The Shoreham-Wading River High School girls cross-country coach, Paul Koretzki, has seen Katherine Lee do some amazing things, but what Lee did on Saturday may have topped the cake.
Lee, a junior, has quite a running résumé. She was a state champion as a freshman and fourth as a sophomore. The last two years she was selected as Suffolk County’s most outstanding runner. READ
Darkness descended on the brand new turf field at the Pulaski Sports Complex, and a shadow of doubt hung over the Riverhead High School field hockey team’s playoff chances.
It was a good night to be wearing uniform No. 4, and particularly good if that No. 4 was shaded Gray.
The many shades of Chris Gray were on display Friday night in a showdown between the top two seeded high school football teams in Suffolk County Division IV.
Jackie of Eastport.
That’s how high school girls tennis coaches refer to her. Jackie of Eastport. No last name needed. Anyone familiar with Suffolk County Division IV knows full well who Jackie of Eastport is.
That would be Jackie Bukzin, the Eastport-South Manor junior.
Like surprise gifts from the heavens, Rose Hayes and Sofia Anzalone were not expected, but there they were on the first day of preseason practice for the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School girls tennis team. When coach Mike Clauberg saw the two United States Tennis Association-ranked players swing, he immediately realized the talent he had available to him.
“I drooled,” he said.
Losing can be tough on anyone, but there may be no player on the Riverhead High School football team who had it rougher through the first four winless games this season than John Anderson. READ
A coach once told Taylor Marelli that the difference between the best tennis players in the world and the above-average players just below them is that those top players keep their eyes on the ball a fraction of a second longer.
This was just what the doctor ordered for the Riverhead High School football team. Or at least the Section XI schedule-maker.
Struggling Riverhead, scoreless and winless through its first four games, was desperate for something positive.