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Immediately after one drama ended, another began.

To see players crying on Bayport-Blue Point’s side of the volleyball net could be expected. The Phantoms, after all, had just lost. But there were also tears on Mattituck’s side, where the Tuckers had congregated in a victory pile. They were tears of joy, however. READ

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They just keep rolling, dominating and winning.

Friday was more of the same for the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold high school wrestling team.

The Tuckers ran their season record to 17-1 and their Suffolk County League VII mark to 3-0 with a 62-6 pounding at Bayport-Blue Point High School. Luke Bokina (120 pounds), T.J. Beebe (138), Chance Anderson (285) and Sean Feeney (99) all produced pins for the Tuckers, the four-time defending Section XI Division II champions.

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A wave of emotion swept over the members of the Mattituck High School girls volleyball team Monday when they heard the disturbing news that their beloved coach, Frank Massa, had suffered a heart attack on Saturday. Tears were shed, players said.

On Thursday, the Tuckers responded in a different way when they stepped on the court for their playoff match against perennial power Elwood/John Glenn. The consensus was that had Massa been present to watch the match, he would have been beaming with pride.
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Greenport/Southold/Mattituck took a hit Saturday with a 40-0 loss to Bayport-Blue Point. (Credit: Bob Liepa)

Greenport/Southold/Mattituck took a hit Saturday with a 40-0 loss to Bayport-Blue Point. (Credit: Bob Liepa)

This one hurt, physically and just about every other way.

For the second straight game, the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck high school football team was shut out by a 40-0 score on Saturday. This time it was Bayport-Blue Point doing the damage, which wasn’t limited to the scoreboard at Bob Sullivan Field. Two Porters left the game with injuries, one in an ambulance.  READ

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Greenport/Southold/Mattituck quarterback Matt Drinkwater looking for an open receiver. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Greenport/Southold/Mattituck quarterback Matt Drinkwater looking for an open receiver. (Credit: Garret Meade)

PHANTOMS 32, PORTERS 0

The sun beat down on the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck Porters on Saturday afternoon. The Bayport-Blue Point Phantoms didn’t do a bad job of that, either.

Using a mix of physicality and a flowing passing game, fourth-seeded Bayport bulldozed the Porters, 32-0, in a rare afternoon game at Greenport High School’s Dorrie Jackson Memorial Field. Both the warm weather and Bayport’s balanced offense took its toll on the Porters, who saw quarterback Brendan Bateman throw for three first-half touchdowns and run for another. (more…)

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Bayport-Blue Point's Kyle McClancy puts a shot over Alec Durkin's goal. Mattituck/Greenport/Southold's Joe Bartolotto (1) defended on the play. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Bayport-Blue Point’s Kyle McClancy puts a shot over Alec Durkin’s goal. Mattituck/Greenport/Southold’s Joe Bartolotto (1) defended on the play. (Credit: Garret Meade)

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS C TOURNAMENT | PHANTOMS 16, TUCKERS 4

Winning and losing certainly matters, but there was a bigger picture for the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold high school boys lacrosse team to appreciate. The Tuckers reached a milestone Thursday when they played the first playoff game in their four-year varsity history. Just being at St. Joseph’s College’s Deborah and John Danzi Stadium in East Patchogue for the Suffolk County Class C Tournament outbracket game against Bayport-Blue Point was an achievement.

“The boys did what they had to do to get here which is awesome and amazing,” Tuckers coach John Amato said. “That’s what I wanted for this group of seniors, not to just be leaving the team, but to be leaving a little bit of a legacy that they’ll remember.” (more…)

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Jack DiGregorio, the scorer of two of Mattituck/Greenport/Southold's goals, protects the ball from the reach of Bayport-Blue Point's Wyatt Hotis. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Jack DiGregorio, the scorer of two of Mattituck/Greenport/Southold’s goals, protects the ball from the reach of Bayport-Blue Point’s Wyatt Hotis. (Credit: Garret Meade)

PHANTOMS 9, TUCKERS 4

The Mattituck/Greenport/Southold Tuckers can sense that they are near a breakthrough. Bit by bit, they edge closer to that milestone upset, the signature victory that will signal their arrival on the scene as a boys lacrosse team that hang with some of Suffolk County’s best.  (more…)

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GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Tanner Zagarino of Mattituck/Greenport, top, pinned Bayport-Blue Point's Dan Primm at 2 minutes 44 seconds of their match at 152 pounds.

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Tanner Zagarino of Mattituck/Greenport, top, pinned Bayport-Blue Point’s Dan Primm at 2 minutes 44 seconds of their match at 152 pounds.

TUCKERS 55, PHANTOMS 9

The final score was, well, staggering would be the word to describe it. Then again, why use words when numerals will suffice? How does 55-9 sound?

That’s right, 55-9!

As impressive as the score of the Mattituck/Greenport high school wrestling team’s victory was, what may be just as impressive was the opponent it came against: Bayport-Blue Point. Bayport-Blue Point is a respected wrestling power, undoubtedly not accustomed to being on the short end of such scores, but the one-sided result of Friday’s Suffolk County League VII match in Bayport said a lot more about Mattituck/Greenport, the defending league and Suffolk Division II champion, than it did about the hosts.

It was only the third time in nine years that the Tuckers have defeated the Phantoms, and it was easily the most decisive of those three, said Mattituck/Greenport coach Cory Dolson.

No less than 12 of the 15 bouts went the Tuckers’ way, including one forfeit, and they didn’t lose a single contest by a major decision. The Tuckers (10-2, 3-0) never trailed.

Four of those wins came on pins by Luke Bokina (99 pounds), Brian Pelan (132), Tanner Zagarino (152) and Sal Loverde (182). Jack Bokina (106) and T. J. Beebe (113) both triumphed on technical falls.

The quickest pin of the day belonged to Loverde, who wasted little time, 44 seconds, to be exact, in putting Christian Engel to the mat.

Pelan started off the contest with a pin of Jake Palma at 3:25, raising his record to 19-0. Zagarino pinned Dan Primm at 2:44, and Luke Bokina was leading by 15-1 when he stopped Chris Bacalla at 5:28.

The tech falls came in back-to-back bouts by Jack Bokina (at 4:08 against Derek Strine) and Beebe (at 4:15 against Sean Leahy).

James Hoeg won the first of six straight bouts that went Mattituck/Greenport’s way for a 27-6 lead. He used a takedown and a pair of back points to overcome a 1-0 deficit and win his match at 145 pounds against Dylan McGovern, 7-3.

The results kept going the Tuckers’ way.

Mattituck/Greenport’s entry at 160 pounds, Ryan Bergen, registered an 8-4 win over Mike Albanese. Adam Goode, wrestling at 195 for the Tuckers, was a 5-0 winner over Cam Mauro. The bout at 120 went to Tim Pelan, a 4-2 victor over Austin Kruger. As if the Tuckers needed it, Stephen Ostrowski won by forfeit at 285.

Lucas Webb put the finishing touches on the match, defeating his opponent at 126 pounds, Liam Moloney, 5-1.

The day was such that even the Tuckers’ losses were respectable. Despite throwing Joe Palma to the mat several times, Bobby Becker fell short, 2-1, at 138. Christian Angelson met a tough opponent at 170 in Mike Sweeney, who prevailed, 6-3. Connor Andersen suffered a 4-2 loss at 220 to Matt Doty, who scored the winning points with about four seconds left in that contest.

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