Figuring that one stick couldn’t be all that much more different than another, Steve Failla altered his recruiting strategy. In the past, the Riverhead High School boys golf coach had modest success recruiting baseball players. These days, though, he is finding his golfers from the lacrosse field, of all places. READ
Jharvis Gilliam’s season is over.
Gilliam, a first-string junior cornerback for the Riverhead High School football team who also plays running back, injured his thumb in practice last week. That not only sat him out for Riverhead’s 12-7 home-opening victory over Smithtown East on Saturday, but for the remainder of the season as well. READ
In high school girls tennis, the difference between Suffolk County League VII and League VIII in terms of caliber of play is tremendous.
While League VIII may be good for a team’s win-loss record, tougher League VII will make a team better. READ
John Baker of Brookhaven and David Schneider of Northport split two 40-lap NASCAR Modified events at Riverhead Raceway Saturday. They were the second career wins for both drivers. READ
If you drove past Stotzky Park last Thursday night, you might have thought a fight broke out during “roller disco” night.
Or, maybe you thought a hockey game broke out, but without any sticks or pucks. READ
No one likes to lose or get beaten badly, but it’s not the worst thing in the world.
That was the message Riverhead High School football coach Leif Shay delivered to his players following their 35-point loss to Centereach last week. READ
A win is a win, as they say, but there is something about the thrill of a sudden-victory overtime triumph that may make it feel extra special for a high school field hockey team. Perhaps it’s the drama. The intensity could have something to do with it.
After losing the lead to defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby of Milford, Ct., with 45 laps to go, Timmy Solomito of Islip used that same lapped traffic to take the lead back from Coby with four laps to go. That is how he won the Miller Lite 200 Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway. The win was Solomito’s fourth of the 2017 WMT campaign. READ