THUNDERBIRDS 13, BLUE WAVES 6
For a little more than half the game, the Riverhead High School boys lacrosse team learned how far it has come this season.
For the rest of the game, the Blue Waves were reminded how far they have to go to beat some of Suffolk County’s best sides. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River graduate Mike Malave has scored 17 goals in six games for Hofstra University this season. (Credit: Zack Lane/Hofstra University)
For Hofstra University senior attackman Mike Malave, this season has been a quantum leap over his past years with the lacrosse team.
Through six games, the former Shoreham-Wading High School standout already has accumulated 17 goals. In contrast, he scored 9, 11 and 26 goals, respectively, his previous three seasons.
The reason is simple: confidence. (more…)
Riverhead graduate Carolyn Carrera finds herself in a new role on the lacrosse field as a player at Hofstra this spring. (Credit: Zack Lane/Hofstra University)
Carolyn Carrera has gone through a transition and a half during her freshman year at Hofstra University.
A former standout four-year starter and goal-scoring threat for the Riverhead High School girls lacrosse team, Carrera has seen playing time as a defensive midfielder. (more…)
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…)