Trevor Zappulla, a Mattituck High School freshman who had played soccer since he was in kindergarten, made a sports switch this fall, taking up cross country for the first time. “I thought I would do better in cross country,” he explained.
Well, the results speak for themselves. READ
On Friday the Mattituck High School girls got a feel for what it’s like to run cross country in frigid Plattsburgh, N.Y., this time of the year. On Saturday they will experience the real thing.
For the eighth straight year, Mattituck won the Class C title at Friday’s Section XI Championships on a brutally cold, blustery day at Sunken Meadow State Park. In doing so, the Tuckers once again qualified as a team to compete in the state championships Saturday at SUNY/Plattsburgh. READ
Talk about going from one extreme to another.
The Southold High School boys cross-country team said goodbye to six seniors, the largest graduating class Karl Himmelmann has had in his 11 years coaching the team. READ
Ava Vaccarella seemingly came out of nowhere last year as an eighth-grader to become the top runner on an already strong Mattituck High School girls cross-country team. She was the youngest runner on the team — and the fastest. READ
Converting Emily Russell into a pentathlete was a no-brainer, really. Not only does she have enthusiasm for a variety of track and field events, but her coach noticed that she seems to do well in whatever event she enters. READ
Home is where the track is.
The Southold/Greenport boys and girls track and field teams love their new track. It’s the right track for them, and that’s how they started their seasons Tuesday — on the right track. READ
Build a track and they will come.
That’s exactly what has happened to the Southold/Greenport high school boys and girls track and field teams. “They built it and the kids came,” said Karl Himmelmann, the coach overseeing both teams in this landmark season. READ
Coach Karl Himmelmann knows Max Pasko well enough to know that no one knows Max Pasko better than Max Pasko.
Pasko, a junior sprinter on Southold/Greenport’s high school boys track and field team, has had to deal with injury issues over the past two years, most notably Piriformis syndrome, which causes compression of the sciatic nerve, and troublesome hamstring problems.
When it comes to doing what he needs to in order to train or compete in competition, no one knows better than Pasko what to do. READ
It’s a good bet that the Mattituck High School girls track and field team will once again have a strong 4×100-meter relay team. The only question is: Who will be the fourth member of that team? READ
The last race of the high school boys winter track season for the Southold/Greenport 4×200-meter relay team brought about a significant ending. READ