A moment after the gunshot-like crack of the bat, he was dead.
On May 9, the 15-year-old Shoreham-Wading River student technically died while playing baseball in Rocky Point. His heart stopped when a line drive hit him in the chest. It was the worst nightmare for parents, players, coaches and everyone involved: On a Little League field meant for fun and celebration, a young life was on the verge of slipping away. (more…)
“I’m here to win races. I don’t care or follow the points.”
That was the motto of Calverton’s Chris Young, one of Riverhead Raceway’s all-time greats who died at the age of 62 Saturday after undergoing double knee surgery a few days prior. READ
Among Turner Buis’ favorites are Carlos Beltran, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (he was born in Anaheim), the Beastie Boys, actor Will Ferrell and pizza. READ
Saturday’s racing was double the fun for Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead. In front of a near capacity crowd at Riverhead Raceway, Rogers won both the 35-lap modified and 15-lap figure eight feature events, bringing his career total for modified victories to 35. READ
Life after death is something most of us have thought about. Recent best-selling books such as “Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander, “To Heaven and Back” by Mary Neal, and “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven” by Kevin and Alex Malarkey, suggest that there is.
In any team sport, it takes time to develop chemistry. It’s no different for competitors on Riverhead’s Ironmen Drill Team. READ
Riverhead Tomcat’s Dan Jagiello pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings in Wednesday’s all-star game. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
HCBL ALL-STAR GAME | NORTH 2, SOUTH 1
Eddie Haus posed for a picture alongside Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League president Brett Mauser when a woman came rushing toward the field, camera in hand.
Haus, an outfielder for the Shelter Island Bucks, turned and smiled wide as the woman steadied her camera for a shot of her own.
It was his mother. (more…)
The Mattituck High School baseball team enjoyed the most successful season since it started playing baseball in 1920. And now the awards are flowing in. (more…)