Judging by its performances this season, the Riverhead High School girls winter track team is going to acquire a reputation for being a sprinting school.
“It’s about time,” coach Justin Cobis said. “We’ve always had one or two.”
Now, the Blue Waves have more than that. READ
It’s the irony of ironies. Kian Martelli, perhaps best known for his jumping ability as a track and field athlete more than anything else, had been advised by doctors to avoid participating in sports that involve jumping.
That medical advice came after Martelli tore ligaments in both knees when he was in middle school.
“I just said, ‘No, it’s not happening,” said Martelli. READ
Once it took the court, this defense never rested.
Shoreham-Wading River’s clamp-down defense was continually in the face of Westhampton Beach shooters. If the Wildcats weren’t stealing the ball or forcing some other sort of turnover, they were wearing down the Hurricanes. The final result was somewhat unexpected: a 39-38 SWR upset in the Suffolk County League V girls basketball game in its own gym Friday.
“That was pretty big,” SWR senior guard Michele Corona said afterward. READ
It’s dangerous grabbing Tigers by the tail. They’re bound to react.
And that’s just what the Northport Tigers did Thursday night after Riverhead battled them in a tight first half in which the teams were separated by only two points. READ
Going from hunter to hunted is a big change. Connor Pearce likes it.
That metamorphosis in Pearce’s wrestling career took place last season when the Shoreham-Wading River High School wrestler won the Suffolk County Division II championship at 113 pounds and went on to compete in his first state tournament. It was an experience to remember. READ
Matt Cook firmly believes better days are ahead for the Shoreham-Wading River High School boys basketball team in the next couple of years. It’s just that he will not be around to see them.
Does that bother the SWR captain, one of only two seniors on the young team?
“I try not to think about that yet,” he said. READ
Malachi Boisseau doesn’t waste time. When the whistle blows to start a wrestling match, he goes right to work, bringing energy and a sense of extreme urgency. He wants to end the match in the first period, and for good reason.
“His biggest strength is the first period,” Mattituck/Greenport/Southold coach Cory Dolson said. “His biggest weakness is the third period.” READ
The hardest part of Scott Hackal’s job as the Riverhead High School boys bowling coach these days may be right before matches. That’s when he has to figure out what names to jot down in his five-bowler lineup.
As simple as that sounds, it’s not easy. Not with this team. READ