05/26/15 8:28pm
05/26/2015 8:28 PM
Joe Tardif drove in four runs, three from his second home run of the year, as Mattituck shut out Babylon, 7-0, in the opener to the county Class B finals. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Joe Tardif drove in four runs, three from his second home run of the year, as Mattituck shut out Babylon, 7-0, in the opener to the county Class B finals. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS B FINALS, GAME 1 | TUCKERS 7, PANTHERS 0

Joe Tardif has a knack for amazing people with his athletic exploits. He did it again on Tuesday — with his pitching arm, his bat and his glove.

Tardif delivered a fine pitching performance, drove in four runs (three from a home run) and made one of the nicest fielding plays of the day as Mattituck took the first game of the Suffolk County Class B baseball finals, 7-0 over Babylon. The top-seeded Tuckers (22-1) can wrap up their fifth county championship in 13 years on Wednesday if they win the second game in Babylon. (more…)

05/26/15 1:00pm

Who said a race car driver can’t win a race in the first few laps? Certainly not Ryan Preece.

The driver from Berlin, Conn., scored a 35-lap NASCAR Modified victory at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday night after spending the first five laps of the race fighting side by side for the lead with Timmy Solomito and Tom Rogers Jr. before edging out in front.

Preece, making only his second start of the season, not only claimed the victory but also the lead for the track championship lead by one point over Tom Rogers Jr., 105-104. (more…)

04/30/15 9:07pm
04/30/2015 9:07 PM
A 10th league title will be added to the Mattituck boys tennis team's championship banner. The question is: Will the Tuckers have to share it? (Credit: Bob Liepa)

A 10th league title will be added to the Mattituck boys tennis team’s championship banner. The question is: Will the Tuckers have to share it? (Credit: Bob Liepa)

HURRICANES 4, TUCKERS 3

The sweet taste of a championship season soured a bit for the Mattituck High School boys tennis team on Thursday.

Having already secured at least a share of the Suffolk County League VII championship, the Tuckers were on the verge of clinching the title outright. Then came controversy and a costly forfeit. (more…)

04/30/15 12:00pm
The 18th century L'Hommedieu Barn is no longer wanted by the Southold Historical Society. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

The Southold Historical Society no longer wants to keep the L’Hommedieu Barn which now sits on the corner of Main Road and Maple Lane. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

The Southold Historical Society is looking to get rid of a century’s old barn nearly 15 years after investing more than $50,000 in the structure’s restoration. (more…)

04/29/15 3:00pm
04/29/2015 3:00 PM
Pete Victoria has been bowling at Riverhead's Polish Hall for the past decade. It is believed that on Monday night he bowled the first-ever perfect 300 game at the historic basement lanes. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Pete Victoria has been bowling at Riverhead’s Polish Hall for the past decade. It is believed that on Monday night he bowled the first-ever perfect 300 game at the historic basement lanes. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Written in multi-color marker on a dry erase board next to the basement bowling lanes at Polish Hall in Riverhead is the alley’s “300 Club.”

There’s just one entry: Pete Victoria 4/27/15.

Despite being heralded as Suffolk County’s first bowling alley and perhaps even one of the state’s oldest, it was believed that no one had ever rolled a perfect game at Polish Hall until Monday. The first person to accomplish the feat is Mr. Victoria, a 61-year-old plumber from Mattituck.  (more…)

04/21/15 6:42pm
04/21/2015 6:42 PM
Mattituck shortstop Ashley Chew makes a throw from her knee during Tuesday's game in Center Moriches. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Mattituck shortstop Ashley Chew makes a throw from her knee during Tuesday’s game in Center Moriches. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

RED DEVILS 20, TUCKERS 0 (5 INNINGS)

Looking for the secret to the undefeated Center Moriches High School softball team’s success? Mattituck can tell you, based on firsthand knowledge, what it is. Center Moriches doesn’t give its opponents much, if anything. Walks? Don’t count on them. Errors? Not likely with a defense that acts like a vacuum cleaner.

Anything opponents get off the Red Devils is probably going to have to be earned, and that’s a lot easier said than done. (more…)