As the girls stepped off the bus back at Mattituck High School Saturday night, “We are the Champions” began to blare over a portable speaker. The girls on the Mattituck/Southold girls lacrosse team began singing along as friends and family that had gathered to welcome home the state champions snapped photos. READ
First they survived, and then they thrived.
That was the interesting path Mattituck/Southold took to its first high school girls lacrosse state championship. READ
Baseball isn’t the only sport that features scoreboard watching. Scoreboard watching is a habit at the New York State track and field championships, too.
After the Mattituck girls 4 x 100-meter relay team completed its heat Friday afternoon, the four Tuckers and coach Chris Robinson all converged on the track infield and stared at the large scoreboard at Cicero North Syracuse High School’s Michael J. Bragman Athletic Complex as results from the two Division II heats were flashed on the big board.
They stared in dead silence. READ
South Jefferson did a remarkable job of defense, face guarding Mattituck/Southold’s Riley and Mackenzie Hoeg in Friday’s New York State Class D girls lacrosse semifinal. The Hoeg sisters, who have combined for 155 points this year, were held to no points.
That’s right. Zero. Nada. Zilch.
But there was one Hoeg South Jefferson didn’t account for. READ
One day before he was set to tee off at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass last month, reigning U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka aggravated a left-wrist injury while out on the practice range. READ
The Pleasantville Panthers had their pawprints all over this one.
Except, perhaps, for the first quarter. READ
Handoffs may be the Mattituck High School girls 4 x 100-meter relay team’s greatest strength. That’s ironic because a handoff nightmare spelled the end of its season last year.
Because of a handoff outside the exchange zone, the Tuckers were disqualified in last year’s state track and field meet. As painful an experience as that was, it sowed the seeds for this season. READ
He was the master of the restarts.
John Fortin Jr. of Holtsville mastering numerous restarts Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway to win a 40-lap NASCAR Modified race. READ
The Mattituck/Southold Tuckers are back where they want to be.
Since Mattituck’s six-goal loss to Bronxville in last year’s New York State Class D girls lacrosse semifinals, the Tuckers have been itching to return to that stage. “Ever since that loss I think it’s been our motivation,” said senior midfielder Jane DiGregorio.
On Sunday they got their wish. READ
In the tradition of championship lacrosse teams, the Mattituck Tuckers raced onto the Hofstra Stadium field to mob, hug and congratulate their goalie, Shaun Howell, after securing the Long Island Class D boys title Saturday morning. READ