On a recent Saturday morning, Randy Hintze watched as the next round of pickleball matches began at Stotzky Park in the weekly Ladder League hosted by Riverhead Town’s recreation department. A retired Southampton Town police detective who lives in Wading River, Mr. Hintze, 63, had just completed an intense match during the first round of games. READ
Good things come to those who wait. Or so they say.
The Riverhead girls lacrosse team was perhaps at its most patient Saturday. The Blue Waves were in anything but a hurry, taking their sweet time on offense (sometimes minutes at a time), passing the ball around clockwise, and then counterclockwise, as if in a practice drill. They were in no rush at all as they probed, looking for weaknesses in Bayport-Blue Point’s defense.
The Riverhead Blue Waves had hoped to turn the Middle Country Mad Dogs into the Sad Dogs. It didn’t happen, but at the same time, the Blue Waves couldn’t feel too bad. Not even in defeat.
Riverhead overcame a five-goal deficit it faced early in the second half and tied the score, only to fall, 11-10, on Jennifer Barry’s free-position shot with 6 minutes, 31 seconds to go in a showdown Saturday between two undefeated, highly ranked Suffolk County Division I girls lacrosse teams. Second-seeded Riverhead and third-seeded Middle Country entered the game at Riverhead’s Pulaski Sports Complex with nine wins between them. READ