Judging by the smile on his face and the enthusiasm he showed before Thursday night’s game, no one was happier than Tyrus Smiley to be in a Greenport High School boys basketball uniform. Smiley said he appreciates basketball now more than ever, given what he has been through.
And Greenport’s fans gave an indication of how appreciative they are to have him back playing for the Porters less than two months after he was shot in the abdomen Dec. 7. Smiley said the bullet struck his colon and liver. It looked like the 6-3 forward’s senior season was done for sure, but he was happy to be alive. READ
The Greenport players huddled together in front of the scorer’s table and pointed up toward the camera where GPO TV broadcast the game live online. READ
Greenport/Southold/Mattituck put a smiley face on its homecoming football game Friday night.
Tyrus Smiley had a big smile on his face, and for good reason. The Greenport senior had a lot to smile about, scoring three touchdowns — two on first-quarter kickoff returns — and turning in one of the greatest individual performances in the team’s modern history. READ
When the end came, it hit the Greenporters hard.
The scene outside the Greenport locker room Friday was a somber one. READ
With Jordan Fonseca hobbled by an ailing ankle, Myles Murray figured he would see a little more playing time than usual Saturday, but he couldn’t have foreseen the impact he would have on the game.
In the alphabet soup that is the Suffolk County boys basketball tournament, Greenport reached the end in the Class BCD final, no small thanks to CM — as in Center Moriches. READ
Tyrus Smiley has a way of making people smile.
Smiley is a fun-loving guy who likes to laugh and make others laugh as well. He could be described as the team clown, but make no mistake, when Smiley is on the field, he’s all business. READ