It hurt Shoreham-Wading River to drop two games from its three-game Suffolk County League VII baseball series with Mount Sinai, but what was much more painful was watching Vincent Uzzi clutching his right knee in obvious agony after tumbling to the ground.
As one might expect of a top high school tennis player, Chris Kuhnle brings many weapons with him onto the court. For one thing, there is his impressive shot-making ability. And his knack for returning shots like a machine can sap the spirit out of an opponent.
Perhaps just as importantly, the Shoreham-Wading River senior can do something else: He can adjust his game.
With 16 of its players having made a recent class trip to Italy, the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School girls lacrosse team had not practiced in two weeks. On top of that, the Monarchs are short on precious experience.
As if all of that didn’t augur well for the Monarchs, Elwood/John Glenn was in town to play them in their season opener. John Glenn is a good team, with talents like Victoria Tsangaris and draw expert Amelia Biancardi. READ
Talk about daunting tasks. Travis Baskin’s new job is a challenge, to say the least. Baskin is Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School’s fourth boys lacrosse coach in as many years. The Monarchs have only one win to show for themselves over the last three years, during which double-digit losses have been all too common.
But that may all be the least of Baskin’s concerns at the present time.
After playing in the bitter cold with temperatures in the mid-30s, the Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats must have felt a warm feeling inside as they walked off Thomas Cutinella Memorial Field. Their performance, however, might have sent a chill through the other boys lacrosse teams in Suffolk County Division II.
Melissa Marchese is not a typical high school softball player. Last year she started every game for Shoreham-Wading River as an eighth-grader. Not many eighth-graders play at the varsity level, never mind as starters.
And not many players in any grade have done what Marchese did last Wednesday.
Talk about daunting tasks. Travis Baskin’s new job is a challenge, to say the least. Baskin is Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School’s fourth boys lacrosse coach in as many years. READ
Seeing is believing. What the Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats saw through the raindrops on Saturday made them true believers — in themselves.
If the Wildcats were suffering from lagging self-confidence, they certainly received a significant boost that may be worth even more than the power-rating points they earned with their 11-7 victory over Mattituck/Greenport/Southold in a girls lacrosse game at Thomas Cutinella Memorial Field in Shoreham.