05/27/14 11:00am
05/27/2014 11:00 AM
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Shoreham-Wading River third baseman Tyler Osik field a grounder in the Wildcats’ final league win over Bayport May 16. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

For the fifth time this season, the Shoreham-Wading River baseball team will square off against Bayport-Blue Point.

To win the county title, the Wildcats will need to force a sixth game.  (more…)

05/23/14 8:26pm
05/23/2014 8:26 PM
Shoreham junior John Montesano hit a 3-run home run in the second inning to put the Wildcats in the lead. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Shoreham junior John Montesano bats earlier in the season against Westhampton. He drove in four runs Friday against Harborfields. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)

SUFFOLK CLASS A TOURNAMENT  |  WILDCATS 7, TORNADOES 1

As a junior in his first-year on varsity, John Montesano is one of only two players in Shoreham-Wading River’s lineup who did not start a year ago.

He’s left a lasting impression in what’s become a deep lineup for the Wildcats. Montesano hit his fourth home run of the season Friday afternoon, helping lift the Wildcats to a 7-1 win over Harborfields in a Class A loser’s bracket game in Shoreham.  (more…)

05/21/14 6:52pm
05/21/2014 6:52 PM
Bayport-Blue Point ace Jack Piekos pitched a complete game five-hitter against Shoreham Wednesday. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Bayport-Blue Point ace Jack Piekos pitched a complete game five-hitter against Shoreham Wednesday. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

CLASS A TOURNAMENT | PHANTOMS 6, WILDCATS 1

All season Shoreham-Wading River has been a team of improbability. From a freshman throwing two no-hitters, to an epic come-from-behind win in the first round of the playoffs, it often seems as if anything is possible.

Wednesday offered another opportunity: a chance to beat the best pitcher in Suffolk County and secure a trip to the Class A county finals.  (more…)

05/16/14 8:31pm
05/16/2014 8:31 PM
Shoreham-Wading River players are jubilant after Jack Massa scored on an infield error, capping a game-winning, four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River players are jubilant after Jack Massa scored on an infield error, capping a game-winning, four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS A TOURNAMENT | WILDCATS 4, HURRICANES 3

With its green and white fatigue-patterned baseball jerseys, Westhampton Beach brings a military bearing to the field. But it was Shoreham-Wading River’s fighting spirit that enabled the Wildcats to win the battle.

Playoff wins generally don’t come easily. They require execution, persistence, and sometimes a little magic doesn’t hurt, either.

Over the years the Wildcats have participated in their fair share of magical games. Their playoff opener on Friday can be counted among them. (more…)

05/10/14 3:20pm
05/10/2014 3:20 PM
The Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats joined in celebration after defeating Bayport-Blue Point, 3-2, in extra innings and securing the League VII championship outright. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

The Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats joined in celebration after defeating Bayport-Blue Point, 3-2, in extra innings and securing the League VII championship outright. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

WILDCATS 3, PHANTOMS 2 (8 INNINGS)

When Bayport-Blue Point and Shoreham-Wading River play, fans of exciting high school baseball may want to settle comfortably into their seats. They’re going to be there for a while.

Judging be recent history, it will undoubtedly be worth the wait. (more…)

05/06/14 11:00am
05/06/2014 11:00 AM
Teenage race car driver Vincent Biondolillo posed with kids at Stotzy Park last Friday during Riverhead Little League's Opening Day. (Credit: Barbarallen Koch)

Teenage race car driver Vincent Biondolillo posed with kids at Stotzy Park last Friday during Riverhead Little League’s Opening Day. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Baseball and race cars. The two worlds collided last Friday when teenage race car driver Vincent Biondolillo stopped by Riverhead Little League’s Opening Day to pose for pictures with kids in front of his No. 06 race car.  (more…)