This time there was no lightning, unless one counted the accurate shots coming from Rob Sarraga’s stick.
When the Bay Shore and Riverhead high school boys lacrosse teams played Saturday, it conjured memories of their unusual Suffolk County Class A outbracket game last year that was suspended by lightning and took two days to complete. Riverhead, which trailed by two goals when that game was suspended in the third quarter, completed an 11-9 triumph the following day for the first and only playoff win in the team’s 17-year history.
Riverhead coach Vic Guadagnino called it the best “timeout” of his career. READ
As if the loaded Riverhead High School girls lacrosse team didn’t already have enough in its arsenal, the Blue Waves have added the power of positivity.
Positive thinking is on the Blue Waves’ minds these days. As a team, they are reading a book, “The Positive Dog,” that deals with the topic. The lessons learned have translated over to lacrosse.
“If you start to say something negative or think something negative, there’s a way to just turn it and make it more positive,” said coach Ashley Schandel. (more…)
Earlier in this high school boys tennis season, Riverhead freshman Khang Nguyen had a question for his coach, Lonnie Hughes. In essence, Nguyen asked why he had to play in the first singles spot.
Hughes’ answer was short, simple and to the point: “You’re the best player on the team.”
Case closed. READ
What this high school girls golf season will bring for Riverhead remains to be seen, but it’s clear that this is a team built for the future.
The youth on the team is striking. Making up the 11-player roster are one junior, two sophomores, seven freshmen and one seventh-grader.
Now that’s young. READ
The start to Mattituck/Southold’s girls lacrosse season had a strange ending. Not that the Tuckers were complaining.
Defending New York State Class D champion Mattituck led by as many as three goals Friday, fell behind after three straight Shoreham-Wading River goals and forced overtime. It was then when an odd occurrence settled the outcome of the Suffolk County Division II game. READ
The goal, well, was just X-traordinary.
What else does one expect from Shoreham-Wading River’s X Man, Xavier Arline? READ
With the changing of the seasons Wednesday, another change was seen. And it was glaring.
That change was in the Riverhead High School softball team. The Blue Waves are better than they were last year, and if their first game this season is anything to judge by, they are an awfully lot better. READ
Shoreham-Wading River entered the 2018 high school baseball season with a good deal of uncertainty, and that was understandable. After all, the Wildcats had lost 17 — yes, 17! — players to graduation. That would be a crippling number for most teams, perhaps, but not SWR. READ