Greenport/Southold players share a laugh during a break in Tuesday’s match in Port Jefferson. (Credit: Bob Liepa)
The switch flipped — at least a few times.
Mike Gunther doesn’t know what to expect one day from the next when he walks into a gym. The Greenport/Southold high school girls volleyball coach has seen his team play better than it did last year, play worse than it did last year, and varying degrees between those two extremes. READ
Here is a familiar scenario: The Mattituck High School girls volleyball team is heading back to the playoffs.
What else is new? READ
Perhaps under another system or at another time, freshmen Bryce Grathwohl and James Jacobs would have been bypassed and left sitting on the bench this season. But the Mattituck High School boys soccer team lost an astounding 19 seniors from last year’s New York State Class B champion squad. That presented opportunities for younger players like Grathwohl and Jacobs. READ
On a rough night when positives were hard to find for the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck high school football team, here was one: The scoreboard at Hampton Bays High School wasn’t functioning.
If it had been, it would have shown the Porters on the short end of a 40-0 blowout when all was said and done. READ
While the northeast braced for the affects of Hurricane Joaquin, the Southampton/Ross high school football team was hit hard by the Hurricane Monarchs on Friday night. READ
The best offense is an attacking defense.
Andrew Sadowski was too caught up in the small picture to immediately appreciate the larger picture. Then his players reminded him by giving him a round of applause. READ
The rain that had been forecast mercifully held off. Port Jefferson’s girls soccer team, however, did not — unmercifully for Mattituck.
Sophomore forward Axel Rodriguez-Canal scored two goals for Mattituck against Center Moriches, giving him 11 goals in six games. (Credit: Garret Meade)
When a reporter referred to Axel Rodriguez-Canal, the sophomore forward for the Mattituck High School boys soccer team, as “Kaan light,” the Tuckers’ coach, Will Hayes, corrected him. READ
Everyone remembers going to his or her first major league baseball game. You probably joined in the cheers as your favorite team made a great play, ate a hot dog and marveled about how the game was better in person than it could ever be on television. READ