And now the post-Liz Dwyer era begins.
With its 45-26 loss to Carle Place in last year’s Long Island Class B final, the Mattituck High School girls basketball team bid farewell to Dwyer, their all-time leading scorer who graduated with 1,821 career points over five seasons.
But Mattituck has lost more than Dwyer. The Tuckers lost six players from last season’s 19-4 team to graduation and don’t return a single starter. READ
An emotional Senior Day is nothing new. What was unusual about the senior ceremony before the Greenport/Southold girls volleyball team’s final home match Friday, though, was the source of much of that emotion.
Greenport coach Mike Gunther has a hard outer shell, but he unexpectedly showed his softer side. READ
Before going into Dig Pink mode, the Mattituck High School girls volleyball team dug something else: its first league championship in 14 years.
With a three-set win at Shelter Island Friday, Mattituck assured itself of a share of the Suffolk County League VIII title. READ
During the preseason, there was a question as to who would be the goalkeeper for the Greenport/Southold field hockey team. Ella Mazzaferro was the team’s goalie last year — the first time she had ever played the position — but she was toying with the idea of returning as a field player.
She recalled: “I was like, ‘I need to be on the field. I want to be where the action’s at, like I really just want to be running up and down the field.”
For a brief spell, that thought was appealing to the Greenport High School sophomore. And then it hit her … READ
Winning high school girls volleyball matches is a learned behavior, something Greenport/Southold has been working at in recent years.
That work finally came to fruition on Sept. 7 when Greenport snapped a losing string of at least 23 matches, covering four years and two winless seasons, with a four-set win over Babylon. None of the Porters had ever experienced a win before in a varsity uniform. READ
Last year coach Paul Ellwood described his Mattituck High School boys golf team as being “super young.”
Well, the Tuckers grew up awfully quickly. READ
The Mattituck High School girls volleyball team is back in Class C.
The Tuckers must be A-OK with that, no?
“Can I tell you at the end of the year?” coach Frank Massa answered. “No, I’m generally OK with it.” READ
Kaitlin Daniels is looking at the bigger picture.
The Greenport/Southold high school field hockey coach judges success by more than a win-loss record. For her, the team’s improvement and the growth of the program are what really counts. READ
Brittany Walker, the longest-serving member of the Greenport/Southold high school field hockey team, must have looked around at the start of the team’s first preseason practice on Monday morning and wondered to herself, “Who are some of these people?”
Good question. READ
Handoffs may be the Mattituck High School girls 4 x 100-meter relay team’s greatest strength. That’s ironic because a handoff nightmare spelled the end of its season last year.
Because of a handoff outside the exchange zone, the Tuckers were disqualified in last year’s state track and field meet. As painful an experience as that was, it sowed the seeds for this season. READ