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…)

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07/22/14 11:32pm
07/22/2014 11:32 PM
Riverhead's starting pitcher, Zach Hamilton, pitched five scoreless innings during which he held North Fork to one hit. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Riverhead’s starting pitcher, Zach Hamilton, pitched five scoreless innings during which he held North Fork to one hit. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

OSPREYS 3, TOMCATS 2

Like the blinding orange orb in the evening sky that descended on a slight arc toward left field at Jean W. Cochran Park, the sun is setting on the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League regular season.

The race for the playoffs is tight, remarkably tight. Like a game of musical chairs, six contending teams are cautiously circling, eyeballing the four playoff spots. When the music stops playing, two of those teams will be left standing, and disappointed.

Given the circumstances, the value of every win is magnified. Who knows how much good the North Fork Ospreys did for themselves by pulling off the stunning escape act they executed on Tuesday night? (more…)

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07/22/14 4:00pm
Southold goalkeeper John Charles Funke missed the first half because of traffic delays. Not even his arrival could save the First Settlers from a 5-0 loss to Miller Place. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Southold goalkeeper John Charles Funke missed the first half because of traffic delays. Not even his arrival could save the First Settlers from a 5-0 loss to Miller Place. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Minutes before his Southold boys soccer team took on Miller Place on Monday, someone went up to coach Andrew Sadowski and asked who was playing in goal for the First Settlers.

“The one that drew the short straw,” he said.

That would have been Anthony Siracusano, a field player who had to be used in the net because the regular keeper, John Charles Funke, had been delayed in traffic. (more…)

07/21/14 10:42pm
07/21/2014 10:42 PM
Mattituck freshman Liz Dwyer shooting over Sayville's Molly Andrews during Monday evening's summer league game at Patchogue-Medford High School. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mattituck freshman Liz Dwyer shooting over Sayville’s Molly Andrews during Monday evening’s summer league game at Patchogue-Medford High School. (Credit: Garret Meade)

When Shannon Dwyer left the Mattituck High School girls basketball team, she told her younger sister Liz, “You’re going to miss me.”

No doubt about it, the Tuckers do miss the graduated Shannon Dwyer, a two-time Times/Review Newsgroup athlete of the year and an All-Conference forward who averaged 13.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game last season.

Perhaps there is some consolation, however, in that they have a living, breathing reminder of Shannon Dwyer in the form of her sister. It isn’t that Liz Dwyer bears a striking facial resemblance to Shannon so much as a similar speech pattern, athleticism and gait on the basketball court. (more…)

07/20/14 9:00am
07/20/2014 9:00 AM
Andrew James Productions in Mattituck used a drone to capture this unique view of the Wednesday night sailboat races around Robins Island.

Andrew James Productions in Mattituck used a drone to capture this unique view of the Wednesday night sailboat races around Robins Island.

You may have seen the sailboats racing around Robins Island on a Wednesday evening in the past. You’ve never seen them from this vantage point.

Watch the video at northforker.com

07/18/14 11:00am
07/18/2014 11:00 AM

Liz Dwyer sealed a place in the women’s singles final of the Bob Wall Memorial Tournament with a pair of two-set wins. Dwyer took down Mary Beth Corrazini, 6-3, 6-1, and Elizabeth Silano, 6-4, 6-2. She will face the winner of a semifinal between Rosemary Krocke and Molly Kowalski. Krocke was a finalist last year, losing to Kate Freudenberg.  (more…)