02/11/2015 4:00 PM

'I hope with everyone’s help we can honor Tom [Cutinella's] memory in a respectful way,' said Ryan Ledda, who is proposing a memorial for Tom as his Eagle Scout project. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

‘I hope with everyone’s help we can honor Tom [Cutinella's] memory in a respectful way,’ said Ryan Ledda, who is proposing a memorial for Tom as his Eagle Scout project. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Shoreham-Wading River freshman Ryan Ledda didn’t know SWR football player Tom Cutinella personally. But when Tom, 16, suffered an injury on the football field that led to his death last fall, Ryan was greatly affected by the tragedy. (more…)

02/10/15 10:43am
Riverhead guard Faith Johnson-DeSilvia drives to the basket against Hills West earlier this season. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)

Riverhead guard Faith Johnson-DeSilvia drives to the basket against Hills West earlier this season. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)

After finishing in a tie for second place in League III, the Riverhead girls basketball team was seeded 11th in the Class AA playoff bracket. The Blue Waves will open the playoffs Feb. 17 at No. 6 Kings Park. The game is set for 5 p.m.  (more…)

02/08/15 4:30pm
02/08/2015 4:30 PM
Shoreham-Wading River freshman Katherine Lee crosses the finish line first in the 3,000-meter race Sunday at the Section XI State Qualifier. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River freshman Katherine Lee crosses the finish line first in the 3,000-meter race Sunday at the Section XI State Qualifier. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

SECTION XI STATE QUALIFIER

Katherine Lee had plenty of reason to be happy after winning the 3,000-meter race Sunday. The Shoreham-Wading River freshman’s victory clinched her a spot in the state championship.

But it was after the 1,500 — a race that she didn’t win — that brought out the biggest smiles.  (more…)

02/07/15 10:12pm
02/07/2015 10:12 PM
Shoreham-Wading River wrestlers and coaches posed for photos after the Wildcats saw all five of their league finalists claim championships. (Credit: Bob Liepa)

Shoreham-Wading River wrestlers and coaches pose for photos after the Wildcats saw all five of their league finalists claim championships. (Credit: Bob Liepa)

LEAGUE VI TOURNAMENT

When the name of the most outstanding wrestler of the 2015 Suffolk County League VI Tournament was announced, Jack Taddeo was not to be seen. As it turned out, the Shoreham-Wading River High School junior was in a hallway outside the East Hampton High School gym at the time, posing for photos with teammates.

Taddeo’s selection, by a vote of the coaches, was the proverbial icing on the cake for the Wildcats. Shoreham sent five wrestlers into the league finals — no easy trick in itself — and all five emerged as champions.

That’s 5 for 5. Not bad at all. (more…)

02/03/15 9:36pm
02/03/2015 9:36 PM
Shoreham-Wading River senior Jonah Caldwell, pictured against Amityville, scored 23 points in the Wildcats' loss to Bayport Tuesday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Shoreham-Wading River senior Jonah Caldwell, pictured against Amityville, scored 23 points in the Wildcats’ loss to Bayport Tuesday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

PHANTOMS 73, WILDCATS 60

The banners that hang in the gym at Shoreham-Wading River High School represent each sport in the school. Some banners, like for girls track, are stuffed with years showcasing the titles won.

For boys basketball, the banner lists just two years: 1990 and 1992, both league titles.  (more…)

02/03/15 12:00pm
Shoreham-Wading River senior Courtney Clasen shoots a jumper in a game last month. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Shoreham-Wading River senior Courtney Clasen shoots a jumper in a game last month. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Minutes before Shoreham-Wading River took on Miller Place in its final regular-season home game on Friday night, Courtney Clasen noticed that a teammate had forgotten to take the bouquet of flowers to give to her mother on Senior Night.

So, Clasen bolted from the bench to give her teammate the bouquet.

That’s vintage Courtney Clasen. She’s a team player, on the basketball court and off. (more…)

02/01/15 8:00am
02/01/2015 8:00 AM
Shoreham_Wading River freshman Katherine Lee won two events Saturday at the small school county championship. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Shoreham_Wading River freshman Katherine Lee won two events Saturday at the small school county championship. (Credit: Bill Landon)

SMALL SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP

There are runners who cross the finish line after a race and can barely stand. The look of exhaustion on their face says it all. Some simply collapse onto the track after the finish line before regaining the strength to walk again.

Then there are runners like Katherine Lee.  (more…)