Some wins aren’t pretty. Heck, some wins are just downright ugly, but a win’s a win, right?
Mattituck coach Steve Van Dood wouldn’t argue that point after his high school girls basketball team completed a 51-33 defeat of visiting Babylon Friday night.
A masterpiece it wasn’t. READ
As they slowly walked off the field at Islip High School Friday night, there was not a dry eye among the Mattituck Tuckers.
The girls soccer team just played the game of its lives, going toe to toe with undefeated Babylon in the Suffolk County Class B championship game before enduring an excruciating 2-1 overtime loss. READ
If there is a Suffolk County League VII girls soccer team that can overcome the Babylon juggernaut, the squad hasn’t stepped forward yet.
The Panthers claimed another victim Thursday afternoon, registering a 4-1 home victory over Mattituck. READ
Forget for a moment win-loss records, standings and playoff scenarios. Sometimes a team just needs a win to boost morale and build confidence.
Mackenzie and Riley Hoeg are not only sisters, but they’re close sisters. “We go everywhere together,” said Mackenzie.
That includes the lacrosse field, where the two have an uncanny knack of finding each other for goals, all to Mattituck/Southold’s benefit. READ
If this was going to be Ryan Shuford’s final game in his high school basketball career, he and his Mattituck teammates made sure they were not going to look back and doubt themselves.
The Tuckers did just about everything they could to beat Babylon Saturday, everything but win the game.
The tears were kept to a minimum while the enjoyment was maximized by the Greenport/Southold high school field hockey team on Wednesday night.
From the pregame Senior Night ceremony at Greenport High School’s Dorrie Jackson Memorial Field to the 3-0 win over Babylon to the food and fun afterward, the evening was judged an all-around success for the Clippers.
Gage Suglia knew it was going to be a busy night for him. A hard-charging fullback on offense, Suglia would carry the ball every now and then to give Keegan Syron a breather.
The real Babylon is back.
If the Babylon High School football team’s 49-0 blowout of Bayport-Blue Point and 27-21 overtime defeat of Shoreham-Wading River (snapping the two-time defending Long Island champion’s 25-game win streak) wasn’t evidence enough, Greenport/Southold/Mattituck found out firsthand just how good the Panthers are on Friday night.
In Suffolk County boys lacrosse, the road to a Class C championship runs squarely through Babylon. With previous champions like Shoreham-Wading River, Mount Sinai and John Glenn bumped up to Class B, it has been the Panthers feasting on the remaining competition. READ