10/29/14 6:10pm
10/29/2014 6:10 PM
Shoreham-Wading River quarterback Daniel Hughes carries the ball against Bayport-Blue Point last weekend. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River quarterback Daniel Hughes carries the ball against Bayport-Blue Point last weekend. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

The Shoreham-Wading River football team’s final home game has been switched to Friday afternoon, according to Section XI.

The Wildcats were originally set to host Port Jefferson at 2 p.m. Saturday. The game will now be at 3:30 p.m. Friday.  (more…)

10/28/14 9:17pm
10/28/2014 9:17 PM

When the announcement was made that the Riverhead High School boys golf team had taken third place in the League VII Tournament on Monday, the Blue Waves knew what that meant: They had qualified as a team for the Suffolk County tournament that will be played in May. The excited Blue Waves began exchanging high fives when their coach, Steve Failla, interceded. “I said, ‘Act like you’ve done it before,’ ” he recalled.

To that, the players responded, “Coach, we haven’t.”

Failla wasn’t sure if the Blue Waves had ever competed in the county tournament as a team before, but he knows what it means for his team. (more…)

10/28/14 5:49pm
Shoreham-Wading River senior Emily Blunnie heads the ball in Tuesday's playoff win over Comsewogue. Blunnie scored once in the win. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Shoreham-Wading River senior Emily Blunnie heads the ball in Tuesday’s playoff win over Comsewogue. Blunnie scored once in the win. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

CLASS A QUARTERFINALS  |  WILDCATS 2, WARRIORS 0

The ball had barely crossed the goal line before Emily Blunnie screamed out loud: “Yesss!”

The Shoreham-Wading River senior, positioned perfectly in front of the goal, knocked in a pass by Megan Kelly from her left to break a scoreless tie in the 56th minute Tuesday afternoon against Comsewogue in the Class A quarterfinals. (more…)

10/28/14 5:21pm
Riverhead's freshman goalie, Rachel Bornstein, making only her second career start, was kept busy by Sachem East's relentless attack. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Riverhead’s freshman goalie, Rachel Bornstein, making only her second career start, was kept busy by Sachem East’s relentless attack. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS A QUARTERFINAL | FLAMING ARROWS 7, BLUE WAVES 0

Being a high school field hockey team that plays its home games on a grass field, Riverhead prepared for the playoffs by participating in a scrimmage at Rocky Point High School and practicing at Eastport/South Manor High School, which both have field turf. But, playing surfaces aside, there was perhaps nothing that could have prepared the Blue Waves for what they faced on Tuesday.

It wasn’t the field turf at Sachem East High School that proved troublesome for the Blue Waves so much as the Sachem East team that played on it. (more…)

10/25/14 8:47pm
10/25/2014 8:47 PM
Riverhead running back Ryun Moore scored twice in Saturday's win over North Babylon. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Riverhead running back Ryun Moore scored twice in Saturday’s win over North Babylon. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Riverhead’s dormant offense came to life Saturday in a bounce-back win over North Babylon in the final home game of the regular season.

The Blue Waves raced out to a 21-0 first quarter lead and never looked back in a 38-6 victory over the Bulldogs in Division II.  (more…)

10/25/14 7:05pm
Dayna Young scored both of Mercy's goals in Saturday's playoff loss at Mattituck. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Dayna Young scored both of Mercy’s goals in Saturday’s playoff loss at Mattituck. (Credit: Garret Meade)

CLASS B PLAYOFFS  |  TUCKERS 3, MONARCHS 2

Mattituck coach Malynda Nichol presented freshman Jane DiGregorio two options early this season.

One would be to stay on the junior varsity, where as a quick, talented forward, she would undoubtedly score plenty of goals. The second option was to join the varsity, where her playing time would be limited, but she could experience the big club.  (more…)

10/25/14 6:05pm
Shoreham-Wading River junior Chris Rosati crosses the goal line for the Wildcats' final touchdown Saturday. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River junior Chris Rosati crosses the goal line for the Wildcats’ final touchdown Saturday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

The Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats are one win away from their first undefeated regular season.

Facing the third-place Bayport-Blue Point Phantoms Saturday afternoon, the Wildcats’ stout defense carried the team to a 34-7 victory at Shoreham-Wading River High School. The Wildcats improved to 7-0 and have now defeated each of the next three teams below them in the Division IV standings.  (more…)