05/19/14 9:57pm
05/19/2014 9:57 PM
McGann-Mercy sophomore Meg Tuthill finished third in the 800 at Monday's Division II Championship. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

McGann-Mercy sophomore Meg Tuthill finished third in the 800 at Monday’s Division II Championship. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

It would be understandable if Meg Tuthill felt a tad overwhelmed at the start of the 800-meter race Monday in the Division III Championships. The McGann-Mercy sophomore stood at the starting line surrounded by some of the top runners on Long Island: the Guevara sisters of Miller Place and Sarah Hardle of John Glenn, who last spring finished sixth in the 800 at the state championship.  (more…)

05/07/14 1:00pm
05/07/2014 1:00 PM
Kaitlyn Jehele of Riverhead (right) was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy for her performance in "It's a Wonderful Life." (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Kaitlyn Jehele of Riverhead (right) was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy for her performance in “It’s a Wonderful Life.” (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Nominees for the 12th Annual Teeny Awards, which showcase the best in local high school theater, were announced Wednesday. Winners will be announced at a formal awards ceremony June 8 at Longwood High School where award-winning broadcaster and producer Bonnie Grice will serve as host. (more…)

05/06/14 11:42pm
05/06/2014 11:42 PM
Bishop McGann-Mercy's Monica Healy defends against Mattituck/Greenport/Southold's Rileyb Hoeg, who prepares to take a shot. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Monica Healy defends against Mattituck/Greenport/Southold’s Riley Hoeg, who prepares to take a shot. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

TUCKERS 19, MONARCHS 6

With Mattituck/Greenport/Southold leading by a healthy eight-goal margin late in the opening half Tuesday afternoon, Audrey Hoeg came in, bearing down on an empty Bishop McGann-Mercy goal.

Instead of shooting, Hoeg went around the cage and waited for goalie Alyssa DeVito to return to the net as the sophomore midfielder set up a play. (more…)

04/14/14 6:57pm
04/14/2014 6:57 PM
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…)

03/24/14 10:39pm
03/24/2014 10:39 PM
Bishop McGann-Mercy shortstop Micaela Zebrowski wore several layers of clothing to protect herself from the severe cold. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk).

Bishop McGann-Mercy shortstop Micaela Zebrowski wore several layers of clothing to protect herself from the severe cold. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk).

MONARCHS 17, ROYALS 5 (6 INNINGS)

On a bitterly cold spring day, the mercy rule was invoked and Mercy ruled as well.

The Bishop McGann-Mercy softball team opened its season on a winning note Monday afternoon with a 17-5 Suffolk County League V triumph over host Port Jefferson.  (more…)

03/21/14 9:06pm
03/21/2014 9:06 PM
Bishop McGann-Mercy relief pitcher Mike Chalicki was brought in the game to get the last out of the top of the seventh inning. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk).

Bishop McGann-Mercy relief pitcher Mike Chalicki was brought in the game to get the last out of the top of the seventh inning. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk).

WHALERS 8, MONARCHS 1

Judging by the postgame remarks coming from Bishop McGann-Mercy dugout, one might have thought that the Monarchs had won their season-opening baseball game. They didn’t. And while they didn’t gain a win, the Monarchs apparently gained a healthy dose of confidence.

For one thing, the Monarchs’ opponent on Friday was Pierson/Bridgehampton, the defending Southeast Region Class C champion. Not too shabby. (more…)

03/09/14 9:00am
03/09/2014 9:00 AM
Thomas Palasek during his senior season at Rocky Point High School in 2008. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk file)

Thomas Palasek during his senior season at Rocky Point High School in 2008. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk file)

One of the best high school lacrosse players in Suffolk County history — a current professional with the New York Lizards — is coaching the Bishop McGann Mercy team this season, the school announced Saturday.  (more…)

03/01/14 3:19pm
03/01/2014 3:19 PM
From left, Section XI's triumphant distance-medley relay team of Bishop McGann-Mercy's Meg Tuthill, Copiague's Nickeela Austin, Bayport-Blue Point's Courtney Dooley and Connetquot's Erin Melly. (Credit: Bob Liepa)

From left, Section XI’s triumphant distance-medley relay team of Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Meg Tuthill, Copiague’s Nickeela Austin, Bayport-Blue Point’s Courtney Dooley and Connetquot’s Erin Melly. (Credit: Bob Liepa)

NYSPHSAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

The members of Section XI’s distance-medley relay team were essentially strangers just a few days earlier. On Saturday afternoon, they became tied together forever as state champions.

Describing the scene on the podium at Cornell University’s Barton Hall, one of those team members, Meg Tuthill, said, “It was like we were all best friends — and we don’t really know each other.”

A state winner’s medal will do that.  (more…)