What’s in a name, you ask?
Well, if the name is Connor, you could be talking about three starters on the Riverhead High School boys lacrosse team who share that first name. Senior midfielder Connor Grauer, junior attackman Connor Batjer and junior midfielder Connor Kalmus are integral pieces in Riverhead’s plans this season. Other than that, there isn’t much those three have in common. READ
If anything, the Riverhead High School girls basketball team’s 74-71 victory over Copiague in the Claude Byer Tournament Monday night was a reminder of how quickly momentum can change the game.
Trailing 44-43, the Blue Waves rattled off nine consecutive points in the final 57.8 seconds of the third quarter to tip the balance in their favor at Amityville High School. READ
Riverhead played well, just not well enough to win.
Victory seemed to be in Riverhead’s grasp, only to be tantalizingly plucked away in the final minutes. READ
Riverhead was in blue and white heaven.
Plenty of blue and white was on Coach Mike McKillop Memorial Field Saturday for the latest in the Blue-White Cup series between Copiague and Riverhead, the high school football teams located the furthest west and furthest east in Suffolk County that wear blue and white school colors. READ
The Riverhead High School boys lacrosse team wears blue jerseys on the road, but there’s more blue to the Blue Waves than that.
There’s also blue in their collars.
Talk about hitting the ground running. Eric Cunha ran and ran and ran — and then he ran some more.
Cunha wasn’t allowed the luxury of easing gently into the spring season. In his first track and field meet since competing in a national indoor meet in March, the Riverhead High School senior ran in four events — totaling four miles — and walked away a winner in each of them Wednesday.
This was just what the doctor ordered for the Riverhead High School football team. Or at least the Section XI schedule-maker.
Struggling Riverhead, scoreless and winless through its first four games, was desperate for something positive.
When a high school baseball team is young, inexperienced and battling to avoid finishing in last place in its league, as both Copiague and Riverhead are, it takes wins wherever it can find them.