In January, as Jesse Patriss lay in a hospital bed recovering from his fourth surgery in just a year, he took a moment to think about the future. By April, he thought, he’d finally be feeling better and on a path back to a normal life.
His medical condition had already wiped out a year of college, derailed his baseball career and ruined his appetite. READ
Brian Morrell was caught by surprise when his coach, Kevin Willi, encouraged him to prepare a speech in advance of the Suffolk County Coaches Association all-county dinner Wednesday night. READ
The process began in earnest after his sophomore season, when as a two-way force for Shoreham-Wading River he helped lead the football team to its first Long Island title. Since then, Ethan Wiederkehr has been one of the most sought after players on Long Island for the Class of 2017.
Mike O’Reilly, a 2012 Shoreham-Wading River graduate, was drafted in the 27th Round of the Major League Baseball Draft Saturday by the St. Louis Cardinals. He was followed shortly afterward by former Riverhead pitcher Matt Crohan, who was taken in the 32nd Round by the Cincinnati Reds.
In nearly any other year, the moment Luke Coulter crossed the finish line of the 800-meter race would have been a euphoric and triumphant culmination of a career. READ
Last week, Bill Groth approached the podium toward the end of Riverhead High School’s varsity sports awards ceremony to deliver his final remarks. As usual, he planned to say that no matter where Riverhead teams travel, there are as many Blue Waves supporters filling the bleachers as there are for the home team. READ
The event was born out of humble beginnings.
A storm blew across the North Fork overnight during the inaugural Relay For Life, sending participants scrambling for cover. Rain poured. Wind blew. And halfway through, the event was over. READ
Kevin Callejas, left, pictured with his brother, Aymer. (Credit: Facebook photo)
In his final Instagram post, Kevin Callejas wrapped his left arm around his aunt as the pair flashed wide smiles for the camera. In a caption, he wrote: “Our family is a circle of strength and love. With every birth and union it grows and every crises faced makes the circle stronger.” READ