If anything, the Riverhead High School girls basketball team’s 74-71 victory over Copiague in the Claude Byer Tournament Monday night was a reminder of how quickly momentum can change the game.
Trailing 44-43, the Blue Waves rattled off nine consecutive points in the final 57.8 seconds of the third quarter to tip the balance in their favor at Amityville High School. READ
Even on a night in which his team endures a tough wrestling match, a coach still can find some solace. Take, for instance, Riverhead’s 57-18 loss at Smithtown West Friday night. READ
Matt Millheiser, architect of three straight Long Island championships by the Shoreham-Wading River High School football team, will not return to the team next year.
Millheiser confirmed, in a text message, that he had stepped down as the team’s coach Monday afternoon. READ
The focus these days for the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls basketball team has been on Mikayla Dwyer’s right knee. That’s because the Wildcats know they need a healthy Dwyer on the court in order to get a leg up on the tough competition.
So, Shoreham must have been thankful it didn’t need Dwyer to play a full 32 minutes Thursday against a struggling Southampton team that had only seven players available for the Suffolk County League VI game. Some question remained as to whether Dwyer would play at all because of the ailing knee, but the senior guard was out there among the starting five, wearing a bandage wrap and a knee pad. READ
They had faith in Faith.
When the game is on the line, the Riverhead Blue Waves know who to go to — Faith Johnson-DeSilvia. (more…)
Not that one could tell, because there were no outward signs of it, but Mark Matyka wasn’t feeling his best before Tuesday’s Suffolk County League III wrestling match at Centereach High School.
Ryan Carrick is following in some big footsteps, literally and figuratively. READ
The players on the court spanned a generation. Riverhead graduates, some from 15 to 20 years ago, raced across the high school basketball court during the annual alumni game in late December.
Bill Hedges looked on alongside fellow track and field coach Sal Loverde as their team began practice. READ