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05/09/17 9:07pm
05/09/2017 9:07 PM

Sam Dickerson’s timing couldn’t be better — at the plate and in terms of the season, with the playoffs right around the corner.

Dickerson said he had started the high school baseball season hitting the ball pretty well before falling into a little slump.
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05/06/17 10:43pm
05/06/2017 10:43 PM

A lot was on the plate for this celebration of Riverhead softball.

When Riverhead’s two high school softball teams faced each other Saturday night, not only was it a double senior night, but it was also an intriguing matchup of opposing coaches. Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Rose Horton and Riverhead’s Jackie Zilnicki have been friends since they were Little League teammates. Both went on to play for the respective teams they’re currently coaching. Last year Horton was Zilnicki’s assistant coach at Mercy.
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04/21/17 9:46pm
04/21/2017 9:46 PM

A high school softball game that was basically all about offense came down to pitching and defense for the final at-bat.

Bishop McGann-Mercy had seen what had been a 13-6 lead in the fifth inning shrink down to an uncomfortable one-run margin in the bottom of the seventh inning at Mattituck High School on Friday.
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04/19/17 9:09pm
04/19/2017 9:09 PM

Whenever a player on the Bishop McGann-Mercy softball team gets a new bat, good things seem to happen. On Wednesday it was junior Kate Wilkie’s turn.

Wilkie christened her new bat by socking her first career home run, a three-run job that sent the Monarchs on the way to an 11-9 win over Port Jefferson in Riverhead. The game was played in raw conditions, with rain beginning to fall about halfway through and the temperatures in the mid-40s.
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04/04/17 9:31pm
04/04/2017 9:31 PM

It’s not something that is seen every day, an athlete from one team cheering on an athlete from another team, a rival team at that.

But there was Kait Butterfield of the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School girls track and field team urging on Mattituck’s Melanie Pfennig during a race Tuesday. The two seniors are living proof that rivals can be good friends.
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