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Like any cautious parent, Shawn Lopez had reservations about his son’s decision to ride a motorcycle. Growing up, Lee Lopez had driven dirt bikes and four-wheelers before transitioning to motorcycles.

“I didn’t want him to do that on Long Island,” Mr. Lopez said. READ

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Reaching the high school softball playoffs may be a long shot for Shoreham-Wading River, but don’t talk to the Wildcats about slim odds. After what happened on Monday, they should know that anything is possible.

Shoreham, which was one out away from defeat, pulled out a thrilling 4-2 comeback victory over rival Rocky Point on Victoria Coman’s tie-breaking, two-run single in the eighth inning.
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Thirteen turned out to be a very unlucky number for the Shoreham-Wading River High School boys basketball team on Wednesday afternoon.

The Wildcats allowed a 6-point, third-quarter lead dissipate as host Rocky Point went on a 13-0 run in the third quarter en route to a 69-54 non-league win.

Enjoying a 38-32 lead with 4 minutes 9 seconds remaining in the third quarter, Shoreham (3-4, 0-3 Suffolk County League VI) suddenly went cold and the Eagles turned red hot to turn the game upside down.

Rocky Point (4-4, 2-1 League V) sank three consecutive treys. Senior guard Alec Rinaldi (11 points) and Harry Lynch hit (11 points) hit their 3-point shots to knot things up at 38-38 before senior forward Ben Collesidis (11 points) put in another long-range basket, giving the Eagles a 41-38 advantage they would never relinquish.

After reserve forward David Apperson added 4 more points on a rebound shot and two foul shots, Shoreham’s Ken DeGolyer finally stopped the bleeding by converting a layup with one second left in the quarter to cut the deficit to 45-40.

DeGolyer sank a shot 15 seconds into the fourth quarter to close within 45-42, but that was the closest the visitors would get as Rocky Point continued its hot shooting to pull away.

While the Wildcats regained their shooting touch in the fourth quarter, the Eagles were even hotter, outscoring them, 22-14. In fact, the Eagles were nearly perfect during that span, sinking 9 of 12 attempts from the field, including a trey.

For the game, the Wildcats converted 36.5 percent (23 of 63) of their shots, compared to the Eagles’ 52.8 percent (28 of 53).

Doug DeMaio paced Shoreham with 17 points, while Kevin Curran added 16.

Mason Cline led Rocky Point with 14 points.

Photo credit: Shoreham-Wading River’s Jason Curran hitting a jump shot during his team’s non-league loss at Rocky Point. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

07/19/14 2:01pm
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UPDATE: Suffolk County Police arrested Rocky Point resident Robert Edlund on Tuesday in relation to Saturday’s bank robbery in Rocky Point, as well as another that occurred Monday in Medford. Police said Mr. Edlund robbed a Suffolk County National Bank in Medford around 2 p.m. and was found shortly after hiding underneath a tractor trailer in the parking lot of the Island 16 cinema in Holbrook.

He was charged with two counts of third-degree robbery.

ORIGINAL STORY: Suffolk County Police are searching for someone who robbed a Bridgehampton National Bank in Rocky Point this morning.

According to police, a man entered the bank — located at 75 Route 25A, near the intersection of Westchester Drive — and handed the teller a note demanding cash at about 9:45.

The teller complied, according to Suffolk P.D., and the man fled on foot heading eastbound after the incident.

Police described the man as white and about 6 feet tall. Police said he is thin and about 45 to 50 years old, and was wearing a beige sweatshirt, blue jeans and a baseball cap.

Sufolk Police Pattern Crime Unit is investigating the robbery. Authorities ask that anyone with information about the incident call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept anonymous.