10/28/14 5:21pm
10/28/2014 5:21 PM
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…)

10/25/14 1:05pm
Nicholas Berglin, a Hampton Bays H.S. senior, and Tara Farrell, a Long Island Marathon winner, were the top finishers in Saturday's Run for the Ridley 5K race in Riverhead. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Nicholas Berglin, a Hampton Bays H.S. senior, and Tara Farrell, a Long Island Marathon winner, were the top finishers in Saturday’s Run for the Ridley 5K race in Riverhead. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Nicholas Berglin was admittedly confident that he could emerge as the winner in Saturday morning’s Run for the Ridley 5K race in downtown Riverhead.  (more…)

10/24/14 11:23pm
10/24/2014 11:23 PM
McGann-Mercy students celebrated with the players on the field following Friday night's playoff-clinching win. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

McGann-Mercy students celebrated with the players on the field following Friday night’s playoff-clinching win. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

MONARCHS 28, WARRIORS 6

The bleachers were empty and most the McGann-Mercy football players were on their way to the locker room. Near the north end zone, where moments earlier the players chanted “playoffs! playoffs!” with classmates who stormed the field, Reggie Archer and some his fellow seniors remained.

The joy of the moment gave way to a bittersweet reality: they had likely just played their final home game at McGann-Mercy High School.

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10/24/14 1:00pm
Shoreham-Wading River senior Mackenzie Roberts looks for a shot against Southampton Monday. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Shoreham-Wading River senior Mackenzie Roberts looks for a shot against Southampton Monday. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

After an unbeaten regular season, the Shoreham-Wading River girls soccer team will open the 2014 playoffs as the No. 2 seed in Class A, according to the brackets released by Section XI today.  (more…)