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
Southold High School’s remarkably young baseball team has become a year older, and that’s a plus, but there has been a significant change. READ
Whether it’s in the Mattituck High School hallways or out on the school’s tennis courts in the offseason during frigid weather, one is bound to see Lucas Kosmynka with a tennis racket in hand.
That explains a lot.
“He’s a student of the game,” said Cory Dolson, who succeeds Mike Huey as Mattituck’s coach. “He loves playing tennis. He’s the kind of kid who’s on the courts all year-round, when it’s cold. The kid has always got a tennis racket in his hand.” READ
Quality is what really counts, not necessarily quantity.
“As long as nobody gets hurt,” Kim Gerstung hastened to add.
No injuries would be a good thing for Gerstung and her 11-player Mattituck High School softball team. READ
Despite not returning a single starter this season, the Mattituck High School girls basketball team didn’t hit many bumps in the road this season. But then, on Wednesday, the Tuckers ran into a wall.
The fourth straight meeting between Mattituck and Carle Place in a Long Island Class B final didn’t go the Tuckers’ way. It wasn’t even close. READ
The Mattituck High School baseball team’s new head coach is not new.
Gene Rochler isn’t new to the Tuckers (he had been an assistant coach in the program for 13 years) or coaching (this marks his 40th year in coaching), for that matter. But Rochler takes over the team as the successor to Steve DeCaro, who was placed on administrative leave in October for unspecified reasons. READ
Playing time was sparse last season for Rachel Janis as a junior. The Mattituck High School girls basketball team was rich in experience, with six seniors, including all five starters, so it wasn’t easy getting onto the court.
“I did not get much playing time at all,” she said. “It was a little hard. Usually I would get like two to three minutes in games where we up by maybe like 40 points.”
Chalk this one up in the What a Difference a Year Makes Department. READ
Nearly seven decades ago, a Mattituck teenager named Cono “Dick” Borrelli left the Main Road house where he grew up to enlist in the Marine Corps. The U.S. was becoming involved in the Korean War, and he served for six years, eventually becoming a pilot. He went on to a 32-year career as a pilot for Eastern Air Lines, flying “just about every airplane ever made.”
Mr. Borrelli settled in Georgia and through the years would return to the North Fork for occasional visits. READ
The question was, was there a question? Was there a question as to whether or not Mackenzie Hoeg would play Wednesday?
Actually, there was.
Hoeg had rolled her left ankle in the Mattituck High School girls basketball team’s previous game five days earlier. “I went up for a rebound and landed on it wrong, but I’m all better now,” said the 5-9 junior point guard. READ