Jude Swann must feel as if he had won the lottery twice. Once again, his magic number came up: 1,000.
Within a span of nine days, Swann collected his 1,000th career rebound and scored his 1,000th career point for the Greenport High School boys basketball team.
The latter came as something of a surprise Wednesday night. With Swann needing 41 points to reach the millennial mark, some might have expected it to take him two or three more games to hit that milestone. Swann had other ideas. READ
Given his druthers, Jude Swann would rather grab a rebound than score a point. As he sees it, there’s more value in a rebound since they’re harder to get.
Swann should know. He has pulled down in excess of 1,000 of them over his four-year career for Greenport High School. To be more precise, the 6-4 senior center’s latest haul of 11 boards in a 91-60 non-league win over visiting East Hampton Saturday brought his career total to 1,027 and counting. READ
Wyandanch High School’s new football head coach, Josh Shields, really didn’t need a scouting report for his team’s season-opening game Saturday against Greenport/Southold/Mattituck. That’s because, well, Shields was the scouting report.
No joshing. READ
On Monday morning the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck football players put their noses to the grindstone and their shoulder pads to the blocking sled. One end of that sled was moving dramatically more than the other. That was the end on which the hulking figure of Jude Swann was working.
No surprise there. READ
While stretching out his 6-foot-8 frame and long limbs on the Greenport High School gym floor, former NBA player John Wallace was asked how young people have changed since he was their age. Without hesitation, he spoke about work ethic. READ
Hamilton was playing Saturday, but it was Greenport that received the rave reviews.
Two Greenport basketball players, in particular, stood out. Ahkee Anderson and Jude Swann were at their best when the Porters needed them most. They came though in a big way as the Porters won their first regional championship since 2009, earning a place in the New York State Class C semifinals. READ
Late in the second quarter, Jordan Fonseca dropped in a three-point shot from the right wing, promptly did an about-face and executed a proper bow to a section of cheering Greenport fans.
After the game was over, Fonseca and his teammates on the Greenport High School boys basketball team could have taken a collective bow, but didn’t. The cheers rained down, regardless, and for good reason: The Porters are county champions. READ
Despite an early three-point barrage by Port Jefferson, Greenport shut down the Royals’ offense in the third quarter led by Jude Swann’s attack from the paint and Ahkee Anderson’s scrappy defense Friday night to hand the Royals an 80-63 defeat. READ
In his first varsity start for the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck high school football team Friday night, Ahkee Anderson provided ample demonstrations of how to turn a negative into a positive. And by that, we’re talking in terms of yardage. READ