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02/24/17 10:06pm
02/24/2017 10:06 PM

Riverhead wrestler Mark Matyka 022417

Mark Matyka, who gained entry into the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships by being granted a wild card, lost his first-round Division I wrestling match at 99 pounds, but his chances for a third-place finish are still alive.

The Riverhead High School junior started the tournament by dropping a major decision, 12-4, to Monsignor Farrell sophomore Terry Adams, the No. 6 seed, at Times Union Center in Albany Friday.
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02/17/17 5:59am

Riverhead girls basketball coach Dave Spinella 021317

One of the things about being around long enough is you get to see coaches come and go. You sure hate to see the good ones go, though, and Dave Spinella is one of the good ones.

Not to make it sound like Spinella, 38, has died or anything like that. He has just stepped down as the Riverhead High School girls basketball coach to embark on a new chapter in his life. That fact was enough to generate more than a few tears last Wednesday night when Spinella coached his final game for the Blue Waves.
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