04/04/15 12:00pm
04/04/2015 12:00 PM
The old red mill in Riverhead. (Credit: Courtesy)

The old red mill in Riverhead. (Credit: Suffolk County Historical Society)

Did you know historians believe Riverhead to be home to the first saw mill ever erected on Long Island?

Around 1659, when Riverhead was still part of Southold Town, John Tucker received permission from local authorities to build the Little Red Mill, according to the Suffolk County Historical Society(more…)

04/03/15 12:00pm
04/03/2015 12:00 PM
Riverhead senior lineman Eddie Willis III will play football for the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He was joined in a signing ceremony Thursday morning with his parents, Ed and Caroline, and Riverhead coach Leif Shay. (Credit: Bob Liepa)

Riverhead lineman Eddie Wills III will play football for the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He was joined in a signing ceremony Thursday morning with his parents, Ed and Caroline, and Riverhead coach Leif Shay. (Credit: Bob Liepa)

Tears of joy flowed. They were the first sign that Eddie Wills III had gotten what he wanted.

When the phone call came from the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s admissions office last week, Wills’ mother, Caroline, became the first family member to learn what college her son will attend and play football for. An undoubtedly anxious, and observant, Eddie stood nearby while his mother took the call. “She started tearing up, so I knew it was some good news,” he said.

And it was. Wills, a Riverhead High School senior, had been accepted into the USMMA at King Point. (more…)

04/03/15 7:00am

Kim Sanders, a former Riverhead resident and 1983 Riverhead High School graduate, was recently named human resources director for Transit Manager of Charlotte (N.C.) CATS bus operations division. She is the first woman to hold this position at TMC. Kim, who has worked since 2007 as a human resources manager at TMC, previously worked for MTA LI Bus Services in Garden City and in human resources for the banking industry. Cressie Blakes, her mother, is so proud of her daughter. Congratulations and good luck in your new job.  (more…)

04/01/15 5:00pm
04/01/2015 5:00 PM
Riverhead senior Ed Matyka (right) wrestling in the New York State Championships in February. This past weekend he placed fifth at Senior Nationals to become an all-American. (Credit: Paul Wager, file)

Riverhead senior Ed Matyka (right) wrestling in the New York State Championships in February. This past weekend he placed fifth at Senior Nationals to become an all-American. (Credit: Paul Wager, file)

As far back as they can remember, Eddie Matyka and James Szymanski were on the ground wrestling each other. Their fathers grew up together and the boys spent years training together, leading into their senior seasons.

“We’re really close,” said Szymanski, who wrestles at Shoreham-Wading River. “Eddie’s like a brother to me.”  (more…)

03/31/15 5:00pm
03/31/2015 5:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River pitcher Brian Morrell returns for his sophomore season this year for the Wildcats. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)

Shoreham-Wading River pitcher Brian Morrell returns for his sophomore season this year for the Wildcats. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)

The 2014 season at Shoreham-Wading River featured a bit of everything. A freshman throwing two no-hitters, crazy come-from-behind wins, a league title and a trip to the county finals.

It was a thrilling, exhausting ride and when it was over, the only coach the program has ever known, Sal Mignano, announced he was retiring. Now, the Kevin Willi era at Shoreham begins as the Wildcats look to duplicate some of the magic of last year.

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03/31/15 2:00pm
Joscelin Morrow was joined for a signing ceremony by her parents John (left) and Nancy (right). High School principal Charles Regan,  varsity coach Amy Greene and guidance counselor Suzzane Maurino joined her as well. (Credit: Riverhead Schools)

Joscelin Morrow was joined for a signing ceremony by her parents John (left) and Nancy (right). High School principal Charles Regan,
varsity coach Amy Greene and guidance counselor Suzzane Maurino joined her as well. (Credit: Riverhead Schools)

The anchor of Riverhead’s defense the past three seasons, Joscelin Morrow will continue her volleyball career starting next fall at Georgia Southern University, a Division I school.  (more…)

03/27/15 5:00pm
03/27/2015 5:00 PM
Christopher Kuhnle returns to play first singles for Shoreham-Wading River this season. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk, file)

Christopher Kuhnle returns to play first singles for Shoreham-Wading River this season. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk, file)

 

PREVIEW

Debbie Lutjen, who coached the Shoreham-Wading River High School boys tennis team from 1986 to 1995, has returned to the Wildcats, taking over the team from Chris Bevelander.

Lutjen, who also coaches Shoreham’s girls tennis team, was asked if she noticed any changes in the boys game since she last coached the Shoreham boys.

“I think it’s changed in the same way that girls tennis has,” she said. “The top players are putting more time in out of season and playing year-round, so that’s raising the overall level of the players we have competing.” (more…)