10/14/11 10:00am
10/14/2011 10:00 AM
Reggie Moore

ROBERT O'ROURK FILE PHOTO | Riverhead receiver Reggie Moore scored three touchdowns in last week's 34-27 Blue Waves win.

If the Riverhead football team has proved anything this season, it’s that its games are chock-full of drama. A Blue Waves game has become must-watch high school football.

Today should be another good one as the 5-0 Blue Waves travel to West Babylon to face the only other unbeaten team in Division II. Only three other teams in Suffolk County (Sachem North, D-I; Sayville, D-III; John Glenn, D-IV) are still unbeaten.

The Riverhead News-Review will provide live coverage right here.

While both teams are 5-0, West Babylon is technically in first place based on the power points. So call the Blue Waves an underdog if you wish.

The Blue Waves come into tonight’s 7 p.m. game off a win against Walt Whitman, which was much closer than the Blue Waves would have liked. They persevered through a Charles Bartlett injury — one week after quarterback Ryan Bitzer missed some time from an injury — and came from behind to pull out another squeaker.

West Babylon has played its share of close games this season. The Eagles beat East Islip in overtime Week 2, 16-10. Last week the Eagles trailed by a touchdown at halftime against Hills West before winning 34-28.

The Eagles aired it out against the Colts with great success. Quarterback Clifton Melhado completed 20-of-28 passes for 342 yards and four touchdowns, according to the Newsday box score.

The Blue Waves have given up 30 points per game, so another shoot-out could be in order.

One other local football game is on the schedule at 7 p.m. tonight. McGann-Mercy (2-3) hosts Mount Sinai (4-1). The Mustangs come into the game as heavy favorites after a 26-20 win over previously unbeaten Amityville. The Monarchs, after posting consecutive shutouts, couldn’t contain the Hampton Bays ground attack in a 40-6 loss.

The rest of Friday’s schedule is as follows:


SWR at Invitational (Brown University), 6 p.m.


SWR at Invitational (Brown University) 9 a.m.


Riverhead (3-6) at Hampton Bays (1-7), 4:30 p.m.

SWR (9-1) at Comsewogue (5-5), 7 p.m.


Hills West (3-6-1) at Riverhead (1-7), 4:30 p.m.

McGann-Mercy (2-6-1) at Ross (1-6), 4:30 p.m.

Mattituck (6-3-1) at SWR (5-2-1), 4:30 p.m.


Riverhead (9-5) at Mattituck (14-0), 4 p.m.


McGann-Mercy (3-6) at Greenport/Southold (4-6), 4:30 p.m.

10/13/11 10:00am
10/13/2011 10:00 AM

In a crowded League VI, the Shoreham-Wading River boys soccer team will look to keep pace this afternoon when John Glenn pays a visit to Shoreham.

The Wildcats, who graduated a big portion of their roster after last season, have gotten off to a terrific start in 2011. Coming into today the Wildcats at 4-1-1 in league and in a three-way tie for first place along with Westhampton and East Hampton. John Glenn isn’t far behind at 4-2.

Every game at this point is a big one for the Wildcats, who will be looking to not only secure a playoff spot, but try to earn a high enough seed for a home playoff game.

The Wildcats won 2-1 against Glenn back in September.

Game time for today is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Be sure to check back for a full recap of today’s game.

The rest of Thursday’s schedule is as follows:


Riverhead (1-6) at McGann-Mercy (3-7) (Olde Vine), 4 p.m.

SWR (4-1) at Ward Melville (8-0) (St. Georges), 4 p.m.


Southampton (9-0-1) at McGann-Mercy (2-8), 4:30 p.m.


Riverhead (1-7) at Deer Park (7-2), 4 p.m.


McGann-Mercy (12-2) at Southampton (2-9), 4 p.m.

Mattituck (14-0) at SWR (10-5), 4 p.m.


SWR (0-7) at Huntington (3-4), 4 p.m.


Babylon (6-6) at SWR (5-4), 4:30 p.m.

10/12/11 10:00am
10/12/2011 10:00 AM

One big game down. Another big game to go.

The Shoreham-Wading River girls soccer team knocked off Mount Sinai, 3-1, Tuesday afternoon at home behind goals by Kari Quinn, Victoria Creta and Logan Hoffman.

The Wildcats improved to 5-2 in League VII while the Mustangs fell to 4-2-1. In a heated race that features five teams all near the top of the league, the Wildcats face another tough challenge tonight when they travel to Center Moriches, the last unbeaten in the league. The Red Devils are 4-0-3, their last game a 5-0 shutout over Southampton.

Shoreham and Center Moriches face off under the lights at 7 p.m.

The teams opened the league season against each other Sept. 20 and Center Moriches prevailed 2-0.

The rest of Wednesday’s schedule is as follows:


Miller Place (5-4) at Riverhead (2-5), 4 p.m.


Stony Brook (4-5) at SWR (4-0) (Baiting Hollow), 4 p.m.

Greenport/Southold (3-5) at McGann-Mercy (2-7) (Olde Vine), 4 p.m.


Smithtown East (5-5) at Riverhead (3-5), 4 p.m.


Riverhead (8-5) at Mattituck (14-0), 4 p.m.

SWR (10-5) at Eastport-South Manor (9-4), 4 p.m.


Riverhead (1-6) at Deer Park (7-2), 4 p.m.

Pierson (4-6) at McGann-Mercy (2-6), 4:30 p.m.

10/11/11 11:00am
10/11/2011 11:00 AM
Emma Houlihan, Shoreham-Wading River girls volleyball

ROBERT O'ROURK FILE PHOTO | Emma Houlihan leads Shoreham-Wading RIver against Mattituck this afternoon.

At the midway point of the League VII season, the Shoreham-Wading River girls volleyball team is sitting at .500 with a 3-3 record. Overall the Wildcats at 4-4.

The Wildcats begin the second half of the league season this afternoon on the road at Mattituck beginning at 4 p.m. In their first meeting of the season Sept. 12 the Wildcats won 3-1. Mattituck is also 3-3 in league.

It’ll be the second time of the season Mattituck coach Frank Massa coaches against his daughter, Maddie, who is a senior for the Wildcats.

The Wildcats opened the league season with three straight victories, but have since lost their last three, all against the current top teams in the league. Hampton Bays, Bayport-Blue Point and Mount Sinai all knocked off the Wildcats in three games.

Be sure to check back for a full recap of Tuesday’s game.

The rest of the schedule is as follows:


Deer Park (0-2) at Riverhead (1-2) (Indian Island), 4 p.m.

SWR (4-0) at John Glenn (3-1) (Sunken Meadow), 4:30 p.m.


Huntington (1-1) at Riverhead (1-1) (Indian Island), 4 p.m.

Westhampton (1-2) at SWR (2-1) (Sunken Meadow), 4:30 p.m.


Riverhead (2-5) at William Floyd (1-5), 4 p.m.

SWR (8-1) at Port Jefferson (1-7), 4 p.m.


McGann-Mercy (2-7) at Hampton Bays (1-8) (LI National), 4 p.m.

Ward Melville (7-0) at SWR (4-0) (Baiting Hollow), 4 p.m.


Mount Sinai (4-4) at SWR (5-2-2), 4 p.m.

Babylon (1-7-1) at McGann-Mercy (2-7), 4:30 p.m.


Mount Sinai (4-1-2) at SWR (4-2), 4 p.m.


Center Moriches (0-12) at Riverhead (8-4), 3:30 p.m.

Ross (1-7) at McGann-Mercy (11-2), 4 p.m.

Southold/Greenport (4-8) at SWR (9-4), 4:30 p.m.