Liz Dwyer sealed a place in the women’s singles final of the Bob Wall Memorial Tournament with a pair of two-set wins. Dwyer took down Mary Beth Corrazini, 6-3, 6-1, and Elizabeth Silano, 6-4, 6-2. She will face the winner of a semifinal between Rosemary Krocke and Molly Kowalski. Krocke was a finalist last year, losing to Kate Freudenberg. (more…)
High school track and field athletes will no longer be prohibited from wearing jewelry during competitions starting in the 2015 season, the National Federation of State High School Associations announced Monday. (more…)
Riverhead freshman Faith Johnson-DeSilvia goes up for a basket Monday against Central Islip. (Credit: Bill Landon)
It’s been only five months since the end of the high school basketball season, yet Riverhead coach Dave Spinella has already seen his team grow by leaps and bounds.
“We’re a thousand times better than we were last year,” he said. (more…)
Kyle Ellwood of Riverhead rebounded from a Lap 2 tangle in a 35-lap NASCAR Modified feature event Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway to capture his second win of the 2014 Whelen All-American Series. (more…)
Tim Steiskal of Brookhaven was the winner of the Mighty North Fork Triathlon with a time of 46:36. The event was held at Cedar Beach in Southold Sunday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
Tim Steiskal calls one minute, 10 seconds an “eternity” in a triathlon.
Yet that’s how far behind the leader he was when he made the final transition from bicycle to running in Sunday’s Mighty North Fork Triathlon.
“I really had to hunt,” the Brookhaven hamlet resident said. ”I had to push myself to the limits of where you don’t want to have to push too often.”
It was worth it. (more…)
Jennifer Place of Southold leads the women’s division during the Bicycle leg of the Mighty North Fork Triathlon Sunday. (Credit: Daniel DeMato)
Jennifer Place has always felt at home in Southold.
It’s where she ran her first triathlon, back in 2007. It’s also long been where her parents have lived. And for the first time this year, the new Southold resident can also say it’s her hometown.
So even after winning the Mighty North Fork Triathlon at Cedar Beach four other times since 2007, the 40-year-old felt a little added pressure Sunday. That didn’t stop her from finishing in her usual first place spot among female athletes. (more…)
Jake Cousins of the North Fork Ospreys started a stretch during which North pitchers retired 12 straight South batters. (Credit: Garret Meade)
HCBL ALL-STAR GAME | NORTH 7, SOUTH 2
The North Fork Ospreys all stars and their manager wanted to take a group photo, but they were short one. So, they waited patiently while their on-field leader, Austin Miller, was being interviewed for a webcast. When Miller was done with the interview, he picked up his newly won prize, an engraved bat, and trotted over to his waiting teammates, who happily cheered and embraced him.
It was a warm welcome for the most valuable player of the 2014 Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River’s Jon Constant protecting the ball under pressure from Greenport’s Sam Strickland. (Credit: Garret Meade)
Size isn’t everything for a basketball team, but it sure is nice to have.
Certainly, height can be overrated, but when that height is accompanied by talent, it can make a difference. That is something the Shoreham-Wading River High School boys basketball team can appreciate. (more…)