls basketball team lose its all-time leading scorer, Liz Dwyer, to graduation last year, but the Tuckers lost all five of their starters from last season. One might have expected them to hit a number of stumbling blocks and experience a good deal of growing pains as they adjusted this season to life after Dwyer.
So, is that how things have shaken out?
Not really. READ
The greatest season in Mattituck High School boys lacrosse history was a season of firsts. As in the first Suffolk County and first Long Island championships the Tuckers have ever won.
Not bad. READ