Welcome to Sunken Meadow State Park, home to one of the most grueling cross-country courses in New York State. It’s a place known for breaking down runners and bringing up their times.
As described by DyeStat.com, the five-kilometer course starts with a flat 1,200 meters before the runners hit steep Snake Hill. Then they move on through a picnic area and take a half-mile climb to the base of notorious Cardiac Hill, which extends for some 200 meters of steep terrain.
“Snake kills your calves while Cardiac just kills you in general,” said Mattituck senior Christian Demchak. READ
Nothing was going to rain on Shoreham-Wading River’s parade to the Suffolk County Division IV football championship game — not even, well, the rain.
First the Wildcats played in the rain, and then they were singing in the rain. READ
More than a decade ago, visual artist Michael Dweck began photographing cars at Riverhead Raceway. (more…)
Like a tricky green, Anthony Caputo can be hard to read.
The Riverhead High School golfer is not known for wearing his emotions on his sleeve, but one has to imagine the sophomore’s heart was pounding with glee over his performance in the Section XI Championships last week at Rocky Hill Golf & Country Club in Manorville. READ
It was essentially a late start to the high school cross-country season for Adam Zelin, but the Shoreham-Wading River junior caught up in time to run his way into the state meet for a second straight year. READ
Even before teams take on the monumental task of trying to topple the Elwood/John Glenn High School girls volleyball team, they are reminded of how difficult it would be.
Beyond the fact the Knights are 11-0 this season, the walls of the Northport school’s gymnasium are plastered with 28 championship banners commemorating teams that have captured league, Suffolk County and New York State championships. READ
Shoreham-Wading River hit the high school football playoffs running. Literally.
The second-seeded Wildcats ran for 481 yards and ran up a 60-14 thumping of No. 7 Port Jefferson in a Suffolk County Division IV playoff qualifier Friday night at Thomas Cutinella Memorial Field in Shoreham. It’s the most points SWR has scored in a game this season. READ
Islip has Shoreham-Wading River’s number. That number is 0 — as in the number of goals the Wildcats have scored against Islip this year.
Unfortunately for SWR, one of those games just happened to be the Suffolk County Class A girls soccer final on Tuesday evening. READ