Standing at the starting line, Katherine Lee looked uneasy and unsure of herself, as if it was the first time she had ever stepped on a track. The truth is, the Shoreham-Wading River High School sophomore is an accomplished track and field athlete. Perhaps one of the reasons for that is she doesn’t take anything for granted.
“I get so nervous,” she said. “You never know what other people are going to do. Track is like one of those things where if someone’s got a good day, they can put everything out there and do it.”
Parker Tuthill is a streaky basketball player. Some games he’s rather quiet and not much of a factor, and then there are other times, like on Tuesday night. READ
Justin Hansel has something most wrestlers don’t have: a move named after him.
It’s called the Hansel roll, a sobriquet that emerged from Riverhead High School wrestling practices. READ
Jack Taddeo’s legacy in the Shoreham-Wading River High School wrestling team’s history is secure. The senior still has more wrestling ahead of him for the Wildcats, but when the book on his high school career is written, these words will be highlighted: four-time league champion. READ
One play told Dave Spinella all he needed to know. It was five years ago when the coach saw Sam Dunn dive into the bleachers during a summer league game as an eighth grader.
I’m really not good at goodbyes, but I’ll try my best.
The first time I saw Phil Reed — I don’t know how many years ago — he was a face in the background, a big, tough-looking football coach, one of several assistant coaches for the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School football team, toiling on a hot late-summer day during a preseason practice. READ
It was the feel-good story of a feel-good season.
On second thought, better make that plural. Call them the feel-good stories of a feel-good season for the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold high school wrestling team.
My, how times have changed, but that’s the way it is in high school girls basketball. Change is inevitable.