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07/19/16 2:08pm
07/19/2016 2:08 PM

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In order to restructure the program, Bishop McGann-Mercy High School has decided not to field a varsity boys soccer team this fall season.

The school wants to make sure the varsity is able to compete with upperclassmen, mostly seniors, and not with just freshmen, sophomore and juniors.
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12/27/15 6:00am
12/27/2015 6:00 AM

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The Mattituck High School boys varsity soccer team doesn’t see many coaching changes. So, understandably, there was a lot of interest when Mat Litchhult made the stunning announcement just days after the Tuckers won their third state championship last year that he was stepping down as the team’s coach. Who would be his successor?  READ

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10/14/15 8:42am
10/14/2015 8:42 AM
Southold goalkeeper Dylan Clausen will be part of the latest chapter of a rivalry with Mattituck when the teams meet for the first time since 2011 on Saturday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)

Southold goalkeeper Dylan Clausen will be part of the latest chapter of a rivalry with Mattituck when the teams meet for the first time since 2011 on Saturday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)

Will Hayes certainly got a rude awakening when his father Bill took him to his first Mattituck-Southold derby as an eighth grader in 1994. READ

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10/04/15 2:00pm
10/04/2015 2:00 PM

Bryce Grathwohl, a freshman central defender, played two junior varsity games this year before being integrated into the varsity starting 11. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Perhaps under another system or at another time, freshmen Bryce Grathwohl and James Jacobs would have been bypassed and left sitting on the bench this season. But the Mattituck High School boys soccer team lost an astounding 19 seniors from last year’s New York State Class B champion squad. That presented opportunities for younger players like Grathwohl and Jacobs.  READ

09/30/15 9:00am
09/30/2015 9:00 AM
Sophomore forward Axel Rodriguez-Canal scored two goals for Mattituck against Center Moriches, giving him 11 goals in six games. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Sophomore forward Axel Rodriguez-Canal scored two goals for Mattituck against Center Moriches, giving him 11 goals in six games. (Credit: Garret Meade)

When a reporter referred to Axel Rodriguez-Canal, the sophomore forward for the Mattituck High School boys soccer team, as “Kaan light,” the Tuckers’ coach, Will Hayes, corrected him. READ

06/18/15 12:00pm
06/18/2015 12:00 PM
Mattituck's Joe Tardif pitched a four-hitter to lead the Tuckers to a win in the state semifinals Saturday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Mattituck’s Joe Tardif pitched a four-hitter to lead the Tuckers to a win in the state semifinals Saturday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

As the Mattituck High School baseball team assembled in the main lobby for a special celebration march through the school Monday to honor the Tuckers’ winning the New York State Class B championship, the school’s principal, Shawn Petretti, turned to center fielder Joe Tardif.

“Tardif, you know the drill, right?” he said.

Tardif laughed and said, “Yes, I do.” (more…)

05/22/15 10:00am
05/22/2015 10:00 AM
Will Hayes (far right) helped lead the Tuckers to a state championship last fall. Hayes was appointed as the next head coach of the varsity program Thursday. (Credit: Michael Lewis, file)

Will Hayes (far right) helped lead the Tuckers to a state championship last fall. Hayes was appointed as the next head coach of the varsity program Thursday. (Credit: Michael Lewis, file)

The Mattituck High School boys soccer coaching position will stay in the Tuckers family.

Will Hayes, an assistant coach during the run to the New York State Class B title last year and a Mattituck High School graduate, has been named head coach. The Mattituck school board approved his hiring at its Thursday night meeting.  (more…)