04/22/14 8:54pm
04/22/2014 8:54 PM
Ryan Hubbard scored 4 goals with 2 assists in Riverhead's loss to Hills West Tuesday. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Ryan Hubbard scored 4 goals with 2 assists in Riverhead’s loss to Hills West Tuesday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

COLTS 12, BLUE WAVES 11

The 2014 Riverhead boys lacrosse team may be the best team in the program’s history. By the season’s end, that may not be so easily quantified.

The Blue Waves may not win as many games as last year. And their postseason hopes are currently on thin ice.

Such is the effect of last year’s success — a higher seeding in the preseason resulting in a markedly more difficult schedule that pits the Blue Waves against the top teams in Division I.  (more…)

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04/22/14 6:59pm
Riverhead freshman Jens Summerlin in action against Southold/Greenport senior Dylan Stromski on Tuesday. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Riverhead freshman Jens Summerlin in action against Southold/Greenport senior Dylan Stromski on Tuesday. (Credit: Garret Meade)

CLIPPERS 7, BLUE WAVES 0

Dylan Stromski had a choice to make before the high school boys tennis season started. The Southold/Greenport senior, who was an All-County doubles player last year along with Will Richter, had the choice of remaining at doubles or switching to singles. Doubles would have been the safe pick, but Stromski opted to play singles for the first time since he was a freshman.  (more…)

04/22/14 2:00pm
The east dam in Grangebel Park (BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO)

The east dam in Grangebel Park (BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO)

It’s about that time of year again.
No, not time to hit the links or start planting your garden.
It’s time for the alewives.
Christopher Paparo, who runs Calverton-based Fish Guy Photos, posted a video over the weekend of the alewives running through Grangebel Park.
“The ‪#‎alewife‬ run is in full swing on Long Island. Took this video this morning in Riverhead. ‪#‎Intova‬” he posted on Facebook.

The fish passage, which allows alewives to migrate back up the Peconic River, was championed by Bob Conklin, a former Riverhead biology teacher.

Mr. Conklin died in December 2010, just three months before the passage — which was about 10 years in the making — was completed. I

The passage replaced an old dam that was built many years ago and was blocking alewives from traveling from the salt water portion of the river to the fresh water part, where they spawn.

In 2012, the project was the subject of an episode of the fishing show ‘Lunkerville.’

Watch the video by clicking here:

04/21/14 10:46am
04/21/2014 10:46 AM

An East Quogue man was arrested in Riverhead after an investigation into a stalking incident, state police said Monday.

Joseph Booker, 41, was charged with felony criminal contempt and misdemeanor stalking last week, state police said.

Mr. Booker was arraigned in Riverhead town court and released without bail, a court official said.

He is due back in court on May 21. No other details were immediately available.

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04/17/14 5:00pm
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(Credit: St. John's Athletics)

Mario Carrera, a junior at St. John’s and a Riverhead graduate, is a midfielder for the Redmen. (Credit: St. John’s Athletics)

Former Riverhead High School player Mario Carrera, a junior at St. John’s, will be inducted into the university’s prestigious President’s Society this month, serving as member for the 2014-15 academic year.  (more…)

04/14/14 7:09pm
04/14/2014 7:09 PM
Ryan Gaffney hit a two-run home run for Riverhead Monday. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Ryan Gaffney hit a two-run home run for Riverhead Monday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

EAGLES 7, BLUE WAVES 5

As Cody Smith popped up from a slide into third base, the Riverhead senior looked over toward the Blue Waves’ bench and yelled out a rally cry: “Wake up! C’mon!”

Smith’s deep liner to center field in the fifth inning brought home one run against Copiague Monday and briefly pulled the Blue Waves out of a malaise.  (more…)