New York’s best high school track and field athletes will compete Saturday in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships. Riverhead pole vaulter Charles Villa will not be among them.
Although Villa had qualified for what would have been his first indoor state meet, the senior has been withdrawn from the event because of an ankle injury, said Riverhead coach Sal Loverde. Villa sprained his left ankle during a warmup at the Long Island Elite Track Invitational last week and didn’t compete in that meet. (more…)
Rachel Feirstein played four years of lacrosse at Monmouth University. She officially became the head coach at Shoreham this week. (Credit: Monmouth Athletics)
In May of 2006, Rachel Feirstein experienced what Shoreham-Wading River lacrosse was all about. As a junior captain for Smithtown East, Feirstein’s team suffered a 19-4 drubbing at the hands of the Wildcats in Shoreham. A few weeks later, the Wildcats won their first Long Island championship, beginning a dynasty of five state titles in six years from 2007-12.
“I remember playing Shoreham and was like, ‘Wow, they’re always so great,’ ” Feirstein said. (more…)
As eighth-graders, former Shoreham students Kari Quinn (left), Nick Bottari and Kaitlyn Brosco all excelled on varsity in their respective sports. (File photos)
Shoreham-Wading River inched closer to adopting a selection classification policy, an issue that’s been the point of contention in the district for several years. Athletic director Mark Passamonte, who began the position in January, outlined a policy to the Board of Education at Tuesday night’s meeting that will allow for middle school students to be brought up to varsity or junior varsity sports under a specific set of guidelines. (more…)
Veterans came out to support a tax exemption, which the Shoreham-Wading River school board voted in favor of Tuesday night. (Joe Werkmeister photo)
For nearly 40 minutes Tuesday night, a group of about 20 veterans sat patiently in the Shoreham-Wading River High School library listening to the Board of Education debate the procedure for middle school students to play varsity sports.
Finally, an older man in the group stood up and admitted: “I do believe most of us can’t contribute anything to what you’re doing, which is extremely interesting.” (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River High School. (File photo)
The Shoreham-Wading River school board will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on a new property tax exemption program for veterans, according to the agenda. (more…)
Former Shoreham-Wading River lacrosse and field hockey player Brie Claire Drost (left) will coach as an assistant at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue. Julianne Bernatzky of Mount Sinai was also hired as a coach.
Brie Claire Drost, a former star field hockey and lacrosse player at Shoreham-Wading River, was hired as an assistant coach at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue to work under her former coach. (more…)
Riverhead junior Jacob Robinson clocked a personal-record time of 37.10 seconds to finish seventh in the 300-meter dash at the Long Island Elite Track Invitational. (Robert O’Rourk photo)
LONG ISLAND ELITE TRACK INVITATIONAL
Charles Villa, the standout Riverhead High School pole vaulter who thrills spectators by rising to greater and greater heights, made hearts sink on Friday. And it had nothing to do with his performance.
Villa, a senior preparing for his first state indoor track and field meet, saw his day come to an unexpectedly early end. While doing a so-called “short-step warmup” before the pole vaulting competition began in the Long Island Elite Track Invitational at St. Anthony’s High School, Villa’s left ankle landed awkwardly in an opening in the mat and he went down in pain. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River senior Dom Pirraglia (top) will compete at the state championship next weekend. (Bill Landon photo)
After finishing third in the Section XI Championships Sunday, Shoreham-Wading River senior Dominic Pirraglia received one of four at-large bids to the state championship in Albany. (more…)