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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

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There will be plenty of outstanding memories for the members of this year’s Southold/Greenport girls basketball team. There was the playoff-clinching victory over The Stony Brook School last Saturday. The momentous accomplishment of Madison Tabor scoring her 1,000th career point. READ

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01/02/16 3:39pm
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The emergence of Greg Gehring revitalized Southold’s offense and gave the First Settlers a high school boys basketball tournament title over the holiday break. But not even Gehring’s inspired play, or Pat McFarland’s scoring ability, was enough Saturday when the First Settlers ushered in the new year with a loss.

Steady shooting by Pierson — from deep range, too — enabled the Whalers to register a 69-57 victory at Southold High School.


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Pierson coach Dan White consoles Southold senior Liam Walker following Walker's final game for the First Settlers. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Pierson coach Dan White consoles Southold senior Liam Walker following Walker’s final game for the First Settlers. (Credit: Garret Meade)


Sooner or later, the end comes for all of them, the great players and the no-so-great alike. On Thursday night, it was Liam Walker’s turn to make his exit from his storied high school basketball career.

The final result seemed virtually assured by the time the fourth quarter started, so Walker and his Southold teammates couldn’t help but see the end coming. When it became official with the final buzzer at Pierson High School, Walker carefully untucked his jersey, took off his wristband and joined his teammates as they lined up to shake hands with the Pierson players. Disappointment was written across the senior’s face.

Just like that, the high school career of one of the best players to wear a Southold uniform came to an end.


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From left, Chris Dwyer, Will Gildersleeve and Joe Tardif with Mattituck's newly won prize. (Credit: Garret Meade)

From left, Chris Dwyer, Will Gildersleeve and Joe Tardif with Mattituck’s newly won prize. The Tuckers are champions of the first Kendall Madison Tip-Off Classic. (Credit: Garret Meade)


It’s just two games into the high school boys basketball season, and Mattituck already has a title and a shiny new addition to its trophy case.

Chris Dwyer, Dan Fedun and Parker Tuthill scored 14 points each while Mattituck’s defense played tough in a 67-59 defeat of Pierson in the final of the first Kendall Madison Tip-Off Classic on Saturday night in East Hampton High School’s dark gym. (more…)

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With the Suffolk County League VIII boys basketball game all but decided, Pierson’s Robbie Evjen burst through the middle of the lane to attempt a layup. He was sent flying to the floor as a result of a pushing foul by Southold’s Liam Walker with 49.1 seconds to go. The Pierson bench was unhappy with the foul, and Pierson coach Dan White exchanged heated words with Southold coach Phil Reed, a conversation that resumed after the game.

Clearly, these teams don’t share a fondness for each other. (more…)