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It’s not something that is seen every day, an athlete from one team cheering on an athlete from another team, a rival team at that.

But there was Kait Butterfield of the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School girls track and field team urging on Mattituck’s Melanie Pfennig during a race Tuesday. The two seniors are living proof that rivals can be good friends.

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03/28/17 6:00am
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Shoreham-Wading River High School may have had better girls track and field teams, but the top end of the roster is as good as it has ever been.

That’s what Paul Koretzki says, and he should know better than anyone, having coached the team since its inception in 1980.

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05/26/16 9:51pm
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This race promised to be a good one, and it didn’t disappoint.

It was an intriguing sight, to be sure. The leading six runners in the 12-girl field in the Division III 1,500-meter final were clumped together like a big ball of pasta for the first half of Thursday’s race as spectators at Comsewogue High School’s Tom Cassese Athletic Field waited for some separation. READ

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05/24/16 10:25pm
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The race between the two best high school girls 800-meter runners in Suffolk County lived up to expectations and then some on Tuesday afternoon.

Shoreham Wading River sophomore Katherine Lee outdueled Bishop-McGann Mercy senior Meg Tuthill, the top seed, defeating her rival by a step to capture the Division III crown at Comsewogue High School.

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While the final event of the evening played out, the real drama occurred on the infield grass at Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School’s Harold T. Murray Memorial Field. Mattituck assistant coach Julie Milliman and McGann-Mercy coach Collin Zeffer knelt down on the infield grass with pens and paper in hand, calculating the scores of the various events in their girls track and field meet.

Then, when the high jump results were conveyed to them, they came up with the final score: 73-73.

A tie. Dead even.

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03/20/16 4:00pm
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On the first day of girls track and field practice at Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School, recent all-New York State athlete Meg Tuthill reminded her teammates about the Monarchs’ winning tradition. READ

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Shoreham-Wading River pole vaulter Haley Lindell cleared 9 feet to finish in third place at the Division Championships. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk).

Shoreham-Wading River pole vaulter Haley Lindell cleared 9 feet to finish in third place at the Division Championships at Northport High School. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk).


Shoreham-Wading River High School has a proud history of producing good long-distance runners. Perhaps it’s the wooded areas near the school that provide the right training venue for them, surmised Paul Koretzki, Shoreham’s girls track and field coach.

Whatever it is, it’s working. (more…)