04/28/14 5:00pm
04/28/2014 5:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River's Tyler Osik (left), Brittany Mahan and Jack Massa will all be playing in college next year. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River’s Tyler Osik (left), Brittany Mahan and Jack Massa will all be playing in college next year. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, Robert O’Rourk)

Four Shoreham-Wading River athletes were honored Monday afternoon for signing National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers in college next year.

The signees ranged from baseball and softball to gymnastics.  (more…)

04/24/14 8:00pm
04/24/2014 8:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell gave up his first runs of the season Thursday against Westhampton, but the Wildcats still got the win. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell gave up his first runs of the season Thursday against Westhampton, but the Wildcats still got the win. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

WILDCATS 13, HURRICANES 5

A larger than normal crowd lined the first base side of Kevin Williams Memorial Field Thursday afternoon in Shoreham. The chatter before the first pitch centered on Shoreham-Wading River’s sudden pitching sensation, Brian Morrell.

“Is the freshman pitching?” one eager fan asked.  (more…)

04/24/14 8:00am
Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell has found himself in rare company by throwing two no-hitters in his first two varsity starts. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell has found himself in rare company by throwing two no-hitters in his first two varsity starts. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Soon after Taylore Baker threw consecutive no-hitters in his first two varsity starts in 2008, the Canton, Ohio, teen and his father began researching who else had ever accomplished the feat.

They started by looking through the Ohio state record books. They also searched the Internet for a match elsewhere in the country.

They found no one. Until now.  (more…)

04/19/14 2:23pm
04/19/2014 2:23 PM
In two varsity starts, Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell has two no-hitters. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk file photo)

In two varsity starts, Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell has pitched two no-hitters. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk file photo)

WILDCATS 4, PANTHERS 0

Brian Morrell did it again.

Incredibly, eight days after pitching a no-hitter in his first varsity start for the Shoreham-Wading River High School baseball team, the 15-year-old freshman turned in a repeat performance on Saturday. In his first pitching appearance since that memorable no-hitter against Mount Sinai, Morrell hurled another one, this time shutting down Miller Place’s bats in a 4-0 victory.  (more…)

04/14/14 7:09pm
04/14/2014 7:09 PM
Ryan Gaffney hit a two-run home run for Riverhead Monday. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Ryan Gaffney hit a two-run home run for Riverhead Monday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

EAGLES 7, BLUE WAVES 5

As Cody Smith popped up from a slide into third base, the Riverhead senior looked over toward the Blue Waves’ bench and yelled out a rally cry: “Wake up! C’mon!”

Smith’s deep liner to center field in the fifth inning brought home one run against Copiague Monday and briefly pulled the Blue Waves out of a malaise.  (more…)

04/14/14 6:57pm
Bishop McGann-Mercy's Paul Annunziata stealing second base while Mattituck shortstop Marcos Perivolaris covers the bag during the second inning. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Paul Annunziata stealing second base while Mattituck shortstop Marcos Perivolaris covers the bag during the second inning. (Credit: Garret Meade)

TUCKERS 14, MONARCHS 4

This high school baseball season has been a big hit for Mattituck, and for good reason, too. The Tuckers are hitting the proverbial cover off the ball.

Bountiful offensive production goes a long way toward explaining the Tuckers’ first-place standing in Suffolk County League VIII. So imagine the stir it caused when the league’s last-place team, Bishop McGann-Mercy, led through the first half of Monday’s game.  (more…)

04/11/14 7:34pm
04/11/2014 7:34 PM
Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell embraces coach Sal Mignano after throwing a no-hitter Friday against Mount Sinai. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell embraces coach Sal Mignano after throwing a no-hitter Friday against Mount Sinai. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

WILDCATS 3, MUSTANGS 0

Coming into the season, Brian Morrell was expected to factor into Shoreham-Wading River’s pitching rotation, most likely as the No. 3 starter. Because of the way the schedule worked out, the talented youngster’s first opportunity to start a game came Friday, eight games into the season.

A freshman already in second year on varsity, Morrell made his first start one to remember.  (more…)