If anything, the Riverhead High School girls basketball team’s 74-71 victory over Copiague in the Claude Byer Tournament Monday night was a reminder of how quickly momentum can change the game.
Trailing 44-43, the Blue Waves rattled off nine consecutive points in the final 57.8 seconds of the third quarter to tip the balance in their favor at Amityville High School. READ
The Riverhead High School field hockey team traveled in style Friday.
It wasn’t an old yellow school bus that took the Blue Waves to Eastport-South Manor High School for their Suffolk County Class A quarterfinal.
For years the Riverhead High School field hockey team was in the tricky position of having a foot in two worlds — one on grass and the other on field turf. READ
Just call her Miss Clutch.
If the Riverhead High School field hockey team skipped this entire regular-season business and went straight into the playoffs, that might suit Shannon Schmidt just fine. READ
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.
One of the things about being around long enough is you get to see coaches come and go. You sure hate to see the good ones go, though, and Dave Spinella is one of the good ones.
Not to make it sound like Spinella, 38, has died or anything like that. He has just stepped down as the Riverhead High School girls basketball coach to embark on a new chapter in his life. That fact was enough to generate more than a few tears last Wednesday night when Spinella coached his final game for the Blue Waves.
Seven Riverhead field hockey players were honored at the Suffolk County Field Hockey Coaches Association dinner Tuesday at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook. READ
Those were the words some members of the Riverhead High School softball team bandied around at practice while reminiscing about the play of their former shortstop, Danielle Napoli.