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12/07/18 6:01am
12/07/2018 6:01 AM

The way Sal Loverde looks at it, the season that begins in mid-November doesn’t really end until June. The indoor track and field season may officially end in March, but for many athletes, the winter is a chance to begin putting in the work that will ultimately pay the biggest dividends at the end of spring. READ

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12/02/18 5:40am
12/02/2018 5:40 AM

Jackie Zilnicki steps in as the team’s third coach in three years. Graduation has taken away the familiar faces of Faith Johnson-DeSilvia, Kim Ligon and Kate McCarney.

With a fairly clean break from its past, Riverhead High School girls basketball opens a new chapter in its history.

“It is a new beginning,” said Zilnicki, who more than anyone else will write it. READ

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12/01/18 5:59am
12/01/2018 5:59 AM

Wrestling is a passion for Jake Benedetto. It has been ever since he took up the sport as a youngster. It was a focal point for him as high school wrestler for East Islip and Islip, and then at the collegiate level with SUNY/Oneonta.

Benedetto carried that passion over to coaching. He was an assistant coach for Unatego in upstate New York for one season, coached two seasons at Bayport-Blue Point (one year as the head coach) and then coached the Longwood and Riverhead junior varsity teams.

And now Benedetto finds himself as the successor to Tom Riccio, a National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee who became Riverhead’s varsity coach in 2015.

“This has been a long journey for me,” said Benedetto, 28. READ

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11/30/18 6:00am
11/30/2018 6:00 AM

Riverhead is going to need to bring its “A” game this high school boys basketball season, night in and night out.

“Usually that’s just coach talk, but it’s the truth this year,” coach John Rossetti said. “You can’t come out flat. You got to come out ready to play every game.” READ

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11/23/18 8:43pm
11/23/2018 8:43 PM

Black Friday took on a different meaning for the Shoreham-Wading River football team Friday night.

SWR, bidding for what would have been its fourth Long Island Class IV championship, was denied emphatically by a power-running Cold Spring Harbor team. CSH ran over the Wildcats — literally and figuratively — by a 42-20 score for its third Long Island title and first since 2005. READ