Faced with declining numbers in the girls soccer program, the Shoreham-Wading River Board of Education adopted a policy change to allow eighth-graders to play on junior varsity teams.
During the first two days of pre-season practice in August, approximately 24 girls showed up for varsity and JV soccer tryouts, not enough to field two teams. READ
Matt Millheiser, architect of three straight Long Island championships by the Shoreham-Wading River High School football team, will not return to the team next year.
Millheiser confirmed, in a text message, that he had stepped down as the team’s coach Monday afternoon. READ
Shoreham-Wading River High School is expected to expand its athletic program next year by offering more sporting opportunities for female students, including girls varsity golf and a kickline team.
Shoreham-Wading River athletic director Mark Passamonte was honored last week with a proclamation from Legislator Sarah Anker for his effort to “reform sports safety measures with the Shoreham-Wading River School District.” READ
A moment after the gunshot-like crack of the bat, he was dead.
On May 9, the 15-year-old Shoreham-Wading River student technically died while playing baseball in Rocky Point. His heart stopped when a line drive hit him in the chest. It was the worst nightmare for parents, players, coaches and everyone involved: On a Little League field meant for fun and celebration, a young life was on the verge of slipping away. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River athletic director Mark Passamonte addressed the school board Tuesday night. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Shoreham-Wading River school board members are in agreement with athletic director Mark Passamonte’s recommendation to ban student athletes from using their own safety equipment like helmets and shoulder pads.
The Shoreham-Wading River football team during the Long Island Championship game in November. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk, file)
The Shoreham-Wading River school board is expected to discuss safety issues when it comes to sports equipment in the district — namely, whether athletes should be banned from using their own helmets, according to Tuesday’s meeting agenda.
As eighth-graders, former Shoreham students Kari Quinn (left), Nick Bottari and Kaitlyn Brosco all excelled on varsity in their respective sports. (File photos)
After years of debate, the Shoreham-Wading River’s athletics program now has a “selective classification” policy on the books. (more…)