04/30/14 12:00pm
04/30/2014 12:00 PM
Riverhead cheerleaders perform during halftime of a football game Nov. 16. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Riverhead cheerleaders perform during halftime of a football game Nov. 16. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Riverhead athletic director Bill Groth remembers attending cheerleading competitions for the first time sometime around the mid-90s. The Blue Waves were a newcomer to the competitive scene, a phenomenon just beginning to sweep Long Island.

“You go to those championships,” Groth said, “and you’re going to have one word come out: Wow.” (more…)