11/11/14 3:50pm
11/11/2014 3:50 PM
McGann-Mercy quarterback KJ Santacroce lets go a pass as running back Reggie Archer blocks in the Monarchs' Week 8 loss at Glenn. (Credit: Bill Landon)

McGann-Mercy quarterback KJ Santacroce lets go a pass as running back Reggie Archer blocks in the Monarchs’ Week 8 loss at Glenn. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Having to face Elwood/John Glenn once on the football field is tough enough. Bishop McGann-Mercy had to do it twice in as many weeks.

McGann-Mercy coach Mike Buck took a philosophical approach toward his team’s Suffolk County Division IV qualifying-round game at Glenn this past Saturday. “You got to go through them anyway,” he said. “That’s how I look at it.” (more…)

11/10/14 11:44pm
11/10/2014 11:44 PM
Emily Anderson of Shoreham-Wading River, pictured during a meet Oct. 17, will compete at the state championships. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Emily Anderson of Shoreham-Wading River, pictured during a meet Oct. 17, will compete at the state championships later this month. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Even before she set foot in the pool for the Section XI Swimming Championships on Saturday, Emily Anderson knew she had already been guaranteed a spot in the state meet later this month. That took some of the pressure off her in the state qualifier, and Anderson produced a winning performance.

The Shoreham-Wading River High School junior, who competes as an independent, was the first one to complete the 100-yard breaststroke at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. Regardless of the circumstances, victories like that are to be cherished. (more…)

11/08/14 9:00pm
11/08/2014 9:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River senior Emily Sopko scored the lone goal for the Wildcats in Saturday's loss to South Side. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Shoreham-Wading River senior Emily Sopko scored the lone goal for the Wildcats in Saturday’s loss to South Side. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

CLASS A LONG ISLAND FINALS  |  CYCLONES 2, WILDCATS 1 (OT)

It took until a chilly night in November, in the 104th minute of a championship game, for the Shoreham-Wading River girls soccer team to feel the agony of defeat.

The Wildcats fell 2-1 to perennial champion South Side Saturday night in the Class A Long Island Championship at Dowling Sports Complex.  (more…)

11/08/14 8:04pm
Shoreham-Wading River senior Nick Gray carries the ball against Port Jefferson Saturday. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Shoreham-Wading River senior Nick Gray carries the ball against Port Jefferson Saturday. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Shoreham Wading River did what its done since Week 5 of the season Saturday: blowing out another opponent, this time Port Jefferson, 42-0, in the Division IV quarterfinals.

Shoreham quarterback Danny Hughes scored on a keeper up the middle for the first of his two touchdowns as Shoreham Wading River jumped out to a 14-0 lead.  (more…)

11/08/14 5:39pm
Riverhead running back Ryun Moore picks up a first down in the Blue Waves' playoff win against Deer Park Saturday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Riverhead running back Ryun Moore picks up a first down in the Blue Waves’ playoff win against Deer Park Saturday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Behind a suffocating defense that forced two turnovers and bottled up Deer Park’s star running back, the Riverhead Blue Waves advanced to the semifinals of the Division II playoffs with a 23-6 win Saturday afternoon over the Falcons.  (more…)

11/08/14 11:40am
Shoreham-Wading River freshman Katherine Lee, pictured last week at the state qualifier, was the top finisher in the state at Saturday's Class B championship race in Canton, N.Y. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River freshman Katherine Lee, pictured last week at the state qualifier, was the top finisher in the state at Saturday’s Class B championship race in Canton, N.Y. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

After posting the top time in the county at the Section XI Division Championships Oct. 21, Shoreham-Wading River freshman Katherine Lee looked ahead to the team’s future goals.

“We want to try to get to states as a team,” Lee said at Sunken Meadow State Park that day.  (more…)

11/07/14 5:00pm
11/07/2014 5:00 PM
Riverhead's Raheem Brown rushes up the middle for a first down. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Riverhead’s Raheem Brown rushes up the middle for a first down in last week’s win over Bellport. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Riverhead coach Leif Shay didn’t need to watch hours of film to get a handle on Deer Park’s offensive approach.

“They run Thompson and then they run Thompson and then after that they’ll run Thompson,” Shay said before practice Friday.  (more…)