04/08/14 3:00pm
04/08/2014 3:00 PM
McGann-Mercy senior Luis Cintron won four events in a dual meet against Ross Monday, including the 400-hurdles. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

McGann-Mercy senior Luis Cintron won four events in a dual meet against Ross Monday, including the 400-hurdles. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

In both hurdle races in track and field, a runner must clear 10 hurdles to complete each race. The shorter race, the 110-meter hurdles, and the longer 400 may seem quite similar.

As Bishop McGann-Mercy senior Luis Cintron knows, conquering both races presents a unique challenge.  (more…)

04/07/14 9:48pm
04/07/2014 9:48 PM

BLUE WAVES 12, FALCONS 11

In her first game back since injuring a tendon around her ankle last July, senior third baseman Stephanie Falisi made a memorable return for the Riverhead High School softball team on Monday.

Falisi rapped out three hits and drove in five runs to help the Blue Waves (4-4, 4-4) to a wild 12-11 Suffolk County League III win at Deer Park in a rain-drenched game. (more…)

04/07/14 8:46pm
Parker Tuthill brought Mattituck one of its three wins at singles, defeating Shoreham-Wading River's Brandon Porcele in two sets. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Parker Tuthill brought Mattituck one of its three wins at singles, defeating Shoreham-Wading River’s Brandon Porcele in two sets. (Credit: Garret Meade)

TUCKERS 4 1/2, WILDCATS 2 1/2

Tiebreakers in tennis are pressure situations. Tiebreakers in a decisive third set are even tougher still.

With a light rain falling on a wet court and a chill hanging in the air, Ty Bugdin and Sean Granberg felt the heat. Then they responded. (more…)

04/06/14 8:00am
04/06/2014 8:00 AM

Keeping fun in the game is part of the plan for the owners of Cedars Golf Course, Tim McManus, left, and Paul Pawlowski. (Credit: Jay Dempsey)

When I was in seventh grade back in the 1950s, it was my dream to own a transistor radio and a new set of golf clubs. The modest earnings from my Long Island Press newspaper route put my wish list items on hold.

Paul Pawlowski had a dream when he was in seventh grade of one day owning something far more grand than a radio and a set of golf clubs.  (more…)

04/04/14 2:09pm
04/04/2014 2:09 PM

A pilot program that offered reduced greens fees for veterans was expanded to permanent status this golf season by Suffolk County lawmakers, and is now in effect as the weather starts to turn and golfers start to dust off the clubs.

The program offers discounted rates to golfers at the county’s four municipal courses, including Riverhead’s Indian Island Golf Course. Other courses include Bergen Point Golf Course in Babylon, West Sayville Golf Course, and Timber Point Golf Course in Great River.

County leaders started offering vets discounted rates for park fees on all activities beside golf, starting in 2012. The following year, a pilot program was pitched by Legislator Jay Schneiderman, and after 2013′s trial run, the discounts were made permanent by lawmakers earlier this month.

The discounts are as follows: Monday – Friday (excluding holidays), $17.00; Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, $30.00; twilight hour rate, $11.00.

County golf courses opened up on March 14.