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
As well as the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls lacrosse team has done in recent years, the Wildcats have found themselves running into a stubborn wall that prevents them from moving on to bigger and better things. That wall is the county semifinals. READ
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
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
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
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
Baseball has been good to Scott Thompson and Darnell Chandler. The two Riverhead High School seniors will move on to play at the NCAA Division II level, but before they do so, they have some unfinished business as Blue Waves.
The pair sees Riverhead as a playoff team and then some. READ
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