Jack Martilotta believes his Greenport/Southold/Mattituck football team made progress since its season-opening loss last week. Then again, five lost fumbles and a five-touchdown performance by Wyandanch’s Rashaun Malloy went a long way toward obscuring that progress.
Greenport was often its own worst enemy Friday night when those five turnovers led to 30 Wyandanch points in a 54-12 rout by the Warriors. Those fumbles were killers. READ
The comparisons are inevitable.
Five years ago, Kaan Ilgin earned All-America honors while playing a vital role as Mattituck High School captured the New York State Class B boys soccer championship. READ
Natalie Kopala is saving her running for the tennis court these days, and she may be better off for it. READ
Playing in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls volleyball championships is a ball. Frank Massa strongly recommends it.
Of course, the trick is getting there. Massa should know. His Mattituck team made its sixth appearance (and first since 2015) in the state semifinals last year. READ
One thing is certain for the Mattituck, Southold and Greenport boys soccer teams in Suffolk County League VII. There will be no easy games because competition has gotten tighter. READ
If Cory Dolson seems a little distracted these days, there’s a good reason. The Mattituck High School girls tennis coach has a lot of thinking to do.
Last year, after Dolson became the team’s third coach in 38 years, he was in for something of a surprise as the Tuckers (10-2) won all 10 of their League VIII matches. It was Mattituck’s 10th league title and first since 2014. The Tuckers went on to reach the playoffs for a seventh straight year, losing to William Floyd in the first round of the Suffolk County Team Tournament.
“It was great,” Dolson said. “We had a lot of fun. The girls did well. You can’t ask for more than that.”
But Mattituck has graduated seven of its 10 lineup players from last year. Aside from the top three singles spots, as of Tuesday, all the other positions remained up in the air, like a ball in midair, about to be served. READ
With a year under its belt after the merger of two high school girls soccer programs, coach Chris Golden is optimistic Mattituck/Southold/Greenport will be a force among Suffolk County Class B teams again. READ
Hurricane Dorian missed Greenport, but another powerful force didn’t. It hit the small North Fork village hard, packing one heck of a punch.
Southampton/Bridgehampton/Pierson delivered a wallop on Greenport/Southold/Mattituck in the season-opening game for both Suffolk County Division IV football teams Friday night.
Everything that could go right went right for Southampton. Everything that could go wrong went wrong for Greenport. READ
Kaitlin Daniels has seen disturbing signs that the number of field hockey players on Long Island has been declining in recent years. However, the Greenport/Southold high school coach found encouragement this past spring when she saw healthy turnouts for pickup games. That prompted her to approach Greenport athletic director Chris Golden and suggest the time was right for the school to bring a junior varsity team back to the fall lineup.
And so it is. For the first time in about five years, Greenport will field a JV team, coached by Mary Kathryn Baker. That’s a positive for the immediate future. READ
As Jack Martilotta sees it, his Greenport/Southold/Mattituck football team missed reaching the playoffs last year by a measly nine seconds.
That’s how much time was left to play when Greenport saw its 28-24 lead over Bayport-Blue Point suddenly dissolve into thin air. READ