12/30/13 11:00am
12/30/2013 11:00 AM
DANIEL DE MATO PHOTO | Mattituck/Greenport senior Tomasz Filipkowski, left, going head to head with teammate Sal Loverde in the 170-pound final. Filipkowski won a third straight county title.

DANIEL DE MATO FILE PHOTO | Mattituck/Greenport senior Tomasz Filipkowski, left, going head to head with teammate Sal Loverde in the 170-pound final. Filipkowski won a third straight county title.

As Mattituck wrestler Tomasz Filipkowski put the finishing touches on a three-peat, the wrestling team captured its first county championship in program history.

The wrestling team captured the Division II title as 13 wrestlers secured places among the top four of their weight class, helping the Tuckers collect 233 1/2 points.

The Tuckers edged defending champion Bayport-Blue Point, who tallied 203. Filipkowski pinned teammate Sal Loverde in the 170-pound final to win his third straight county title.

Senior Chris Baglivi and junior Bobby Becker also won county titles to earn spots at the state championship. “This year was something special,” Mattituck coach Cory Dolson said after the team’s county title.

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12/26/13 7:00am
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GARRET MEADE PHOTO | One of Mattituck's captains, Laurel Bertolas, holding up the third Long Island championship plaque the Tuckers have won in four years.

GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | One of Mattituck’s captains, Laurel Bertolas, holding up the third Long Island championship plaque the Tuckers have won in four years.

It had been two years since the Mattituck girls volleyball team last made it to Glens Falls. When the Tuckers returned this fall after winning the Class C Long Island title, they found the competition to be just as fierce as ever.

Mattituck dropped all six games in the round-robin tournament, but that didn’t put a damper on the accomplishments of the season. The Tuckers made it to the state semifinals by winning a thrilling five-set victory over Carle Place in the Long Island championship.

It was the third L.I. title in program history. The Tuckers won the last two sets in the match to come back from a 2-1 hole.

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12/24/13 7:00am
12/24/2013 7:00 AM
GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | Mattituck senior Richie Corazzini.

GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | Mattituck senior Richie Corazzini.

Late fall can be a tricky time to hit the golf course. It just also happens to be the time for the high school boys golf league championship.

When the Mattituck Tuckers arrived at Cherry Creek Golf Links in Riverhead, they faced heavy wind gusts. It hardly slowed them down, as they won the team tournament with a score of 440, edging out six other teams for the league title.

Senior Richie Corazzini finished with the top score in the tournament, shooting an 82 over 18 holes over the par-72 course. Senior Brad Tyler was fifth with an 87.

Five golfers finished in the top 15 and qualified for the county tournament next spring.

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10/14/10 7:15pm
10/14/2010 7:15 PM


BOB LIEPA PHOTO Mattituck midfielder Joe Pfaff probed the Hampton Bays defense while being followed by Jamie Rincon (No. 19).


HAMPTON BAYS — Soccer can be a funny game sometimes.

At first blush, one might have expected a high-scoring affair when the Mattituck Tuckers and Hampton Bays Baymen played their Suffolk County League VII rematch on Thursday. After all, the teams combined for seven goals in a one-goal Mattituck win on Sept. 24. Also to be taken into account is the small, narrow field at Hampton Bays High School, where any shot in the offensive end can be a threat to go in the net.

And then there was Kevin Reyer, scoring a brilliant goal for Mattituck 9 minutes 20 seconds after the opening kickoff. Moments later, Reyer nearly added a second strike, sliding to slam the ball against the left goalpost.

This was going to be a goalfest, right?

Wrong.

Reyer’s fourth goal of the season stood up for a 1-0 Mattituck victory in the Suffolk County League VII game. Cody Huntley made six saves, a couple of which were first class, for the team’s eighth shutout.

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