05/15/15 9:24pm
05/15/2015 9:24 PM
Riverhead's Mark Andrejack tries to elude the Ward Melville defender in Friday's playoff game. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Riverhead’s Mark Andrejack tries to elude the Ward Melville defender in Friday’s playoff game. (Credit: Bill Landon)

CLASS A PLAYOFFS  |  PATRIOTS 12, BLUE WAVES 4

In only their second postseason appearance in program history, the 13th-seeded Riverhead Blue Waves had their hands full with No. 4 Ward Melville on the road Friday afternoon.

Few outside the Blue Waves locker room might have imagined the game’s start. After two quarters, Ward Melville — a program whose championship pedigree dates back to the 1970s — was left clinging to a one-goal lead against the Blue Waves.  (more…)

05/14/15 10:52am
05/14/2015 10:52 AM
Riverhead goalkeeper John Roca played on attack in Saturday's win over Copiague, scoring his first varsity goal. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Riverhead goalkeeper John Roca played on attack in Saturday’s win over Copiague, scoring his first varsity goal. (Credit: Bill Landon)

The Riverhead boys lacrosse team will open the playoffs against perennial powerhouse Ward Melville in the first round of the Class A playoffs.  (more…)

05/09/15 12:07pm
05/09/2015 12:07 PM
Riverhead senior Mark Andrejack scored three goals in Saturday's win over Copiague. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Riverhead senior Mark Andrejack scored three goals in Saturday’s win over Copiague. (Credit: Bill Landon)

BLUE WAVES 18, EAGLES 1

The scenario set up like a playoff: One game left in the season. Win or go home.

The Riverhead Blue Waves, after narrowly missing the postseason a year ago, needed a win Saturday in the final game of the regular season to keep their season alive. It took only a few minutes after the opening whistle for the outcome to become inevitable.  (more…)

05/05/15 7:48pm
05/05/2015 7:48 PM
Shorheam-Wading River junior Jason Curran scored five goals in Tuesday's win over Rocky Point. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shorheam-Wading River junior Jason Curran scored five goals in Tuesday’s win over Rocky Point. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

WILDCATS 22, EAGLES 9

The goals came quick and often, from shots in close and far, from starters and backups.

By the time Shoreham-Wading River’s senior day game against Rocky Point came to an end Tuesday, the Wildcats had tallied a season-high 22 goals.  (more…)

04/11/15 6:24pm
04/11/2015 6:24 PM
Shoreham-Wading River senior Ryan Bray led the Wildcats with five goals Saturday against Miller Place. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River senior Ryan Bray led the Wildcats with five goals Saturday against Miller Place. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

WILDCATS 11, PANTHERS 7

Mike Taylor saw firsthand in 2010 the Shoreham-Wading River Lax Out Cancer event. That year, the boys lacrosse team played the annual fundraiser event, which started in 2008, at Dowling Sports Complex where Taylor was a coach.

When he became the Wildcats’ varsity coach this season, he knew carrying on that tradition was an important part of his new job.

It was also a bit overwhelming.  (more…)

04/06/15 7:57pm
04/06/2015 7:57 PM
Mattituck/Greenport/Southold's Tim Schmidt scoring a goal against Riverhead goalie John Roca. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Mattituck/Greenport/Southold’s Tim Schmidt scoring a goal against Riverhead goalie John Roca. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

BLUE WAVES 11, TUCKERS 5

The difference in skill level between Leagues II and IV in Suffolk County high school boys lacrosse was clearly spelled out on Monday. Riverhead, described as a middle-of-the-pack team in League II by its coach, Vic Guadagnino, gave League IV Mattituck/Greenport/Southold all it can handle and more in a non-league game.

After scoring the game’s first six goals (two by Austin Fitzpatrick), Riverhead maintained at least a four-goal lead the rest of the way and posted an 11-5 win at Mattituck High School. It was the Tuckers’ first loss of the season. (more…)