The bleachers on the home side of Nick DeCillis Field at Newfield High School began to thin out as the big crowd at Friday night’s Division II season opener headed toward the exits. On the visitor’s side, a jubilant Riverhead sideline began to celebrate what appeared to be a thrilling victory. READ
For Riverhead High School’s appropriately named quarterback, the issue now isn’t keeping the pace so much as setting the pace.
Things have changed for Cristian Pace. He’s a senior now, after all, and that makes a difference. READ
Some days Cristian Pace may have only a few points scribbled next to his name in the official scorebook. Other days, he will have a lot more. It all depends on the needs of the situation.
Such is the life of a point guard. READ
It will be a White Christmas, after all.
In Bellport, at least. 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
Even with the pain of a tantalizingly narrow defeat, even with the dent that put into the Riverhead High School football team’s playoff chances, the Blue Waves had to acknowledge they had just participated in a great game.
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
Jharvis Gilliam’s season is over.
Gilliam, a first-string junior cornerback for the Riverhead High School football team who also plays running back, injured his thumb in practice last week. That not only sat him out for Riverhead’s 12-7 home-opening victory over Smithtown East on Saturday, but for the remainder of the season as well. READ