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03/16/19 4:48pm
03/16/2019 4:48 PM

The door to the Greenport locker room remained closed for a while. One could only imagine the scene inside as the Porters tried to compose themselves and come to terms with the fact that their basketball season had just ended with a second straight loss in the New York State Class C semifinals. READ

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03/09/19 4:06pm
03/09/2019 4:06 PM

What better way to celebrate going to high school boys basketball’s big dance than by, well, dancing?

Much like his team, Ev Corwin was feeling it. After raising the Southeast Region Class C championship plaque above his head, the Greenport coach, surrounded by a circle of his clapping players, broke out into an impromptu dance. Call it a dance for joy. READ

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03/07/19 6:00am
03/07/2019 6:00 AM

The memory of the Greenport High School boys basketball team’s painful loss to Lake George in last year’s New York State Class C semifinal has stuck with the Porters. The finality of it all smacked them in the face. From time to time, coach Ev Corwin reminds his players to recall how they felt after that stinging 73-58 defeat.

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02/16/19 2:35pm
02/16/2019 2:35 PM

The colors are striking: Bridgehampton’s black and yellow against Greenport’s purple and gold. The Killer Bees and the Porters.

For years the boys basketball teams of the two high schools have been linked in an historic rivalry. Sometimes Bridgehampton has the stronger team; sometimes Greenport has the advantage.

In comparing the two teams, there is one glaring difference. READ

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02/13/19 10:17pm
02/13/2019 10:17 PM

The odds were stacked high against Southold. Real high.

Given what the First Settlers were up against, it was hard to imagine a scenario in which Southold would upset Greenport in Wednesday night’s Suffolk County Class C boys basketball final. Just look at what Southold was up against:

League VII champion Greenport, ranked second in the state in Class C by the New York State Sportswriters Association, had won 18 straight games. The Porters, defending Southeast Region champions, have won 22 consecutive league games dating back to last season and are 36-1 in league play over the last three seasons.

Oh, and Southold was up against something else: Ahkee Anderson’s considerable talent. READ

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01/24/19 8:56pm
01/24/2019 8:56 PM

Judging by the smile on his face and the enthusiasm he showed before Thursday night’s game, no one was happier than Tyrus Smiley to be in a Greenport High School boys basketball uniform. Smiley said he appreciates basketball now more than ever, given what he has been through.

And Greenport’s fans gave an indication of how appreciative they are to have him back playing for the Porters less than two months after he was shot in the abdomen Dec. 7. Smiley said the bullet struck his colon and liver. It looked like the 6-3 forward’s senior season was done for sure, but he was happy to be alive. READ

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01/16/19 9:35pm
01/16/2019 9:35 PM

Jude Swann must feel as if he had won the lottery twice. Once again, his magic number came up: 1,000.

Within a span of nine days, Swann collected his 1,000th career rebound and scored his 1,000th career point for the Greenport High School boys basketball team.

The latter came as something of a surprise Wednesday night. With Swann needing 41 points to reach the millennial mark, some might have expected it to take him two or three more games to hit that milestone. Swann had other ideas. READ