Hundreds of Shoreham-Wading River students and community members gathered in early October for a pair of candlelight vigils to mourn the death of 14-year-old student Nick Donnelly.
He was remembered as a standout wrestler who competed on the varsity team as an eighth-grader.
Riverhead track and field coach Sal Loverde didn’t hesitate when he described his team’s top runner following the large school county championship meet in February.
“He’s the best distance runner Riverhead has ever had,” Loverde said. READ
At halftime of the Class B county championship game between the Shoreham-Wading River boys lacrosse team and Sayville, the Wildcats found themselves staring at a 5-2 deficit. Five days earlier, they had been in a similar position when trailing Comsewogue in the semifinals, 4-2. READ
Before the first tennis rackets were swung this fall, there was a buzz around the Bishop McGann-Mercy girls tennis team. For starters, the team got the opportunity to play on brand new courts. READ
Riverhead and Shoreham-Wading River made history in February by competing in the inaugural Section XI Cheerleading Championships. Cheerleading officially became a sanctioned sport in 2015 and the girls got their first chance to compete at a Section XI competition this year when the top teams in the county came together at Longwood High School. READ
In September, a Riverhead woman’s daring escape from custody preceded a second high-speed police chase, an incident that ultimately ended with 15 felony charges against her.
Over 10 days, the News-Review will be highlighting the top sports stories of 2016. This is the first in the series.
In his fourth year on varsity, Shoreham-Wading River junior Brian Morrell compiled one of the best seasons in program history. READ
A disagreement between a recent Riverhead High School graduate and his parents has led to a nearly five-month mystery over the man’s whereabouts. READ