Riverhead senior Ra’Shae Smith finished second in the shot put at the League III Championship Saturday. (Credit: Bill Landon)
LEAGUE III CHAMPIONSHIP
As Ra’Shae Smith stepped into the circle for her final throw in the shot put, the Riverhead senior was feeling the pressure. She knew she had already locked up at least second place, but she still wanted to improve on her mark. (more…)
Riverhead’s Cody Weiss was the 126-pound champion Saturday at Port Jefferson High School (Credit: Michael Lewis)
Given the events of the past two weeks, Cody Weiss just might have a soft spot in his heart for the Port Jefferson area.
During a 15-day span, the Riverhead High School senior reached two major milestones. On Jan. 10, Weiss became only the ninth wrestler in Blue Waves history to reach the 100-win benchmark with a victory over a Comsewogue opponent in Port Jefferson Station. (more…)
Riverhead’s Justin Hansel wrestles against Cameron Byrne of Hills East in a dual meet Jan. 9. (Credit: Bill Landon)
Riverhead High School will no longer host the League III wrestling tournament scheduled for Feb. 7, according to Section XI.
The tournament was switched this week to Smithtown East High School, a spokeswoman for Section XI, the governing body for high school sports in Suffolk County, said. (more…)
Riverhead guard Faith Johnson-DeSilvia drives to the basket Thursday against Hills West. (Credit: Bill Landon)
BLUE WAVES 64, COLTS 33
As Sam Dunn put it, the Blue Waves had to take their lumps last year. On a team that featured three eighth-graders playing prominent minutes, some difficult stretches were expected.
But that was last year.
This year? Well, the eighth-graders are still only freshmen, but that extra year experience has proved to make a world of difference. (more…)
The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce plans to present Riverhead as a “tourist destination” at an upcoming travel show. (file photo)
• The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce will represent Riverhead at The New York Times and The Boston Globe travel shows this winter. (more…)
Mattituck/Greenport/Southold’s Tanner Zagarino, top, wrestling against Riverhead’s Raheem Brown, won the 170-pound title and was selected the North Fork Invitational’s Champion of Champions. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
NORTH FORK INVITATIONAL
Every second of a wrestling match counts. With the right move (or the wrong move), a match can turn in an instant, the proverbial blink of an eye.
Such was the case in the 170-pound final of the 18th annual North Fork Invitational on Saturday night. Mattituck/Greenport/Southold sophomore Tanner Zagarino was trailing by 3 points in the dying moments of the match and looked spent, but he still had something left in him. With about 10 seconds to go, Zagarino, the No. 1 seed, took down Riverhead senior Raheem Brown for 2 points and kept him down, picking up 3 back points for a dramatic 10-8 triumph at Mattituck High School. It was his third tournament title this season. (more…)
J&L’s served up fried chicken sandwiches Saturday. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)
Their food has been a favorite at local fairs and festivals. J&L’s Chicken, Fish and Ribs, once a roaming restaurant, will now be serving up comfort food daily at its new brick and mortar building. (more…)
BLUE WAVES 56, LIONS 49
Sam Dunn swung a pass to her right to Faith Johnson-DeSilvia as the final seconds of the third quarter wound down. As Johnson-DeSilvia clasped the ball, only one option remained.
“Just chucked it up,” Riverhead’s freshman guard said. (more…)