For only the third time in 38 years, the Mattituck High School girls tennis team has a new coach.
Coaching changes in the program are rare, at least in the modern era. Jim Christy had run the team for 33 years before handing over the reins to Mike Huey. After four years — and a 34-22 record — Huey has stepped down. Now the top job belongs to Cory Dolson. READ
Reese Thompson is back, wrist and all.
Some pain accompanied the Southold High School sophomore’s first competitive tennis match in a year, but the way she played and the result she attained must have helped lessen it. READ
After years and years of giving signs to his baseball players, Mike Carver recognized a sign when it came his way.
Carver said for the past few years he had been mulling over whether to hang up his cleats as Southold High School’s baseball coach. When a doctor told him he needed both of his kneecaps replaced, that ultimately made the decision for him. READ
Baseball is ingrained in Luke Hansen’s family history. In addition to the sport being an important part of his past and present, he wants it in his future.
Hansen has high aspirations. He would like to play professional baseball one day. “That’s my end goal,” he said. READ
Say this about Natalie Kopala, her dad taught her well. Very well.
Kopala is a rookie to school tennis, but hardly a rookie to the sport. She said she has been playing since she was about 5 years old. READ
But the word “senior” in front of Liz Dwyer’s name and it makes one pause, stop and think. Senior Liz Dwyer? Could this really be Dwyer’s senior year? READ
Some losses linger longer than others.
The Southold High School baseball team has had a year to cringe over the taste of defeat it was left with following its 3-0 loss to East Rockaway last spring in a Southeast Region Class C semifinal.
Even before the first pitch was thrown this season, it was known that the Southold High School baseball team was armed and dangerous with a formidable pitching staff. What wasn’t as certain, but soon became obvious, was that those arms came with bats. They go hand in hand.
The last undefeated high school baseball team in Suffolk County is no longer undefeated.
Southold’s season-long run of 21 straight wins was snapped by Pierson/Bridgehampton on Tuesday, leveling the Suffolk Class C finals at a game apiece.
It can be truly said that the Southold High School baseball team has three No. 1 pitchers on its starting staff. That being the case, Dylan Clausen must be considered No. 1A. READ