04/04/15 2:00pm
04/04/2015 2:00 PM

Mattituck High School soccer standout Kaan Ilgin is trying out for the New York Cosmos B team.

Ilgin, a key component of the Tuckers’ New York State Class B championship team, was among prospective candidates vying for a spot on the Cosmos reserve side that will play in the National Premier Soccer League this spring and summer. (more…)

12/29/14 6:00am
12/29/2014 6:00 AM

To the editor:

I would like to recommend that school districts look into getting helmets, like bike riders have, to protect soccer players. There are a lot of soccer players who get concussions. A soccer ball travels 40-50 mph and can hurt when a player heads the ball or when two players go up for a ball.

Lacrosse and football players wear helmets for some protection. I also feel the schools should look into helmets for field hockey.

As the old saying reminds us, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Robert Svoboda
former soccer coach
Wading River

11/16/14 7:30pm
11/16/2014 7:30 PM
Mattituck soccer players at the high school Sunday night. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)

Mattituck soccer players at the high school Sunday night. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)

There were several reasons why Tuckers goalkeeper Ben Knowles had tears in his eyes Sunday night.

First and foremost, his Mattituck boys soccer team had clinched the third state title in school history earlier in the day. Secondly, the team bus was escorted by local police and fire department personnel from the town line to Mattituck High School. The soccer players were also greeted by community members as Queen’s “We are the Champions” blasted outside the school.  (more…)

11/16/14 1:49pm

Tarpey, Soccer BL5 11/20/03Ts

Sunday’s state championship came 11 years to the day since the Mattituck boys soccer team last won a state title.

That victory came 21 years after the Tuckers first won a state championship in 1982.

In honor of Mattituck’s state championship hat trick we present the stories the team’s two previous title games.  (more…)

11/01/14 5:35pm
11/01/2014 5:35 PM
Kaan Ilgin scored twice in Mattituck's win Saturday for the Class B county title. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Kaan Ilgin scored twice in Mattituck’s win Saturday for the Class B county title. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

Mattituck became the first boys high school soccer team to win five consecutive Suffolk County championships Saturday, recording a 2-0 victory over archrival Center Moriches in the wind and rain at Diamond in the Pines in Coram Saturday afternoon. (more…)

06/05/13 3:00pm
06/05/2013 3:00 PM

SOCCER: Summer program North Fork United Soccer Club will host a summer soccer program for children ages 4 to 11 on evenings from July 8 to Aug. 8 at the Cutchogue East Elementary School. E-mail [email protected] or call Lisa Fox at (631) 834-1685 for registration information.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Peconic Bay tournament Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Employee Activities Committee will host a beach volleyball tournament on Sept. 7 to benefit heart health. Registration will start at 8 a.m. on the day of the tournament. Tournament play will start at 9 a.m. at Tiana Beach in Hampton Bays. Teams will consist of four to six players. The cost is $25 per person per team. Individual players are welcome. For more information, contact Priscilla at (631) 548-6217 or Jennifer Miglino at (631) 548-6219 before Aug. 16, 2013.