09/16/14 9:24pm
Riverhead's Jonathan Perez rises to head a corner kick while being challenged by Newfield's Connor Timmonds (10). (Credit: Garret Meade)

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…)

09/15/14 8:20pm
Harley Alvarado of Riverhead boots the ball while teammate Jenna Rocca looks on. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Harley Alvarado of Riverhead boots the ball while teammate Jenna Rocca looks on. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

COLTS 7, BLUE WAVES 0

Arianna Sabatino scored 58 seconds into the game and Half Hollow Hills West never looked back as the hosts recorded a 7-0 win over Riverhead in a Suffolk County League III girls soccer game in Dix Hills on Monday afternoon. (more…)

05/17/14 5:53pm
Ryan Bray of Shoreham-Wading River  (Credit: Robert O'Rourk, file)

Ryan Bray of Shoreham-Wading River (Credit: Robert O’Rourk, file)

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS B TOURNAMENT | GOLDEN FLASHES 9, WILDCATS 6

The Shoreham-Wading River High School boys lacrosse team will not have an opportunity to play for a Suffolk County championship this year.

The fifth-seeded Wildcats, who were Suffolk Class C champions the last two years, were eliminated by host and fourth-seeded Sayville, 9-6, a Class B quarterfinal on Saturday.

The game wasn’t as close as the score suggests. (more…)

05/07/14 12:00pm
Shoreham-Wading River grad Connor Drost.

Shoreham-Wading River grad Connor Drost helped lead LIU Post to the ECC title. (Credit: LIU Post Athletics)

Long Island University Post junior midfielder Connor Drost entered the very first East Coast Conference men’s lacrosse tournament with rather ordinary numbers this season.

He left the competition as an impact player, thanks to a pair of extraordinary performances.  (more…)

05/06/14 11:42pm
Bishop McGann-Mercy's Monica Healy defends against Mattituck/Greenport/Southold's Rileyb Hoeg, who prepares to take a shot. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Monica Healy defends against Mattituck/Greenport/Southold’s Riley Hoeg, who prepares to take a shot. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

TUCKERS 19, MONARCHS 6

With Mattituck/Greenport/Southold leading by a healthy eight-goal margin late in the opening half Tuesday afternoon, Audrey Hoeg came in, bearing down on an empty Bishop McGann-Mercy goal.

Instead of shooting, Hoeg went around the cage and waited for goalie Alyssa DeVito to return to the net as the sophomore midfielder set up a play. (more…)

05/05/14 9:07pm
Stephanie Falisi of Riverhead delivering a pitch against East Islip. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Stephanie Falisi of Riverhead delivering a pitch against East Islip. Falisi had three hits for the Blue Waves. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

REDMEN 13, BLUE WAVES 1 (6 INNINGS)

The Riverhead High School softball team could not solve freshman Courtney Greene on Monday afternoon.

The East Islip left-hander was virtually unhittable in the opening five innings as the hosts recorded a 13-1 Suffolk County League III win. (more…)

04/28/14 9:09pm
Bishop McGann-Mercy first baseman Jackie Zaweski fielding a ground ball for an out. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Bishop McGann-Mercy first baseman Jackie Zaweski fielding a ground ball for an out. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

MONARCHS 20, BEARS 4 (5 INNINGS)

Eighth-grader Nicole Gravagna’s first varsity start for the Bishop McGann-Mercy softball team turned out to be a successful and memorable one Monday.

The right-hander hurled a two-hitter, struck out three batters and walked four as the Monarchs recorded a 20-4 victory over The Stony Brook School in a game called after five innings due to the mercy rule.

McGann-Mercy (7-6, 7-6) certainly ruled in this Suffolk County League V game, scoring 10 times in the first inning without the benefit of a hit against the host Bears (0-13, 0-13). The Monarchs, who sent 15 batters to the plate in the inning, took advantage of the wildness of pitcher Sydney Dunn, who walked eight batters and hit another six.

Lead-off hitter and center fielder Jamie Lessard was on base all five times she batted via four walks and a single, one of three McGann-Mercy hits. She also scored four times.

The Monarchs scored four times in the second inning and put up six runs in the third.

First baseman Jackie Zaweski had two runs batted in and scored three runs. Third baseman Brittany Foulkes, who also scored three times via walks, had a fourth-inning single.

McGann-Mercy will host Hampton Bays on Thursday before visiting Southampton on Friday.