The two Shoreham-Wading River High School football players, Chris Rosati and Dalten Stalzer, had never played in a game quite like this before, with players who were so big, players who were so fast and players who were so talented.
“There are just so many great players,” Rosati said. “Not one of them is bad.”
Brian Morrell was caught by surprise when his coach, Kevin Willi, encouraged him to prepare a speech in advance of the Suffolk County Coaches Association all-county dinner Wednesday night. READ
It was one last high school baseball game for Long Island’s top seniors. One final chance to hit the diamond as a representative of their schools.
For Mattituck’s Joe Tardif and Shoreham-Wading River’s Zach White, it was a moment to cherish.
The process began in earnest after his sophomore season, when as a two-way force for Shoreham-Wading River he helped lead the football team to its first Long Island title. Since then, Ethan Wiederkehr has been one of the most sought after players on Long Island for the Class of 2017.
Mike O’Reilly, a 2012 Shoreham-Wading River graduate, was drafted in the 27th Round of the Major League Baseball Draft Saturday by the St. Louis Cardinals. He was followed shortly afterward by former Riverhead pitcher Matt Crohan, who was taken in the 32nd Round by the Cincinnati Reds.
In nearly any other year, the moment Luke Coulter crossed the finish line of the 800-meter race would have been a euphoric and triumphant culmination of a career. READ
Whenever Caleigh Capek finishes a race, there’s one person she can count on to be in the stands, cheering her on: her grandfather. READ
A high school boys lacrosse game of great consequence came to down to a simple game of keepaway. Yorktown is good at keepaway, among other things.
Protecting a 6-5 lead in a New York State Class B semifinal, Yorktown was running the clock down during the final minutes when Shoreham-Wading River caught a break. A turnover gave Shoreham the ball and hope. But that hope didn’t last long.