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.
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…)
Chris Dwyer follows the path of his two-run homer in the first inning of Monday’s suspended game against Hampton Bays. (Credit: Garret Meade)
Baseball is supposed to be a warm-weather sport, isn’t it?
If teeth weren’t chattering, one might be tempted to laugh at that notion. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
Greenport/Southold freshman Madison Hilton pushing the ball forward and closing in on Hampton Bays goalie Ashlyn Von Bartheld. (Credit: Garret Meade)
CLIPPERS 8, BAYMEN 2
The path in front of the field hockey goal at Greenport High School could be named Madison Avenue. It would be a fitting appellation.
That’s because the Greenport/Southold team has not one, but two Madisons — Madison Hilton and Madison Tabor. In their brief time together on the field, the duo has already picked up a joint nickname: “Maddy squared.”
Through the Clippers’ first two games this season, “Maddy squared” has combined for three goals, including two in an 8-2 rout of visiting Hampton Bays on Thursday. (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…)