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
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
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
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
Now that’s how to break a losing streak.
The Greenport/Southold/Mattituck high school football team had waited long enough for a win, so the Porters made the most of it. READ
Friday the 13th is regarded as an ominous date for some, portending misfortune, but Friday the 13th, 2018, was a great day for Max Kruszeski.
Kruszeski, after all, didn’t have to worry about luck. Pure talent was enough. READ
The Mattituck High School girls volleyball team knows there’s no place like home. So the Tuckers kept telling themselves that, clicked their heels together and their wish appears to have come true.
By wrapping up its regular season Monday night with a 25-15, 25-16, 25-11 road win over Hampton Bays, Mattituck secured second place in Suffolk County League VII. But, more importantly, the Tuckers also earned what coach Frank Massa believes will be a home Suffolk Class B playoff match against Bayport-Blue Point on Nov. 2. READ
The drought ended, the dam burst and a torrent of goals flooded in.
Who would have thought?
Perhaps not even the players on the Greenport/Southold high school field hockey team themselves could have foreseen the offensive output they registered against Hampton Bays on Thursday. READ
Say this about Natalie Kopala, her dad taught her well. Very well.
Kopala is a rookie to school tennis, but hardly a rookie to the sport. She said she has been playing since she was about 5 years old. READ
In his first varsity start for the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck high school football team Friday night, Ahkee Anderson provided ample demonstrations of how to turn a negative into a positive. And by that, we’re talking in terms of yardage. READ