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.

04/26/14 5:59pm
Shoreham-Wading River senior Shannon Rosati tallied a hat trick in Saturday's win over Bellport. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Shoreham-Wading River senior Shannon Rosati tallied a hat trick in Saturday’s win over Bellport. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Shoreham-Wading River struck for five goals in the opening five minutes and rolled to a 10-0 advantage en route to an 17-7 win over visiting Bellport  in a Suffolk County Division II girls lacrosse game Saturday afternoon.  (more…)

04/08/14 9:01pm
Shoreham-Wading River second baseman Stevie Michelli, covering first base on a bunt. Bayport-Blue Point's Savanna Neuhaus was called out on the play. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River second baseman Stevie Michelli, covering first base on a bunt. Bayport-Blue Point’s Savanna Neuhaus was called out on the play. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

PHANTOMS 8, WILDCATS 5

Lauren Petersen’s two-run home run keyed a three-run sixth inning that broke a 5-5 tie and lifted host Bayport-Blue Point to an 8-5 victory over Shoreham-Wading River in a Suffolk County League IV softball game on Tuesday afternoon.

The game was supposed to be played in Shoreham, but Tuesday’s early rains made the Wildcats’ home field unplayable. (more…)

04/07/14 9:48pm

BLUE WAVES 12, FALCONS 11

In her first game back since injuring a tendon around her ankle last July, senior third baseman Stephanie Falisi made a memorable return for the Riverhead High School softball team on Monday.

Falisi rapped out three hits and drove in five runs to help the Blue Waves (4-4, 4-4) to a wild 12-11 Suffolk County League III win at Deer Park in a rain-drenched game. (more…)

04/03/14 9:32pm
Riverhead's Cody Weiss handles a ground ball at second base during Thursday's game in Deer Park. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Riverhead’s Cody Weiss handles a ground ball at second base during Thursday’s game in Deer Park. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

BLUE WAVES 4, FALCONS 1

Kenny Simco and Bobby Dilworth combined on a four-hitter to help Riverhead to its fourth consecutive baseball win, a 4-1 non-league victory over host Deer Park on Thursday afternoon.

Simco (2-0) pitched the first six innings before Dilworth relieved him at the start of the bottom of the seventh inning. (more…)