09/20/14 12:24am
09/20/2014 12:24 AM
Greenport/Southold/Mattituck's Dylan Marlborough on a  quarterback keeper late in the game. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Greenport/Southold/Mattituck’s Dylan Marlborough on a quarterback keeper late in the game. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

PORTERS 21, BEARS 6

Now people will know who No. 18 is on the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck high school football team.

That wasn’t necessarily the case before Friday night’s game at The Stony Brook School. Not only wasn’t Dominick Panetta’s uniform number listed next to his name on the team roster, but his name was misspelled and he was listed as a sophomore (he is a junior).

Well, based on what he did in his varsity debut, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Panetta should be accorded greater respect in the future. In his first game for the Porters, Panetta caught a touchdown pass, made two interceptions (returning one for a touchdown) and recorded 4 tackles.

Guess who the unquestioned player of the game was in the Porters’ 21-6 win at Buyers Park? (more…)

02/07/14 12:41am
02/07/2014 12:41 AM
GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Kenji Fujita, one of Southold's six seniors, hugs his mother during a pregame Senior Night ceremony.

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Kenji Fujita, one of Southold’s six seniors, hugs his mother during a pregame Senior Night ceremony.

BEARS 58, FIRST SETTLERS 46

It was Mission Improbable.

In order to stick its foot inside the playoff door, the Southold High School boys basketball team, playing its final game of the regular season on Thursday night, needed to upset The Stony Brook School — as in defending Long Island Class C champion Stony Brook. That is all. (more…)

02/06/14 10:48pm
02/06/2014 10:48 PM

Garret Meade photo | One of Southold/Greenport’s seven seniors, Justina Babcock, looks for room to shoot as Stony Brook’s Annie Skorobohaty blocks her path.

CLIPPERS 73, BEARS 39

The seven seniors on the Southold/Greenport girls basketball team knew that, regardless of the outcome, Thursday’s game would be the last they will have played in the Southold High School gym. What they didn’t want, however, was for it to be the last game of their high school careers. (more…)

01/31/14 7:22pm
01/31/2014 7:22 PM

TUCKERS 87, BEARS 0

The finish to the Mattituck/Greenport high school wrestling team’s Suffolk County League VII season was anticlimactic, to be sure, but that didn’t detract from the magnitude of the achievement. After all, an undefeated league season is an undefeated league season. That’s not too shabby. (more…)

01/16/14 8:47pm
01/16/2014 8:47 PM
DANIEL DE MATO PHOTO | Austin Hooks of Greenport attempting a layup over the off-balanced Andrew Daniel of Stony Brook during Thursday's game.

DANIEL DE MATO PHOTO | Austin Hooks of Greenport attempting a layup over the off-balanced Andrew Daniel of Stony Brook during Thursday’s game.

BEARS 57, PORTERS 36

The Stony Brook School boys basketball team brings a lot of weapons to the court. The Bears have speed, athleticism, length and big bodies under the boards. It’s an awful lot for an opponent to deal with. By the time the Greenport Porters headed home after Thursday’s game in Stony Brook, they may have felt as if they had brought a knife to a gun fight.

Greenport lost to Stony Brook by 5 points in its season-opener last month. Thursday’s rematch, which tipped off the second half of the Suffolk County League VIII season, wasn’t so close. Try 21 points — in Stony Brook’s favor.

The fine play of freshman Chase Audige, coupled with the rebounding prowess of Bryce Jackson and Andrew Daniel, added up to the one-sided 57-36 win by Stony Brook. Audige struck for 18 points and Asaiah Wilson had 13 as Stony Brook (8-1, 7-1), the defending league and Long Island Class C champion, won its fourth straight.

Stony Brook dominated the boards, outrebounding Greenport by 52-36. The 6-foot-5 Jackson and the 6-foot-7 Daniel were a big reason for that. Jackson, an American who had lived in Saudi Arabia and is in his first season in the sport, grabbed 18 rebounds. Daniel pulled down 17 boards to go with his 9 points.

In the first meeting between the teams, Greenport’s sharp-shooting guard, Gavin Dibble, dropped 35 points. This time, though, Stony Brook clamped down on Dibble, who shot 4 of 7 from the field and scored 11 points. He had only two 3-point attempts, making one of them. Austin Hooks also had 11 points to go with 8 rebounds for the Porters (4-5, 4-4), who lost for the fourth time in five games.

Dibble’s game-opening basket gave the Porters their only lead of the day. Stony Brook pulled away from there, charging out to a commanding 22-8 lead and never looking in danger of losing it. Audige accounted for 13 of those 22 points.

Stony Brook’s lead swelled. The Bears were in front by as many as 29 points when a pair of free throws by Daniel made the score 51-22 with 3 minutes 8 seconds left in the third quarter.

With the result all but decided, both teams filled the court with reserve players in the fourth quarter. Stony Brook’s cushion was so large that the Bears were not even hurt by the fact that they missed their last 14 field-goal attempts.

One thing both sides shared were low shooting percentages from the field. Greenport hit on only 26.3 percent of its shots while Stony Brook was not much better at 28.4 percent.

After the game, Greenport coach Ev Corwin was asked for a mid-season report card on his team and he gave the Porters a C. “That’s average,” he said. “I think the best is definitely yet to come.”

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