The flags of Central and South American countries adorned the walls of the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead last weekend. Inside, guests enjoyed multicultural foods prepared by Guatemalan and Mexican restaurants as musicians entertained from the stage. READ
It was a championship 20 years in the making.
For the first time since 1998, the Riverhead High School girls cross-country team has been crowned a league champion. The Blue Waves capped a perfect 5-0 dual-meet season Tuesday with a 17-43 League III win over Northport at Sunken Meadow State Park. READ
Dashan Briggs had that smile. It was one of the more memorable features that his former Riverhead football coaches recalled about him. Head coach Leif Shay said that when Briggs’ chiseled jawline broke into a smile “the whole world would smile with him.”
It was a smile that could brighten a football field. READ
Under gray skies Saturday, a somber silence filled the air on Coach Mike McKillop Memorial football field as the Riverhead Blue Waves honored one of their own. Prior to a Division II game against Centereach, the football team retired the jersey of Tech Sgt. Dashan Briggs. READ
After the post-national anthem fireworks, Ka’Shaun went kaboom!
Bellport quarterback Ka’Shaun Parrish showed his explosiveness time and time again Saturday, and Riverhead got burned. READ
Vika Stapon’s previous shootout experience amounted to the number she wore on the back of her uniform: 00.
The senior goalkeeper for the Riverhead High School field hockey team not only had never played in a shootout before, but had not had much practice handling one v. one situations in practice. READ
The puck has dropped on a new hockey team that brings together students from Riverhead and Shoreham-Wading River high schools. The Seacats — a mix of Blue Waves and Wildcats — played their first games this month in the Suffolk County High School Hockey League. READ
As far as the Riverhead High School football team was concerned, this was homecoming heaven.
The Blue Waves had so many things to feel good about Saturday on sun-splashed Coach Mike McKillop Memorial Field. Their offense seemed to move the ball at will, compiling 337 yards. Cristian Pace passed for two touchdowns and Albert Daniels ran for two more. Their defense turned around their play from a dismal showing a week earlier and posted a shutout, holding Deer Park to minus-seven yards in the first half and only 73 for the game (all on the ground). Contributions came from across the board, including substitutes who played in the second half.
And they did all this in front of a large crowd that packed the stands. READ