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Joe Werkmeister

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04/19/14 2:12pm
Shoreham-Wading River senior Logan Hoffmann scored 4 goals with 3 assists Saturday. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Shoreham-Wading River senior Logan Hoffmann scored 4 goals with 3 assists Saturday. (Credit: Garret Meade)

WILDCATS 20, TUCKERS 11

The day began with a strange role reversal. Seven games into the girls lacrosse season, the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold Tuckers were looking down in the standings at Shoreham-Wading River.

The Wildcats, one of the most dominant programs in Suffolk County over the last decade, have won as many state championships as Mattituck has had seasons (five, including this year). But as the teams met at Shoreham-Wading River High School Saturday afternoon, it was the Tuckers off to the better start in 2014 by three games. (more…)

04/14/14 7:09pm
Ryan Gaffney hit a two-run home run for Riverhead Monday. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Ryan Gaffney hit a two-run home run for Riverhead Monday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

EAGLES 7, BLUE WAVES 5

As Cody Smith popped up from a slide into third base, the Riverhead senior looked over toward the Blue Waves’ bench and yelled out a rally cry: “Wake up! C’mon!”

Smith’s deep liner to center field in the fifth inning brought home one run against Copiague Monday and briefly pulled the Blue Waves out of a malaise.  (more…)

04/11/14 7:34pm
Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell embraces coach Sal Mignano after throwing a no-hitter Friday against Mount Sinai. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell embraces coach Sal Mignano after throwing a no-hitter Friday against Mount Sinai. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

WILDCATS 3, MUSTANGS 0

Coming into the season, Brian Morrell was expected to factor into Shoreham-Wading River’s pitching rotation, most likely as the No. 3 starter. Because of the way the schedule worked out, the talented youngster’s first opportunity to start a game came Friday, eight games into the season.

A freshman already in second year on varsity, Morrell made his first start one to remember.  (more…)

04/08/14 8:23pm
Shoreham-Wading River runners (from left) Ryan Udvadia, Connor McAlary, Keith Steinbrecher and Michael Godfrey cross the finish line in the 1,600 Tuesday against John Glenn.

Shoreham-Wading River runners (from left) Ryan Udvadia, Ryan Groskopf, Keith Steinbrecher and Connor McAlary cross the finish line in the 1,600 Tuesday against John Glenn. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Shoreham-Wading River senior Max Maritato has his college choices narrowed down to two schools: Rochester Institute of Technology and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Not all that surprisingly, he happens to be the school’s valedictorian, which puts him in good company on the track.  (more…)

04/08/14 3:00pm
McGann-Mercy senior Luis Cintron won four events in a dual meet against Ross Monday, including the 400-hurdles. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

McGann-Mercy senior Luis Cintron won four events in a dual meet against Ross Monday, including the 400-hurdles. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

In both hurdle races in track and field, a runner must clear 10 hurdles to complete each race. The shorter race, the 110-meter hurdles, and the longer 400 may seem quite similar.

As Bishop McGann-Mercy senior Luis Cintron knows, conquering both races presents a unique challenge.  (more…)

04/07/14 12:36pm
News-Review staff members accept the Stuart C. Dorman Award for Editorial Excellence from the New York Press Association. Pictured are general assignment reporter Paul Squire, government reporter Tim Gannon, education reporter Jennifer Gustavson, environmental reporter Carrie Miller, executive editor Grant Parpan, editor Michael White, managing editor Joseph Pinciaro, web editor Joe Werkmeister, publisher Andrew Olsen and account executive Joseph Tumminello.

News-Review staff members accept the Stuart C. Dorman Award for Editorial Excellence from the New York Press Association. Pictured are general assignment reporter Paul Squire, government reporter Tim Gannon, education reporter Jennifer Gustavson, environmental reporter Carrie Miller, executive editor Grant Parpan, editor Michael White, features writer Rachel Young, managing editor Joseph Pinciaro, web editor Joe Werkmeister, publisher Andrew Olsen and account executive Joseph Tumminello.

For nearly 40 years, the New York Press Association’s top editorial award has been named for a former publisher of the News-Review.

And for the first time ever, the newspaper has been named the recipient of the Stuart C. Dorman Award for Editorial Excellence.  (more…)