Varsity sports playoffs began over the weekend after a delay due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Many local teams took part in the action, working to earn division and county titles. Here's a look at how local squads fared:
The Panthers disposed of Bellport for the second straight week, but this time it was the playoffs and helped Miller Place advance to the Div. III semifinals. Adin Greenfield ran for 153 yards and three touchdowns to lead the No. 2 seed to its eighth win of the year. The team will now take on No. 3 seed Westhampton at Miller Place High School Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.
A playoff win over Shoreham-Wading River Saturday sent the undefeated No. 1 seed Panthers into a matchup against rival Rocky Point for the Suffolk Class B Championship Monday. Miller Place's Jamie Emma scored early in the first half and the team never looked back in a 1-0 victory to earn its 19th County Championship. The Panthers will face Manhasset in the Long Island Championship 8 p.m. Tuesday.
The No. 5 Panthers lost to No. 4 Harborfield Friday in a Suffolk Class A quarterfinals matchup.
After earning the No. 7 seed and Class A quarterfinals matchup with No. 2 East Hampton, the Panthers hung tough but ultimately fell to the Bonackers, 1-0.
With the No. 9 seed, the Panthers faced rival Rocky Point, the No. 8 seed in a qualifying round matchup Nov. 8. The game, held in Rocky Point, went to five sets before the Panthers ultimately lost in the fifth and final set, 25-21, to lose the game 3-2.
A 14-point first quarter helped lead the Mustangs to a 20-14 victory over Glenn in the quarterfinals. Mike Donadio ran 14 times for 168 yards and two touchdowns to help set up a Div. IV semifinal matchup with No. 3 Shoreham-Wading River
Tyler Anderson's four rushing touchdowns led No. 3 Shoreham-Wading River over No. 6 Stony Brook. The Wildcats advance to the semis and will take on No. 2 Mt. Sinai.
After a 2-0 first-round shutout victory over Harborfields, the Wildcats struggled to keep pace with Miller Place, losing 3-1.
The sixth-seeded Wildcats took No. 3 Eastport-South Manor all the way to double overtime before ultimately falling short in a 2-1 loss.
The No. 2 seed Eagles defeated Sayville in overtime 3-2 Saturday thanks to a game-winning goal by Maggie DeFrank. The team then took on No. 1 Miller Place in the Suffolk Class B Finals but couldn't overcome an early goal and lost, 1-0.
No. 8 Rocky Point played rival Miller Place in a qualifying round matchup Nov. 8. The game, held in Rocky Point, went to five sets before the Eagles clinched a 3-2 win with a 25-21 win in the final set.