Shoreham-Wading River eighth-grader Nickey Ness looks to make a throw. (Credit: Bill Landon)
CLASS A TOURNAMENT | BUCCANEERS 8, WILDCATS 5
Shoreham-Wading River’s success in the postseason before Tuesday came in large part to some terrific defense. The Wildcats relied on several key defensive plays to pull out wins over Comsewogue and Sayville, sending them into a matchup at home against Islip. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River center fielder Caitlin Mirabell charges in to make a catch Wednesday against Comsewogue. (Credit: John O’Rourk)
CLASS A TOURNAMENT | WILDCATS 9, WARRIORS 2
The road through the playoffs will take Shoreham-Wading River to a familiar destination: Sayville.
The Wildcats opened the Class A playoffs with a 9-2 win Wednesday afternoon at home against Comsewogue, setting up a match against the Golden Flashes Friday. Over the last decade, Sayville’s been a constant roadblock for Shoreham to reach the county finals. Sayville bounced the Wildcats from the playoffs in their most recent visits in 2013 and 2012. (more…)
Riverhead shortstop Danni Napoli applies a tag on Hills West senior Samantha Katz. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
CLASS AA OUTBRACKET | COLTS 6, BLUE WAVES 5 (8 innings)
Jubilation to heartache. All in a matter of minutes.
One out stood in the way of a memorable, come-from-behind victory for the Riverhead softball team Friday. Facing the defending Class AA county champion Half Hollow Hills West Colts, the Blue Waves rallied for a run in the seventh inning to send the game into extras and then another run in the eighth to seize the lead. (more…)
McGann-Mercy freshman Isabella Sorgi fires a pitch against Pierson Monday. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
WHALERS 9, MONARCHS 0
As a five-year varsity player, Micaela Zebroski entered Monday’s Senior Day game as the longest tenured member of the Bishop-McGann Mercy softball team. A lot has changed over those years, from different teammates to coaches, to even the field.
The Monarchs used to travel to Stotzky Park for their home games before a new field was constructed last year on the school’s campus. (more…)