Jack Massa has the glove. Now he wants a bat to match.
Defense is a point of pride for Massa. As for hitting, well, that’s a work in progress, and part of the process involves a second straight season in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League with the Westhampton Aviators.
The two Shoreham-Wading River High School football players, Chris Rosati and Dalten Stalzer, had never played in a game quite like this before, with players who were so big, players who were so fast and players who were so talented.
“There are just so many great players,” Rosati said. “Not one of them is bad.”
The spring season has a familiar rhythm to it for Meg Tuthill. She routinely wins track-and-field races, collects a lot of medals and, as it turns out, Athlete of the Year awards from Times Review Media Group. READ
It was one last high school baseball game for Long Island’s top seniors. One final chance to hit the diamond as a representative of their schools.
For Mattituck’s Joe Tardif and Shoreham-Wading River’s Zach White, it was a moment to cherish.
Everyone wants to be wanted, and when you’re a baseball player, there is nothing like being wanted by a major league team.
Corbin Burnes knows the feeling well. On Friday, Burnes, a former player for the Riverhead Tomcats of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers. Burnes, a junior righthanded pitcher for St. Mary’s College (California), was selected in the fourth round with the 111th overall pick on the second day of the MLB Draft. READ
A high school boys lacrosse game of great consequence came to down to a simple game of keepaway. Yorktown is good at keepaway, among other things.
Protecting a 6-5 lead in a New York State Class B semifinal, Yorktown was running the clock down during the final minutes when Shoreham-Wading River caught a break. A turnover gave Shoreham the ball and hope. But that hope didn’t last long.
Coming off a 2015 season the Riverhead Tomcats would rather forget, they opened the 2016 campaign with an inning they want to remember. READ
The competition was never really too far behind until late in the race, but the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls 4×800-meter relay team never trailed.
Alexandra Hays took the lead at the start, handed off to Kaitlyn Ohrtman, who did the same to Payton Capes-Davis, and Katherine Lee brought it home for a new meet record in the Section XI Individual Championships/state qualifier on Saturday at Port Jefferson High School. READ