When it comes to going vertical, there aren’t many people who can top Rickie Casazza.
Volleyball is a natural for Casazza, who is 5-11, but has high jumped 6-4 in track and field. The other day Casazza checked to see what his vertical leap is. “I measured 36 inches,” he said.
Add his fine hitting technique to the mix, and Casazza brings a fearsome presence to the net for Shoreham-Wading River High School. READ
The Riverhead Blue Waves could not overcome slow starts in the second and third quarters and suffered a 69-57 defeat to Bay Shore in a Suffolk County League II girls basketball game Monday night at Ralph Elliott Gymnasium in Bay Shore.
DANIEL DE MATO PHOTO | Riverhead shortstop Danielle Napoli applies the tag at second base on a Bay Shore runner Wednesday in the Class AA quarterfinals.
SUFFOLK CLASS AA QUARTERFINALS | MARAUDERS 3, BLUE WAVES 0
The No. 8 Riverhead Blue Waves were eliminated from the Suffolk County Class AA softball quarterfinals, dropping a 3-0 decision to top-seeded and host Bay Shore on Wednesday afternoon.
Bay Shore right-hander Michelle DeVito allowed two hits, struck out 11 batters and walked only one at Jim McGowan Field at the Fifth Avenue Elementary School.
Kali Alzate went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the fourth inning for Bay Shore.
Only five Riverhead players reached base as Stephanie Falisi doubled with two out in the second inning. Sara Tucci had the other hit. Danielle Napoli twice got on via errors and starting pitcher Amanda Graziano walked as the Blue Waves finished at 15-6.
The Marauders (20-1) will host fourth-seeded Hauppauge in the semifinals on Friday.