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11/01/18 8:50pm
11/01/2018 8:50 PM

A game that was as much about two players who weren’t there was a reminder that soccer can be an unfair, cruel sport sometimes.

Had Jason Cruz been at Middletown High School’s Faller Field Thursday instead of Stony Brook University Hospital with a broken left leg, he surely would have been crushed by what he had seen, but at the same time extraordinarily proud of his teammates. READ

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10/29/18 9:14pm
10/29/2018 9:14 PM

Mattituck/Southold/Greenport has come a remarkably long way since the start of the high school girls soccer season. From an 0-6 start, the first-year consolidated team from the Mattituck and Southold/Greenport programs is now a county champion.

MSG’s first title of any kind did not come easily Monday in the Suffolk County Class B final. The North Forkers overcame a two-goal deficit, scored an equalizer with 32 seconds left in the second half and battled Babylon for 110 minutes of soccer that ended with the score tied, 3-3, before prevailing in an extended penalty-kick tiebreaker, 5-4. READ

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10/24/18 7:59pm
10/24/2018 7:59 PM

The pain of defeat was just too much for at least one inconsolable young person on the Mattituck side of the soccer field. Tuckers coach Will Hayes tried his best to comfort the distraught youngster, but the bawling continued.

It wasn’t one of Hayes’ players, but his 8-year-old son, Owen. Mattituck’s 4-1 loss to rival Center Moriches in a Suffolk County Class B semifinal Wednesday was just too much for him to take. READ

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10/20/18 8:22pm
10/20/2018 8:22 PM

After witnessing a first half in which it became apparent that things weren’t going to be nearly as easy for his Greenport/Southold/Mattituck football team as they might be, coach Jack Martilotta turned to a sideline observer and shook his head. With each week, he said, he ages 10 years.

Such is the stressful life of a coach.

One can only imagine how many years Martilotta aged over the course of Saturday’s thriller against Bayport-Blue Point. READ

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10/19/18 9:59pm
10/19/2018 9:59 PM

An emotional Senior Day is nothing new. What was unusual about the senior ceremony before the Greenport/Southold girls volleyball team’s final home match Friday, though, was the source of much of that emotion.

Greenport coach Mike Gunther has a hard outer shell, but he unexpectedly showed his softer side. READ

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10/18/18 8:43pm
10/18/2018 8:43 PM

The surprise team didn’t have one final surprise left, but it sure took its best shot.

It was hard to know what to expect of the Mattituck High School girls tennis team entering this season. The Tuckers, under a new coach, had lost their entire singles lineup to graduation. Players, untested at the varsity level, had yet to prove themselves.

So, what do the Tuckers do? They go on to win the Suffolk County League VIII championship. READ