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06/07/18 6:00am
06/07/2018 6:00 AM

As he begins to sprint, the world falls silent.

The crowd noise shuts off as if hitting a mute button. He hears no footsteps of the sprinters next to him, no instructions shouted by coaches.

Just silence. (more…)

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03/30/18 5:59am
03/30/2018 5:59 AM

With the Riverhead High School boys track and field roster bulging at 82 athletes, coach Sal Loverde has quantity. He hopes that will be matched with plenty of quality.

“Things are looking pretty good,” he said. “We have a very competitive schedule. We did a good job of recruiting.” READ

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03/03/18 8:25pm
03/03/2018 8:25 PM

It didn’t bring him a gold medal, but Rickie Casazza turned a scary moment into a golden moment for him in the state winter track championships Saturday.

The Shoreham-Wading River high jumper had missed his first two attempts at 6 feet, 4 inches. Then the senior cleared the height on his third and final try. That enabled him to go on and clear 6-5 and then 6-6, leaving him in second place at Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex in Staten Island. READ

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02/05/18 9:25pm
02/05/2018 9:25 PM

Kian Martelli is the first to admit that he’s not the same athlete in training as he is in an official competition. When it comes to a track and field meet, that’s when the real competitor in Martelli comes out — all 6 feet, 2 3/4 inches of him.

From a distance, Riverhead boys winter track coach Sal Loverde could see the intensity in Martelli’s eyes as he stepped up for a triple jump in the Section XI large school team championships Monday night. “He’s fired up right now,” Loverde said. “Let’s see what he does.” READ

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12/07/17 5:59am
12/07/2017 5:59 AM

Sal Loverde, coach of the Riverhead High School boys winter track team, has a message to deliver: Look out for the Blue Waves.

“The story of this year’s team is we are a youthful program that is going to be on the rise, without question,” he said. READ