All the pieces are in place. This could be a special high school boys basketball team that Greenport has.
The Porters have big bodies in the form of Julian Swann and Sam Strickland. They have the considerable skills of freshman phenom Ahkee Anderson. They have plenty of talent from others, too. Tashan Lawrence, Jordan Fonseca and Darrius Strickland, just to name a few.
The Porters have something else: unselfishness.
It’s not how a wrestling match starts that counts, but how it ends.
The members of the Shoreham-Wading River High School wrestling team did well to keep that in mind, but it wasn’t easy. It had to be dismaying for them to watch one of their own go down, one by one. It went that way through the first four bouts of Thursday’s Suffolk County League VI card as visiting Westhampton Beach built an early 16-0 lead.
It would be asking an awful lot for any athlete to match the kind of season Luke Coulter compiled last year for Riverhead. The large school county champion in the 600-meter and 3,200, Coulter displayed a rare versatility to compete at a high level in multiple events. READ
The calendar might have said December, but the atmosphere inside the Riverhead High School gymnasium on Monday night was February — as in playoff intensity. READ
When Ethan Wiederkehr reflects back on a storied football career at Shoreham-Wading River, it’ll be the teammates that he remembers the most.
There were plenty of wins, championship banners and trophies to go with all the accomplishments. But mostly, it’ll be the friends and brothers that stand out. READ
Seven Riverhead field hockey players were honored at the Suffolk County Field Hockey Coaches Association dinner Tuesday at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook. READ
It had been six years between county champions for Riverhead when Ed Matyka pulled off an improbable comeback in the Section XI Championships in February 2015. Matyka, then a senior, went on to place fourth in the state and earned all-American honors. READ
Cross country runners in New York can expect to compete in any combination of difficult conditions. Katherine Lee of Shoreham-Wading River has raced through rain, frigid temperatures and wind.
But she had never quite experienced what awaited last weekend in Oregon at the Nike Cross Nationals. READ