A lesser team might have collapsed with the rash of injuries the Southold High School boys basketball team has experienced, but not the First Settlers. That’s not to say they didn’t shake their heads with incredulity at times, but they haven’t given up. READ
It’s expected that at some point soon, perhaps several games into this high school boys basketball season, Xavier Allen will hit a basket or sink a free throw and achieve a milestone that a Mattituck player hasn’t reached in over 40 years. READ
After polishing off Port Jefferson in its regular-season finale, 6-0, Tuesday afternoon, the Southold High School boys soccer team must now play the waiting game.
And it probably won’t be once, but twice. READ
Senior Days can be bittersweet.
There’s a pregame ceremony in which the athletes’ mothers are given flowers. Soccer players are honored in front of friends and families as they also realize that the end of their high school career is close. READ
While a torrential downpour pelted players, coaches and spectators during the second half at Southold High School on Thursday afternoon, interim head coach Lucas Grigonis turned to someone on the sidelines and said, “The weather has been like our season: stormy, slightly wet and uncomfortable.”
Grigonis wasn’t kidding.
The First Settlers have endured much in a season that is barely a month old. READ
The comparisons are inevitable.
Five years ago, Kaan Ilgin earned All-America honors while playing a vital role as Mattituck High School captured the New York State Class B boys soccer championship. READ
The odds were stacked high against Southold. Real high.
Given what the First Settlers were up against, it was hard to imagine a scenario in which Southold would upset Greenport in Wednesday night’s Suffolk County Class C boys basketball final. Just look at what Southold was up against:
League VII champion Greenport, ranked second in the state in Class C by the New York State Sportswriters Association, had won 18 straight games. The Porters, defending Southeast Region champions, have won 22 consecutive league games dating back to last season and are 36-1 in league play over the last three seasons.
Oh, and Southold was up against something else: Ahkee Anderson’s considerable talent. READ
The timing couldn’t be better.
Southold High School’s boys basketball team has picked an opportune time to rack up the wins — just in time for its playoff push. READ
Man, talk about producing under pressure.
Clinging to a one-point lead in the fourth quarter of its Suffolk County League VII boys basketball game against Shelter Island, Southold was challenged with sinking several free throws down the stretch on Tuesday night. (more…)
Sometime on Christmas morning, Ev Corwin figures he will receive a text from senior guard Jaxan Swann asking him if he could open the Greenport High School gymnasium so he and his teammates can play some basketball that day.
The Porters’ boys basketball coach will oblige because he realizes that the game is in his players’ DNA because they love to play and practice it so much. (more…)