The Southold/Greenport girls track and field team was so close that it could see the first league championship in its history just over the horizon. All the First Settlers needed to do in their final dual meet of the season was clear one final hurdle.
Slow starts to seasons are hardly anything new to the Southold High School baseball team. The uncanny trend goes back for years. Bad starts have become so regular that they could be considered something of a tradition — not a desirable tradition, of course, but a tradition, nonetheless.
Mattituck’s bats make the Tuckers armed and dangerous.
When a baseball team’s offense is as reliable and productive as Mattituck’s is, it makes life easier for its pitchers. That’s just one reason why Mattituck’s pitching staff turned in its sixth complete game in seven league games Tuesday. Then, of course, there was Bryce Grathwohl, and he usually brings it when he’s on the mound.
Riley and Mackenzie Hoeg are sisters, not twins, but it seems as if they have twin telepathy when they’re on the lacrosse field together. Of course, that’s because they have played together virtually continuously for the past 13 years.
Lilly Fogarty’s word for the year in 2018 was “opportunity.” As an eighth-grader last season, the pitcher took her opportunities when she could get them, and even got a little taste of high school varsity softball when she was brought up from Mattituck’s junior varsity team for a couple of games.
Listening to the sounds emanating from the Southold/Greenport bench on a cold, blustery Friday afternoon, you wouldn’t have guessed the softball team was losing its game to Port Jefferson by a considerable amount