If you visit the Riverhead Skate Park, chances are you’ll see more scootering than skateboarding.
Confidence is a funny thing. If you ever find yourself in a place you have never been before, out on a broad river or a beach that seems featureless, you know how important confidence can be. If you’ve cast for hours and hours with no response, you also know how easy it is to lose confidence. To paraphrase the great outdoor writer, William Harnden Foster, “to catch is history, to be shut out is mystery, and history is a much better teacher than mystery!” (more…)
BLUE WAVES 20, WOLVERINES 15
The Riverhead Blue Waves’ defense took the philosophy of “bend but don’t break” to extremes in Saturday’s 20-15 win over the Newfield Wolverines in Selden.
In the first half of the Suffolk County Division II game, Newfield was stopped on Riverhead’s 6-yard line after going for it on fourth down with 2 yards to go on. The Wolverines were stopped on fourth-and-1 from Riverhead’s 4 on their next drive, and they were intercepted on a third-and-1 play on Riverhead’s 6 on the drive after that, leaving the score at 8-7 Newfield (1-4) by halftime.
In the fourth quarter, after both teams got their offenses going a little more, the Riverhead defense stopped Newfield on a fourth-and-3 from Riverhead’s 10 to seal the win. (more…)
WILDCATS 54, WARRIORS 0
Tom Cutinella wasn’t present, but his presence was felt, and his uniform number, 54, was everywhere.
“SWR 54” was painted onto a hillside by the Shoreham-Wading River High School football field in yellow characters outlined in blue. A replica of Cutinella’s No. 54 jersey hung from the front of the press box. Near the top of the press box dangled a banner that read, “#54 FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.” The players and coach Matt Millheiser wore towels with “54” imprinted on them.
And had the scoreboard been functioning, it would have read 54-0 — poetic enough — by the time the Suffolk County Division IV game ended. (more…)
MONARCHS 32, PORTERS 13
Not only was it Greenport/Southold/Mattituck’s homecoming football game, but it was also a homecoming of sorts for Marco Sciara.
Sciara, who lives in East Marion, would most likely be wearing a Porters uniform if he didn’t attend Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School in Riverhead. He had been looking forward to this game. With family and friends watching at Greenport High School’s Dorrie Jackson Memorial Field on Friday night, Sciara said he wanted to put on a show.
He didn’t disappoint. (more…)
BULLS 3, BLUE WAVES 0
Recapturing last year’s jubilant run to the playoffs, the first in three seasons, was always going to be a challenge for the Riverhead Blue Waves this season. On top of losing several of last year’s key players to graduation, the Blue Waves bumped up a league, pitting them against a host of new, and as they’ve quickly discovered, talented teams. (more…)