It’s always going to be an interesting matchup when Southold/Greenport’s Grace Syron and Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Melina Santacroce face each other on a basketball court. The big difference Monday night, though, was Santacroce had more of a supporting cast to work with.
Advantage Mercy. READ
The Mattituck High School girls basketball team has never won a regional championship, but it has come close. For a second year in a row the Tuckers reached the Southeast Region Class B final this past March, only to be denied by Irvington.
If you are a soccer goal scorer, there is a good chance you will be fouled, tripped, knocked down, kicked or physically manhandled by the opposition. Like it or not, it comes with the territory. READ
On an emotional night for the Southold/Greenport girls soccer team, Grace Syron celebrated the squad’s first Suffolk County title in 30 years in the best way possible.
She scored the first two goals in a 3-0 victory over The Stony Brook School in the Class C championship game at Islip High School Friday night and dedicated the win to her late mother. Kathleen Syron passed away on Sept. 15. READ
The Brigham family must have some intriguing dinner conversations. READ
In the midst of chasing Suffolk County League VII leader Babylon, both the Southold/Greenport and Mattituck girls soccer teams shared a more immediate concern on Tuesday: each other.
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
Chris Golden had to wear a brave face under the strain of tremendous grief. It wasn’t easy.
“I had to keep myself from crying,” he said. READ
No pain, no gain.
The Southold/Greenport high school girls soccer team knows what that’s all about. Southold was facing the real potential of trouble. As if it wasn’t enough that defender Marie Mullen’s playing status Monday was questionable with an ailing ankle, goalkeeper Hayley Brigham was out with a hairline fracture/third-degree sprain of her right wrist. Beyond that, the First Settlers have been banged up with bumps and bruises.
The calendar might have said Sept. 7, but Southold/Greenport’s celebration was more suited for towards the end of October.
Immediately after the final whistle, the First Settlers girls soccer team celebrated as though they won the Suffolk County Class C crown instead of an early regular-season game against Mattituck in Greenport Thursday night. READ