03/31/15 10:00am
Ben Knowles, the goalkeeper for Mattituck's state champion team, will leave the North Fork for rural Morrisville. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Ben Knowles, the goalkeeper for Mattituck’s state champion team, will leave the North Fork for rural Morrisville. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Goalkeeper Ben Knowles figures he has found the best of both worlds at Morrisville State.

Knowles, who backstopped Mattituck High School to the state Class B soccer title, will get an opportunity to explore a new world in rural upstate New York, but certainly with a taste of the North Fork. (more…)

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03/30/15 8:26pm
03/30/2015 8:26 PM
Liam Walker drove in five runs on 4-for-4 hitting for Southold in its 20-2 win over Greenport on Monday. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Liam Walker drove in five runs on 4-for-4 hitting for Southold in its 20-2 win over Greenport on Monday. (Credit: Garret Meade)

FIRST SETTLERS 20, PORTERS 2

The start to the Southold High School baseball team’s season has been an indisputable hit. One after another after another after another …

And so it went on Monday afternoon. (more…)

03/27/15 8:03pm
03/27/2015 8:03 PM
Mattituck/Greenport/Southold's Tyler Seifert puts a shot on goal despite the efforts of Bishop McGann-Mercy's Andrew Glasgow. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mattituck/Greenport/Southold’s Tyler Seifert puts a shot on goal despite the efforts of Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Andrew Glasgow. (Credit: Garret Meade)

TUCKERS 17, MONARCHS 1

His playing time is limited to brief, sporadic appearances on the lacrosse field. Then, once his job is done, he quickly scoots off the field for a substitute, and waits on the sideline until his skills are called for again. And while he is not asked to produce goals or assists, his value to the team is unquestioned.

The face-off man is the ultimate specialist. His job is to win possessions for his team. Nothing else.

Dylan Marlborough does his job quite well, sometimes exceedingly well. Friday was one of those times. (more…)

03/26/15 5:00pm
03/26/2015 5:00 PM

PREVIEW

The long jump is one of the events Mattituck sophomore Alya Ayoub excels in. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

The long jump is one of the events Mattituck sophomore Alya Ayoub excels in. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

If the athletes on the Mattituck High School girls track and field team have a noticeable bounce in their step these days, it may be because they have a brand new track to run on this year, a blue surface that gives runners some bounce.

The Tuckers recently did away with their old cinder track and have modernized with an all-weather surface. They have already seen the benefits of the new track. For one thing, they have been able to hold some outdoor practices that they might otherwise not have been able to had the cinder track still been in place.

“It’s just a different feeling coming out there than in the past from my experience as well as the girls,” coach Chris Robinson said. “They’re very excited about it. I’m very excited about it. The coaches are very excited about it.” (more…)

03/25/15 5:00pm
03/25/2015 5:00 PM
Mattituck junior Jack Dufton, center, shown running in a meet against Elwood/John Glenn last year, has the ability to compete in a variety of events. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Mattituck junior Jack Dufton, center, shown running in a meet against Elwood/John Glenn last year, has the ability to compete in a variety of events. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

PREVIEW

It was bitterly cold last Thursday, but that didn’t stop the brave souls who went about their business, training and running on Mattituck High School’s new track.

As if to mark the occasion for posterity, one of the coaches, watch in hand, announced that these were the first “time trials” on the track. History in the making. Jack Dufton was up to it. The Mattituck junior was the first boy to finish 800 meters in 2 minutes 16 seconds.

“It feels great,” Dufton said of the running surface, a dramatic improvement over the cinder track the Tuckers used to run on. “Never would have been able to get a time like that on the old track.” (more…)

03/24/15 9:55pm
03/24/2015 9:55 PM

Former Mattituck High School star Cameron Burt has been assigned to play for the North Fork Ospreys in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League this coming summer. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound right-handed pitcher is a freshman at Queens College.

Two former Shoreham-Wading River High School players have also been placed on HCBL teams. Tyler Osik, a freshman infielder for Coker College (S.C.), will play for the Riverhead Tomcats. Jack Massa of Shoreham, a freshman catcher at Canisius College, will join the Westhampton Aviators. (more…)