The mind had trouble believing what the eye was seeing. A halftime look at the scoreboard at Suffolk County Community College’s Brookhaven Gym in Selden showed Greenport High School’s boys basketball team with a mere 12 points. That required a second glance, and then a third and a fourth.
“It really is astonishing,” said Stony Brook coach Mike Hickey.
One by one, the Greenport High School boys basketball team players and coaches climbed up the purple ladder in the school gymnasium at the basket on the south end of the court and cut another piece of the net off.
The Greenport High School boys basketball team is brimming with confidence these days. So much so that senior center Sam Strickland Jr. stated several weeks ago that he had already made a room reservation for Glens Falls, the longtime site of the New York State final four. READ
The next generation of Porters has arrived.
While the Greenport High School boys basketball team has endured its struggles over the past two years, there has been talk about good, young players rising through the ranks. Help was on the way. Those good, young players have finally arrived in the form of freshman Ahkee Anderson and sophomores Jaxan Swann and Brandon Clark.
“If I was born two minutes later I would have a different birthday,” said Joseph Sferlazza of Southold.
Life after Liam may not be so bad after all.
It has happened before. A team loses a star player and yet, somehow, things fall into place and the team actually plays better. READ
Darrius Strickland, a junior guard, is one of Greenport’s biggest talents. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
Better days are ahead for the Greenport High School boys basketball team. Evidence of that can be seen in a number of places. It can be seen in school gyms throughout Suffolk County. It can be seen on playground courts in the Greenport area. And it can be heard in Ev Corwin’s voice.
At times during the trials and tribulations of last season, Corwin, the Greenport coach, spoke excitedly about the next generation of Porters coming up through the system. A fresh infusion of welcomed young talent will make its way onto the varsity Porters. (more…)
Joe Tardif and Will Gildersleeve (21) are both all-league senior guards for Mattituck. (Credit: Garret Meade file)
It may not exactly be all defense all the time, but defense surely is on the Mattituck Tuckers’ minds a lot these days.
If it sounds as if coach Paul Ellwood is playing the same record over and over again during his high school boys basketball team’s preseason practices, there’s a reason for it. He is emphasizing defense perhaps more than ever. (more…)
Tim Stevens, fully recovered from a broken fibula, received medical clearance to resume physical activity two days before Greenport’s first practice. (Credit: Garret Meade)
Tim Stevens learned a lesson the hard way. “Never go half speed,” he said.
That, Stevens figured, was his transgression when he suffered a season-ending injury while playing for the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck high school football team this year. Stevens was trying to make a tackle during a game when one of his teammates, Chris Dwyer, missed his attempted tackle, and banged his helmet into Stevens’ right leg. (more…)
Darius Strickland of Greenport rising up for a shot in a wild game against Hampton Bays. (Credit: Garret Meade)
Depending on your vantage point, it was either the best of playground basketball or perhaps the worst it can offer.
Greenport’s game against Hampton Bays on Monday night had a little bit of everything, including a team that rallied from an 11-point deficit to take the lead, some nifty moves, over-the-top physical play, three technical fouls, a double ejection for fighting and a team forced to finish with only four players. (more…)