A near-capacity crowd turned out for the “I Love America Night” program at Riverhead Raceway Saturday night and they saw some show. When the 50-lap NASCAR Modified feature event was checkered, former three-time champion John Fortin Sr. of Holtsville earned his 34th career victory, breaking a tie with the late Chris Young for fourth on the all-time win list. READ
Shoreham-Wading River High School’s rising star, Blake Wehr, is a rising high jumper who looks to be going places. Heck, he has been to some impressive places already, like Sacramento, Calif., for last month’s USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Championships. READ
It had been over a month since defending Riverhead Raceway NASCAR Modified champion Kyle Soper of Manorville had visited victory lane. He figured it was time to change that. READ
With a defense like that, it really shouldn’t have come as a surprise that the Shoreham-Wading River girls soccer team was able to successfully defend its Town of Brookhaven Summer League championship.
SWR did just that Thursday night with — what else? — a shutout in the championship game. Jillian Hobbes, a junior striker/midfielder, put in both goals in a 2-0 defeat of Rocky Point at Diamond in the Pines in Coram. The assists came from her sister, Sara Hobbes, and Graceann Leonard. Alison Devall posted the shutout. READ
In a historical week for the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, one way or another, there were going to be firsts.
The Riverhead Tomcats, who in 2018 became the last HCBL club to win its first title, were trying to become the first team in the league’s 12-year history to nab consecutive championships. That would have been a nice achievement, but the Westhampton Aviators had other ideas. READ
The top two Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League teams play home games on fields that couldn’t be much more different. The second-seeded defending champion Riverhead Tomcats call the spacious field at Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton — where home runs are a relative rarity — home. (more…)
NASCAR Modified veteran Dave Brigati of Calverton won his first race of 2019 Saturday when he captured the annual Baldwin, Evans & Jarzombek 77 at Riverhead Raceway. READ
The Riverhead Tomcats are returning to the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League championship series. There’s no catch, but there was The Catch.
A phenomenal diving catch by centerfielder Jason Coules — along with clutch play by the Tomcats in general — makes it possible for Riverhead to continue the defense of its title. READ