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10/10/15 7:39pm
10/10/2015 7:39 PM

Life is good for Shoreham-Wading River High School football these days.

The Wildcats just keep winning. It’s a good habit to get into.

“Things are going well,” agreed Shoreham’s coach, Matt Millheiser.

The 6-0 Wildcats maintained their undefeated record Saturday with a 35-0 blanking of host Port Jefferson in a Suffolk County Division IV game. It was their third shutout of the season. The Wildcats have outscored the six teams they have played by 228-28. READ

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09/26/15 11:00pm
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Shoreham-Wading River running back Chris Rosati carries the football in Saturday's win. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Shoreham-Wading River running back Chris Rosati carries the football in Saturday’s 49-7 win over Bayport-Blue Point. He scored three touchdowns in the game.(Credit: Bill Landon)

Shoreham Wading River hasn’t lost a football game since November of 2013, when they fell in the second round of the playoffs to their then nemesis, Babylon. Since that day, the seeds of a winning culture have blossomed and permeate through every player who wears the Wildcats’ blue and gold.  READ

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09/22/15 12:15pm
09/22/2015 12:15 PM
Joe Constant held the ball and Babylon players watched from the sideline as Dan Mahoney kicked a career-long 42-yard field goal for Shoreham-Wading River. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Joe Constant held the ball and Babylon players watched from the sideline as Dan Mahoney kicked a career-long 42-yard field goal for Shoreham-Wading River. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Dan Mahoney had a harried look on his face as he hustled down a walkway toward the field entrance at Islip High School.

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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

06/24/15 12:21am
06/24/2015 12:21 AM
Shoreham-Wading River wide receiver Isreal Squires pulled in a pass for a touchdown that gave Long Island a 34-14 lead with 5 minutes 45 seconds to go. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk).

Shoreham-Wading River wide receiver Isreal Squires pulls in a pass for a touchdown that gave Long Island a 34-14 lead with 5 minutes 45 seconds to go. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk).

EMPIRE CHALLENGE | LONG ISLAND 34, NEW YORK CITY 27

Because of the weather, the postgame fireworks show was cancelled. That was O.K., though, because the fans had already seen a different sort of fireworks, before and during the 20th annual Empire Challenge football game.

At first, there was nature’s brand of fireworks that caused two lightning delays at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium. And then there were the fireworks created by the Long Island offense.

Long Island’s offense provided some bolts of energy itself, beating New York City, 34-27, on Tuesday night in the annual meeting of the top senior high school players in the area. (more…)

12/10/14 1:00pm
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Shoreham-Wading River coach Matt Millheiser accepts the Rutgers Trophy on the team's behalf at Monday night's all-county dinner. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Shoreham-Wading River coach Matt Millheiser accepts the Rutgers Trophy on the team’s behalf at the Dec. 1 all-county dinner. Millheiser was selected by the New York Giants as the “Coach of the Year.” (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Add one more accolade to Shoreham-Wading River’s stunning football season.

Coach Matt Millheiser has been named “Coach of the Year” by the New York Giants, earning the program $4,000 in donations, according to the organization.  (more…)