09/12/14 6:00am
09/12/2014 6:00 AM

Congratulations to Dianne Marie (Weiss) Niemeyer and her husband, Staff Sgt. Gary Niemeyer, on the birth of their son, Chasyn Garrett, on Aug. 19. Chasyn weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 18 inches. Dianne is a 2003 graduate of Riverhead High School. Gary is in the U.S. Army and is stationed in Fort Stewart, Ga. Proud grandparents Kathy and Ricky Muller are simply delighted with the new addition to their family.  (more…)

09/11/14 8:00am
09/11/2014 8:00 AM
Ethan Greenidge, a 6-foot-5, 320-pound lineman, is one of Riverhead's three all-division players. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Ethan Greenidge, a 6-foot-5, 320-pound lineman, is one of Riverhead’s three all-division players. (Credit: Garret Meade)

PREVIEW

So, what will be vital for the Riverhead High School football team as it makes a bid this year for a third straight Suffolk County Division II championship? Will it be the play of its quarterback, Kenny Simco? The blocking of the offensive line? The running prowess of Ryun Moore? The tenacity of its defense?

While all of the above will undoubtedly be important, those are not the answers coach Leif Shay gave when asked that question. As Shay sees it, it comes down to something far more elemental: team chemistry and player personalities.

Shay said how well his players get along with each other and respect each other — the subject of his speech to them on the first day of preseason practice — will go a long way toward determining whether the Blue Waves go a long way. (more…)

09/10/14 5:00pm
09/10/2014 5:00 PM
The Shoreham-Wading RIver girls cross country team, led by the trio of (from left) Kaitlyn Ohrtman, Alexandra Hays and Katherine Lee, will battle Miller Place and Bayport-Blue Point for the league and county titles. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

The Shoreham-Wading RIver girls cross country team, led by the trio of (from left) Kaitlyn Ohrtman, Alexandra Hays and Katherine Lee, will battle Miller Place and Bayport-Blue Point for the league and county titles. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

It’s been six seasons since the last time Shoreham-Wading River won a county championship in girls cross country. For most teams, such a drought would hardly seem abnormal. But for Shoreham, a program that has contended for titles year after year, six years can seem like a long time.

There are no guarantees that streak will snap this year. But with a team that returns nearly its entire roster from a year ago, the Wildcats appear poised to make a run at the Class B title.  (more…)

09/09/14 5:00pm
09/09/2014 5:00 PM
Amanda Baron, a four-year starter, anchors Riverhead's defense at left back. (Robert O'Rourk photo)

Amanda Baron, a four-year starter, anchors Riverhead’s defense at left back. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

PREVIEW

After reaching the high school field hockey playoffs last year, Riverhead coach Cheryl Walsh-Edwards has a simple, yet straightforward goal for the Blue Waves this year: Go further into the postseason. (more…)

09/08/14 12:00pm
09/08/2014 12:00 PM
Out East Family Fun will be closing come November. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Out East Family Fun will be closing at the end of September. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

After more than a decade of amusement, Riverhead’s Out East Family Fun center is retiring its putters.

The center, which opened in 2001 on Route 58, is slated to close by the end of September, owner Ed Meier told the News-Review last week. (more…)

09/05/14 4:00pm
09/05/2014 4:00 PM
Joscelin Morrow, an all-county libero, is a big part of Riverhead's defense. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Joscelin Morrow, an all-county libero, is a big part of Riverhead’s defense. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

PREVIEW

This year Riverhead High School’s girls volleyball team has been moved from League IV to League III, where it will play against bigger schools. In trading places with Centereach, Riverhead is the only newcomer to League III, a mystery team to the rest of the league, if you will.

Riverhead coach Amy Greene likes that.

“We have nothing to lose this year and everything to gain because League III knows nothing about us,” she said. “… I think they should see us as a threat.”

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09/04/14 5:00pm
09/04/2014 5:00 PM
The Shoreham-Wading River High School tennis courts have been closed and locked since March after they were declared unsafe. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

The Shoreham-Wading River High School tennis courts have been closed and locked since March after they were declared unsafe. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister, file)

PREVIEW

No shortage of challenges face the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls tennis team this fall. For one thing, the Wildcats do not have the use of their home courts, which have fallen into serious disrepair and are unplayable. If that wasn’t enough, for the first time in seven years, they will be without Aimee Manfredo, one of the top players in the program’s proud history. (more…)