I’m really not good at goodbyes, but I’ll try my best.
The first time I saw Phil Reed — I don’t know how many years ago — he was a face in the background, a big, tough-looking football coach, one of several assistant coaches for the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School football team, toiling on a hot late-summer day during a preseason practice. READ
It may have seemed like an odd sight.
At the start of the 3,000-meter race, the first event of Sunday’s small school county championship, one runner was noticeably missing from the field. READ
Bishop McGann-Mercy used a tenacious defense to snap a four-game losing streak on Wednesday night.
The Monarchs forced Center Moriches into 34 turnovers, including 19 in the opening half, en route to a 36-27 victory in a Suffolk County League VII girls basketball game in Riverhead. READ
Bishop McGann-Mercy kept its slim hopes of reaching the Suffolk County Class B boys basketball tournament alive in big way Monday night.
Riverhead coach Sal Loverde doesn’t hold back on superlatives to describe Luke Coulter.
“Right now he’s poised to develop into potentially the best mid-distance, distance runner we’ve ever had in Riverhead history,” Loverde said. READ
It was sudden, overpowering and, like a force of nature, devastating.
The Mattituck High School girls basketball team claimed Suffolk County League VII supremacy Thursday night.
In a battle of teams with unbeaten league records, the Tuckers sprinted off to a 17-point first-quarter lead before holding off a late charge by Bishop McGann-Mercy for a 63-43 home victory.
Meaghan Macarthur played on Bishop McGann-Mercy’s last Suffolk County champion high school girls basketball team as a freshman in 2004. Now Macarthur hopes to play another role, as the team’s coach, in its first league championship since 1990. READ