Shoreham-Wading River junior Chris Kuhnle (25-0), who hasn’t had to play a third set this season, is the Suffolk County singles champion. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)
Chris Kuhnle had not been extended to a third set all season, so why should things have changed for the Suffolk County boys tennis individual tournament? The Shoreham-Wading River junior lived up to his No. 1 seed, beating all four opponents he faced to capture the county singles title.
Kuhnle defeated the No. 2 seed, Stephen Gruppuso of Bayport-Blue Point, 6-2, 6-3, in the final last Wednesday at William Floyd High School. The result brought Kuhnle’s record to 25-0 and made him the first Shoreham boy to win a county crown since Christopher Cahill, who accomplished the feat over 20 years ago, according to Shoreham coach Debbie Lutjen. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River eighth-grader Nickey Ness looks to make a throw. (Credit: Bill Landon)
CLASS A TOURNAMENT | BUCCANEERS 8, WILDCATS 5
Shoreham-Wading River’s success in the postseason before Tuesday came in large part to some terrific defense. The Wildcats relied on several key defensive plays to pull out wins over Comsewogue and Sayville, sending them into a matchup at home against Islip. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Brian Morrell celebrates after striking out the final batter of the game in the Wildcats’ Game 3 win over Glenn Tuesday. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
CLASS A SEMIFINALS, GAME 3 | WILDCATS 5, KNIGHTS 1
As the No. 5 seed in the Class A Tournament, Shoreham-Wading River faced a longer road through the postseason than the League VI and VII champions, which received automatic byes into the semifinals.
On the surface, the higher seed had the better positioning. By playing that extra game, however, the Wildcats found themselves on the better end of a pitching matchup when they took the field against No. 1 John Glenn Tuesday in the decisive third game of the semifinal series.
At stake: a trip to the county finals. (more…)
Who said a race car driver can’t win a race in the first few laps? Certainly not Ryan Preece.
The driver from Berlin, Conn., scored a 35-lap NASCAR Modified victory at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday night after spending the first five laps of the race fighting side by side for the lead with Timmy Solomito and Tom Rogers Jr. before edging out in front.
Preece, making only his second start of the season, not only claimed the victory but also the lead for the track championship lead by one point over Tom Rogers Jr., 105-104. (more…)
R.J. Foster will play football and lacrosse at Dean College. He was joined by his parents Edith and Roger for a signing ceremony as well as athletic director Bill Groth (from left), varsity coach Vic Guadagnino, guidance counselor Chris Martin and assistant principal Sean O’Hara. (Credit: Riverhead School District)
Deciding which college to attend can be an overwhelming process for any high school student. Add in athletics to the mix and it can become even more daunting.
For a select few athletes, the decision also becomes which sport to play in college. (more…)
The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League will work with Go4theGoal Foundation to help strike out pediatric cancer this summer. Its inaugural Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer event will take place June 26-28 on fields around the East End, all in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the New Jersey-based not-for-profit organization. (more…)
McGann-Mercy graduate Saśa Vann will compete in the NCAA Division III Championships this weekend. (Credit: Buffalo State Athletics)
Buffalo State junior Saśa Vann received the SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award for women’s track and field for the second consecutive season. (more…)