Graduates of Shoreham-Wading River’s Class of 2014 at Saturday’s ceremony. (Credit: Bill Landon)
More than 200 Shoreham-Wading River students celebrated at graduation Saturday morning. Maxwell Maritato was the school’s valedictorian and Matthew Peraza was the salutatorian.
Read more about the graduates in the upcoming issue of the News-Review.
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Riverhead’s Jeremiah Cheatom on the sideline during the first half of the Empire Challenge Wednesday night. (Credit: Garret Meade)
All-star games can lead to some peculiar game situations. Especially in a football game like the Empire Challenge, the annual showcase event featuring the best of Long Island against New York City.
Early in the second quarter Wednesday night at Hofstra University, the Long Island squad had already exhausted its two allotted punts for the half when it found itself facing a fourth-and-10 from its own 5 yard line. (more…)
NEW BALANCE OUTDOOR NATIONALS
In track and field, the competition can make all the difference.
The competition in the New Balance Outdoor Nationals meet helped Shoreham-Wading River High School senior Keith Steinbrecher in one sense, but running the 2,000-meter steeplechase in a slower heat hurt him in another. (more…)
McGann-Mercy’s Julianna Cintron runs the opening leg of the 4 x 100 relay at last week’s state championship. The team ran again at nationals Friday. (Credit: Hal Henty)
All throughout the spring track & field season, the four runners on McGann-Mercy’s 4 x 100 relay team posted faster and faster times every time they took the track. (more…)
While much seems to have been made in recent years about the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — or STEM, as the subjects are known collectively — there’s at least one other thing that ties them all together: words. (more…)
McGann-Mercy senior Danisha Carter crosses the finish line first in the 4 x 100 heat at Friday’s state championship. (Credit: Hal Henty)
Ten local athletes competed at the track and field New York State Championships last weekend at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Two earned all-state honors: Riverhead senior Charles Villa in the pole vault and Shoreham-Wading River senior Ryan Udvadia in the 3,200 and 1,600. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River senior Ryan Udvadia ran a personal best time in the 1,600 Saturday in Syracuse. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The greatest challenge in running two distance events at a meet the caliber of the New York State Championships is always the second event.
About 17 hours after running the 3,200, Shoreham-Wading River senior Ryan Udvadia returned to the track Saturday morning at Cicero-North Syracuse High School for the 1,600, an event jam-packed with talented runners. (more…)
Riverhead senior Charles Villa clears 14 feet 6 inches in the pole vault Friday at the state championships in Syracuse. (Credit: Hal Henty)
NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Charles Villa first began pole vaulting in the spring three years ago as a freshman for Riverhead. Even in a sport that, by its nature, is difficult to begin as a youth, it was still a later start than for many of the top pole vaulters.
“Ever since then I loved it,” Villa said of his introduction to the sport. “I had so much fun.”
On Friday, Villa pole vaulted for the final time representing the Blue Waves. And with it, for now, came the end of an era. For the past several years, the Blue Waves have been flush with talented pole vaulters, from last year’s graduates Jonah Spaeth and Dan Normoyle, to Villa this year. (more…)