The dramatic transformation is staggering.
The Greenport/Southold girls basketball team’s entry in the What a Difference a Year Can Make category is astounding. All one needs is the eye test to see that the vastly improved Porters have come a long way in their development. It’s really quite a change from last season’s 6-12 team. READ
Trust the process. Trust Mackenzie Hoeg.
That’s what Mattituck coach Steve Van Dood tells his basketball players when referring to Hoeg, the team’s All-County senior point guard. READ
The stakes were high for both high school girls volleyball teams. For Port Jefferson, it was a must-win match. For Greenport/Southold, it was more like a want-to-win deal — with an extra incentive. READ
Things were going smoothly, almost surprisingly so, given the caliber of competition the Greenport/Southold girls volleyball team was facing. The First Settlers were leading, 13-11, in the first set. And then everything changed. READ
Good serving can atone for a multitude of sins in volleyball. When a proficient server like Jordan Osler gets on a roll, no one knows better than her Mattituck High School teammates how tough it can be to try to deliver a pass off one of her deliveries. READ
You can’t win if you don’t score. That’s it in a nutshell for the Greenport/Southold field hockey team.
Jada Clark has done something none of her teammates have done this season — score a goal. READ
To hear Paul Ellwood describe it, his Mattituck High School boys golf team is no longer the favorite to walk off with the Suffolk County League VII championship. This season, he said, Riverhead is the “clear favorite” on paper and Mattituck is the hunter. READ
Playing in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls volleyball championships is a ball. Frank Massa strongly recommends it.
Of course, the trick is getting there. Massa should know. His Mattituck team made its sixth appearance (and first since 2015) in the state semifinals last year. READ
Kaitlin Daniels has seen disturbing signs that the number of field hockey players on Long Island has been declining in recent years. However, the Greenport/Southold high school coach found encouragement this past spring when she saw healthy turnouts for pickup games. That prompted her to approach Greenport athletic director Chris Golden and suggest the time was right for the school to bring a junior varsity team back to the fall lineup.
And so it is. For the first time in about five years, Greenport will field a JV team, coached by Mary Kathryn Baker. That’s a positive for the immediate future. READ
The adjective in the East End Super League may be the word that best describes how girls basketball coaches and players feel about the fledgling summer league. It’s unlike any league most people have ever seen before. READ