The Riverhead Blue Waves can chalk this boys basketball season up as an improvement. It just wasn’t as much of an improvement as they would have liked.
Neither Riverhead or Lindenhurst, both eliminated from playoff contention, had more to play for than pride — and the satisfaction of closing out the season on a winning note. That satisfaction fell in host Lindenhurst’s favor Friday as the Bulldogs downed Riverhead, 64-60, in a Suffolk County League II regular-season finale. READ
In the Section XI large school team championships last year, Riverhead came within a second of breaking a school record in the 4×800 relay. (more…)
Nothing is easy.
Not in Suffolk County League VII boys basketball, anyway. READ
Kian Martelli is the first to admit that he’s not the same athlete in training as he is in an official competition. When it comes to a track and field meet, that’s when the real competitor in Martelli comes out — all 6 feet, 2 3/4 inches of him.
From a distance, Riverhead boys winter track coach Sal Loverde could see the intensity in Martelli’s eyes as he stepped up for a triple jump in the Section XI large school team championships Monday night. “He’s fired up right now,” Loverde said. “Let’s see what he does.” READ
Shoreham-Wading River High School cross country and track and field coaches Paul Koretzki and Bob Szymanski were honored by Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker for each being named a Coach of the Year by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. READ
That, in a word, summed up Riverhead wrestling coach Tom Riccio’s feelings about what his two newly crowned league champions had accomplished moments earlier. READ
If the Riverhead Blues Waves fail to reach the Suffolk County Class AA boys basketball playoffs, it won’t be because of a lack of effort. READ
Senior nights are known for emotions and tears, but the only visible emotion on Mattituck’s side Friday night was joy. And there were no tears, just smiles.
For good reason, too. In the final regular-season home game for Liz Dwyer and the rest of Mattituck’s seniors, they won and in the process clinched a share of the Suffolk County League VII girls basketball championship. READ