05/21/15 9:05pm
05/21/2015 9:05 PM
McGann-Mercy senior shortstop Micaela Zebroski fields a ground ball in Thursday's playoff game at Center Moriches. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

McGann-Mercy senior shortstop Micaela Zebroski fields a ground ball in Thursday’s playoff game at Center Moriches. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

The challenge for the McGann-Mercy softball team Thursday was to accomplish something no team could do this season: defeat Center Moriches.

The Red Devils, 20-0 and the No. 1 seed in Class B, moved one step closer to a county crown with a 12-3 victory over the Monarchs.  (more…)

05/20/15 8:40pm
05/20/2015 8:40 PM
Shoreham-Wading River center fielder Caitlin Mirabell charges in to make a catch Wednesday against Comsewogue. (Credit: John O'Rourk)

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…)

05/15/15 7:17pm
05/15/2015 7:17 PM
Riverhead shortstop Dani Napoli applies a tag on Hills West senior Samantha Katz. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

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…)

05/14/15 2:06pm
05/14/2015 2:06 PM
Riverhead shortstop Dani Napoli fields a grounder in the regular season finale Tuesday. The Blue Waves open the playoffs Friday.(Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Riverhead shortstop Dani Napoli fields a grounder in the regular season finale Tuesday. The Blue Waves open the playoffs Friday.(Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

The Riverhead softball team will open the 2015 playoffs with an outbracket game Friday at Half Hollow Hills West.

The Blue Waves were seeded No. 18 in the Class AA tournament and will face the No. 15 seed in the Colts. The winner advances to play at No. 2 Commack.  (more…)

05/11/15 7:55pm
05/11/2015 7:55 PM
McGann-Mercy freshman Isabella Sorgi fires a pitch against Pierson Monday. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

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…)

05/09/15 5:00pm
05/09/2015 5:00 PM
An alumni softball game will be played on the McGann-Mercy field. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

An alumni softball game will be played on the McGann-Mercy field. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

All Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School alumni are invited to join in an alumni softball game on Sunday, May 17, at 1 p.m.

The game will be played on the McGann-Mercy softball field next to the junior high school. Anyone interested should RSVP to the McGann-Mercy alumni office at 631-727-5900, ext. 403.

04/25/15 2:19pm
04/25/2015 2:19 PM
Little League president Tony Sammartano addresses the teams during his last Opening Day. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Little League president Tony Sammartano addresses the teams during his last Opening Day. (Credit: Paul Squire)

On his last Opening Day, Riverhead Little League president Tony Sammartano had some advice to share.

To parents: Enjoy these chilly spring days with your young kids. These will be the best memories.

To the audience: Take the time to volunteer with the Little League for your own children or your community.  (more…)

04/24/15 8:00am
04/24/2015 8:00 AM

HomePlats

Saturday’s opening day ceremony will be Tony Sammartano’s last as Riverhead Little League president. After about 15 years at the helm, organizing an activity that hundreds and hundreds of kids have had the opportunity to enjoy, it’s time for him to move on to greener pastures.

Problem is, it’s not exactly clear who, if anyone, is going to run the league after Tony and his wife, Jennifer — another of the league’s five board members — step down. (more…)