Featured Story
11/03/19 7:56am
11/03/2019 7:56 AM

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

Featured Story
05/30/19 7:22pm
05/30/2019 7:22 PM

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

Featured Story
05/09/19 6:01am
05/09/2019 6:01 AM

To be continued.

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.

(more…)
Featured Story
04/02/19 10:18pm
04/02/2019 10:18 PM

Baseball had been ingrained in Nick Grathwohl’s younger life.

“Every morning before school I’d wake up, hit baseballs and then go to school, come home and do it all over again,” he said.

Grathwohl played middle school ball in seventh and eighth grades before taking two years off, something he now regrets. READ

Featured Story
02/06/19 9:42pm
02/06/2019 9:42 PM

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

Featured Story
01/14/19 9:31pm
01/14/2019 9:31 PM

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

Featured Story
12/17/18 11:43pm
12/17/2018 11:43 PM

Slowly, but surely, this Mattituck High School girls basketball team is forging an identity for itself.

The Tuckers have become a hard-hosed defensive side that makes the opposition work for its points while turning turnovers into key baskets.

Just ask Babylon, which entered Monday night’s Suffolk County League VI encounter undefeated in four league games while outscoring its foes by an impressive 16.5-point margin. READ