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
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.
The Greenport boys basketball team took its first step Wednesday night in its mission to return to the Class C state Final Four. READ
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
Given his druthers, Jude Swann would rather grab a rebound than score a point. As he sees it, there’s more value in a rebound since they’re harder to get.
Swann should know. He has pulled down in excess of 1,000 of them over his four-year career for Greenport High School. To be more precise, the 6-4 senior center’s latest haul of 11 boards in a 91-60 non-league win over visiting East Hampton Saturday brought his career total to 1,027 and counting. READ
Wyandanch High School’s new football head coach, Josh Shields, really didn’t need a scouting report for his team’s season-opening game Saturday against Greenport/Southold/Mattituck. That’s because, well, Shields was the scouting report.
No joshing. READ
On Monday morning the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck football players put their noses to the grindstone and their shoulder pads to the blocking sled. One end of that sled was moving dramatically more than the other. That was the end on which the hulking figure of Jude Swann was working.
No surprise there. READ
While stretching out his 6-foot-8 frame and long limbs on the Greenport High School gym floor, former NBA player John Wallace was asked how young people have changed since he was their age. Without hesitation, he spoke about work ethic. READ
Hamilton was playing Saturday, but it was Greenport that received the rave reviews.
Two Greenport basketball players, in particular, stood out. Ahkee Anderson and Jude Swann were at their best when the Porters needed them most. They came though in a big way as the Porters won their first regional championship since 2009, earning a place in the New York State Class C semifinals. READ