It could have been called Mercy Appreciation Day.
Although the activities surrounding the Bishop McGann-Mercy softball team’s home game against Center Moriches on Tuesday didn’t have an official designation, Mercy Appreciation Day would have been as good as any. Signs were made for the occasion, with green and gold balloons hung from fencing. The players were presented with home-plate-shaped plaques that included the words, “FOREVER A MONARCH.” READ
Before Riverhead can fully devote its attention to the high school girls lacrosse playoffs — the second season, if you will — it still has some business to attend to: closing out the first season.
The Blue Waves have won eight of their last nine games, with two regular-season games remaining — a home game against Northport, which started Monday in first place in Suffolk County Division I with 13-0, 11-0 records, and a contest at Commack Friday. READ
Shoreham-Wading River was in unfamiliar territory, both literally and figuratively.
The Wildcats aren’t used to playing their boys lacrosse games on grass fields — or losing. READ
Groundhog Day arrived late at Shoreham-Wading River High School.
It’s more common to see an angry batter charge the pitcher’s mound at a baseball game. On Wednesday, though, it was a confused groundhog charging the mound. READ
As well as the Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats had just played, what they did afterward, off the softball field, might have been even more impressive.
After putting the finishing touches on their Senior Day game, a 13-1 mercy-rule win over Harborfields Monday, the Wildcats somehow made their way atop the roof of their dugout to pose for photos. And it wasn’t an easy climb. READ
The Riverhead High School girls lacrosse team likes to share the wealth. These days, there’s a lot of wealth to share.
Just look at the standings. Entering Friday’s action, Riverhead sat proudly in third place, behind Northport and Ward Melville. Third among 22 Suffolk County Division I teams isn’t too shabby. READ
The Riverhead Blue Waves weren’t singing in the rain, but they were hooting and hollering, seemingly enjoying the deluge that fell from the sky.
Evidently, the Riverhead boys lacrosse players like playing in the rain. They were in their element Wednesday when off-and-on rain turned torrential at several points during their home game against Huntington at the Pulaski Sports Complex. READ
It wasn’t as if things were going well for the Riverhead High School baseball team, but at the same time, they weren’t going too badly. That is, until the fifth inning.
It was in the fifth when the wheels started flying off. Smithtown West struck for 13 runs in the fifth and sixth innings combined to turn a 3-1 Suffolk County League III game into a 16-4 laugher that was stopped after six innings because of the mercy rule Tuesday at the Pulaski Sports Complex in Riverhead.
The Blue Waves weren’t laughing. READ