Articles by

Joe Werkmeister

05/05/15 7:48pm
Shorheam-Wading River junior Jason Curran scored five goals in Tuesday's win over Rocky Point. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shorheam-Wading River junior Jason Curran scored five goals in Tuesday’s win over Rocky Point. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

WILDCATS 22, EAGLES 9

The goals came quick and often, from shots in close and far, from starters and backups.

By the time Shoreham-Wading River’s senior day game against Rocky Point came to an end Tuesday, the Wildcats had tallied a season-high 22 goals.  (more…)

05/02/15 10:30am
Jaqulynn Vaughn (Credit: Riverhead Police)

Jaqulynn Vaughn (Credit: Riverhead Police)

Update: A woman with multiple prostitution arrests, Jaqulynn Vaughn was held on $25,000 bail at an arraignment in Riverhead Town Justice Court Saturday morning before Judge Allen Smith following an assault Friday.

The 26-year-old did not make bail and was being held at the Suffolk County Jail. She’s due back in court in Monday.  (more…)

04/30/15 5:53pm
Riverhead junior Courtney Troyan fires a shot toward the cage Thursday. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Riverhead junior Courtney Troyan fires a shot toward the cage Thursday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

THUNDERCOLTS 14, BLUE WAVES 7

The Half Hollow Hills girls lacrosse team is made up of players from both Hills West and Hills East high schools, which presents one problem: what’s the team name?

Hills West is the Colts. Hills East is the Thunderbirds.

The solution? Thundercolts.

The Riverhead Blue Waves experienced plenty of thunder Thursday at Riverhead High School. Half Hollow Hills raced out to a 6-0 lead and never looked back in a 14-7 Division I victory.

The Thundercolts evened their league record at 5-5 with the key win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Riverhead fell to 4-7 with three games remaining.

Riverhead returns home Tuesday with a game against Ward Melville.

The Thundercolts got four goals apiece from Jennifer Cassadonte and Casie Caiazza, two of the team’s four captains. Cassadonte is a fifth-year varsity player who’s attending the University of Notre Dame in the fall.

Cassadonte struck quickly, scoring the first two goals for Half Hollow Hills. Her second came on a nifty spin move that ended with a bounced shot past Riverhead’s goalkeeper.

The Thundercolts led by as many as 10 in the second half, prompting a running clock. The Blue Waves, led by three goals from junior Courtney Troyan, scored the final three goals of the game.

Riverhead eighth-grader Kayla Kielbasa scored two goals.

Riverhead has been without senior Rachel Doroski. She tore her ACL in a game against Longwood April 15, according to coach Ashley King. Doroski had been a key player on attack for the Blue Waves.

joew@timesreview.com

04/29/15 7:30pm
Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Brian Morrell threw his third career no-hitter Wednesday in a win over Amityville. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Brian Morrell threw his third career no-hitter Wednesday in a win over Amityville. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

WILDCATS 10, WARRIORS 0

The 2015 season may not have started the way Brian Morrell envisioned. The Shoreham-Wading River sophomore carried an 0-3 record into Wednesday’s game against Amityville, one year after he threw no-hitters in his first two varsity starts.

Some of it was hard luck. He pitched a gem in a non-league game against St. John the Baptist April 21, losing 1-0 on a seventh-inning home run.  (more…)

04/28/15 7:40pm
Riverhead pitcher John Wendt threw six innings against Half Hollow Hills West Tuesday, giving up four runs. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Riverhead pitcher John Wendt threw six innings against Half Hollow Hills West Tuesday, giving up five runs. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

COLTS 8, BLUE WAVES 6

As the ball skipped over the glove of Half Hollow Hills West first baseman Jon Faraci, the Riverhead fans along the third base line erupted. For a brief second, it appeared the ball off the bat of Riverhead’s Cody Dilworth was destined for right field.

A runner on third raced toward home plate with a teammate trailing right behind.  (more…)

04/27/15 6:06pm
Sam Higgins races up field with the ball for Shoreham-Wading River Monday in the Wildcats win over Miller Place. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Sam Higgins races up field with the ball for Shoreham-Wading River Monday in the Wildcats win over Miller Place. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

WILDCATS 7, PANTHERS 3

Some goalkeepers may dread every time the whistle blows to award the opponent a free position. For the offense, it represents a golden scoring opportunity, a chance for the player with the ball to wind up for an open shot, or draw in the collapsing defense and pass to a teammate.

Shoreham-Wading River goalkeeper Lauren Daly has faced countless free positions during her five-year run as the Wildcats’ starting goalkeeper. And she doesn’t mind them one bit.  (more…)

04/22/15 5:47pm
Riverhead's Karla Vanston went 2-for-2 Wednesday against Walt Whitman. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Riverhead’s Karla Vanston went 2-for-2 Wednesday against Walt Whitman. (Credit: Bill Landon)

As the dark clouds crept closer and light rain began to fall, the brand new scoreboard adjacent the left field line at Riverhead’s softball field turned off. By that point, in the fourth inning, the Blue Waves didn’t need any reminders of the score.

Walt Whitman hit early and often Wednesday afternoon to bring the Blue Waves’ three-game winning streak to a screeching halt.  (more…)