11/05/14 6:29pm
11/05/2014 6:29 PM
Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Alex Kuhnle one her way toward scoring the only goal in Wednesday's Class A county championship game. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Alex Kuhnle on her way toward scoring the only goal in Wednesday’s Class A county championship game. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

CLASS A COUNTY FINALS  |  WILDCATS 1, GOLDEN FLASHES 0

It was a moment 27 years in the making.

The Shoreham-Wading River girls soccer team outlasted perennial nemesis Sayville, 1-0, in Wednesday’s Class A county finals to win the program’s first championship since 1987.  (more…)

11/05/14 4:00pm
Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Alex Kuhnle one her way toward scoring the only goal in Wednesday's Class A county championship game. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Alex Kuhnle one her way toward scoring the only goal in Wednesday’s Class A county championship game. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

CLASS A COUNTY FINALS
No. 1 Sayville (15-0-3) vs. No. 2 SWR (17-0-1)
Dowling Sports Complex

In a battle of two unbeatens, Shoreham-Wading River faces Sayville this afternoon for the Class A county title in girls soccer. The Wildcats are playing in their first county title game since 2006 when they lost to Islip. Sayville is the defending county champion. (more…)

A view of two of Shoreham's tennis courts last spring, which have become unplayable after years of neglect. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister, file)

A view of two of Shoreham’s tennis courts last spring, which have become unplayable after years of neglect. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister, file)

It’s official: The Shoreham-Wading River bond proposition is going to the polls.

At its meeting Tuesday night, the district’s school board unanimously approved the vote on a $48 million bond proposal for Jan. 13, the earliest board members said it was possible.  (more…)

11/01/14 2:00pm
11/01/2014 2:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River School District Superintendent Steven Cohen, left, and school board president Bill McGrath. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Shoreham-Wading River School District Superintendent Steven Cohen, left, and school board president Bill McGrath. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The union representing Shoreham-Wading River School District’s administrators received a four-year contract extension at last month’s school board meeting, granting the faculty members three percent raises this year, followed by smaller raises over the next two years before no increase in the contract’s final year.

In addition, eligibility for retirement incentives for union members was reduced from 12 to 10 years.

According to the terms of the deal, which was OK’d at the district’s Oct. 21 meeting, raises this year don’t apply to administrators hired for the 2014-2015 school year. For the 2015-2016, and 2016-2017 school years, members of the union will receive a 1.5 percent raise.

“I think that the district and the administrators’ association came together to settle a contract so that our schools could move forward and the kids could benefit from everything,” said union president Linda Anthony, principal of Prodell Middle School. “And it was positive that it was settled early in the year.”

The union has 11 members: principals at each of the district’s four buildings, assistant principals at the middle school and high school, and directors of athletics, technology, special education, humanities, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

The contract comes after the previous deal held by the union expired at the end of June this year. That deal had lasted three years, held salaries flat in its final year, and upped employee contributions to healthcare from 15 to 20 percent for new members, and 15 to 17.5 percent for existing members.

Board of Education President Bill McGrath said that partly due to those previous contributions, he was happy to sign the new deal.

“Basically, we were pleased with it from the point of view that we value these members and they’ve already increased their healthcare contribution,” he said. “And we’re trying to be as fiscally prudent as we can in light of everything the state government is doing with public education.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated on Monday, Nov. 3, with comment from Linda Anthony, president of the administrators’ union.

10/31/14 8:49pm
10/31/2014 8:49 PM
The Class B county champion Shoreham-Wading River girls cross country team. Pictured are (from left) coach Paul Koretzki, Francesca Lilly, Kaitlyn Ohrtman, Alexandra Hays, Katherine Lee, Amanda Dwyer, Payton Capes-Davis and Lexie Smith. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

The Class B county champion Shoreham-Wading River girls cross country team. Pictured are (from left) coach Paul Koretzki, Francesca Lilly, Kaitlyn Ohrtman, Alexandra Hays, Katherine Lee, Amanda Dwyer, Payton Capes-Davis and Lexie Smith. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

On a chilly day at Sunken Meadow State Park Friday, in temperatures ideal for cross country runners, the best of Suffolk County high schools vied for a chance to represent the section at the state competition next week.

The Shoreham-Wading River girls came into the meet with high expectations after winning the Section XI Division Championships Oct. 21.

The girls didn’t disappoint. (more…)

10/31/14 6:57pm
Shoreham-Wading River goalkeeper Lydia Kessel is mobbed by teammates Samantha Higgins (14) and Haley Rose after Friday's win. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Shoreham-Wading River goalkeeper Lydia Kessel is mobbed by teammates Samantha Higgins (14) and Haley Rose after Friday’s win. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

CLASS A SEMIFINALS  |  WILDCATS 2, TORNADOES 1

They say that the goalposts are a goalkeeper’s best friend.

But tell that to Harborfields keeper Katie Hammer, who saw not one, but two shots by second-seeded Shoreham-Wading River hit the post and find their way into the net in the Wildcats’ 2-1 win in the Suffolk County Class A girls soccer semifinal matchup Friday.  (more…)

10/31/14 6:40pm
Shoreham-Wading River seniors Christian Clarkin (10) and Daniel Hughes celebrate during their victory over Port Jefferson. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Shoreham-Wading River seniors Christian Clarkin (10) and Daniel Hughes celebrate during their victory over Port Jefferson. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

WILDCATS 35, ROYALS 0

For those keeping score at home, the number of ice baths Shoreham-Wading River football coach Matt Millheiser has been doused with after a game this season stands at two.

The first came after a road win in Babylon, only the second in program history for the Wildcats against the Panthers. The second came Friday afternoon, after the Wildcats rolled past Port Jefferson, 35-0, to put the finishing touches on the program’s first 8-0 season.  (more…)