Just when Joe Wozny was on the verge of doing something special, Southold said no-no to the no-no.
Through six innings Saturday, Southold’s batters couldn’t touch Wozny. The Stony Brook pitcher took a no-hitter into the bottom of the seventh inning at Jean W. Cochran Park in Peconic. Then, the first batter he faced that inning, Brendan Duffy, clobbered a stand-up double over the leftfielder.
Bye, bye no-hitter. READ
Late in the second quarter, Jordan Fonseca dropped in a three-point shot from the right wing, promptly did an about-face and executed a proper bow to a section of cheering Greenport fans.
After the game was over, Fonseca and his teammates on the Greenport High School boys basketball team could have taken a collective bow, but didn’t. The cheers rained down, regardless, and for good reason: The Porters are county champions. READ
Luke Hansen has only one “k” in his name, but he had 16 of them listed after it on Thursday.
The tall, lean Southold High School pitcher used his overpowering fastball to perplex batters, firing a one-hitter with 16 strikeouts — equaling a season-high — in a 10-0 complete-game defeat of Stony Brook.
The mind had trouble believing what the eye was seeing. A halftime look at the scoreboard at Suffolk County Community College’s Brookhaven Gym in Selden showed Greenport High School’s boys basketball team with a mere 12 points. That required a second glance, and then a third and a fourth.
“It really is astonishing,” said Stony Brook coach Mike Hickey.
A reporter fully aware of the situation but feeling a bit mischievous, asked coach Mike Gunther what his Greenport/Southold high school girls volleyball team had to do to make it into the playoffs.
“Wait until next year,” was Gunther’s quick-witted reply.
For the second time in a week, Pat McFarland was almost perfect.
Last Wednesday the junior righthander lost a perfect game with two outs in the seventh inning. He finished his magnificent performance in an 8-0 triumph over Smithtown Christian with a one-hitter. READ
Southold began the second half of its Suffolk County League VIII boys basketball season the way it started it — with a sound defeat at the hands of The Stony Brook School.
While coach Cory Dolson took six of his top-line Mattituck/Greenport/Southold high school wrestlers to the Eastern States Classic at Sullivan County Community College, the rest of the Tuckers were left to face Stony Brook on Friday under the charge of their assistant coach, Ronnie Rosso.
Asked if the Tuckers had sent there “B” team out onto the mat at Mattituck High School, Rosso said, “I’d say it was a little A, a little B and a little C.”
Southold/Greenport’s Madison Tabor moves around Stony Brook’s Anne Skorobohaty to attempt a layup. (Credit: Garret Meade)
CLIPPERS 58, BEARS 24
So, it is true, a diamond is a girl’s best friend. In this case, a diamond press defense.
Southold/Greenport may not get many style points for its play on the basketball court, but the Clippers may have found a diamond in the rough, namely, their recently unveiled diamond press.
The Clippers had practiced the diamond press and dabbled with it briefly in a couple of games, but it wasn’t until Thursday that they used it extensively. Coach Howie Geismar had to like what he saw. (more…)
Liam Walker was recognized for recently becoming only the second Southold boy to score 1,000 career points. He was joined by coach Phil Reed, left, and the school superintendent, David Gamberg, in a pregame ceremony in which he was presented with a ball to mark the milestone. (Credit: Garret Meade)
BEARS 57, FIRST SETTLERS 53
Southold still has many of the same players from its high school boys basketball team of last season, but those players are not the same. The First Settlers are a year older, a year wiser, a year more physically mature, and just plain better than they were in 2013-14.
It goes beyond their skillful 1,000-point scorer, Liam Walker, who has silky smooth moves and a high basketball IQ to go with his impressive statistics. They have reliable ballhandlers and bring grittiness to the court.
The First Settlers are vastly improved, and it shows in their record. They are already only one win shy of equaling their win total from last season. (more…)