02/03/15 9:36pm
02/03/2015 9:36 PM
Shoreham-Wading River senior Jonah Caldwell, pictured against Amityville, scored 23 points in the Wildcats' loss to Bayport Tuesday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Shoreham-Wading River senior Jonah Caldwell, pictured against Amityville, scored 23 points in the Wildcats’ loss to Bayport Tuesday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

PHANTOMS 73, WILDCATS 60

The banners that hang in the gym at Shoreham-Wading River High School represent each sport in the school. Some banners, like for girls track, are stuffed with years showcasing the titles won.

For boys basketball, the banner lists just two years: 1990 and 1992, both league titles.  (more…)

02/03/15 12:00pm
Shoreham-Wading River senior Courtney Clasen shoots a jumper in a game last month. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Shoreham-Wading River senior Courtney Clasen shoots a jumper in a game last month. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Minutes before Shoreham-Wading River took on Miller Place in its final regular-season home game on Friday night, Courtney Clasen noticed that a teammate had forgotten to take the bouquet of flowers to give to her mother on Senior Night.

So, Clasen bolted from the bench to give her teammate the bouquet.

That’s vintage Courtney Clasen. She’s a team player, on the basketball court and off. (more…)

02/01/15 8:00am
02/01/2015 8:00 AM
Shoreham_Wading River freshman Katherine Lee won two events Saturday at the small school county championship. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Shoreham_Wading River freshman Katherine Lee won two events Saturday at the small school county championship. (Credit: Bill Landon)

SMALL SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP

There are runners who cross the finish line after a race and can barely stand. The look of exhaustion on their face says it all. Some simply collapse onto the track after the finish line before regaining the strength to walk again.

Then there are runners like Katherine Lee.  (more…)

01/30/15 9:38pm
01/30/2015 9:38 PM
SWR sophomore Mackenzie Zajac. (Credit: Bill Landon)

SWR sophomore Mackenzie Zajac’s late 3-pointer helped lead her team to a win Friday. (Credit: Bill Landon)

WILDCATS 35, PANTHERS 33

Leave it to a sophomore to steal the thunder from her older teammates on Senior Night at Shoreham-Wading River High School.

Not that any of Mackenzie Zajac’s teammates or those in attendance were complaining. Zajac sank a 3-point shot — her only basket of the Suffolk County League VI game — with only 1 minute 22 seconds remaining in regulation to help the Wildcats to a 35-33 victory over Miller Place on Friday night. (more…)

01/25/15 9:25pm
01/25/2015 9:25 PM
Riverhead senior Troy Trent prepares for the shot put in Sunday's League III Championship. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Riverhead senior Troy Trent prepares for the shot put in Sunday’s League III Championship. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

LEAGUE III CHAMPIONSHIP

On the bus ride to Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood Sunday, Troy Trent and Andrew Smith spoke to each other about the upcoming meet.

They each vowed to win their main events.

“We both came in today just like, we’re going to come in first,” Trent said. “We’re taking home gold medals. If the team can’t take it overall, we’ll take it for the team.”  (more…)