As it rounds the final turn toward the regular-season finish line in a desperate push for the playoffs, the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls basketball team, having lost its last two games, knows what it has to do.
As in bounce back. READ
The first half ended and, before heading into the locker room, the Riverhead High School girls basketball players dispersed into the bleachers to present flowers to their parents as a show of appreciation for their support throughout the season. Might the Blue Waves present them with a victory in the form of a huge upset as well?
Not on Tuesday. READ
Will Jantzen took his seat at the end of the row of chairs on the bench, the furthest away from the scorer’s table. He knew full well he wouldn’t see much action on the basketball court, if any at all.
To hear Jantzen talk about it, that doesn’t matter much to him. What really matters to the Shoreham-Wading River High School senior is the mere fact that he’s wearing a Wildcats uniform. That’s something he didn’t do — as much as he wanted to — the last three seasons. READ
Welcome to Suffolk County League II, where parity reigns supreme — and no lead is safe.
Every game is a battle. On any given night … READ
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