10/22/14 1:05pm
(Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Injuries took their toll on the Porters’ season this year. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

With its latest loss, the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck high school football team may have sensed that its season would be cut short of the playoffs. As it turned out, the Porters’ season was cut even shorter than that.

The final image of the Porters this year will be of them trudging off the field at Port Jefferson High School following a 19-0 loss on Saturday.

The remainder of the Porters’ season has been canceled because of a shortage of players, the result of injuries.  (more…)

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10/21/14 9:37pm
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Shayne Johnson (10) and Sean Moran congratulate each other after teaming up for Johnson's second goal. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Shayne Johnson (10) and Sean Moran congratulate each other after teaming up for Johnson’s second goal. (Credit: Garret Meade)

FIRST SETTLERS 4, ROYALS 1

The biggest fans of the Smithtown Christian High School boys soccer team on Tuesday very well may have been their counterparts in Southold.

In order to nab a share of the Suffolk County League VIII championship, Southold needed to win its final regular-season game on Tuesday and have first-place Pierson/Bridgehampton lose its game the same day at Smithtown Christian. The First Settlers took care of business on their end. With a first-half hat trick by Shayne Johnson, they downed Port Jefferson, 4-1, at Richard M. Osmer Memorial Fields in Southold. The game was stopped by the officials because of darkness with 7 minutes 15 seconds left. (more…)

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10/21/14 7:50pm
Mattituck sophomore Melanie Pfennig (left) and senior Kaylee Bergen were the top two runners for the Tuckers Tuesday. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Mattituck sophomore Melanie Pfennig (left) and senior Kaylee Bergen were the top two runners for the Tuckers Tuesday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

The Mattituck girls cross country team doesn’t have the deepest roster compared to most teams competing in Tuesday’s Section XI Division Championships. Throughout the season, the Tuckers have had about 12 girls consistently at practices and competitions.

“I’d rather quality over quantity any day,” said Mattituck coach Julie Milliman.

And quality the Tuckers have.  (more…)

10/18/14 5:51pm
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Greenport/Southold/Mattituck quarterback Matt Drinkwater releasing a pass during Saturday's game against Port Jefferson. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Greenport/Southold/Mattituck quarterback Matt Drinkwater releasing a pass during Saturday’s game against Port Jefferson. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

ROYALS 19, PORTERS 0

Late in Saturday’s high school football game, one of the balloons used to decorate the surroundings for homecoming at Port Jefferson High School got loose, steadily climbed in the air on an angle as if riding on an escalator and floated away. One couldn’t help but wonder if Greenport/Southold/Mattituck’s playoff chances sailed away with the balloon.

Things don’t look good for the Porters.

The injury-ravaged Porters suffered a severe blow to their playoff hopes as they were shut out by a stout Port Jefferson defense, 19-0. (more…)

10/18/14 4:36pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO They’re off and Jack Kimmelmann, number 376, posted a good lead early on that resulted in a fourth place finish overall for the Shelter Island youth.

Jack Kimmelmann, No. 376, finished fourth overall for the Shelter Island youth. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

John Honerkamp of New York City and Julianne Milliman of Moriches took home top honors in Saturday’s Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk to benefit the North Fork Breast Health Coalition and the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital. (more…)

10/17/14 10:33pm
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From left, Smithtown Christian's Timothy Voisich and Greenport's Robert Nickolas and Angel Colon in action during Friday night's game. {Credit: Garret Meade)

From left, Smithtown Christian’s Timothy Voisich and Greenport’s Robert Nickolas and Angel Colon in action during Friday night’s game. {Credit: Garret Meade)

KNIGHTS 2, PORTERS 1

Greenport forward Bayron Rivas was on the doorstep of the Smithtown Christian goal, with a prime scoring opportunity, only to see it snuffed out by goalkeeper George Flores. Later in the first half of the high school boys soccer game, Greenport defender Alex Perez cleared a ball off the goal line, only to see it sail just beyond the top of the penalty area, where Smithtown Christian midfielder Nikita Grob picked it out of the air with a spectacular left-footed volley that he drilled into the net for a 1-0 lead.

That dramatic contrast between a seemingly sure goal denied and a goal out of nowhere, Greenport coach Chris Golden said, tells the story of the Porters’ season.

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