The start of the five-mile race Thursday morning. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without an annual Turkey Trot.
The 34th annual Shoreham-Wading River Thanksgiving Day Races kicked off Thursday morning near the Miller Avenue School in Shoreham. There were two one-mile races, one for kids, as well as a five-mile race.
Longtime SWR track coaches Paul Koretzki and Bob Szymanski helped organize the event, which benefits a scholarship fund.
See more photos from the races below:
Tyrese Kerr is one of Riverhead’s key returners from last year. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
John Rossetti witnessed an unusual sight when the Riverhead boys basketball team gathered for its first official practice of the 2014 season last week. For the first time in three years, all the players coming out for the team were on the court.
It’s a familiar Catch-22 for Rossetti at the start of every season. Many of Riverhead’s basketball players also play football in the fall. (more…)
The late Tom Cutinella’s retired No. 54 jersey held a prominent place as the Shoreham-Wading River players marched onto the field before the game. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
The same season that brought the Shoreham-Wading River High School football team the worst day in its history, also produced its best day.
To those who remember before Shoreham had its own football team and the struggles it experienced along the way after it did, what happened on Saturday was the pinnacle of a long journey. What happened on this raw, cold day was enough to warm your heart. (more…)
The No. 54 flag representing Tom Cutinella waves amid the Shoreham-Wading River players after Saturday’s county championship win. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
SUFFOLK COUNTY DIVISION IV FINAL | WILDCATS 47, KNIGHTS 10
The Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats, dressed in their navy blue uniforms, looked all business as they marched solemnly across the field toward their sideline before the game. Leading the way were four Wildcats. Aaron Harley-Rey and Danny Hughes carried a blue banner with “54” printed on it in gold, and Jimmy Puckey and Kevin Cutinella held the late Tom Cutinella’s retired No. 54 jersey.
Not only have the Wildcats clung to the memory of their former teammate, but they honored it Saturday by securing a place in team history. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River quarterback Danny Hughes scored six touchdowns in the Wildcats’ win over John Glenn Saturday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
The Shoreham-Wading River football team earned its first county title in program history with a 47-10 win over John Glenn Saturday at Stony Brook University. (more…)
The Shoreham-Wading River football team after winning the Division IV county title Saturday at Stony Brook. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
They entered the field at LaValle Stadium, hands together, carrying the No. 54 jersey of their fallen teammate. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River quarterback Danny Hughes carries the ball in last weekend’s win over Babylon. (Credit: Bill Landon)
Three portable lights shined down on the practice field at Shoreham-Wading River High School Thursday as daylight faded on the football team’s practice. All around them, the practice fields were empty, every other fall team’s season having come to an end.
“I guess it’s a little bit of an accomplishment being the last ones out here, kind of knowing this is our time,” said senior quarterback Danny Hughes. (more…)
BOE member Sue Koukonas, Riverhead superintendent Nancy Carney, Shania Daniel and Annie Harris. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
It might have happened over a month ago, but Annie Harris and Shania Daniel still aren’t mad that their cross-country season ended without them finishing their last race.
In fact, they made the choice not to finish it. Instead, they helped out a fallen runner find emergency help. (more…)