Riverhead’s Charles Villa easily won the pole vault competition Wednesday night to earn a trip to the state championship. (Robert O’Rourk photo)
All it took was three vaults to send Charles Villa to the state championship.
Riverhead’s star pole vaulter — whose top height this season is nearly two feet higher than anyone else in Suffolk County — topped 14 feet on his third vault Wednesday night, clinching the Section XI title and a trip to the state championship. (more…)
ROBERT O’ROURK PHOTO | McGann-Mercy guard Kayla Schroeher drives to the basket against Port Jefferson Tuesday night.
CLASS B OUT-BRACKET GAME | MONARCHS 49, ROYALS 46
Senior forward Fiona Nunez scored 16 points and freshman guard Mia Behrens added 12 as Bishop McGann-Mercy withstood a late rally to register a 49-46 victory over Port Jefferson in an out-bracket game of the Suffolk County Class B girls basketball tournament in Riverhead on Tuesday night. (more…)
DANIEL DE MATO FILE PHOTO | Ed Matyka of Riverhead, right, pinned North Babylon’s Dav Meile-Estrella at 2 minutes 16 seconds of the 113-pound final for his second North Fork Invitational title in three years last month.
LEAGUE IV CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Riverhead High School wrestling coach, Wade Davey, likes to break down the season into three parts. First, there are the early-season tournaments before Christmas. Then the league dual-meet season kicks into gear. The third phase of the season starts with the league tournaments, continues with the county tournament and then culminates with the state championships. (more…)
ROBERT O’ROURK FILE PHOTO | Kayla Schroeher of Bishop McGann-Mercy charging toward the basket while Port Jefferson’s Jillian Colucci tries to stop her.
The local girls basketball playoffs start Tuesday when Bishop McGann-Mercy hosts Port Jefferson in a Class B outbracket matchup, Section XI announced Monday morning. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River senior Dom Pirraglia (top) recorded four pins en route to the 182-pound league title Saturday. (Bill Landon photo)
LEAGUE VI CHAMPIONSHIP
In his first three years on the varsity for Shoreham-Wading River, James Szymanski was a two-time all-league wrestler. Last year, he placed fifth at the county tournament.
For all he’s accomplished in his career, a league title still eluded him after two runner-up finishes the past two years. (more…)
ROBERT O’ROURK PHOTO | Riverhead senior Maddie Blom, whose throw of 35 feet 9 1/2 inches brought her second place in the shot put at the Section XI Championships, qualified for the state meet.
SECTION XI CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ithaca isn’t exactly France, but that is where Maddie Blom wanted to go, and she is headed there. (more…)
ROBERT O’ROURK PHOTO | From left, Shoreham-Wading River’s Ryan Udvadia, Mount Sinai’s Daniel Connelly, Tim McGowan and his brother Jack McGowan of Northport all finished within 0.25 seconds of each other in the 3,200 meters.
SECTION XI CHAMPIONSHIPS
Jordan Wright is known for his fast starts in the 55-meter dash. It is because of them, perhaps, that he is headed toward a fine finish to his final high school boys winter track season. (more…)
The Riverhead varsity cheerleaders placed 20th at Nationals today in Orlando, Fla. (Courtesy photo)
Update: Riverhead finished 20th in today’s competition and did not advance beyond the first round.
Original Story: The Riverhead varsity cheerleading team is in Orlando, Fla. today to compete at the National High School Cheerleading Championship presented by Universal Cheerleaders Association. (more…)