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…)

09/11/14 8:20pm
09/11/2014 8:20 PM
Greenport/Southold freshman Madison Hilton pushing the ball forward and closing in on Hampton Bays goalie Ashlyn Von Bartheld. (Credit: Garret Meade)

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…)

07/23/14 12:00pm
07/23/2014 12:00 PM
Darius Strickland of Greenport rising up for a shot in a wild game against Hampton Bays. (Credit: Garret Meade)

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…)

07/15/14 10:44pm
07/15/2014 10:44 PM
Mattituck's Dan Fedun has a step on Hampton Bays' Shane Courtenay while attempting a layup. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mattituck’s Dan Fedun has a step on Hampton Bays’ Shane Courtenay while attempting a layup. (Credit: Garret Meade)

The Mattituck High School boys basketball team didn’t lose a lot from last season in terms of numbers, but in terms of a player, the Tuckers lost a lot. A heck of a lot.

Sure, the Tuckers graduated only two players, but one of them was Gene Allen, and what a player he was. Allen was a two-time All-Conference forward who averaged 15 points and 13 rebounds per game last season, leading the team in both categories. For his high school career, he showed remarkable balance, finishing with 660 points and 662 rebounds. (more…)

04/11/14 7:48pm
04/11/2014 7:48 PM
Mattituck/Greenport/Southold's Molly Kowalski gets off a shot despite the efforts of Hampton Bays' Paula Cardenas. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mattituck/Greenport/Southold’s Molly Kowalski gets off a shot despite the efforts of Hampton Bays’ Paula Cardenas. (Credit: Garret Meade)

TUCKERS 20, BAYMEN 4

It’s called paying your dues.

The Hampton Bays High School girls lacrosse team, in only its second varsity season, has taken its share of lumps. The Baymen, still awaiting their first win in the team’s short history, suffered their sixth loss of the season on Friday at the hands of a team that can sympathize with what they are going through. (more…)