01/13/15 3:00pm
01/13/2015 3:00 PM
Students at John Glenn High School donated a "54" plaque to Shoreham-Wading River in memory of Tom Cutinella. (Credit: John Glenn School District)

Students at John Glenn High School donated a “54″ plaque to Shoreham-Wading River in memory of Tom Cutinella. (Credit: Elwood Union Free School District)

Students and community members from the John Glenn School District raised more than $4,500 for the Tom Cutinella Scholarship Fund, the school district said. (more…)

01/10/15 12:00pm
01/10/2015 12:00 PM
Members of the Riverhead High School boys soccer team showed off their awards at the awards dinner in Holbrook. From the left, goalkeeper Ryan DiResta (all-conference), defender Noah Markewitz (academic all-county), varsity coach Andrew Aleksandrowicz, varsity coach Lamine Traore, defender Ever Bonilla (all-conference), forward Anthony Antunes (all-league) and junior varsity coach Moussa Keita (junior varsity coach of the year). (Credit: Courtesy)

Members of the Riverhead High School boys soccer team showed off their awards at the awards dinner in Holbrook. From the left, goalkeeper Ryan DiResta (all-conference), defender Noah Markewitz (academic all-county), varsity coach Andrew Aleksandrowicz, varsity coach Lamine Traore, defender Ever Bonilla (all-conference), forward Anthony Antunes (all-league) and junior varsity coach Moussa Keita (junior varsity coach of the year). (Credit: Courtesy)

Goalkeeper Ryan DiResta and defender Ever Bonilla were both named all-conference selections and were among the Riverhead High School players honored at the Suffolk County awards dinner.

Anthony Antunes, a forward, received all-league recognition, and defender Noah Markewitz made the academic all-county team. Riverhead’s Moussa Keita was named the junior varsity coach of the year.

The Blue Waves posted a 5-10 record this season.

01/09/15 9:43pm
01/09/2015 9:43 PM
Riverhead's Raheem Brown won a 3-1 decision at 170 pounds against Hills East's Griffin Arcuri. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Riverhead’s Raheem Brown won a 3-1 decision at 170 pounds against Hills East’s Griffin Arcuri. (Credit: Bill Landon)

THUNDERBIRDS 36, BLUE WAVES 29

The strength of the Riverhead wrestling team undoubtedly lies in the lower weights. But as Friday’s dual meet  against Half Hollow Hills East wound down, and the Thunderbirds beginning to pull away, the Blue Waves needed their big guys in a big way.

And they got a jolt of an unlikely source.  (more…)

01/08/15 9:00am
01/08/2015 9:00 AM
The Shoreham-Wading River football team celebrates its 2014 Long Island Championship win over Roosevelt. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk, file)

The Shoreham-Wading River football team celebrates its 2014 Long Island Championship win over Roosevelt. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk, file)

In front of a crowd of more than 40,000 at Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 29, Shoreham-Wading River athletic director Mark Passamonte stood on the field during a break in the action between the Clemson Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners. He was joined by representatives of Russell Athletic, the host of the college football bowl game.

Mr. Passamonte likely never would have envisioned himself spending part of the holiday break on the field of a college bowl game. But then again, ever since Oct. 1, life in the Wading River community became anything but ordinary.  (more…)

01/06/15 7:57pm
01/06/2015 7:57 PM
Riverhead's William Mitchell goes up for a shot against North Babylon's Tim Forbes. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Riverhead’s William Mitchell goes up for a shot against North Babylon’s Tim Forbes. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

Perhaps no play in high school sports generates the kind of buzz and euphoria as a slam dunk in basketball. Sure, everyone’s likely seen it happen countless times in person. But it still can send a crowd into a frenzy.  (more…)

01/05/15 7:59pm
01/05/2015 7:59 PM
Forrest Vail had a 486 series for Riverhead, which swept Southold in three games at Wildwood Lanes in Riverhead. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Forrest Vail had a 486 series for Riverhead, which swept Southold in three games at Wildwood Lanes in Riverhead. (Credit: Garret Meade)

BLUE WAVES 31, FIRST SETTLERS 2

When the bottom two high school boys bowling teams in Suffolk County League IV faced each other on Monday, they both saw it as an opportunity to walk away with points, something that hasn’t been too plentiful for either side this season.

It was Riverhead that garnered the lion’s share of them at Southold’s expense. Three Blue Waves rolled three-game series scores of 564 or higher in a 31-2 win.

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