04/15/14 5:00pm
04/15/2014 5:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River graduate Mike Malave was named CAA co-Player of the Week after leading Hofstra to a pair of victories last week. (Credit: Zack Lane, Hofstra Athletics)

Shoreham-Wading River graduate Mike Malave was named CAA co-Player of the Week after leading Hofstra to a pair of victories last week. (Credit: Zack Lane, Hofstra Athletics)

After scoring an overtime, game-winning goal Saturday to lead the Hofstra men’s lacrosse team past sixth-ranked Cornell, Shoreham-Wading River graduate Mike Malave was named the Colonial Athletic Association’s co-Player of the Week Monday.  (more…)

04/14/14 7:09pm
04/14/2014 7:09 PM
Ryan Gaffney hit a two-run home run for Riverhead Monday. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Ryan Gaffney hit a two-run home run for Riverhead Monday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

EAGLES 7, BLUE WAVES 5

As Cody Smith popped up from a slide into third base, the Riverhead senior looked over toward the Blue Waves’ bench and yelled out a rally cry: “Wake up! C’mon!”

Smith’s deep liner to center field in the fifth inning brought home one run against Copiague Monday and briefly pulled the Blue Waves out of a malaise.  (more…)

04/14/14 6:57pm
Bishop McGann-Mercy's Paul Annunziata stealing second base while Mattituck shortstop Marcos Perivolaris covers the bag during the second inning. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Paul Annunziata stealing second base while Mattituck shortstop Marcos Perivolaris covers the bag during the second inning. (Credit: Garret Meade)

TUCKERS 14, MONARCHS 4

This high school baseball season has been a big hit for Mattituck, and for good reason, too. The Tuckers are hitting the proverbial cover off the ball.

Bountiful offensive production goes a long way toward explaining the Tuckers’ first-place standing in Suffolk County League VIII. So imagine the stir it caused when the league’s last-place team, Bishop McGann-Mercy, led through the first half of Monday’s game.  (more…)

04/13/14 8:05am
04/13/2014 8:05 AM

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In our throwaway world, early spring can be depressing.

When we travel the highways of the Northeast, the snow-covered winter trash emerges in ugly profusion as the snow recedes. Where trash containers are ample, where pickups are frequent, as is the case in many interstate rest areas, you hardly notice the stuff. Where some officials closed rest areas and pulled collection bins out of parking areas along Route 81, by contrast, the scene resembles a Mumbai dumping area from Katherine Boo’s “Behind the Beautiful Forevers.”  (more…)

04/12/14 8:09pm
04/12/2014 8:09 PM
Ryan Bray of Shoreham-Wading River circling around the Seton Hall Prep goal, looking for room to shoot. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Ryan Bray of Shoreham-Wading River circling around the Seton Hall Prep goal, looking for room to shoot. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

PIRATES 14, WILDCATS 10

The Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats may have visions — nightmares, really — about Jules Heningburg dodging defenders with great dexterity, making lightning-quick turns and firing in goal after goal. Should they wake up in a sweat, they wouldn’t be able to console themselves with the thought that it was just a dream.

No, it was real, all too real for the Wildcats. (more…)

04/11/14 7:34pm
04/11/2014 7:34 PM
Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell embraces coach Sal Mignano after throwing a no-hitter Friday against Mount Sinai. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell embraces coach Sal Mignano after throwing a no-hitter Friday against Mount Sinai. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

WILDCATS 3, MUSTANGS 0

Coming into the season, Brian Morrell was expected to factor into Shoreham-Wading River’s pitching rotation, most likely as the No. 3 starter. Because of the way the schedule worked out, the talented youngster’s first opportunity to start a game came Friday, eight games into the season.

A freshman already in second year on varsity, Morrell made his first start one to remember.  (more…)