It had been six quarters since the last time the Southampton football team found the end zone. Through the first two games of the season, the Mariners had scored twice and both touchdowns came in the first half of the team’s season-opening loss against Bishop McGann-Mercy. READ
Julian Swann is coming. Julian Swann is coming.
This wasn’t the first time that Greenport/Southold/Mattituck high school football coaches had heard that Swann was coming out for the team. “I told them every year, but I didn’t show up,” said Swann.
There may be nothing Jordan Fonseca likes better in baseball than making a nice fielding play. The Greenport High School shortstop/pitcher has made his share of exceptional plays, too.
One that stands out in coach Mike Sage’s memory occurred earlier this season. This is how he described the play: Fonseca, playing shortstop, moved to his left to get the ball, went down and was flat on his back before somehow making the throw to first base. “The ball was a strike,” said Sage.
The pressure of elimination games can be wearing. That is something the Greenport High School baseball team knows only too well.
Now, these aren’t playoff elimination games we’re talking about. We’re talking about games involving the potential for being eliminated from playoff contention.
Chance Anderson’s pleasant demeanor and friendly face can lead to false impressions. Make no mistake, when he is on the football field, Anderson is a bruising hitter, not hesitant at all about lowering his shoulder into an opponent.
That hard-nosed playing style is what earned Anderson the nickname “Rhino.”
So, what happens when the No. 11 seed (Greenport/Southold/Mattituck) plays the No. 10 seed (Bishop McGann-Mercy) in Suffolk County Division IV?
A blowout, of course.
Greenport will go into the 2016 high school baseball season with the same catcher, but he is a different person, in a sense. Keegan Syron is bigger. Noticeably bigger. READ