01/30/15 8:22pm
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Tanner Zagarino of Mattituck/Greenport/Southold, right, was a 17-8 winner over Rocky Point's Anthony DeVito in their bout at 182 pounds. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Tanner Zagarino of Mattituck/Greenport/Southold was a 17-8 winner over Rocky Point’s Anthony DeVito in their bout at 182 pounds. (Credit: Garret Meade)

SUFFOLK COUNTY DUAL MEET CHAMPIONSHIP | EAGLES 41, TUCKERS 23

It was a homecoming for Cory Dolson, just not the sort of one he had hoped for.

Dolson, a former all-county wrestler who had worn the Rocky Point High School singlet for four seasons before his graduation in 2001, returned to his alma mater on Friday for the first time in his official capacity as Mattituck/Greenport/Southold’s coach. The occasion was the new Suffolk County Dual Meet Championship, which involves the top 16 teams in the county. The 12th-seeded Tuckers, the League VII champions, were paired against No. 5 Rocky Point, the League V champion, in a first-round contest that didn’t go the way Dolson would have liked.

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01/30/15 2:00pm
James (left) and Paul Hayes took their soccer game to Florida where they helped lead their club team to a title. (Credit: Michael Lewis)

James (left) and Paul Hayes took their soccer game to Florida where they helped lead their club team to a title. (Credit: Michael Lewis)

Winning never gets old or tiresome for the Hayes twins.

A little more than a month after helping Mattituck High School earn the New York State Class B championship, James and Paul Hayes celebrated yet another title. The seniors played vital roles for the Middle Country United ISA Boys Under-18 team, which captured the Disney Showcase Black U-18/19 Division title in Orlando, Fla.  (more…)

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01/30/15 8:00am
Following an unselfish act from an opposing team and with the support of his beloved teammates Miguel Borrayo, who has Down syndrome, scored the first points of his school basketball career Jan. 8.

Following an unselfish act from an opposing team and with the support of his beloved teammates Miguel Borrayo, who has Down syndrome, scored the first points of his school basketball career Jan. 8.

It’s not often that a team dogpiles at the center of the basketball court after getting blown out by an opponent. It’s even more rare to see the winning team join in on the celebration.

Then again, moments like the one shared Jan. 8 between the Mattituck and Westhampton Beach seventh grade boys basketball teams are few and far between.  (more…)

01/29/15 9:59pm
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Southold guard Shayne Johnson goes up for a one-handed shot Thursday against Greenport. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Southold guard Shayne Johnson goes up for a one-handed shot Thursday against Greenport. (Credit: Garret Meade)

FIRST SETTLERS 68, PORTERS 54

The chants echoed throughout the gym in Southold High School. On one end of the bleachers, the Southold students screamed with all their might. On the other end, the Greenport fans matched them.

Throughout the 32-minute League VIII game Thursday night, the fans for both teams strained their vocal chords to outdue each other, shouting in unison to support their team.

At one point, a chant of “you can’t do that!” from one corner of the crowd was met by a chant of “yes we can!” which was countered by “no you can’t!”  (more…)

01/29/15 10:00am
Mattituck freshman Liz Dwyer, pictured earlier this season, scored 31 points in the Tuckers' most recent win. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mattituck freshman Liz Dwyer, pictured earlier this season, scored 31 points in the Tuckers’ most recent win. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Going into last Friday’s game against Wyandanch, Liz Dwyer was told to expect a bigger role. The Mattituck freshman had already established herself as one of the Tuckers’ top players, but on this particular night, she needed to do a little bit more.

The Tuckers, playing in their final regular season home game of the year, were without Katie Hoeg. The standout lacrosse player was on an official visit to the University of North Carolina.

So Mattituck coach Steve Van Dood put the ball in the hands of Dwyer.  (more…)

01/24/15 8:57am
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James Hoeg of Mattituck wrestles John Lepak of Connetquot in last week's North Fork Invitational. Mattituck defeated Center Moriches Friday in the final league dual meet. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)

James Hoeg of Mattituck wrestles John Lepak of Connetquot in last week’s North Fork Invitational. Mattituck defeated Center Moriches Friday in the final league dual meet. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)

Immediately after the Mattituck/Greenport high school wrestlers polished off Center Moriches in a Suffolk County League VII dual meet Friday night, the Tuckers gathered together for a team picture.

Most of them held up their middle three fingers to signify the third consecutive undefeated season they experienced, winning the league crown as many times.

Needless to say, the Tuckers were quite proud of their accomplishment.  (more…)

01/22/15 4:00pm
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Mattituck High School's first all-American, Kaan Ilgin, right, heard some inspirational words from Sir Alex Ferguson. Mattituck coach Mat Litchhult, left, accompanied Ilgin to Philadelphia for the NSCAA Convention. (Credit: Joy Rubenstein)

Mattituck High School’s first all-American, Kaan Ilgin, right, heard some inspirational words from Sir Alex Ferguson. Mattituck coach Mat Litchhult, left, accompanied Ilgin to Philadelphia for the NSCAA Convention. (Credit: Joy Rubenstein)

While listening to a speech by former Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America all-America luncheon on Saturday, Kaan Ilgin certainly perked up when he heard two words: Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo, as in the Portuguese international, the Real Madrid striker and the 2014 FIFA Best Player in the World and the Mattituck High School senior’s favorite player.

Yeah, that Cristiano Ronaldo. (more…)