The Mattituck High School boys basketball team might have known what it had in Luke Woods, but on Valentine’s Day 2019, the Tuckers and their fans fell in love with the precocious freshman.
Once again, Woods showed the moment wasn’t too big for him. A playoff game can be a nerve-racking experience for a veteran player, never mind a freshman, but there was Woods, thrust off the bench and facing Southampton’s high-pressure defense in a tight Suffolk County Class B semifinal on the road.
That’s pressure. READ
It was as if the Greenport/Southold players clicked the heels of their basketball shoes together and said, “There’s no place like home.”
Some early-game jitters aside, the Porters felt right at home, and that had to help them to their first win of the high school girls basketball season Monday night. It didn’t come easily. READ
In soccer, it’s not always how you start, but how you finish.
And the Mattituck/Southold/Greenport high school girls soccer team is in the midst of finishing the season quite nicely, thanks to some nice finishing. (more…)
With no prior discussion or warning, the position change was made. Jason Cruz suddenly became a forward for the Greenport High School boys soccer team during a preseason scrimmage against Riverhead.
Since then, he has been on Cruz control, leading the Porters in goal scoring. READ
After Linn Turecamo attended the Southampton Town Opioid Addiction Task Force’s first community forum in April, she knew she needed to get involved.
The forum that filled the Hampton Bays High School auditorium struck a nerve with the Southampton resident: The stories of addiction shared that night reminded her of so many people that she knew, personally, who were struggling with addiction. READ
At a candlelight vigil at Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays Saturday, those affected by the opioid epidemic gathered to share stories of the loved ones they’ve lost, their own struggles with addiction and the effect of an ongoing crisis.
These are their stories. READ
Jem pitched a gem.
The intense rivalry between the Mattituck and Southampton high school baseball teams has produced some memorable games over the years (including a wild 19-inning game last year that took two days to complete). Jem Sisco added an interesting chapter to that history Saturday when the Southampton pitcher threw a two-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts on his home field. The senior righthander with a dramatically high leg kick, had a no-hitter going through 4 1/3 innings before turning in his first complete game of the season, a 3-0 Suffolk County League VIII triumph. READ
Sam was the man.
The start to a game — and a young high school baseball season that had its rough moments for Sam Dickerson — changed dramatically, turning into a breakout game for the Mattituck pitcher. READ
It had been six quarters since the last time the Southampton football team found the end zone. Through the first two games of the season, the Mariners had scored twice and both touchdowns came in the first half of the team’s season-opening loss against Bishop McGann-Mercy. READ
Viki Harkin is not the same volleyball player she was last year. The difference could be described in one word: confidence.
Confidence can work wonders. READ