03/24/14 10:39pm
Bishop McGann-Mercy shortstop Micaela Zebrowski wore several layers of clothing to protect herself from the severe cold. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk).

Bishop McGann-Mercy shortstop Micaela Zebrowski wore several layers of clothing to protect herself from the severe cold. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk).

MONARCHS 17, ROYALS 5 (6 INNINGS)

On a bitterly cold spring day, the mercy rule was invoked and Mercy ruled as well.

The Bishop McGann-Mercy softball team opened its season on a winning note Monday afternoon with a 17-5 Suffolk County League V triumph over host Port Jefferson.  (more…)

03/22/14 12:00pm
McGann-Mercy sophomore Meg Tuthill reaches back for the baton during a relay event last year. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)

McGann-Mercy sophomore Meg Tuthill reaches back for the baton during a relay event last year. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)

Given its history, the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls track and field team has always been a difficult opponent.

With a new $290,000 track at the school, the Wildcats could be tough to beat at home this season.

“Now that we’ve got a track, we’ll be better,” coach Paul Koretzki said. “It’s going to save us on injuries. The [old] track was very hard and very old. The new track is very comfortable.”  (more…)

03/19/14 10:00am
Riverhead junior Jacob Robinson running at the Long Island Elite Track Invitational earlier this year. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk photo, file)

Riverhead junior Jacob Robinson running at the Long Island Elite Track Invitational earlier this year. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk photo, file)

Riverhead High School coach Steve Gevinski is pretty hopeful entering the spring boys track and field season. The Blue Waves can be good. In fact, they can be very good.

“I’m very optimistic,” he said. “I think this could be a great season. We’re a very balanced team. … If things go the right way we can possibly win our league.  (more…)

03/13/14 3:00pm

Ryan Hubbard returns as Riverhead’s all-time scoring leader. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

If you see Vic Guadagnino smiling and whistling a happy tune these days, he has good reason.

The Riverhead High School boys lacrosse coach is quite optimistic about this season. He has the core of the program’s first playoff team returning, including senior Ryan Hubbard, an All-County attackman who is the team’s all-time leading scorer.  (more…)

02/19/14 9:30pm
Shoreham-Wading River's Shannon Rosati looks for an opening in Harborfields' defense during Wednesday night's county semifinal. (Robert O'Rourk photo)

Shoreham-Wading River’s Shannon Rosati looks for an opening in Harborfields’ defense during Wednesday night’s county semifinal. (Robert O’Rourk photo)

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS A SEMIFINAL | TORNADOES 58, WILDCATS 46

Shoreham-Wading River made top-seeded Harborfields sweat for most of the game, but fell short in pulling off a major upset in a Suffolk County Class A girls basketball semifinal on Wednesday night.

The No. 4 Wildcats dropped a 58-46 decision in Greenlawn. (more…)

02/14/14 10:01pm

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS B SEMIFINAL | BAYMEN 69, MONARCHS 36

Sophomore guard Alexis Fotopoulos scored all of her 21 points in the first half, including her 1,000 career point, to pace Hampton Bays to a 69-36 victory over visiting Bishop McGann-Mercy in a Suffolk County Class B girls basketball semifinal on Friday night.

The top-seeded Baymen (17-2) grabbed a 17-6 first-quarter lead and never looked back as the No. 4 Monarchs finished the season with an 11-7 record. (more…)

02/11/14 9:10pm

ROBERT O’ROURK PHOTO | McGann-Mercy guard Kayla Schroeher drives to the basket against Port Jefferson Tuesday night.

CLASS B OUT-BRACKET GAME  |  MONARCHS 49, ROYALS 46

Senior forward Fiona Nunez scored 16 points and freshman guard Mia Behrens added 12 as Bishop McGann-Mercy withstood a late rally to register a 49-46 victory over Port Jefferson in an out-bracket game of the Suffolk County Class B girls basketball tournament in Riverhead on Tuesday night. (more…)

01/28/14 11:18pm

BULLS 67, BLUE WAVES 48

The Riverhead Blue Waves have come light years from their stumbling start to the high school boys basketball season, but even their improved play could not overcome the sting of knowing they were going to miss the playoffs for the first time in several years. (more…)