ROBERT O’ROURK PHOTO | Deon Shorter goes up for a contested shot Thursday against Smithtown West.
A last-second 3-pointer from Charles Manning misfired Thursday night as the Riverhead boys basketball team lost in overtime to Smithtown West, 65-63.
Brandon Tolliver led the Blue Waves with 19 points. Riverhead fell to 2-6 in League III and can only afford one more loss in league to keep postseason aspirations alive.
Three other players reached double figures Thursday. Manning and Tyrese Kerr had 12 each. Ryun Moore added 11.
The Blue Waves trailed by three in the final minute before a Tolliver 3-pointer with 25 seconds left that sent the game into overtime. Riverhead trailed by seven at halftime before outscoring the Bulls, 19-12 in the third quarter.
Smithtown (6-5, 4-3 League III) had four players in double figures, led by Tyler Weigl. Riverhead returns to action Tuesday at North Babylon.
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BARBARALLEN KOCH PHOTO | The main characters, George and Mary Bailey, are played by Alex Bowe and Shannon McAlister.
The Riverhead Blue Masques are presenting “It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play” beginning tonight at 7 p.m. Additional performances are 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Charles Cardona Auditorium at Riverhead High School.
The performance is under the co-direction of music teacher Dena Tishim and English teacher Jessica Guadagnino.
The performance is inspired by the classic American film of the same title. It is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Fifty students divided into two ensembles will perform this weekend. The actors in the photographs below will be performing Saturday night.
The main characters, George and Mary Bailey, are played by Alex Bowe and Shannon McAlister, respectively. The angel, Clara, is played by Kaitlyn Jehle and the superintendent of angels by Jesse Goodale. The announcer Freddie Fillmore is played by Kamaria Harris. Musical accompaniment on the piano is Jessica Sisti.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at door and $5 for seniors. For more information, contact Dena Tishim at 369-6741.
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Jerzy Bogucki uses a snowblower to clear the sidewalk on Marcy Avenue by St. Isidore’s Rectory Friday morning.
Residents across the North Fork awoke Friday morning to the first significant snowfall of the winter. Let the shoveling begin!
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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Culinary students Kristina Caschetta (left) Anastasia DeRosa (center) and Alexa Cimino with the carved up roasted turkeys that were prepared for the Dominican Sisters Wednesday morning.
Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary School in downtown Riverhead partnered for the fourth year with the Dominican Sisters Family Health Service to cook and prepare about 140 dinners for long-term patients and home-bound seniors of the Dominican Sisters of Hampton Bays.
Local businesses on the North and South Forks teamed up to raise money for the feast.
Chef instructor Vinny Winn worked with about 40 students and high school volunteers in the culinary’s kitchen to prepare the meal. They cooked 15 turkeys weighing 15 pounds each, 100 pounds each of mashed and sweet potatoes, seven gallons of gravy and 20 pounds of stuffing. There were also rolls, cranberry sauce and 24 apple pies and 24 pumpkin pies.
Local elementary schools students made and decorated trays for the meals.
ROBERT O’ROURK PHOTO | Ryan Hubbard holds the football after scoring a remarkable 84-yard touchdown on a punt return.
In a thrilling, last-second victory, the Riverhead football team won its second straight Division II county championship Friday night by defeating East Islip, 20-14. The Blue Waves got a three-touchdown game from Ryan Hubbard, who scored on offense, defense and special teams.
His 84-yard punt return for a touchdown won the game. Click here for a full recap. And click below for more photos from the championship game.
ROBERT O’ROURK PHOTO | Riverhead running back Jeremiah Cheatom carried the Blue Waves on the ground Saturday against Hills West.
The 8-1 Riverhead Blue Waves opened the playoffs in style Saturday with a 44-21 win over Half Hollow Hills West. The win sends Riverhead into the semifinals next week against No. 5 Newfield.
See below for photos from Riverhead’s win over the Colts.
ROBERT O’ROURK PHOTO | Riverhead senior Jeremiah Cheatom powered the Blue Waves’ offense on the ground Saturday against Newfield.
The Riverhead football team put the finishing touches on a 7-1 regular season Saturday with a 21-8 win over Newfield in Division II. The Blue Waves will enter the playoffs next week as the No. 1 seed and will face Half Hollow Hills West.
Recap: Blue Waves beat Newfield, even with a short-handed squad.
Check out photos from Saturday’s big win:
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Kids lined up behind a Jamesport firetruck today
BamBam and an Evil Princess were just some of the costumes kids were wearing at the Jamesport Fire Department’s station today as they enjoyed the Halloween festivities.
About two dozen children, ranging from 10 months to about 10 years old, lined up behind a fire truck with the sirens blaring as they walked across Main Road ro the George G. Young Community Center. Treated with orange gatorade, chips, cheetos and hot dogs, the kids also got to see a 30-minute magic show.
The fire department has held the annual tradition since 1995, according to former Fire Chief Howie Waldman.