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10/31/15 1:18am
10/31/2015 1:18 AM

Bishop McGann-Mercy quarterback Kevin Santacroce, passing over Greenport/Southold/Mattituck's Tyler Corrigan, threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns. (Credit: Garret Meade)

UPDATE (Oct. 31, 6:15 p.m.): McGann-Mercy finished in 8th place in Division IV to earn the final seed in the playoffs. The Monarchs edged out Port Jefferson for the final spot. Mercy tallied 107.45 power points while Port Jefferson, losers against Bayport-Blue Point Saturday, finished with 106.45.

Mercy will play against No. 1 Shoreham-Wading River in the first round of playoffs.

Original Story: No sooner had the football game ended when the waiting game began.  READ

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10/10/15 8:26pm
10/10/2015 8:26 PM
Sam Schrage crosses the goal line for Bishop McGann-Mercy's game-clinching touchdown against East Hampton/Bridgehampton. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Sam Schrage crosses the goal line for Bishop McGann-Mercy’s game-clinching touchdown against East Hampton/Bridgehampton. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

The Bishop McGann-Mercy High School football team came out playing great ball for its homecoming crowd on Saturday. The Monarchs struck for four touchdowns in less than six minutes, the last one to come from behind and defeat East Hampton/Bridgehampton, 40-38. READ

09/02/15 1:00pm
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Shoreham-Wading River honored the memory of a fallen player by winning its first Long Island championship last year and going 12-0. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)

Shoreham-Wading River honored the memory of a fallen player by winning its first Long Island championship last year and going 12-0. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)

The contrasting mix of tragedy and triumph made it a season unlike any other, with peaks and valleys few high school football teams have ever had to navigate. It was unforgettable, yet at times Matt Millheiser may feel tempted to ask himself if it all really happened. READ

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08/24/15 5:00pm
08/24/2015 5:00 PM

It’s an age-old rite of summer. When the dog days of August arrive, out come the helmets and the pads, the blocking sleds, the big tires, the blocking dummies, the stopwatches, the agility cones and the agility ladders. READ

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08/18/15 11:30am
08/18/2015 11:30 AM
Bishop McGann-Mercy's new — and old — coach, Jeff Doroski, making a point during the team's practice on Monday evening. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Bishop McGann-Mercy’s new — and old — coach, Jeff Doroski, making a point during the team’s practice on Monday evening. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

As he had done for so much of his life, Jeff Doroski was wearing the colors of Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School, but this time it was different. That is because McGann-Mercy’s new football coach is its old (as in former) football coach. READ

05/23/15 10:00am
05/23/2015 10:00 AM
Jeff Doroski will return this fall as Mercy's head football coach. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Jeff Doroski will return this fall as Mercy’s head football coach. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Jeff Doroski will return as the McGann-Mercy football coach next fall.

After a contentious departure in early 2014, which led to him taking the varsity head coach positions of Riverhead softball and Hampton Bays football, Doroski will once again be on the sideline of his alma mater when the Monarchs kick off in September.  (more…)

03/25/15 2:00pm
03/25/2015 2:00 PM
Riverhead sophomore Casey Plitt pitched nearly every inning last season for the Blue Waves. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk, file)

Riverhead sophomore Casey Plitt pitched nearly every inning last season for the Blue Waves. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk, file)

Pitching and defense can carry any softball team a long way, especially in high school. At Riverhead, coach Jeff Doroski is confident the Blue Waves have both.

“I think one of our strengths last year was defense,” Doroski said. “I don’t see any letdown there. I think we will be as good defensively as we were last year.”  (more…)