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11/20/19 11:30pm
11/20/2019 11:30 PM

It was anything but an example of offensive artistry. The shooting, for the most part, wasn’t much to look at. Points were hard to come by — really hard.

Yet, the non-league season-opener between the West Islip and Mattituck high school girls basketball teams was intriguing, dramatic and exciting, nonetheless.

For all of the shooting misfires, baskets by each side in the final two seconds brought a wild ending to last Wednesday night’s game at Mattituck High School. With overtime looking like a virtual certainty, Alexandra Gagliardi scored on a close-range shot at the buzzer off a long inbounds pass to lift West Islip to a 19-17 triumph.

And, yes, that score is correct. READ

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11/19/19 5:55am
11/19/2019 5:55 AM

Unless a wrestler has experienced it, there really is no way for him to truly appreciate what the New York State wrestling championships are like. The tournament is essentially a multi-ring circus involving the state’s best high school wrestlers, mostly sectional champions, laying it all on the line under the glare of thousands in a large, loud arena.

Ethan Schmidt and Colby Suglia have both been there and done that. Now they want to do it again. READ

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11/16/19 8:52pm
11/16/2019 8:52 PM

Riverhead senior Christina Yakaboski ran the fastest time for a Suffolk County Class A girl in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Cross Country Championships Saturday. Yakaboski, competing in her first state meet, clocked a time of 17 minutes, 44.2 seconds, bringing her 29th place on the less-than-three-mile course at cold SUNY/Plattsburgh. She qualified for next week’s federation meet at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, according to coach Justin Cobis. READ

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11/14/19 3:59pm
11/14/2019 3:59 PM

Seven Mattituck High School senior athletes put pen to paper on national signing day, securing their collegiate futures. In addition to scratching their signatures, they might as well have also written glowingly about the state of lacrosse on the North Fork. READ

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11/13/19 5:59am
11/13/2019 5:59 AM

Trevor Zappulla, a Mattituck High School freshman who had played soccer since he was in kindergarten, made a sports switch this fall, taking up cross country for the first time. “I thought I would do better in cross country,” he explained.

Well, the results speak for themselves. READ

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11/12/19 5:59am
11/12/2019 5:59 AM

On Friday the Mattituck High School girls got a feel for what it’s like to run cross country in frigid Plattsburgh, N.Y., this time of the year. On Saturday they will experience the real thing.

For the eighth straight year, Mattituck won the Class C title at Friday’s Section XI Championships on a brutally cold, blustery day at Sunken Meadow State Park. In doing so, the Tuckers once again qualified as a team to compete in the state championships Saturday at SUNY/Plattsburgh. READ

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11/07/19 5:42am

The Pierson/Bridgehampton girls volleyball team has a motto: Do whatever it takes.

What it took for the Whalers to dethrone defending Suffolk County Class C champion Mattituck Wednesday night was to survive a five-set marathon. It took a sensational performance by outside hitter Sam Cox. It took a rock-solid, stubborn defense that returned some of the hardest hits Mattituck had to offer.

And it took composure. READ