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10/31/15 5:06pm
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Riverhead quarterback Tristan Falisi dropped back from under center and tossed the ball to his right to Sharron Trent. Down the right sideline, Ryun Moore took off, his legs churning toward the end zone. Trent pulled up, wound back his right arm and slung the ball down field to Moore for a 58-yard touchdown.  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
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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

04/03/15 12:00pm
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Riverhead senior lineman Eddie Willis III will play football for the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He was joined in a signing ceremony Thursday morning with his parents, Ed and Caroline, and Riverhead coach Leif Shay. (Credit: Bob Liepa)

Riverhead lineman Eddie Wills III will play football for the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He was joined in a signing ceremony Thursday morning with his parents, Ed and Caroline, and Riverhead coach Leif Shay. (Credit: Bob Liepa)

Tears of joy flowed. They were the first sign that Eddie Wills III had gotten what he wanted.

When the phone call came from the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s admissions office last week, Wills’ mother, Caroline, became the first family member to learn what college her son will attend and play football for. An undoubtedly anxious, and observant, Eddie stood nearby while his mother took the call. “She started tearing up, so I knew it was some good news,” he said.

And it was. Wills, a Riverhead High School senior, had been accepted into the USMMA at King Point. (more…)

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Riverhead lineman Ethan Greenidge was joined by his parents Robin and Xann, as well as coach Leif Shay, on National Signing Day. Greenidge accepted a full scholarship from Villanova University. (Credit: Riverhead Schools)

It isn’t exactly Riverhead High School’s royal blue, but Villanova University has a little blue in its school colors. Before long, Villanova’s football team will have a big Riverheader among its ranks.

The biggest player on Riverhead’s football team made a big move on National Signing Day, putting pen to paper and accepting a full athletic scholarship from Villanova. (more…)

11/08/14 5:39pm
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Riverhead running back Ryun Moore picks up a first down in the Blue Waves' playoff win against Deer Park Saturday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Riverhead running back Ryun Moore picks up a first down in the Blue Waves’ playoff win against Deer Park Saturday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Behind a suffocating defense that forced two turnovers and bottled up Deer Park’s star running back, the Riverhead Blue Waves advanced to the semifinals of the Division II playoffs with a 23-6 win Saturday afternoon over the Falcons.  (more…)