04/09/15 4:00pm
04/09/2015 4:00 PM
Riverhead senior Courtney Troyan is guarded by Bay Shore senior Kendra Cronin Thursday. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Riverhead junior Courtney Troyan is guarded by Bay Shore senior Kendra Cronin Thursday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

MARAUDERS 10, BLUE WAVES 8

Coming into this season, Riverhead coach Ashley King expected the Blue Waves to surprise some teams.

“I think we’re starting to get there,” she said after a loss at home to Bay Shore Thursday. (more…)

04/08/15 12:00pm
04/08/2015 12:00 PM
Riverhead senior Katie McKillop was joined be her parents Alice and Dave, as well as athletic director Bill Groth (standing, left) and high school principal Charles Regan for a signing ceremony. (Credit: Riverhead Schools)

Riverhead senior Katie McKillop was joined be her parents Alice and Dave, as well as athletic director Bill Groth (standing, left) and high school principal Charles Regan for a signing ceremony. (Credit: Riverhead Schools)

Katie McKillop had never picked up a field hockey stick prior to the start of the fall season. The Riverhead senior had already played on varsity for four different sports, so how hard could one more be?

McKillop was a natural, earning all-conference honors as one of the Blue Waves’ top players.  (more…)

04/07/15 6:44pm
04/07/2015 6:44 PM
Riverhead senior Ashley-Ann Courts competes in the long jump Tuesday in a dual meet against Smithtown West. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Riverhead senior Ashley-Ann Courts competes in the long jump Tuesday in a dual meet against Smithtown West. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

Megan Carrick opened up the lead early on the first leg. On the final event of Tuesday’s dual meet, the Riverhead junior raced out to a fast start for the Blue Waves in the 4 x 400 relay.

As the baton switched hands, ultimately landing in those of senior Ashley-Ann Courts, the Blue Waves’ lead was never in doubt. As Courts crossed the finish line, capping the win in 4 minutes 52.5 seconds, the Blue Waves at last had a reason to smile.  (more…)

04/07/15 10:24am

Steve Failla thought he was in a rough spot last year when he had only one player on his Riverhead High School girls golf team with any prior playing experience, an issue that was exacerbated by inclement early-season weather that limited the team’s practice time.

“I thought it couldn’t get worse,” he said. “I was wrong.” (more…)

04/06/15 7:57pm
04/06/2015 7:57 PM
Mattituck/Greenport/Southold's Tim Schmidt scoring a goal against Riverhead goalie John Roca. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Mattituck/Greenport/Southold’s Tim Schmidt scoring a goal against Riverhead goalie John Roca. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

BLUE WAVES 11, TUCKERS 5

The difference in skill level between Leagues II and IV in Suffolk County high school boys lacrosse was clearly spelled out on Monday. Riverhead, described as a middle-of-the-pack team in League II by its coach, Vic Guadagnino, gave League IV Mattituck/Greenport/Southold all it can handle and more in a non-league game.

After scoring the game’s first six goals (two by Austin Fitzpatrick), Riverhead maintained at least a four-goal lead the rest of the way and posted an 11-5 win at Mattituck High School. It was the Tuckers’ first loss of the season. (more…)

04/06/15 2:17pm
McGann-Mercy pitcher Nicole Gravagna throws out a runner at first base Monday. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

McGann-Mercy pitcher Nicole Gravagna throws out a runner at first base Monday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

MONARCHS 10, MARINERS 5

An early morning start on the day after a holiday can be a cause for alarm for any coach. Are the players going to be mentally ready? Will they come out sluggish?

Before Monday’s home opener for the McGann-Mercy softball team, first-year coach Rich Schaub was confident his group was ready. The Monarchs put together a strong practice Saturday, giving Schaub reason to believe that would carry over.  (more…)