As the Riverhead High School boys lacrosse team walked off of Robert W. Pratt Field, its supporters — about three dozen fans who made the trip — gave the Blue Waves a rousing reception.
And for good reason.
The 10th-seeded team in the Suffolk County Class A playoffs had played its hearts out in a 10-7 quarterfinal loss to No. 2 and host Smithtown West Friday night. READ
Riverhead had waited 16 years for this moment, so what was another day?
Good things are worth waiting for, but Riverhead had waited long enough. Now the waiting is finally over. READ
Riverhead had blown a pair of two-goal leads and saw Bay Shore seize momentum, as well as a 7-5 lead. It was a great time for a timeout, except that this timeout didn’t come from the Riverhead sideline. It came from the dark sky above. READ
The Riverhead Blue Waves weren’t singing in the rain, but they were hooting and hollering, seemingly enjoying the deluge that fell from the sky.
Evidently, the Riverhead boys lacrosse players like playing in the rain. They were in their element Wednesday when off-and-on rain turned torrential at several points during their home game against Huntington at the Pulaski Sports Complex. READ
Nothing in Suffolk County Division I boys lacrosse, where parity is paramount, is easy this year. That point was made by Riverhead and Commack coaches on Tuesday, and then their teams went out and proved it. READ
What’s in a name, you ask?
Well, if the name is Connor, you could be talking about three starters on the Riverhead High School boys lacrosse team who share that first name. Senior midfielder Connor Grauer, junior attackman Connor Batjer and junior midfielder Connor Kalmus are integral pieces in Riverhead’s plans this season. Other than that, there isn’t much those three have in common. READ
The Riverhead High School boys lacrosse team has some high expectations to meet this season, not just for itself, but for some experts as well.
The Blue Waves (11-5 last year) were ranked 14th among Suffolk County Division I schools by LI Lacrosse Journal, the highest preseason seed in its history. READ
It wasn’t long after the playoffs had begun for the Riverhead High School boys lacrosse team when it was all over.
It was a tale of two halves as Riverhead was able to go toe to toe with visiting Northport through two quarters of play. Tied at six goals apiece to begin the second half, Northport shut out Riverhead in the third quarter and allowed just two goals in the fourth to cruise to a 13-8 victory Tuesday in a Suffolk County Class A Tournament outbracket game at the Pulaski Sports Complex in Riverhead.