A win is a win, as they say, but there is something about the thrill of a sudden-victory overtime triumph that may make it feel extra special for a high school field hockey team. Perhaps it’s the drama. The intensity could have something to do with it.
As difficult as Saturday’s high school football game was for Riverhead, it was considerably harder for Alec Kiernan.
And Kiernan played for Centereach, which breezed to victory. READ
This is not the same Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School football team as last year. No way, no how.
The team’s early-season results and the way it plays on the field speak for themselves. READ
When it comes to going vertical, there aren’t many people who can top Rickie Casazza.
Volleyball is a natural for Casazza, who is 5-11, but has high jumped 6-4 in track and field. The other day Casazza checked to see what his vertical leap is. “I measured 36 inches,” he said.
Add his fine hitting technique to the mix, and Casazza brings a fearsome presence to the net for Shoreham-Wading River High School. READ
Just call him Johnny-on-the-spot.
In his first high school varsity football start on Saturday, Jake Meeker showed an uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time. READ
The seed was planted early. Real early.
Echoes of the postgame celebrations of Shoreham-Wading River’s third straight Long Island Class IV football championship were still ringing when coach Matt Millheiser pulled Xavier Arline aside to give him a message. “I want four,” he told the player.
One will not find a star runner among them, but that doesn’t mean the Shoreham-Wading River High School boys cross-country team will not be shooting for the sky — or at least the top of Suffolk County League VI.
Riverhead coach Kristin Andrejack and her players had nothing but positives to say after their high school girls volleyball team’s season-opening match on Thursday. They glowed with excitement over what they had seen from their team.