The puck has dropped on a new hockey team that brings together students from Riverhead and Shoreham-Wading River high schools. The Seacats — a mix of Blue Waves and Wildcats — played their first games this month in the Suffolk County High School Hockey League. READ
As far as the Riverhead High School football team was concerned, this was homecoming heaven.
The Blue Waves had so many things to feel good about Saturday on sun-splashed Coach Mike McKillop Memorial Field. Their offense seemed to move the ball at will, compiling 337 yards. Cristian Pace passed for two touchdowns and Albert Daniels ran for two more. Their defense turned around their play from a dismal showing a week earlier and posted a shutout, holding Deer Park to minus-seven yards in the first half and only 73 for the game (all on the ground). Contributions came from across the board, including substitutes who played in the second half.
And they did all this in front of a large crowd that packed the stands. READ
For the upper echelon teams in Division IV, lopsided games are to be expected. The match-ups against lower seeded teams almost inevitably end as one-sided affairs with backups running down the clock in the second half.
It’s those couple games against the fellow top seeds that define a team’s season. (more…)
Apparently, first impressions don’t mean a darn thing in volleyball. Nor do second, third and fourth impressions, for that matter.
In this sport, momentum is a fragile, fickle thing that can come and go with each serve.
That was the case in Wednesday’s Suffolk County League VII girls match between Shoreham-Wading River and Mount Sinai. What started out looking like it would be an easy three-setter for SWR, turned into an exhausting five-setter in which the total points were virtually identical (118-116 in SWR’s favor) and no set was decided by more than four points. READ
The Riverhead High School girls volleyball team may not be quite ready yet to measure its progress by wins and losses, but that long-awaited win on Friday sure felt good.
“It’s our first win in my whole entire time on varsity,” senior setter Coco Wharton said of the four-set, non-league victory over visiting Hampton Bays. “It was amazing.” READ
Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway had a little bit of everything. Michael Rutkoski of Mattituck pocketed his sixth Crate Modified win of the season. READ
It wasn’t a case of insult added to injury so much as injury contributing to insult.
The injury came when Riverhead’s David Squires left the ground in an attempt to catch a pass. Moving gingerly, the junior was helped off Coach Mike McKillop Memorial Field in Riverhead. READ
Falling behind, 1-0, was a cause for concern. The way the Shoreham-Wading River High School field hockey team responded, though, was a cause for great optimism.
SWR turned a one-goal halftime deficit into a three-goal triumph, pumping in four second-half goals in impressive fashion to take down East Hampton, 4-1, Thursday at Thomas Cutinella Memorial Field in Shoreham. READ