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10/19/19 7:16am
10/19/2019 7:16 AM

The first quarter Friday night was easily the best quarter the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck football team had played this season. By holding Hampton Bays’ bull of a running back, Quinn Smith, to seven yards on four carries, the Greenport defense forced the Baymen to punt on their first two possessions and later turn the ball over on downs on their third.

It was encouraging stuff, a promising beginning for the homecoming crowd at Dorrie Jackson Memorial Field to behold. READ

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09/23/19 10:56pm
09/23/2019 10:56 PM

Kelsey Bundrick was playing her tennis match Monday when the Mattituck High School senior saw a sign that it was going to be a favorable afternoon for her. A monarch butterfly flew by her.

Bundrick had played for the Bishop McGann-Mercy Monarchs for three years before the Riverhead school closed and she joined the Tuckers two years ago.

Then again, a butterfly sighting wasn’t really necessary to figure out that Bundrick stood a good chance of winning — not with the way she has been playing. READ

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04/30/19 10:45pm
04/30/2019 10:45 PM

Slow starts to seasons are hardly anything new to the Southold High School baseball team. The uncanny trend goes back for years. Bad starts have become so regular that they could be considered something of a tradition — not a desirable tradition, of course, but a tradition, nonetheless.

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02/05/19 8:41pm
02/05/2019 8:41 PM

It was difficult, almost impossible, for the Mattituck High School girls basketball team not to look ahead to its regular-season finale, a showdown with Pierson/Bridgehampton/Shelter Island on Thursday night that will determine the Suffolk County League VI champion(s).

“We definitely got that in the back of our minds and want to prove to Pierson who we are,” said Mattituck forward Ashley Perkins. READ

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01/11/19 9:41pm
01/11/2019 9:41 PM

Of all the names that filled Mattituck’s scorebook Friday night, there were no players named Mayhem, Chaos or Havoc. Coach Steve Van Dood joked that perhaps there should be, given the way his high school girls basketball team plays.

For all the new players Mattituck has — and despite the fact that the Tuckers lost six players to graduation, including all five starters — they still play the same game. Their pressure defense forces turnovers, turning steals into easy layups. READ

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10/05/18 9:57pm
10/05/2018 9:57 PM

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

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10/04/18 9:38pm
10/04/2018 9:38 PM

Similarly to judging books by their covers, one should not judge a soccer team solely by its record. That’s especially true when comparing two teams from different classifications and leagues.

Records can be misleading and are hardly a foolproof measure of what a team can do on the field. READ