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10/31/14 9:15pm
10/31/2014 9:15 PM
Mattituck players celebrate their semifinal victory over Greenport/Southold, which advances the Tuckers to a county final for the ninth time in 11 seasons. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mattituck players celebrate their Suffolk County Class C semifinal victory over Greenport/Southold. The Tuckers advance to a county final for the ninth time in 11 seasons. (Credit: Garret Meade)

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS C SEMIFINAL | TUCKERS 25, 25, 23, 23, 25, CLIPPERS 18, 11, 25, 25, 16

What may be even more impressive than watching Emilie Reimer hit a volleyball is listening to her strike a ball. It’s a thunderous sound.

“You can hear it,” Mattituck coach Frank Massa said. “You can close your eyes and know who’s hitting the ball.”

It was a sound that was heard time and time again on Friday. (more…)

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10/31/14 7:11pm
Mattituck sophomore Melanie Pfennig was the top finisher for the Tuckers Friday in the state qualifier. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Mattituck sophomore Melanie Pfennig was the top finisher for the Tuckers Friday in the state qualifier. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

The Division IV champions are now Class C county champions once again.

The Mattituck girls cross country team edged out McGann-Mercy Friday afternoon at Sunken Meadow State Park to win the county title.  (more…)

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10/29/14 5:50pm
10/29/2014 5:50 PM
Mattituck's James Hayes, left, and Southampton's Jacob Villalobos keep their eyes on the prize during Tuesday's county semifinal. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mattituck’s James Hayes, left, and Southampton’s Jacob Villalobos keep their eyes on the prize during Tuesday’s county semifinal. (Credit: Garret Meade)

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS B SEMIFINAL | TUCKERS 3, MARINERS 0

Mattituck advanced to the Suffolk County Class B high school boys soccer final for the fifth consecutive season with a convincing 3-0 semifinal win over Southampton on Wednesday afternoon.

Striker Mario Arreola scored off a pair of headers in the opening 16 minutes as the Tuckers tallied all of their goals off head shots in the first half at Robert Muir Athletic Fields in Mattituck. (more…)

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10/29/14 5:44pm
Mattituck goalkeeper Emma Fasolino makes a save on Port Jefferson forward Jillian Colucci, who leads the county in goals scored this year. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Mattituck goalkeeper Emma Fasolino makes a save on Port Jefferson forward Jillian Colucci, who leads the county in goals scored this year. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

CLASS B SEMIFINALS  |  ROYALS 1, TUCKERS 0

Two days. Time was against the Mattituck girls soccer team to devise a plan to disrupt one of the most potent offenses in the county.

After Saturday’s overtime thriller against McGann-Mercy, the Tuckers returned to the practice field Monday with the realization that the top-seeded Port Jefferson Royals awaited Wednesday afternoon.  (more…)

10/29/14 5:43pm

The bus ride home today for the Mattituck High School boys golf team was an awfully quiet one, quieter than any Paul Ellwood could remember in his four years as the team’s coach.

The Tuckers had a lot to think about — like how much of a difference a single stroke can make. In this case, it made the difference between being a league championship team and being a runner-up. (more…)

10/29/14 2:00pm

Dorrie Jackson Memorial Field at Greenport High School was aglow Friday night. Its green field was lined, marked and shining under the lights. The scoreboard was lit and spectators were in the stands. The scene was typical for a Friday night in October in Porterland.

What wasn’t typical, however, was just about everything else about the occasion. (more…)

10/28/14 8:52pm
10/28/2014 8:52 PM

Eastport/South Manor vs. Mattituck.

Mattituck vs. Eastport/South Manor.

It has evolved into one of the best rivalries in high school boys golf. The competition is stiff, and interesting things seem to happen when these two teams meet on the links.

When the teams played last week in what was supposed to be the final match of the season with the League VII championship at stake, lightning struck. Literally. (more…)

10/27/14 11:37pm
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A Wyandanch player makes a tackle during the team's 54-0 loss to Shoreham-Wading River Oct. 11. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

A Wyandanch player makes a tackle during the team’s 54-0 loss to Shoreham-Wading River Oct. 11. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

As it turns out, the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck football team would likely not have played its final game after all.

The Porters’ last game — before the season was abruptly ended last week due to a lack of players — was to be played at Wyandanch Saturday.

But the Warriors would have also been forced to cut their season short after the team’s equipment shed burned down last week, several media outlets reported Monday. 

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