Sunday didn’t start off promisingly for Emily Russell. She missed the Southold/Greenport girls winter track team’s bus for the Suffolk County League V Championships. What next, she may have thought.
“I thought it was going to be a terrible day,” she said.
Well, a terrible day turned into a great day. Russell’s parents, Sondra and David, drove her to Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood for the meet and got to see their daughter win league titles in both the high jump and shot put. READ
The place was nice, yet as impressive as that was, it was the time that really mattered to the members of the Southold/Greenport 4×200-meter relay team.
That’s what Southold junior Jackson Wile had his eyes on when the numbers were flashed on the scoreboard in the Suffolk County League V Championships Saturday morning at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. “I was just looking at the time, not the place,” he said. READ
The headline of a cover story that ran more than a decade ago in our now-defunct sister paper, The North Shore Sun, read: “Myspace is a scary place.” The story detailed various ways teenagers could land in troubling situations on the social media site and offered insight for parents. READ
When you’re coming off the bench in a high school girls basketball game, playing time can be quite precious.
So, no one has to remind Mattituck’s Ashley Perkins or Alexa Burns that they must find ways to make an impact. (more…)
Paul Ellwood dropped his clipboard to the floor in disgust. And if that didn’t get the attention of his players, the Mattituck High School boys basketball coach yelled to make his point to them. He didn’t like what he was seeing.
“We had guys trying to set up the offense who don’t usually do it,” he said. “We were a little chaotic at times. We got away from our normal team play and it got ugly.” READ
Of all the names that filled Mattituck’s scorebook Friday night, there were no players named Mayhem, Chaos or Havoc. Coach Steve Van Dood joked that perhaps there should be, given the way his high school girls basketball team plays.
For all the new players Mattituck has — and despite the fact that the Tuckers lost six players to graduation, including all five starters — they still play the same game. Their pressure defense forces turnovers, turning steals into easy layups. READ
Not only did the Mattituck High School girls basketball team lose its all-time leading scorer, Liz Dwyer, to graduation last year, but the Tuckers lost all five of their starters from last season. One might have expected them to hit a number of stumbling blocks and experience a good deal of growing pains as they adjusted this season to life after Dwyer.
So, is that how things have shaken out?
Not really. READ
The greatest season in Mattituck High School boys lacrosse history was a season of firsts. As in the first Suffolk County and first Long Island championships the Tuckers have ever won.
Not bad. READ
X marks the spot.
The spot just happened to be the cylinder of the basket, and Xavier Allen was spot on with his shooting. READ
The body of Richard Hart, a Mattituck man who had been missing since Sunday, was found on the shore of Mattituck Inlet Thursday morning, Southold Town police said. READ