Southold Town extended a garbage hauling agreement with Babylon for an additional two years, which will allow the town to maintain costs as opposed to shipping the waste off Long Island, according to Jim Bunchuck, the town’s solid waste coordinator. READ
When the end comes, tears sometimes follow, but this was in the extreme.
After the horn sounded, ending the Suffolk County Class B girls soccer final Saturday night, the deliriously happy, triumphant Babylon players mobbed each other. Mattituck/Southold/Greenport players, meanwhile, looked devastated. Some just sat or squatted on the field, motionless, staring down. Others, bawling uncontrollably, were hugged and consoled by teammates.
MSG, which won last year’s Suffolk Class B championship in its first year of existence, took this 4-1 loss exceptionally hard. Coach Chris Golden later observed that the scene had a funeral feel to it. READ
The defending New York State Class D champion Mattituck/Southold girls lacrosse team entered this season with many pieces in place. Among the 17 returning players are 10 with starting experience, so the Tuckers looked to be in a good position to make a run at a second straight state title. READ
Gliding on the air currents high above the Mattituck High School varsity baseball field, a turkey vulture was scanning the scene for an easy meal. Meanwhile, down below, Babylon found Mattituck to be surprisingly easy pickings.
That’s the way things stand now in the finale of a three-game Suffolk County League VIII baseball series between Babylon and Mattituck. The two teams are so evenly matched it’s hard to find separation between them. Certainly, that was the case Thursday when they played 10 innings, covering 2 hours, 45 minutes, and a winner still couldn’t be decided.
At the end of Tuesday night’s practice, Mattituck High School boys basketball coach Paul Ellwood had some final business to attend to. He gave the Tuckers’ scorekeeper, senior Dez Whitehurst, a jersey to wear for the team’s final regular-season game the following night.
“I said, ‘This falls in the category of better late than never,’ ” said Ellwood. READ
Paul Ellwood dropped his clipboard to the floor in disgust. And if that didn’t get the attention of his players, the Mattituck High School boys basketball coach yelled to make his point to them. He didn’t like what he was seeing.
“We had guys trying to set up the offense who don’t usually do it,” he said. “We were a little chaotic at times. We got away from our normal team play and it got ugly.” READ