Articles by

Joe Werkmeister

12/02/14 12:14am
Shoreham-Wading River coach Matt Millheiser accepts the Rutgers Trophy on the team's behalf at Monday night's all-county dinner. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Shoreham-Wading River coach Matt Millheiser accepts the Rutgers Trophy on the team’s behalf at Monday night’s all-county dinner. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

One-by-one, the players of the Shoreham-Wading River football team entered the catering hall at the Hyatt Regency in Hauppauge Monday night. Wearing their jerseys over their dress shirts, they walked in a line toward the dais, pausing to share a hug with Tom Cutinella’s mother, Kelli.

Moments earlier, the Wildcats were announced as the winner of the Rutgers Trophy as the top team in Suffolk County during the annual all-county dinner. It was a first in program history in a season filled with firsts.  (more…)

11/30/14 7:00pm
The Shoreham-Wading River football team celebrates its 2014 Long Island Championship win over Roosevelt. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

The Shoreham-Wading River football team celebrates its 2014 Long Island Championship win over Roosevelt. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

Perfection!

The Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats capped off the greatest season in program history with a resounding win Sunday in the Class IV Long Island Championship. The Wildcats defeated Roosevelt, 47-13, at Stony Brook University’s LaValle Stadium to finish the 2014 season 12-0. (more…)

11/29/14 12:30pm
Shoreham-Wading River quarterback Danny Hughes (12) was all smiles after a Wildcats' touchdown against Glenn last week. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River quarterback Danny Hughes (12) was all smiles after the Wildcats’ win over Glenn last week. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

After more than 3 1/2 months of football, a season that started in mid-August, it’s come down to this for the Shoreham-Wading River football team.

One game.  (more…)

11/26/14 2:00pm
Tyrese Kerr is one of Riverhead's key returners from last year. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Tyrese Kerr is one of Riverhead’s key returners from last year. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

John Rossetti witnessed an unusual sight when the Riverhead boys basketball team gathered for its first official practice of the 2014 season last week. For the first time in three years, all the players coming out for the team were on the court.

It’s a familiar Catch-22 for Rossetti at the start of every season. Many of Riverhead’s basketball players also play football in the fall.  (more…)

11/21/14 5:00pm
Shoreham-Wading River quarterback Danny Hughes carries the ball in Saturday's win over Babylon. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Shoreham-Wading River quarterback Danny Hughes carries the ball in last weekend’s win over Babylon. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Three portable lights shined down on the practice field at Shoreham-Wading River High School Thursday as daylight faded on the football team’s practice. All around them, the practice fields were empty, every other fall team’s season having come to an end.

“I guess it’s a little bit of an accomplishment being the last ones out here, kind of knowing this is our time,” said senior quarterback Danny Hughes.  (more…)

11/18/14 6:21pm
Shoreham-Wading River freshman Katherine Lee, pictured at the state meet Nov. 15, finished fifth Saturday in the federation championship race. (Credit: Kyle Brazeil/MileSplit NY)

Shoreham-Wading River freshman Katherine Lee, pictured at the state meet Nov. 15, finished fifth Saturday in the federation championship race. (Credit: Kyle Brazeil/MileSplit NY)

As an eighth-grader running in the state federation race last year, Shoreham-Wading River’s Katherine Lee learned a valuable lesson. When it comes to competing in a race loaded with talented runners, get out quick.

It’s a style of running Lee, now a freshman, has taken into all her races this season. And it proved particularly effective Saturday at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls.  (more…)