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.
It was difficult, almost impossible, for the Mattituck High School girls basketball team not to look ahead to its regular-season finale, a showdown with Pierson/Bridgehampton/Shelter Island on Thursday night that will determine the Suffolk County League VI champion(s).
“We definitely got that in the back of our minds and want to prove to Pierson who we are,” said Mattituck forward Ashley Perkins. READ
A little Bishop McGann-Mercy green has blended in really well with Mattituck blue.
Kelsey Bundrick’s arrival on the scene couldn’t have been better timed, at least from the Mattituck High School girls tennis team’s point of view. For the first time in five years, the Tuckers have a first singles player not named Liz Dwyer. Dwyer’s graduation this past spring left a huge opening at the top of the singles lineup.
It was the start of a busy spell for the Mattituck High School softball team, and the Tuckers didn’t wait long to get busy.
Playing the first of five games over a six-day period starting on Thursday against North Fork rival Southold/Greenport, Mattituck saw three of its first four batters deliver singles, setting up a three-run inning. READ
Southold/Greenport catcher Rosemary Volinski is one of the veterans among a turnout of about 36 players. (Credit: Garret Meade)
Quantity can lead to quality in high school softball. The more players a coach has to choose from, the better a team’s chances for winning. Large numbers can produce a big number in the win column.
Numbers are what coach Lori Marra saw when she walked into the Southold High School gym last week for Southold/Greenport’s first practice. Over 30 players had gathered. The turnout surprised Marra and some of the players themselves.