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)


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)


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…)

03/20/14 3:00pm

Riverhead freshman Casey Plitt will see the majority of the time on the mound this season for the Blue Waves. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

The transition from coaching baseball to softball presents some inherent challenges. As new coach Jeff Doroski has found out, there are some benefits to softball.

For starters, no more worrying about pick-offs.

“Bad things usually happen when you try to pick guys off base,” Doroski noted.  (more…)