Chelsea Marlborough tried and tried again. The Mattituck High School sweeper launched a variety of shots from a variety of angles on the field and each time came away empty-handed. After a while, the senior could only look toward her team bench following a miss and smile.
In a sentimental gesture, Marlborough was moved to the front line in the second half in an effort to get her a goal in her final regular-season soccer game Thursday at Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. She was saved by goalkeeper Olivia Maxwell once, but missed the mark on her five other attempts. The final one of those shots bounced off the top of the crossbar.
“Sometimes it doesn’t roll your way, I guess, but she definitely played a great game,” said Mattituck coach Stephen LiRosi. READ
What may be the longest road trip in Suffolk County high school sports continues.
The Bishop McGann-Mercy girls volleyball team is a team without a home. Because of work being done in Mercy’s gym, the Monarchs haven’t been able to use it at all for practices or matches this season. READ
In high school girls tennis, the difference between Suffolk County League VII and League VIII in terms of caliber of play is tremendous.
While League VIII may be good for a team’s win-loss record, tougher League VII will make a team better. READ
The anticipated return of Jordan Fonseca wasn’t quite what was envisioned.
Fonseca, who was coming off a high ankle sprain and had sat out the season-opening loss to Hampton Bays a week earlier, was in uniform and seemingly ready to make his season debut for the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck high school football team Friday night. READ
This is not the same Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School football team as last year. No way, no how.
The team’s early-season results and the way it plays on the field speak for themselves. READ
Sam Dickerson’s timing couldn’t be better — at the plate and in terms of the season, with the playoffs right around the corner.
Dickerson said he had started the high school baseball season hitting the ball pretty well before falling into a little slump.
A high school softball game that was basically all about offense came down to pitching and defense for the final at-bat.
Bishop McGann-Mercy had seen what had been a 13-6 lead in the fifth inning shrink down to an uncomfortable one-run margin in the bottom of the seventh inning at Mattituck High School on Friday.
It’s not something that is seen every day, an athlete from one team cheering on an athlete from another team, a rival team at that.
But there was Kait Butterfield of the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School girls track and field team urging on Mattituck’s Melanie Pfennig during a race Tuesday. The two seniors are living proof that rivals can be good friends.
The counting has begun.
As in counting pitches.
The Mattituck girls basketball team won its second consecutive Class B county championship Tuesday afternoon by defeating Bishop McGann-Mercy. READ