It had been six years between county champions for Riverhead when Ed Matyka pulled off an improbable comeback in the Section XI Championships in February 2015. Matyka, then a senior, went on to place fourth in the state and earned all-American honors. READ
Cross country runners in New York can expect to compete in any combination of difficult conditions. Katherine Lee of Shoreham-Wading River has raced through rain, frigid temperatures and wind.
But she had never quite experienced what awaited last weekend in Oregon at the Nike Cross Nationals. READ
In early October, as the Shoreham-Wading River football team boarded the bus at Connetquot High School following a four-point loss to John Glenn, thoughts of the Rutgers Trophy couldn’t have been further from the minds of players. The Wildcats were 3-2, fighting through injuries and searching for a groove. READ
Only 44 seconds into the Riverhead boys basketball season opener against Bellport Saturday, coach John Rossetti was forced to call a timeout.
The young Blues Waves experienced trouble in-bounding the ball against the Clippers’ press and Rossetti figured it was a good time for the hosts to keep their cool in the non-league game. READ
Only five basketball players can play on the court at a time for a team. The Shoreham-Wading River High School girls team has many more capable players than that. The Wildcats are deep.
That means Shoreham’s starting lineup is up in the air like a jump ball.
Shoreham-Wading River boys basketball coach Kevin Culhane recently saw an Instagram post in which a coach listed all the Suffolk County League V and VI teams, with the notation, “Everybody is zero and zero.”
With seven of League VI Shoreham’s 14 players having played for the school’s Long Island champion football team, which just completed its season Sunday night, it’s going to take the Wildcats (5-11 last season) some time to meld.
The Bishop McGann-Mercy girls basketball team demonstrated much resilience in its season-opening loss at William Floyd High School Tuesday.
The Monarchs almost overcame a nightmare third quarter and a 10-point deficit in the fourth period, but dropped a 43-27 non-league decision to a Suffolk County League I team.
It seems like a century away, but there were lean times when the Shoreham-Wading River High School football team wasn’t winning a lot.
In fact, it was in the 20th century when the program was born amid defeats. The Wildcats went 1-7 in their first season. They paid their dues through their first three years, going 6-18 before turning in a winning season by going 5-4 in 2000.