08/02/14 8:00am
08/02/2014 8:00 AM
Wedel Signs workers installing the Veterans Memorial Park last April in Calverton. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photo)

Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton serves as host for Riverhead softball games.
(Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Bobby Jones, the famous amateur golfer and co-founder of Augusta National Golf Club, once said, “Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots. But you have to play the ball where it lies.”  (more…)

05/14/14 4:30pm
05/14/2014 4:30 PM
Shoreham-Wading River graduate Chelsea Hawks won 15 games as a freshman pitching at Molloy College this spring. (Credit: Molloy Athletics)

Shoreham-Wading River graduate Chelsea Hawks won 15 games as a freshman pitching at Molloy College this spring. (Credit: Molloy Athletics)

Chelsea Hawks was never a stranger to the burden of carrying a hefty pitching load. During her four-year varsity career at Shoreham-Wading River, she pitched nearly every inning the team played.

More often than not, she led the team to victory.

Entering her freshman season at Molloy College this spring, Hawks expected to tally plenty of innings. Still, the reality of just how much a college pitcher throws came as a bit of a shock.  (more…)

05/13/14 7:52pm
05/13/2014 7:52 PM
Shoreham-Wading River’s Brittany Mahan connecting on a pitch from Mount Sinai’s Holly Drasser. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Shoreham-Wading River’s Brittany Mahan connecting on a pitch from Mount Sinai’s Holly Drasser. (Credit: Garret Meade)

MUSTANGS 13, WILDCATS 0 (5 INNINGS)

What will the Shoreham-Wading River High School softball coach, Christina Shiffman, recall when she looks back on her team’s recently concluded season?

“Honestly, I’m remembering how great they can look in one moment, you know,” she said. “Sometimes I’m in awe at some of the plays that they make.” (more…)

05/09/14 7:28pm
05/09/2014 7:28 PM
McGann-Mercy catcher Ali Hulse had both of Mercy's hits Friday against Center Moriches. (Credit: Bill Landon)

McGann-Mercy catcher Ali Hulse had both of Mercy’s hits Friday against Center Moriches. (Credit: Bill Landon)

RED DEVILS 14, MONARCHS 1 (5 Innings)

When the McGann-Mercy softball team gathered early in the season inside the gym, the field outside still unplayable in early March, coach Frank Baker spoke of the team’s goals for the upcoming season.

“I looked up at the batters and said, ‘Girls, our job is to at least get into the playoffs,’ ” Baker said.  (more…)

05/06/14 11:00am
05/06/2014 11:00 AM
Teenage race car driver Vincent Biondolillo posed with kids at Stotzy Park last Friday during Riverhead Little League's Opening Day. (Credit: Barbarallen Koch)

Teenage race car driver Vincent Biondolillo posed with kids at Stotzy Park last Friday during Riverhead Little League’s Opening Day. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Baseball and race cars. The two worlds collided last Friday when teenage race car driver Vincent Biondolillo stopped by Riverhead Little League’s Opening Day to pose for pictures with kids in front of his No. 06 race car.  (more…)

05/05/14 9:07pm
05/05/2014 9:07 PM
Stephanie Falisi of Riverhead delivering a pitch against East Islip. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Stephanie Falisi of Riverhead delivering a pitch against East Islip. Falisi had three hits for the Blue Waves. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

REDMEN 13, BLUE WAVES 1 (6 INNINGS)

The Riverhead High School softball team could not solve freshman Courtney Greene on Monday afternoon.

The East Islip left-hander was virtually unhittable in the opening five innings as the hosts recorded a 13-1 Suffolk County League III win. (more…)

04/28/14 5:00pm
04/28/2014 5:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River's Tyler Osik (left), Brittany Mahan and Jack Massa will all be playing in college next year. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River’s Tyler Osik (left), Brittany Mahan and Jack Massa will all be playing in college next year. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, Robert O’Rourk)

Four Shoreham-Wading River athletes were honored Monday afternoon for signing National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers in college next year.

The signees ranged from baseball and softball to gymnastics.  (more…)

04/08/14 9:01pm
04/08/2014 9:01 PM
Shoreham-Wading River second baseman Stevie Michelli, covering first base on a bunt. Bayport-Blue Point's Savanna Neuhaus was called out on the play. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River second baseman Stevie Michelli, covering first base on a bunt. Bayport-Blue Point’s Savanna Neuhaus was called out on the play. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

PHANTOMS 8, WILDCATS 5

Lauren Petersen’s two-run home run keyed a three-run sixth inning that broke a 5-5 tie and lifted host Bayport-Blue Point to an 8-5 victory over Shoreham-Wading River in a Suffolk County League IV softball game on Tuesday afternoon.

The game was supposed to be played in Shoreham, but Tuesday’s early rains made the Wildcats’ home field unplayable. (more…)