Mattituck High School junior Meg Dinizio bolted to a third-place finish in the 55-meter dash in the Suffolk County League V girls winter track championships at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood on Saturday. Her time was 7.79 seconds. A teammate, eighth-grader Isabella Masotti, was sixth in 8.07.
The fact that the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold high school wrestling team produced only one individual champion in the 20th annual North Fork Invitational on Saturday said a lot about the caliber of competition the Tuckers faced. The fact that the Tuckers still found a way to retain their team title said a lot about them.
No Liz Dwyer. No problem.
Well, not exactly.
As formidable a high school girls basketball team as Mattituck is, the defending Long Island Class B champions still ran into difficulties Thursday night in the absence of Dwyer, their standout player.
Mattituck is once again headed into the high school girls basketball playoffs.
Participating in the playoffs has become a Mattituck tradition in recent years. With a 52-50 road victory over Pierson/Bridgehampton last Thursday, the Tuckers secured a postseason place for the ninth time in 11 years, all under coach Steve Van Dood.
Pat McFarland had a career night. But even that wasn’t enough for the Southold High School boys basketball team on Friday the 13th.
In the first quarter of Friday’s game, McFarland nailed a three-point shot. A few moments later he hit another triple, all net, before swishing yet another trey in succession to the delight of the home fans.
One started to get a sense that it could be a special game for the Southold senior guard.
For Justin Lake, the payoff of a grueling high school wrestling match comes at the end, usually. That is when Lake’s right arm is raised by the referee, signifying he had won.
That’s the feeling Lake thrives on. “The feeling of getting your hand raised is incomparable to anything else,” said the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold junior. READ
One game shy of the midpoint of its season, it’s not too soon to issue the Mattituck High School girls basketball team’s mid-term grade. How does an “A” sound? READ
They just keep rolling, dominating and winning.
Friday was more of the same for the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold high school wrestling team.
The Tuckers ran their season record to 17-1 and their Suffolk County League VII mark to 3-0 with a 62-6 pounding at Bayport-Blue Point High School. Luke Bokina (120 pounds), T.J. Beebe (138), Chance Anderson (285) and Sean Feeney (99) all produced pins for the Tuckers, the four-time defending Section XI Division II champions.
A brown teddy bear that sits on Lorraine Reed’s bed is very much a part of her daily routine. Every night she talks to the bear and gives it a hug. The stuffed animal is important to her not so much for what it is as for who it reminds her of — her late husband, Phil Reed.
“That was my Phil, my big teddy bear,” she said as she showed off the bear in her East Islip home one cold December morning. READ
The Southold/Greenport Clippers combined a ball-hawking defense and a solid first half into a 46-10 victory over Smithtown Christian in high school girls basketball Thursday night. READ