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10/03/15 9:48pm
10/03/2015 9:48 PM

Greenport/Southold/Mattituck running back Keegan Syron, playing on pain medication for an ailing shin bone, dives forward between Hampton Bays' Ben Sohtz and Travis Flynn (20) for a first down. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

On a rough night when positives were hard to find for the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck high school football team, here was one: The scoreboard at Hampton Bays High School wasn’t functioning.

If it had been, it would have shown the Porters on the short end of a 40-0 blowout when all was said and done. READ

05/08/15 7:41pm
05/08/2015 7:41 PM
Southold/Greenport second baseman Paige Messana awaits a throw as Hampton Bays' Meghan Harris slides into second base. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Southold/Greenport second baseman Paige Messana awaits a throw as Hampton Bays’ Meghan Harris slides into second base. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

BAYMEN 16, CLIPPERS 4 (5 INNINGS)

Softball is king at Hampton Bays High School, where both the tradition of winning and the talent pool are deep.

So, the result of Southold/Greenport’s game in Hampton Bays on Friday was hardly surprising. Leadoff hitter Mackenzie Taylor singled, tripled, doubled and walked, and Rebecca Harris drove in three runs as Hampton Bays rolled, 16-4, in five innings. The game was halted after 1 hour 16 minutes because of the mercy rule.

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04/27/15 8:17pm
04/27/2015 8:17 PM
Greenport/Southold's Heather Koscinch turned in a second-place showing in the 3,000 meters in 14 minutes 9.9 seconds during Monday's meet in Hampton Bays. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Greenport/Southold’s Heather Koscinch turned in a second-place showing in the 3,000 meters in 14 minutes 9.9 seconds during Monday’s meet in Hampton Bays. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

BAYMEN 86 1/2, CLIPPERS 63 1/2

The coach of the Greenport/Southold high school girls track and field team — the team without a home — must have felt truly at home. And why not? Mike Gunther lives a little more than a long discus throw away from Hampton Bays High School. Not only that, but he is a former assistant coach for the Baymen’s boys and girls teams.

Gunther’s influence may be the only thing the two track programs share in common. Hampton Bays has a beautiful, bright, all-weather track surrounding field turf, with a new scoreboard to go with it; the Clippers practice on a dirt track at Greenport High School and run all their meets on the road. Hampton Bays has an established program; the Clippers are in only their second year since the re-introduction of the sport in Greenport.

The Clippers are the ultimate underdogs. They raised their roster size from 13 in 2014 to 25, but 13 of their current athletes are in their first year in track. Nonetheless, the Clippers (2-3, 2-2 Suffolk County League VIII) have made strides. They have already improved upon their 1-5 record of last year with wins over The Ross School and Wyandanch. (more…)

02/16/15 8:45pm
02/16/2015 8:45 PM
Mattituck's Alex Beebe taking aim in the face of Hampton Bays' onrushing Sarah Jiudice during Monday evening's county semifinal. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mattituck’s Alex Beebe taking aim in the face of Hampton Bays’ onrushing Sarah Jiudice during Monday evening’s county semifinal. (Credit: Garret Meade)

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS B SEMIFINAL | BAYMEN 61, TUCKERS 22

It was the start that finished the Mattituck Tuckers.

A high school girls basketball game is 32 minutes long, but it can be won in the first quarter. Exhibit A: Mattituck’s Suffolk County Class B semifinal in Hampton Bays on Monday evening. The Tuckers came out in a shooting funk and never got out of it. (more…)

01/09/15 10:34pm
01/09/2015 10:34 PM

TUCKERS 69, BAYMEN 31

Coming off two games in which his Mattituck High School boys basketball team did not play to the level that he would have liked, coach Paul Ellwood heard concern in the voice of his assistant coach, Kevin Chartrand, when the Tuckers fell behind, 6-0, to Hampton Bays on Friday night.

Ellwood, on the other hand, liked what he was seeing.

The pace was fast, both ways, and the Tuckers like to run, so they ran away with a 69-31 win at Hampton Bays High School. (more…)

10/16/14 7:36pm
10/16/2014 7:36 PM

BAYMEN 25, 25, 25, TUCKERS 21, 20, 22

Two games cruelly slipped from its grasp, and with them the Mattituck High School girls volleyball team has all but seen its playoff hopes slip into uncertainty.

The Tuckers blew an 11-point lead in the first game, four 5-point leads in the third game, and dropped a tough loss to Hampton Bays, 25-21, 25-20, 25-22, on Thursday at Mattituck High School. With the victory, its fifth in a row, Hampton Bays (10-3, 6-3 in Suffolk County League VII) clinched a playoff berth for at least the sixth straight year, according to coach Andy Fotopoulos.

Mattituck’s playoff picture is murky. The defending Long Island Class C champions, who dropped to 6-8, 4-6, need to win their two remaining matches, both on the road, in order to gain automatic entry into the postseason. They will play first-place Bayport-Blue Point (10-2, 8-0) on Oct. 22 and last-place Southampton (0-8, 0-8) on Oct. 28. (more…)

10/06/14 7:19pm
10/06/2014 7:19 PM

CLIPPERS 2, BAYMEN 1

When the scoreboard clock at Hampton Bays High School reached 0:00, no field hockey sticks were raised in celebration by the Greenport/Southold players. There was no hooting and hollering, either.

But there was a good deal of relief.

Relief. Yes, that would be the word that may best describe the Clippers’ reaction to their first win in 25 days. (more…)

09/22/14 8:53pm
09/22/2014 8:53 PM
Bishop McGann-Mercy's Bereket Watts turns the ball upfield against Hampton Bays' Loaiza Cristian. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Bereket Watts turns the ball upfield against Hampton Bays’ Loaiza Cristian. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

BAYMEN 7, MONARCHS 0

Playing with only nine players because of injuries and a suspension, the Bishop McGann-Mercy boys soccer team dropped a 7-0 decision to Hampton Bays in a Suffolk County League VII match at Stotzky Memorial Park in Riverhead on Monday. (more…)