Melanie Pfennig marvels at it all. Every year the Mattituck High School girls cross-country team loses good runners to graduation and every year the Tuckers fill the missing pieces. Somehow, the Tuckers find a way to get better and better.
Now, Pfennig said, “I think this is the best Mattituck team we ever had.”
The swing of emotions came in an instant.
For the briefest moment, the Mattituck girls soccer team appeared to break through against Center Moriches in overtime of a scoreless game Tuesday afternoon. READ
Chance Anderson’s pleasant demeanor and friendly face can lead to false impressions. Make no mistake, when he is on the football field, Anderson is a bruising hitter, not hesitant at all about lowering his shoulder into an opponent.
That hard-nosed playing style is what earned Anderson the nickname “Rhino.”
Like ghostly figures from a horror flick, they slowly emerged from the thick fog that had eerily descended upon Dorrie Jackson Memorial Field, making for a rather surreal scene. The dejected looks on the faces of the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck players reflected the pain they undoubtedly felt in their hearts as they quietly trudged by on the rain-soaked field.
The Porters knew they lost a lot more than a high school football game.
A reporter fully aware of the situation but feeling a bit mischievous, asked coach Mike Gunther what his Greenport/Southold high school girls volleyball team had to do to make it into the playoffs.
“Wait until next year,” was Gunther’s quick-witted reply.
The tears were kept to a minimum while the enjoyment was maximized by the Greenport/Southold high school field hockey team on Wednesday night.
From the pregame Senior Night ceremony at Greenport High School’s Dorrie Jackson Memorial Field to the 3-0 win over Babylon to the food and fun afterward, the evening was judged an all-around success for the Clippers.
They call her, for good reason, “The Flying Squirrel.”
More than anything, it’s a reference to Viki Harkin’s athleticism. At 5-foot-5, she has a vertical leap that can catch opponents by surprise, just like she has caught people by surprise with her ascension on the volleyball court.
The Southold High School gymnasium has several banners hanging from the walls that proudly celebrate the overwhelming success of the boys soccer program through the decades. READ
Dig Pink? Dig this.
The Mattituck High School girls volleyball team dug its special black uniforms with the pink numbers and lettering for its annual Dig Pink match on Monday. Meanwhile, coach Frank Massa must have dug the way his team played.
A tie with archrival Center Moriches felt more like a loss to the Mattituck High School boys soccer team Saturday.
The Tuckers squandered a two-goal, second-half lead en route to a frustrating 3-3 draw in Suffolk County League VII action in Mattituck’s homecoming game. Due to dwindling daylight, only one overtime period was played.