08/05/14 10:29am
08/05/2014 10:29 AM

RIVERHEAD RACEWAY ROUNDUP

Despite some stubborn weather systems that hung over Riverhead Raceway until late Saturday afternoon, the track beat Mother Nature to get its entire NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program in the books. And Jason Agugliaro of Islip beat the field in a 35-lap NASCAR Modified feature. Agugliaro fended off a hard-pressing Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead for his second career win.

It was also a fitting wedding gift. Agugliaro announced in victory lane that the big win came 24 hours after he and his fiancée, Theresa, were married on Friday. “Theresa puts up with a lot and to win on the weekend we got married, well it makes this all the more special,” he said. (more…)

08/05/14 12:19am
Riverhead junior Sam Dunn, pictured in a game against Central Islip. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Riverhead junior Sam Dunn, pictured in a game against Central Islip, recently won a gold medal playing on a Suffolk County team in a tournament. (Credit: Bill Landon)

The members of the Riverhead girls basketball team are a good group, as their record indicates. They all bring their own individual talents and abilities to the table.

What does Sam Dunn offer?

Well, one doesn’t need to watch Dunn play for long to understand that she’s all about hustle and determination, admirable qualities, to be sure. (more…)

08/04/14 2:03pm
08/04/2014 2:03 PM

BOB WALL MEMORIAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT

The match was the same. The opponent was the same. The result was the same.

But the smile on John Czartosieski’s face was proof that he felt a lot better about his performance on Monday morning than he did last year when he prevailed over Richard Chizever in the men’s 50-plus singles final of the Bob Wall Memorial Tennis Tournament.

Czartosieski, 52, of Riverhead had a good deal to feel good about, and it wasn’t just because he had won his second straight title in the bracket, 6-2, 6-3, in 63 minutes at Jean W. Cochran Park in Peconic. It was the way he did it. (more…)

08/03/14 7:56pm
08/03/2014 7:56 PM
Chris Ujkic delivered 17 winners on Sunday when he won his eighth straight men's singles title in the Bob Wall Memorial Tennis Tournament. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Chris Ujkic delivered 17 winners on Sunday when he won his eighth straight men’s singles title in the Bob Wall Memorial Tennis Tournament. (Credit: Garret Meade)

BOB WALL MEMORIAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Will Clemans hit some fantastic shots. He pulled out every trick in his book and played quite well in the Bob Wall Memorial Tennis Tournament men’s singles final. Afterward, he acknowledged that he had done just about everything he could. It was a performance he could feel good about.

And he lost, 6-2, 6-1, to Chris Ujkic.

The top-seeded Ujkic’s potent mix of athleticism, superb conditioning and tennis know-how enabled him to walk off with the men’s singles title for the eighth consecutive year on Sunday afternoon at Mattituck High School. (more…)

08/03/14 1:36pm
Tim Steiskal of Brookhaven hamlet has now won all three Riverhead Rocks triathlons. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Tim Steiskal of Brookhaven hamlet has now won all three Riverhead Rocks triathlons. (Credit: Bill Landon)

For the third year in a row, Tim Steiskal of Brookhaven won the Riverhead Rocks Triathlon Sunday.

At exactly two hours, seven minutes, the 24-year-old dominated the field, winning by more than five minutes over second-place finisher Bradford Strater, 32, of New York City.  (more…)

08/02/14 12:00pm
08/02/2014 12:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River coach Sal Mignao, pictured during the 2012 county finals, announced his retirement Saturday. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)

Shoreham-Wading River coach Sal Mignano, pictured during the 2012 county finals, announced his retirement Saturday. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)

After nearly 600 victories, 38 seasons and seven county championships, legendary Shoreham-Wading River baseball coach Sal Mignano has decided to hang up the cleats.  (more…)

08/01/14 8:14pm
08/01/2014 8:14 PM
Shoreham-Wading River's Alex Kuhnle, left, and Port Jefferson's Jillian Colucci competing for possession of the ball. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Shoreham-Wading River’s Alex Kuhnle, left, and Port Jefferson’s Jillian Colucci competing for possession of the ball. (Credit: Garret Meade)

The Port Jefferson girls soccer team wasn’t beaten by Miley Cyrus, but the actress/singer sure didn’t help.

While some of the Port Jefferson players attended a Cyrus concert at Jones Beach, the Royals were left with only eight players for their Town of Brookhaven Summer League small school semifinal against Shoreham-Wading River on Friday evening.

It wasn’t enough.

(more…)

07/31/14 9:13pm
07/31/2014 9:13 PM
Shoreham-Wading River's Alexandra Kuhnle, on the ball, and Megan Kelly during Thursday's quarterfinal against Center Moriches. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Shoreham-Wading River’s Alexandra Kuhnle, on the ball, and Megan Kelly during Thursday’s quarterfinal against Center Moriches. (Credit: Garret Meade)

For the record, the Shoreham-Wading River summer girls soccer team doesn’t have two players wearing No. 9 uniforms. It may seem that way sometimes, but that’s only because Megan Kelly can appear to be in two places at the same time.

The truth is, Kelly doesn’t have a clone on the field with her. She just does a lot of running and covers a lot of ground. (more…)