Shoreham-Wading River senior Courtney Clasen shoots a jumper in a game last month. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
Minutes before Shoreham-Wading River took on Miller Place in its final regular-season home game on Friday night, Courtney Clasen noticed that a teammate had forgotten to take the bouquet of flowers to give to her mother on Senior Night.
So, Clasen bolted from the bench to give her teammate the bouquet.
That’s vintage Courtney Clasen. She’s a team player, on the basketball court and off. (more…)
SWR sophomore Mackenzie Zajac’s late 3-pointer helped lead her team to a win Friday. (Credit: Bill Landon)
WILDCATS 35, PANTHERS 33
Leave it to a sophomore to steal the thunder from her older teammates on Senior Night at Shoreham-Wading River High School.
Not that any of Mackenzie Zajac’s teammates or those in attendance were complaining. Zajac sank a 3-point shot — her only basket of the Suffolk County League VI game — with only 1 minute 22 seconds remaining in regulation to help the Wildcats to a 35-33 victory over Miller Place on Friday night. (more…)
Riverhead’s Cody Weiss was the 126-pound champion Saturday at Port Jefferson High School (Credit: Michael Lewis)
Given the events of the past two weeks, Cody Weiss just might have a soft spot in his heart for the Port Jefferson area.
During a 15-day span, the Riverhead High School senior reached two major milestones. On Jan. 10, Weiss became only the ninth wrestler in Blue Waves history to reach the 100-win benchmark with a victory over a Comsewogue opponent in Port Jefferson Station. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River goalkeeper Lydia Kessel is mobbed by teammates Samantha Higgins (14) and Haley Rose after Friday’s win. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
CLASS A SEMIFINALS | WILDCATS 2, TORNADOES 1
They say that the goalposts are a goalkeeper’s best friend.
But tell that to Harborfields keeper Katie Hammer, who saw not one, but two shots by second-seeded Shoreham-Wading River hit the post and find their way into the net in the Wildcats’ 2-1 win in the Suffolk County Class A girls soccer semifinal matchup Friday. (more…)
Riverhead senior Ethan Greenidge returns an interception 41 yards for a touchdown Saturday against East Islip. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
Despite two scores in a 58-second span in the fourth quarter, Riverhead could not overcome a 21-point deficit and dropped a 21-14 Division II decision to East Islip Saturday afternoon to spoil its homecoming. (more…)
COLONIALS 7, WILDCATS 0
The Shoreham-Wading River girls tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to host William Floyd in non-league action Tuesday afternoon.
William Floyd (10-1, 6-0 League VII), one of the top squads in Suffolk County, swept all four singles matches and the three doubles matches as well against the Wildcats (2-6, 2-5 League VIII). (more…)
Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Bereket Watts turns the ball upfield against Hampton Bays’ Loaiza Cristian. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
BAYMEN 7, MONARCHS 0
Playing with only nine players because of injuries and a suspension, the Bishop McGann-Mercy boys soccer team dropped a 7-0 decision to Hampton Bays in a Suffolk County League VII match at Stotzky Memorial Park in Riverhead on Monday. (more…)
Riverhead’s Brian Elejalde rises to head a corner kick while being challenged by Newfield’s Connor Timmonds (10). (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
WOLVERINES 3, BLUE WAVES 1
This definitely was a tough one for the Riverhead High School boys soccer team.
The Blue Waves certainly had more scoring chances, but Newfield made the most of its chances and recorded a 3-1 Suffolk County League III victory in Selden on Tuesday afternoon. (more…)