06/09/15 6:16pm
06/09/2015 6:16 PM

Liam Walker understands that living in a small town and attending a small high school has its ups and downs. For an athlete like Walker, who plays golf, basketball and baseball for Southold High School, there is always the danger of being overlooked.

But that was not the case on Sunday when the senior from tiny Southold made a big splash, being named the male recipient of the 15th annual Butch Dellecave Award during a breakfast in Patchogue. The female winner, Center Moriches senior Diana Monaco, also comes from a small school.  (more…)

02/11/15 4:00pm
02/11/2015 4:00 PM
A banner hanging in the Southold High School gym lists four males who have scored 1,000 career points for the First Settlers. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

A banner hanging in the Southold High School gym lists four males who have scored 1,000 career points for the First Settlers. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Being a history buff, perhaps I am more sensitive to this than most, but there is something really sad about lost history. I think it’s important to know about the past, the past of your people, the past of your country — your past. That includes the past of schools and teams.

What got me to thinking about this last month was the first of what evolved into over a dozen email exchanges between myself and a gentleman named Matt Regan. I was on vacation in Florida, taking in some much appreciated sunshine and enjoying the wildlife at Busch Gardens in Tampa, when Regan’s query came across my cellphone. He questioned a report that appeared on The Suffolk Times’ website, stating that Liam Walker had become the second Southold High School boys basketball player to score 1,000 career points, joining Sean O’Hara, who finished his high school playing days with 1,118 points in 2006.

Doesn’t Southold have more 1,000-point scorers than that? (more…)