03/23/18 5:59am
03/23/2018 5:59 AM

The Riverhead High School boys lacrosse team has some high expectations to meet this season, not just for itself, but for some experts as well.

The Blue Waves (11-5 last year) were ranked 14th among Suffolk County Division I schools by LI Lacrosse Journal, the highest preseason seed in its history. READ

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03/20/18 9:24pm
03/20/2018 9:24 PM

Spring has sprung and a new season has begun.

Not that it felt or looked like spring. Banks of snow were piled along the sides of the girls lacrosse field at the Pulaski Sports Complex in Riverhead (with the promise of more snow to come) and temperatures were in the mid-30s. Just a few hours after spring officially arrived, Mattituck/Southold and Riverhead ushered in their own season with Tuesday’s non-league game. READ

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03/15/18 2:00pm
03/15/2018 2:00 PM

With the top six finishers in the girls one-mile race at the New Balance Indoor Nationals to be designated as All-Americans, Katherine Lee had a simple plan: stick with the pack at the front. That may be more difficult than it sounds, but for the Wading River girl, it was a soundproof idea that worked. READ

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03/15/18 6:00am

The 2017 high school baseball season was like a bad-tasting medicine for Bishop McGann-Mercy. As distasteful as it was at times, the Monarchs knew that it would bring long-term benefits down the road.

Mercy was especially young, one of the youngest teams in Suffolk County. Coach Ed Meier and his players were realistic, though, and took the approach that it was good preparation for 2018. READ

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03/14/18 2:31pm
03/14/2018 2:31 PM

One day after the news of Bishop McGann-Mercy’s pending closure came out, the shock waves were still being felt. The pain was real.

“It’s like mourning the loss of a loved one,” Mercy football coach Jeff Doroski said. “We’re going to go through that period of sadness and grief.” READ

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03/06/18 11:20pm
03/06/2018 11:20 PM

The Bishop McGann-Mercy girls basketball team found itself between Rocks and a hard place.

The Rocks would be the East Rockaway Rocks. The hard place was having to send Melina Santacroce to the bench less than midway through the third quarter because of foul trouble and then hoping for the best. And then watch uneasily as Santacroce played the entire fourth quarter with four personal fouls. READ