05/09/15 12:07pm
05/09/2015 12:07 PM
Riverhead senior Mark Andrejack scored three goals in Saturday's win over Copiague. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Riverhead senior Mark Andrejack scored three goals in Saturday’s win over Copiague. (Credit: Bill Landon)

BLUE WAVES 18, EAGLES 1

The scenario set up like a playoff: One game left in the season. Win or go home.

The Riverhead Blue Waves, after narrowly missing the postseason a year ago, needed a win Saturday in the final game of the regular season to keep their season alive. It took only a few minutes after the opening whistle for the outcome to become inevitable.  (more…)

05/08/15 2:40pm
05/08/2015 2:40 PM
John Wendt III was flanked by his parents, John Jr. and Suzanne, during Friday's signing ceremony. Standing behind them, from left, are Riverhead coach Rob Maccone, Wendt's youngher brother, Riley, and Riverhead athletic director Bill Groth. (Credit: Bob Liepa)

John Wendt III was flanked by his parents, John Jr. and Suzanne, during Friday’s signing ceremony. Standing behind them, from left, are Riverhead coach Rob Maccone, Wendt’s youngher brother, Riley, and Riverhead athletic director Bill Groth. (Credit: Bob Liepa)

The back of John Wendt III’s baseball card should read something like this:

Height: 6 foot 3 inches. Bats: Right. Throws: Right. School: Riverhead High School. Favorite Math Subject: Calculus. Significant Statistics: Is ranked eighth among 314 students. Holds a weighted grade-point average of 105.77.

And, oh yeah, this member of the National Honor Society and the Foreign Language Society is also a pretty darn good baseball player. (more…)

05/07/15 4:00pm
05/07/2015 4:00 PM
Riverhead senior Cody Weiss will play golf at SUNY/Oswego. He was joined for a ceremony by his mother Doreen and athletic director Bill Groth (standing, left), golf coach Steve Failla and high school principal Charles Regan. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

Riverhead senior Cody Weiss will play golf at SUNY/Oswego. He was joined for a ceremony by his mother Doreen and athletic director Bill Groth (standing, left), golf coach Steve Failla and high school principal Charles Regan. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

As an athlete, Cody Weiss may be best known as a wrestler who became a recent member of the Century Club at Riverhead High School, surpassing 100 career victories. Or perhaps baseball, where he’s a catcher who just helped lead the Blue Waves to a spot in the 2015 playoffs.

It’ll be another sport, however, that Weiss pursues in college: golf.

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05/07/15 7:14am
Bryan Sabatella of Aquebogue is the first North Fork resident to play for the Long Island Ducks. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Bryan Sabatella of Aquebogue is the first North Fork resident to play for the Long Island Ducks. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

The last time Bryan Sabatella played baseball on Long Island with any regularity was in 2002. Then a 17-year-old senior at Shoreham-Wading River High School, he was a key player on a county championship-winning team.  (more…)

05/06/15 9:31pm
05/06/2015 9:31 PM
From left, Joe Tardif, Jon Dwyer and Will Gildersleeve with Optimus, a hockey gnome that has served as Mattituck's good-luck charm this season. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

From left, Joe Tardif, Jon Dwyer and Will Gildersleeve with Optimus, a hockey gnome that has served as Mattituck’s good-luck charm this season. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

TUCKERS 19, MONARCHS 0

The reaction was reserved, to say the least. No dogpiles. No hooting and hollering. No players joyously jumping on top of each other.

There wasn’t much in the way of celebration by the Mattituck High School baseball team in the moments after it clinched at least a share of the Suffolk County League VIII championship on Wednesday evening. (more…)

05/06/15 7:17pm
Riverhead senior Kenny Simco, pictured in a game earlier this year, threw a two-hit shutout against North Babylon Wednesday. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)

Riverhead senior Kenny Simco, pictured in a game earlier this year, threw a two-hit shutout against North Babylon Wednesday. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)

BLUE WAVES 6, BULLDOGS 0

If there was a sense of optimism in the air around the Riverhead Blue Waves this spring, it started with pitching. Notably, starters Kenny Simco, John Wendt and Nick Herzog.  (more…)

05/05/15 7:48pm
05/05/2015 7:48 PM
Shorheam-Wading River junior Jason Curran scored five goals in Tuesday's win over Rocky Point. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shorheam-Wading River junior Jason Curran scored five goals in Tuesday’s win over Rocky Point. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

WILDCATS 22, EAGLES 9

The goals came quick and often, from shots in close and far, from starters and backups.

By the time Shoreham-Wading River’s senior day game against Rocky Point came to an end Tuesday, the Wildcats had tallied a season-high 22 goals.  (more…)