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04/26/18 10:05pm
04/26/2018 10:05 PM

Grace wasn’t always amazing all of the time, but she was pretty darn good when it really counted.

Called into the Suffolk County League III softball game as an emergency relief pitcher in the second inning, Grace Dillingham helped Riverhead overcome not one, but two deficits before shutting down Northport over the final two innings en route to an exciting and dramatic 8-7 win on Thursday afternoon. READ

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03/28/18 5:59am
03/28/2018 5:59 AM

John King’s answers to questions were carefully measured. Sure, the Shoreham-Wading River High School softball team could be looking at a special season, but the Wildcats assistant coach wasn’t about to get ahead of himself before the team’s first pitch was thrown.

“We know we do have a very good team,” said King, whose father, Bill, is the head coach. “We think we’re capable of doing well, but we’ll see once the season gets going.” READ

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05/06/17 10:43pm
05/06/2017 10:43 PM

A lot was on the plate for this celebration of Riverhead softball.

When Riverhead’s two high school softball teams faced each other Saturday night, not only was it a double senior night, but it was also an intriguing matchup of opposing coaches. Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Rose Horton and Riverhead’s Jackie Zilnicki have been friends since they were Little League teammates. Both went on to play for the respective teams they’re currently coaching. Last year Horton was Zilnicki’s assistant coach at Mercy.
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03/21/17 6:01am
03/21/2017 6:01 AM

Two friends and former softball players who coached together last season are both now coaching at their respective alma maters, in the same town, less than a mile away from each other.

After one year of coaching at Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School, Jackie Zilnicki has slid over to take over the team at Riverhead High School, where she pitched, played shortstop and centerfield. Meanwhile, Zilnicki’s former assistant coach at Mercy, Rose Horton, takes over the Monarchs, the team she used to pitch for. Both coaches graduated from those schools in 2008.
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04/28/16 7:19pm
04/28/2016 7:19 PM

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The previous meeting between the Bishop McGann-Mercy and Center Moriches high school softball teams was what ESPN would have labeled an instant classic. And Thursday’s rematch? Not so much.

In that memorable game on April 15, Mercy gave Center Moriches a scare before falling short, 7-6, in eight innings. Thursday’s game didn’t last a full five innings. READ