02/28/16 2:00pm
02/28/2016 2:00 PM

On Thursday, we presented former Riverhead Little League president Tony Sammartano with our Community Leader of the Year award at a ceremony at Martha Clara Vineyards. This is the video we screened during the ceremony and the original announcement from January.   READ

12/14/15 6:00am

When the first pitch of the 2015 Riverhead Little League season was thrown, it wasn’t clear who — if anyone — would step up to the plate and serve as the league’s president after longtime volunteer Tony Sammartano announced he was stepping down.

But Riverhead Little Leaguers will be playing ball again next spring — this time behind the leadership of Scott Wicklund. READ

04/25/15 2:19pm
04/25/2015 2:19 PM
Little League president Tony Sammartano addresses the teams during his last Opening Day. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Little League president Tony Sammartano addresses the teams during his last Opening Day. (Credit: Paul Squire)

On his last Opening Day, Riverhead Little League president Tony Sammartano had some advice to share.

To parents: Enjoy these chilly spring days with your young kids. These will be the best memories.

To the audience: Take the time to volunteer with the Little League for your own children or your community.  (more…)

04/24/15 8:00am
04/24/2015 8:00 AM


Saturday’s opening day ceremony will be Tony Sammartano’s last as Riverhead Little League president. After about 15 years at the helm, organizing an activity that hundreds and hundreds of kids have had the opportunity to enjoy, it’s time for him to move on to greener pastures.

Problem is, it’s not exactly clear who, if anyone, is going to run the league after Tony and his wife, Jennifer — another of the league’s five board members — step down. (more…)

04/24/15 7:59am

I have been involved in Riverhead Little League since 1996 when I began to coach my son Anthony in t-ball. I later became League President until 2002. I took a break to coach my son’s travel team for a few years. I was soon asked to come back by the members of the Board because the league was beginning to slip a bit and I have been the President ever since. (more…)