04/03/14 9:32pm
04/03/2014 9:32 PM
Riverhead's Cody Weiss handles a ground ball at second base during Thursday's game in Deer Park. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Riverhead’s Cody Weiss handles a ground ball at second base during Thursday’s game in Deer Park. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

BLUE WAVES 4, FALCONS 1

Kenny Simco and Bobby Dilworth combined on a four-hitter to help Riverhead to its fourth consecutive baseball win, a 4-1 non-league victory over host Deer Park on Thursday afternoon.

Simco (2-0) pitched the first six innings before Dilworth relieved him at the start of the bottom of the seventh inning. (more…)

04/02/2014 4:00 PM

The Shoreham-Wading River tennis courts have been condemned. Replacing the courts will cost about $750,000. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

The Shoreham-Wading River School District closed its tennis courts late last month after the district’s insurance company deemed the facilities “hazardous” and “unsafe,” school officials have confirmed.

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04/02/14 6:00am
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Buffalo Wild Wings will open on Friday.

Buffalo Wild Wings in Riverhead will donate up to 15 percent of its sales Wednesday to a local youth lacrosse team. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Riverhead will donate up to 15 percent its sales Wednesday to a local youth lacrosse club. Rampage Lacrosse, which was formed in 2012, is the first Riverhead-based youth lacrosse club.  (more…)

04/01/14 7:19pm
04/01/2014 7:19 PM
Mercy's Louis Arrester tries to check Mattituck middie Joe Bartolotto. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Mercy’s Louis Arrester tries to check Mattituck middie Joe Bartolotto. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

TUCKERS 18, MONARCHS 2

Late in the fourth quarter Tuesday, during a seemingly mundane moment, first-year McGann-Mercy coach Tom Palasek spotted a teaching opportunity.

As one defenseman headed toward the sideline, another player prepared to race onto the field as his replacement. Only he was about to cross onto the field too early and at the wrong spot on the field. During a lacrosse game, players race on and off to the field with regularity, the kind of little detail a coach rarely has to pay attention to during the action. (more…)

03/30/14 7:00am
03/30/2014 7:00 AM
This weather is for these birds in Jamesport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

This weather is for these birds in Jamesport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

As we write a late March column, it’s fun to look out a window and see blue sky. In the morning, on the way to work, I hear competing cardinals, and, upstate on weekends, the turkey flocks are out and about in our driveway, picking gravel and driving the dogs crazy.

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03/29/14 10:00am
03/29/2014 10:00 AM
Chris Ujkic won last year's Bob Wall Tournament. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Chris Ujkic won last year’s Bob Wall Tournament. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Registrations for the Bob Wall Memorial Tennis Tournament are being accepted. The tournament, sponsored by Times/Review Newsgroup, will be held over a six-week period this summer from the last weekend in June through the last weekend in July. (more…)

03/28/14 8:56pm
03/28/2014 8:56 PM
Ryan Hubbard shot in four of his five goals in the first quarter, helping Riverhead to a 10-0 lead against Longwood. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Ryan Hubbard shot in four of his five goals in the first quarter, helping Riverhead to a 10-0 lead against Longwood. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

BLUE WAVES 18, LIONS 6

Senior attackman Ryan Hubbard scored four of his five goals in the first quarter to spark Riverhead to an 18-6 boys lacrosse win over host Longwood on Friday night.

Hubbard struck 40 seconds into the Suffolk County Division I match and had a hat trick after only 94 seconds for the Blue Waves (1-2, 1-1) against the Lions (0-4, 0-2).

Ben Weir contributed three goals and two assists and Dan Czelatka had three goals as the Blue Waves used their reserves freely throughout the contest.

The Blue Waves grabbed a 10-0 first-quarter lead before Longwood tallied.

Riverhead has two important divisional games next week — at East Islip on Thursday and Smithtown West, arguably the best team in the county, at home on Saturday.