Sam Dickerson’s timing couldn’t be better — at the plate and in terms of the season, with the playoffs right around the corner.
Dickerson said he had started the high school baseball season hitting the ball pretty well before falling into a little slump.
The counting has begun.
As in counting pitches.
What is one to expect of a big high school baseball team, but big things?
That is surely the case with Shoreham-Wading River (19-6 last year).
Following a 15-2 pasting by Babylon on Thursday, Bishop McGann-Mercy coach Ed Meier was asked what his baseball team needed the most right now.
“Playing a different club,” he answered. “To play someone who’s not going to challenge for New York State.”
That would be nice.
It won’t take long for the Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats to get a sense of what this year’s team is made of. READ
In previous years, the familiar sight of Ed Meier instructing players on the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School baseball field for the start of preseason practice in early March was a natural part of the school calendar. It meant that spring was right around the corner.
But this week it was different.
Out East Family Fun will be closing at the end of September. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
After more than a decade of amusement, Riverhead’s Out East Family Fun center is retiring its putters.
The center, which opened in 2001 on Route 58, is slated to close by the end of September, owner Ed Meier told the News-Review last week. (more…)
McGann-Mercy athletic director Paul Mastronardi, who previously coached at Eastport-South Manor, said he will coach football and lacrosse at Mercy, but would not be the head coach. (The Press News Group/Kerry Monaco photo)
From Mercy High School’s humble beginnings in the 1950s, when 47 students in a temporary building on Roanoke Avenue made up its inaugural class, the small Riverhead school has served as the East End’s home for secondary students seeking a Catholic education in a close-knit community. As the school expanded, eventually becoming Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School in 2002, students there continued to gravitate toward athletics as a part of their education.
The Monarchs, while successful at times in certain sports, have never been known as a powerhouse program.
Administrators now hope to change that. (more…)