The newcomers on the block made quite the first impression last year.
Mattituck fielded an indoor track team for the first time last winter and the results were impressive. The Tuckers had four girls compete at the small school county championship meet. READ
Greenport School District is the latest recipient of a donation from Southold and Greenport IGA owner Charles Reichert amounting to nearly $17,000 for new athletic uniforms. Mr. Reichert on Tuesday presented a check to Greenport school superintendent David Gamberg and athletic director Chris Golden. READ
After losing its head coach and most of the squad from its state championship boys soccer team of a year before, Mattituck High School experienced a transitional season in 2015.
That’s if you consider a 12-5 record and reaching the Suffolk County Class B semifinals a transition.
But this is Mattituck, where anything less than a county championship is a disappointment.
Looking to fortify his defense, Chris Golden didn’t have to think too hard about who to turn to. The Greenport High School boys soccer coach asked one of his most versatile players, Eduardo Sanchez, to change positions. READ
In order to restructure the program, Bishop McGann-Mercy High School has decided not to field a varsity boys soccer team this fall season.
The school wants to make sure the varsity is able to compete with upperclassmen, mostly seniors, and not with just freshmen, sophomore and juniors.
The end of the school year may seem like an ideal time to move into an administrator position, especially one centered around athletics. The sports season wrapped up in mid-June and the fall season begins in late August.
As Chris Golden, a longtime Greenport teacher and coach discovered, the job of an athletic director never really slows down. READ
When the news began to spread early Wednesday throughout the high schools in Southold and Greenport of First Settlers’ boys varsity basketball coach Phil Reed’s passing, the members of the girls basketball team had little time to decompress before a game awaited. READ
With the Mattituck High School girls basketball team, it’s a case of good news-bad news.
The good news is that the Tuckers have nine returning players, all of whom started at least one game. That shows they have game experience. The bad news is that it also shows that players didn’t retain starting positions last season. READ
Mattituck’s Kaan Ilgin was the Suffolk County small schools player of the year in 2013. (Credit: Garret Meade file photo)
Not only do Suffolk County high school boys soccer coaches feel Mattituck will win the League VII and county Class B titles for the fifth consecutive time, but they think the Tuckers are the best small school in the county. In their preseason poll, they ranked Mattituck No. 1 among Class A and B sides.
“After last season and coming off a couple of good seasons in a row bringing back essentially our entire team, a lot of people would know that we’re good,” coach Mat Litchhult said. (more…)
Angel Colon can play any position on the field except goalkeeper, according to Greenport coach Chris Golden. (Credit: Garret Meade)
Another first day of practice before the start of another high school boys soccer season brings with it another building job for Chris Golden. Then again, that is nothing new for the Greenport coach.
Last year the Porters had a young team, a really young team. It was essentially a junior varsity team, in terms of age. This year’s team is still young.
“The Kansas City Royals have nothing on us in terms of a small market franchise,” Golden said late Monday afternoon, squinting as he looked into a blinding sun while his players worked on a passing drill during their first practice. “So every year we are rebuilding. We’re always looking for pieces to our puzzle.”