A lesser team might have collapsed with the rash of injuries the Southold High School boys basketball team has experienced, but not the First Settlers. That’s not to say they didn’t shake their heads with incredulity at times, but they haven’t given up. READ
After polishing off Port Jefferson in its regular-season finale, 6-0, Tuesday afternoon, the Southold High School boys soccer team must now play the waiting game.
And it probably won’t be once, but twice. READ
Senior Days can be bittersweet.
There’s a pregame ceremony in which the athletes’ mothers are given flowers. Soccer players are honored in front of friends and families as they also realize that the end of their high school career is close. READ
Joe Silvestro has never played for a county champion Southold High School boys soccer team. Not that he didn’t come close — several times.
Last year, Southold lost to Greenport in the Suffolk County Class C final, 1-0. And both years prior to that, the First Settlers fell to Pierson/Bridgehampton, both by 1-0 scores.
“It’s always like a heartbreaker at the end,” said Silvestro, a four-year varsity player who played in all three of those finals.
Silvestro wants to change that. READ
The mental game is as much a part of tennis as the physical aspect. Dealing with adversity and overcoming setbacks is all part of it.
When Southold/Greenport’s first doubles team of Cole Brigham and Devin Quinones found themselves in a daunting 5-2 hole in a first-set tiebreaker Wednesday, they responded like the champions they are. READ
Man, talk about producing under pressure.
Clinging to a one-point lead in the fourth quarter of its Suffolk County League VII boys basketball game against Shelter Island, Southold was challenged with sinking several free throws down the stretch on Tuesday night. (more…)
The artificial turf era in Southold has begun — just not the way the First Settlers would have liked. READ
It’s been such a long time since the Southold/Greenport high school boys tennis team won a Suffolk County playoff match that no one seems to know when the First Settlers last accomplished the feat.
Not even coach Andrew Sadowski, who has been coaching sports at the school for 25 years, could give an exact date. READ
What started as a stopgap measure turned into a championship.
It was a little before the halfway point of the high school boys tennis season when it was determined that it was time for a change. Southold/Greenport’s first doubles team of Mario Contreras and Devin Quinones, who had reached the Suffolk County Division IV quarterfinals last year, weren’t working well together. READ
The Brigham family must have some intriguing dinner conversations. READ