11/19/14 7:00pm
11/19/2014 7:00 PM
Meghan McKillop held Mattituck's sign as the Class C teams lined up during the opening ceremony at Glens Falls Civic Center. (Credit: Jim Ellis)

Meghan McKillop held Mattituck’s sign as the Class C teams lined up during the opening ceremony at Glens Falls Civic Center. (Credit: Jim Ellis)

The words imparted by a wise physical education teacher to some young athletes way back in the late 1970s ring as true as ever. “You will always be better than someone,” he said, “and someone will always be better than you.”

That’s the way it is in sports. The range of athletic talent is staggering. A standout athlete at one level can be average or even mediocre at another level. (more…)

11/03/14 10:56pm
11/03/2014 10:56 PM
From left, Julia Orlando, Lisa Angell, Emilie Reimer and Meghan McKillop (2) rejoice after the Tuckers capture their fifth county championship in 12 years. (Credit: Garret Meade)

From left, Julia Orlando, Lisa Angell, Emilie Reimer and Meghan McKillop rejoice after the Tuckers capture their fifth county championship in 12 years. (Credit: Garret Meade)

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS C FINAL | TUCKERS 25, 25, 18, 25, PANTHERS 21, 13, 25, 19

The screams emanating from the Mattituck High School girls volleyball team’s bus could be heard from quite a distance away in the Suffolk County Community College West parking lot in Brentwood. They were screams of sheer joy. Earlier, the Tuckers were singing in the bus as they awaited their happy ride home.

A second straight county championship will generate that sort of activity. (more…)