As classes at Riverhead High School resumed after the holiday break, Stephanie Piraino’s ninth-grade English classes were presented with a challenge: Choose an important cause and devise a strategy to spread awareness about it in a way that uses social media for good. READ
The Riverhead cheerleading team set a lofty goal heading into its first competition of the competitive cheer season Sunday: Finish in the top three at the Universal Cheerleaders Association Pocono Regional in Kutztown, Penn. READ
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…)