01/25/15 9:25pm
01/25/2015 9:25 PM
Riverhead senior Troy Trent prepares for the shot put in Sunday's League III Championship. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Riverhead senior Troy Trent prepares for the shot put in Sunday’s League III Championship. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

LEAGUE III CHAMPIONSHIP

On the bus ride to Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood Sunday, Troy Trent and Andrew Smith spoke to each other about the upcoming meet.

They each vowed to win their main events.

“We both came in today just like, we’re going to come in first,” Trent said. “We’re taking home gold medals. If the team can’t take it overall, we’ll take it for the team.”  (more…)

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01/25/15 10:00am
Riverhead senior Ra'Shae Smith finished second in the shot put at the League III Championship Saturday. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Riverhead senior Ra’Shae Smith finished second in the shot put at the League III Championship Saturday. (Credit: Bill Landon)

LEAGUE III CHAMPIONSHIP

As Ra’Shae Smith stepped into the circle for her final throw in the shot put, the Riverhead senior was feeling the pressure. She knew she had already locked up at least second place, but she still wanted to improve on her mark. (more…)

05/20/14 8:16pm
05/20/2014 8:16 PM
Riverhead senior Davion Porter (left) and Marcus Moore both jumped personal bests in the triple jump at Tuesday's Division II Championship. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Riverhead senior Davion Porter (left) and Marcus Moore both jumped personal bests in the triple jump at Tuesday’s Division II Championship. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

SECTION XI DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS

Davion Porter is the relative newcomer to the triple jump. Marcus Moore is the veteran.

Porter is quick to remind his Riverhead teammate of that fact.

“I talk a lot of smack,” said Porter, a senior. “This is my first year doing this. First season ever tripling. And [Moore's] been doing this since middle school.”  (more…)

05/19/14 9:57pm
05/19/2014 9:57 PM
McGann-Mercy sophomore Meg Tuthill finished third in the 800 at Monday's Division II Championship. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

McGann-Mercy sophomore Meg Tuthill finished third in the 800 at Monday’s Division II Championship. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

It would be understandable if Meg Tuthill felt a tad overwhelmed at the start of the 800-meter race Monday in the Division III Championships. The McGann-Mercy sophomore stood at the starting line surrounded by some of the top runners on Long Island: the Guevara sisters of Miller Place and Sarah Hardle of John Glenn, who last spring finished sixth in the 800 at the state championship.  (more…)

05/09/14 2:00pm
05/09/2014 2:00 PM
McGann-Mercy graduate Saśa Vann became an All-American today in the 4 x 400 relay at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships. (Credit: Buffalo State Athletics)

McGann-Mercy graduate Saśa Vann set a school record in the 400-meter dash for Buffalo State. (Credit: Buffalo State Athletics)

Saśa Vann, a former Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School athlete, claimed a pair of conference titles as Buffalo State rallied to finish second in the eight-team State University of New York Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships this past weekend in Geneseo.  (more…)

05/06/14 8:32pm
05/06/2014 8:32 PM
Riverhead's Marcus Moore hands the baton to Davion Porter for the final leg of the 4 x 400 relay Tuesday. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Riverhead’s Marcus Moore hands the baton to Davion Porter for the final leg of the 4 x 400 relay Tuesday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

REDMEN 72, BLUE WAVES 64

As Davion Porter crossed the finish line, an agonizing split second shy of victory, the Riverhead senior collapsed onto the track at East Islip High School. All around him, members of East Islip’s track & field team raced to congratulate their teammate, junior Zach Acocella.

Down the final stretch of the 4 x 400 relay Tuesday afternoon, Porter and Acocella were dead even. At stake was the League IV title.  (more…)