04/01/14 1:00pm
04/01/2014 1:00 PM

Dr. Isamettin Aral, a radiation oncologist, showed community members the new ProHealth Radiation Oncology facility on Route 58 in Riverhead Thursday. (Credit: ProHealth Radiation)

Two oncology centers have served the North Fork for decades but a third has now opened on Route 58 in Riverhead — and this one offers a type of treatment previously unavailable in the immediate area.  (more…)

03/28/14 8:56pm
03/28/2014 8:56 PM
Ryan Hubbard shot in four of his five goals in the first quarter, helping Riverhead to a 10-0 lead against Longwood. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Ryan Hubbard shot in four of his five goals in the first quarter, helping Riverhead to a 10-0 lead against Longwood. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

BLUE WAVES 18, LIONS 6

Senior attackman Ryan Hubbard scored four of his five goals in the first quarter to spark Riverhead to an 18-6 boys lacrosse win over host Longwood on Friday night.

Hubbard struck 40 seconds into the Suffolk County Division I match and had a hat trick after only 94 seconds for the Blue Waves (1-2, 1-1) against the Lions (0-4, 0-2).

Ben Weir contributed three goals and two assists and Dan Czelatka had three goals as the Blue Waves used their reserves freely throughout the contest.

The Blue Waves grabbed a 10-0 first-quarter lead before Longwood tallied.

Riverhead has two important divisional games next week — at East Islip on Thursday and Smithtown West, arguably the best team in the county, at home on Saturday.

03/27/14 9:39pm
03/27/2014 9:39 PM

BLUE WAVES 6, BULLDOGS 5

The Riverhead High School girls lacrosse team pulled off a rare close road win on Thursday afternoon.

Junior attackman Sam Brodeur scored twice within a 3-minute 55-second span during the second half to anchor a three-goal rally that turned a two-goal deficit into a 6-5 Suffolk County Division I win over host Lindenhurst. (more…)

03/25/14 7:48pm
03/25/2014 7:48 PM

Riverhead third baseman Kenny Simco fields a ground ball on a frigid afternoon Tuesday in the Blue Waves’ season opener. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

KINGSMEN 11, BLUE WAVES 4

By the middle of the fourth inning Tuesday, the music that accompanied brief intermissions between innings and at-bats ceased. On a wintry day in Riverhead, the festive vibes of opening day had already been swept away by that point.

A six-run third inning by Kings Park was enough to put a damper on the Blue Waves’ non-league opener. Kings Park scored the game’s first 11 runs and cruised to an 11-4 victory.  (more…)

03/24/14 7:57pm
03/24/2014 7:57 PM

Riverhead senior Sarah Freeborn slides into home plate to score a run against Kings Park Monday. (Credit: Bill Landon)

KINGSMEN 13, BLUE WAVES 8

When the Riverhead softball team kicked off the 2014 season last Thursday against West Babylon, one lonely run was all it took to lift the Blue Waves and freshman pitcher Casey Plitt to victory.

On a frigid afternoon Monday, in their home opener against Kings Park, the Blue Waves found themselves in a much different game. (more…)

03/23/14 12:00pm
03/23/2014 12:00 PM
 Brandon Tolliver is pictured with his mother and father Shanneikqua and Bill Tolliver with Varsity Basketball Coach John Rossetti.

Brandon Tolliver is pictured with his mother and father Shanneikqua and Bill Tolliver with varsity basketball coach John Rossetti. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

Riverhead senior Brandon Tolliver, a four-year varsity veteran who played a pivotal role in the Blue Waves’ league title in 2012-13, will continue his basketball career at SUNY New Paltz.  (more…)