When the end came, it hit the Greenporters hard.
The scene outside the Greenport locker room Friday was a somber one. READ
It’s all or nothing.
That’s the way the Greenport High School boys basketball team looks at its venture into the final four of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships. For the Porters, the only happy ending would be them lifting a state championship plaque. READ
One topic has dominated the conversation this week in Greenport: the hometown Porters’ championship journey.
Purple and gold balloons line the streets in front of many businesses. Signs hang outside others urging the boys basketball team success. Patrons at the bar at Andy’s last Saturday kept jotting down the score of Greenport’s Southeast Region championship game as it flashed on the screen, thanks to a Facebook livestream, so they could quickly relay it to anyone who walked in. READ
It’s hard to say what the 2018 high school baseball season will bring, but one thing seems fairly certain: Mattituck will lead the league in Tyler Olsens.
The Tuckers have not one, but two players by those first and last names. As if the potential for confusion isn’t great enough, they’re both juniors and the two blondes look similar enough that they could be mistaken for relatives, which they are not. READ
The Greenport boys basketball team advanced to the Class C final four next week with a 78-63 victory Saturday in the Southeast Region final at Pace University in Pleasantville. The Porters will play 26-0 Lake George in the state semifinal at 3 p.m. Friday for a chance to play for the state title. READ
Hamilton was playing Saturday, but it was Greenport that received the rave reviews.
Two Greenport basketball players, in particular, stood out. Ahkee Anderson and Jude Swann were at their best when the Porters needed them most. They came though in a big way as the Porters won their first regional championship since 2009, earning a place in the New York State Class C semifinals. READ
You can’t tell who the players are without a scorecard. That’s especially true this year with the Southold High School baseball team and its new coach.
A new chapter in Southold baseball opened Monday with the team’s first official practice under coach Greg Tulley. Change is in the air. Tulley, who had coached the junior varsity team the past two years, takes over the varsity squad from Mike Carver, who stepped down after 17 years in charge. In addition, only three players from last year’s team are back. READ
For Carle Place, the third time was a charm. For Mattituck, not so much.
Not much went right for Mattituck Tuesday when it played Carle Place for a third straight year in a Southeast Region Class B girls basketball semifinal. The big difference this time was, unlike the previous two meetings, Carle Place won. READ
Greenport boys basketball coach Ev Corwin felt his team needed a fast start in the Long Island Class C championship game on Tuesday night. So, he had a talk with his star sophomore guard Ahkee Anderson on Monday.
“Listen, I’m going to call your number really early,” he told Anderson. “You get going early, it’ll calm everybody down.” READ