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04/15/16 8:38pm
04/15/2016 8:38 PM

Bishop McGann-Mercy softball coach Jackie Zilnicki 041516

When the curtain on the drama that unfolded on the Center Moriches High School softball field finally fell, Red Devils coach Rich Roberts heaved a sigh of relief. His counterpart, Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Jackie Zilnicki, agonized over what might have been.

McGann-Mercy was one out away from pulling off an upset and winning the Suffolk County League VII game, which was full of chills and thrills. But Center Moriches is undefeated for a reason. The Red Devils can hit the ball and they have a knack for coming through under pressure.

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04/05/16 9:00am
04/05/2016 9:00 AM

Melissa Marchese is not a typical high school softball player. Last year she started every game for Shoreham-Wading River as an eighth-grader. Not many eighth-graders play at the varsity level, never mind as starters.

And not many players in any grade have done what Marchese did last Wednesday.

12/14/15 6:00am

When the first pitch of the 2015 Riverhead Little League season was thrown, it wasn’t clear who — if anyone — would step up to the plate and serve as the league’s president after longtime volunteer Tony Sammartano announced he was stepping down.

But Riverhead Little Leaguers will be playing ball again next spring — this time behind the leadership of Scott Wicklund. READ

05/26/15 8:04pm
05/26/2015 8:04 PM
Shoreham-Wading River eighth-grader Nickey Ness looks to make a throw. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Shoreham-Wading River eighth-grader Nickey Ness looks to make a throw. (Credit: Bill Landon)


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…)

05/22/15 7:11pm
05/22/2015 7:11 PM


Shoreham-Wading River senior Hailey Tilton stood near the dugout amid a jubilant group of teammates when a spectator yelled for her attention.

“You played some game, kid!” the man said to her.

“Thank you!” she replied.  (more…)