Patti White had successfully pulled it off. Bob Furlong was thoroughly surprised, she said.
On a hot July Sunday afternoon last summer, White successfully orchestrated Bob Furlong Day at Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton. Furlong, who shared the general manager title for the Riverhead Tomcats of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League with White, had been in and out of hospitals in his battle against leukemia. READ
Over 10 days, the News-Review will be highlighting the top sports stories of 2016. This is the first in the series.
In his fourth year on varsity, Shoreham-Wading River junior Brian Morrell compiled one of the best seasons in program history. READ
A group of 19 student-athletes at Shoreham-Wading River will continue their sport in college next year. The students gathered in the high school library Tuesday night for an annual signing ceremony. READ
Like the players, Riverhead Tomcats bench coach Rob Maccone needs to adjust to the speed of play at the start of each HCBL season. That is because Maccone is also the Riverhead High School coach. READ
For a player who relies so much on his legs, Kiambu Fentress must have felt as if his legs had been taken out from under him.
Talk about a dramatic finish.
Trailing by two runs for most of the game Monday night, the Riverhead Little League all-star team overcame East Hampton in the District 36 championship game thanks to some late-inning heroics. READ
Like most good baseball teams, the strength of the Riverhead Little League all-star team starts on the mound.
One may have started wondering if baseball’s dog days of summer had arrived in Riverhead. A little early for that, isn’t it? After all, it’s not even the middle of July yet.
The Riverhead Tomcats would agree.