Emotions are a funny thing. One never quite knows for sure how he will handle his feelings in an emotional moment. They are unpredictable.
For much of the way, Dave Spinella controlled his emotions during an emotional night, his last as coach of the Riverhead High School girls basketball team.
Though based on times and distances, track and field isn’t an exact science. So, trying to predict team scoring can be a risky venture. Things don’t always pan out as projected.
The Shoreham-Wading River High School girls winter track team is grateful for that.
Shoreham-Wading River senior Ethan Wiederkehr officially inked a National Letter of Intent to play football at Northwestern University. Wiederkehr, who helped lead Shoreham to three straight Class IV Long Island Championships, will trade in his blue and gold of one Wildcats team for the purple of another. READ
The benefit to being the No. 1 seed in a wrestling tournament is that, theoretically at least, it offers the path of least resistance.
John Carl Petretti made the most of that advantage Saturday when he won his second straight league championship in convincing fashion.
Coach Adam Lievre played the role of soothsayer before last season when he told his Shoreham-Wading River High School girls basketball team that he saw six league wins and six league losses coming from them. That is exactly what the Wildcats did to scratch into the playoffs.
One can say this about Katie Moore, she has courage and toughness.
“Oh, there’s no doubt about that,” Riverhead High School wrestling coach Tom Riccio readily agreed.
They don’t grow ’em big in Riverhead.
That’s the joke that goes around in Riverhead High School boys basketball circles. Historically, Riverhead is not known for producing really tall players.
Central Islip, on the other hand, well, that’s a different story.
It felt like a party, a big old party. A disc jockey played music. People danced in the stands, there were plenty of smiles to go around and the atmosphere was festive.
Smiles could even be seen on the faces of the cheerleaders competing on the mat. Behind those smiles, undoubtedly, was the stress felt by the pressure to perform. All their hard work and preparation came down to a 2-minute, 30-second routine before a panel of four scoresheet judges and one safety judge, who evaluated the cheerleading teams for jumping, motions, dancing and stunting.