09/30/15 9:00am
09/30/2015 9:00 AM
Sophomore forward Axel Rodriguez-Canal scored two goals for Mattituck against Center Moriches, giving him 11 goals in six games. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Sophomore forward Axel Rodriguez-Canal scored two goals for Mattituck against Center Moriches, giving him 11 goals in six games. (Credit: Garret Meade)

When a reporter referred to Axel Rodriguez-Canal, the sophomore forward for the Mattituck High School boys soccer team, as “Kaan light,” the Tuckers’ coach, Will Hayes, corrected him. READ

06/18/15 12:00pm
06/18/2015 12:00 PM
Mattituck's Joe Tardif pitched a four-hitter to lead the Tuckers to a win in the state semifinals Saturday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Mattituck’s Joe Tardif pitched a four-hitter to lead the Tuckers to a win in the state semifinals Saturday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

As the Mattituck High School baseball team assembled in the main lobby for a special celebration march through the school Monday to honor the Tuckers’ winning the New York State Class B championship, the school’s principal, Shawn Petretti, turned to center fielder Joe Tardif.

“Tardif, you know the drill, right?” he said.

Tardif laughed and said, “Yes, I do.” (more…)

08/05/14 10:18pm
08/05/2014 10:18 PM
Mattituck's Chris Sledjeski goes airborne while Greenport's Nick Droskoski tries to stop him. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mattituck’s Chris Sledjeski goes airborne while Greenport’s Nick Droskoski tries to stop him. (Credit: Garret Meade)

With the exception of the summer league attire, this could have been mistaken for a basketball game one might see on the playground. It was run-and-gun ball played at a furious pace, a helter-skelter version employed by both teams. And the 3-point shots were flying, particularly on the Mattituck side.

Wait a minute. Where were the half-court sets? Where were the diagramed play calls from the bench?

“No. That’s not my system,” said Mattituck’s assistant coach, Tom Ascher, who has been running the team for coach Paul Ellwood this summer. “You get a couple of defensive changes, that’s about it.” (more…)