They’re young and undersized, but the Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats are also soccer savvy and headed to the playoffs.
For a high school boys soccer team to lose 11 players (about half of whom were starters) from last year and return with only four seniors, that can be a worrisome thing for a coach. Russ Mitchinson was concerned, and he had good cause to be.
Or at least he thought he did. READ
In late September 2008, the Shoreham-Wading River community mourned the loss of a dedicated and talented teacher who died in a car accident in Wading River. Jennifer Mager of Riverhead, who taught kindergarten, was 37. READ
“FEAR THE FIN.”
So advised the back of the Eastport-South Manor Sharks’ warmup shirts. But Shoreham-Wading River didn’t show fear in the showdown between two of Suffolk County Division II’s top girls soccer teams Wednesday. On the contrary, SWR attacked, attacked — and then attacked some more. READ
Shoreham-Wading River’s homecoming festivities have been postponed until the week of Oct. 22 following the tragic crash Sunday that left a 12-year-old middle school student dead. READ
A seventh-grade Shoreham-Wading River Middle School student was killed and four others were injured after a drunken driver crashed into a group of friends out on a hike in Manorville Sunday afternoon, according to officials. READ
The puck has dropped on a new hockey team that brings together students from Riverhead and Shoreham-Wading River high schools. The Seacats — a mix of Blue Waves and Wildcats — played their first games this month in the Suffolk County High School Hockey League. READ
Two men in a silver sedan were reportedly taking cell phone photos of students as they were dropped off at a bus stop in Wading River Friday, according to a message from Shoreham-Wading River Superintendent Gerard Poole. READ
For the upper echelon teams in Division IV, lopsided games are to be expected. The match-ups against lower seeded teams almost inevitably end as one-sided affairs with backups running down the clock in the second half.
It’s those couple games against the fellow top seeds that define a team’s season. (more…)