Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School’s closing this past June didn’t mean the end of the playing careers for a number of former Monarchs. Three of them didn’t have to go far to find new football homes.
Seniors Austin Beyrodt and Liam Egan and junior Ethan Aube all say they have made the adjustment, trading in their Mercy green and gold for Riverhead blue. READ
Times Review Media Group honored six student journalists representing each high school in the coverage area with scholarships at a ceremony Thursday night. READ
Throughout last week’s commencement ceremony at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School, the festivities focused squarely on the Class of 2018. In a way, it felt like any other recent graduation at the Riverhead high school. READ
In 1956 the Superior General of the Sisters of Mercy in Brooklyn sent five nuns to Riverhead with the goal of starting a new Catholic high school.
Mercy High School first opened that year in a temporary space on Roanoke Avenue, which is now the Synergy Center. At one point, as enrollment grew, some classes were held there and others were held at a space within the former St. John the Evangelist School. READ
Decked in a green cap and gown, Harry Ramos couldn’t hold back tears as he reminisced on his past four years at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School. READ
Immediately after East Rockaway put the finishing touches on its third straight Long Island softball championship, Bishop McGann-Mercy assistant coach Bob Fox could be heard telling the Monarchs to keep their heads up. It was only later, during the team’s postgame meeting in the outfield, when they received the go-ahead to let it all out.
“He told us that it was OK to show our emotions, so at that point all of us just started crying,” said junior catcher Jordyn Stromski. READ
Shoreham-Wading River senior Katherine Lee completed a double in the girls track and field division championships.
Lee finished first in the 1,500 meters on the second and final day of the meet last Wednesday at Connetquot High School. She ran a time of 4 minutes, 45.37 seconds in the Division III final. A teammate, junior Alexandra Smith, was fifth in 4:58.13. READ
Bishop McGann-Mercy is going out like a champion.
In all its years, Mercy had never won a county championship in softball before — until Wednesday, that is. READ