Winning and losing is the cycle of life in high school football. Last season was undeniably a down cycle for Greenport/Southold/Mattituck.
Having graduated 14 players from the previous year, Greenport purple had turned green. The Porters were desperately short on experience. That was reflected in the results and an 0-8 record. READ
A surprise start led to a masterful restart and victory.
Timmy Solomito of Islip made a surprise visit to his old stomping grounds Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway. Then he promptly went out and mastered a late-race restart to win the night’s 50-lap NASCAR Modified feature event for his 20th career victory. That tied him with Howie Brode and Ronnie Herra for 18th on the all-time win list. (more…)
When the pressure is really on, it’s more important than ever to stay loose.
As contradictory as that may sound, Miles Kelly can attest to its truth. READ
Matt Stepnoski didn’t have to think long when he was asked what he has learned the most about playing in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League this summer.
“I’m not as good as I think I am,” he said. “It’s humbling. You see a lot of kids from all over the country and you realize you’re a small fish in a big pond. It’s a good humbling experience.” READ
Will the real warriors, please stand up?
In one dugout we have the Long Island Road Warriors, whose nickname speaks for itself. Across from them, in the other dugout, we have the Riverhead Tomcats, who have shown the warrior spirit through their play.
By tomorrow evening, the ultimate warriors will be crowned. READ
A third of the way through the annual Baldwin, Evans & Jarzombek 77, if anyone had told former three-time NASCAR Modified champion John Fortin Sr. of Holtsville he would be sitting in victory lane at the conclusion of the race, he probably would have questioned that person’s sanity. READ
After eight seasons and 11 teams while toiling in the minor leagues, Dave Kubiak still has the drive, desire and determination to reach his ultimate goal:
The Show. READ
What amounted to a play-in game for a play-in game has left the North Fork Ospreys out.
Much like the game of musical chairs that was played by youngsters in between innings at Jean W. Cochran Park in Peconic Friday night, the Ospreys have been left without a place in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League playoffs. For the first time in 10 years, they will not be in the postseason. READ
A baseball field can be an awfully dangerous place, even before a game.
Or, perhaps better stated, especially before a game. READ
The World’s Longest Sunfish Race Around Shelter Island, NY is an unpredictable event in an unpredictable sport.
A case in point was the 48th edition hosted Saturday by the Southold Yacht Club. The nautical marathon, a 25-mile counterclockwise circumnavigation of Shelter Island, featured one twist and turn after another, a number of lead changes and an eye-opening ending. At one stage, with a lead pack of eight boats within 150 yards of each other, it appeared as if there would be a sprint to the finish, but John Eckart would have none of it. READ