01/24/15 8:57am
01/24/2015 8:57 AM
James Hoeg of Mattituck wrestles John Lepak of Connetquot in last week's North Fork Invitational. Mattituck defeated Center Moriches Friday in the final league dual meet. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)

James Hoeg of Mattituck wrestles John Lepak of Connetquot in last week’s North Fork Invitational. Mattituck defeated Center Moriches Friday in the final league dual meet. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)

Immediately after the Mattituck/Greenport high school wrestlers polished off Center Moriches in a Suffolk County League VII dual meet Friday night, the Tuckers gathered together for a team picture.

Most of them held up their middle three fingers to signify the third consecutive undefeated season they experienced, winning the league crown as many times.

Needless to say, the Tuckers were quite proud of their accomplishment.  (more…)

12/09/14 12:00pm
12/09/2014 12:00 PM
Mattituck/Greenport senior Adam Goode is one of the team's three returning county champions. He went 26-10 last season. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Mattituck/Greenport senior Adam Goode is one of the team’s three returning county champions. He went 26-10 last season. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Look at the evidence. Look at what the Mattituck/Greenport high school wrestling team did last season.

The Tuckers put up an 18-3 record, going undefeated (8-0) in Suffolk County League VII for the second season in a row. Heading into their season-opening match against Longwood Wednesday, they have won 16 consecutive league matches over the last two seasons. For the first time in team history, they won back-to-back league titles, giving them a total of five. (more…)

04/09/14 5:00pm
04/09/2014 5:00 PM
Mattituck/Greenport eighth-graders Luke Bokina, left, and Jack Bokina both earned All-American status. The twins competed in a national tournament in Virginia Beach, Va. (Credit: Garret Meade file)

Mattituck/Greenport eighth-graders Luke Bokina, left, and Jack Bokina both earned All-American status. The twins competed in a national tournament in Virginia Beach, Va. (Credit: Garret Meade file)

All-American. The words seem to jump off the page and grab a reader’s attention the way a wrestler grabs hold of an opponent.

Those two words now apply to a pair of Mattituck/Greenport high school wrestlers.

Twin brothers Luke and Jack Bokina both earned All-American status by virtue of their performances in the recent National High School Coaches Association Wrestling Championships. Luke took second place in the middle school tournament at 85 pounds while Jack finished fifth at 90. All-American honors went to the top eight wrestlers in each weight class. (more…)

03/01/14 2:00pm
03/01/2014 2:00 PM

Mattituck/Greenport eighth-grader Jack Bokina (top) lost 8-7 in a 99-pound wrestleback match Saturday morning against Jacob Nolan. (Credit: Paul Wager)

One more win stood between Jack Bokina and the podium at the Division II New York State Wrestling Championships Saturday morning. An eighth-grader wrestling for Mattituck/Greenport, Bokina was aiming to become the first Tucker wrestler to finish all-state since 2007. (more…)

02/28/14 8:18pm
02/28/2014 8:18 PM

James Hoeg of Mattituck/Greenport went 1-2 in the 145-pound bracket of the Division II state championship Friday in Albany. (Credit: Paul Wager)

The New York State Wrestling Championships can be an unforgiving destination. The Mattituck/Greenport wrestling team, which sent a record seven wrestlers into the Division II tournament, experienced that in more ways than one Friday.  (more…)

02/27/14 8:00am
Bobby Becker is the only one of Mattituck/Greenport's seven county champions who has wrestled in the state tournament before. (Garret Meade file photo)

Bobby Becker is the only one of Mattituck/Greenport’s seven county champions who has wrestled in the state tournament before. (Garret Meade file photo)

The great majority of high school wrestlers are done for the season. It is those relatively elite few who are still toiling, pushing themselves through strenuous workouts in steamy wrestling rooms with the hope that their dream will be realized.  (more…)

02/16/14 9:25am
02/16/2014 9:25 AM
The Mattituck HS Wrestling team celebrates its second Suffolk County Championship in a row. The Suffolk County Division II wrestling championships were held at  Center Moriches High School on Feb. 15, 2014. (Photo credit: Daniel DeMato)

The Mattituck-Greenport wrestling team celebrates its second Suffolk County Championship in a row. The Suffolk County Division II wrestling championships were held at Center Moriches High School Saturday. (Photo credit: Daniel DeMato)

Seven Mattituck wrestlers won county titles Saturday as the team took the Section XI Division II championship.  (more…)