UPDATE (10:45 p.m.): Riverhead placed 14th in the finals Sunday of the Universal Cheerleaders Association National High School Cheerleading Championship. Sachem East (ninth) and Longwood (sixth) were the top school from Suffolk County in Small Varsity Division I. READ
The Riverhead Blue Waves can chalk this boys basketball season up as an improvement. It just wasn’t as much of an improvement as they would have liked.
Neither Riverhead or Lindenhurst, both eliminated from playoff contention, had more to play for than pride — and the satisfaction of closing out the season on a winning note. That satisfaction fell in host Lindenhurst’s favor Friday as the Bulldogs downed Riverhead, 64-60, in a Suffolk County League II regular-season finale. READ
A Riverhead man who was arrested after shooting another man in the face in late 2016 pleaded guilty to a lesser charge just as jury selection got underway earlier this week. READ
In the Section XI large school team championships last year, Riverhead came within a second of breaking a school record in the 4×800 relay. (more…)
Kian Martelli is the first to admit that he’s not the same athlete in training as he is in an official competition. When it comes to a track and field meet, that’s when the real competitor in Martelli comes out — all 6 feet, 2 3/4 inches of him.
From a distance, Riverhead boys winter track coach Sal Loverde could see the intensity in Martelli’s eyes as he stepped up for a triple jump in the Section XI large school team championships Monday night. “He’s fired up right now,” Loverde said. “Let’s see what he does.” READ
That, in a word, summed up Riverhead wrestling coach Tom Riccio’s feelings about what his two newly crowned league champions had accomplished moments earlier. READ
If the Riverhead Blues Waves fail to reach the Suffolk County Class AA boys basketball playoffs, it won’t be because of a lack of effort. READ
The Shops at Riverhead complex, where Costco is located, is seeing more traffic than ever with the opening of PetSmart this week, soon to be followed by Ulta Beauty and Salon. READ