The signs are there that this is a program on the rebound.
One couldn’t tell by the Shoreham-Wading River High School boys basketball team’s deceptive 4-16 record from the last school season, but the eye test didn’t lie. The Wildcats were competitive in many of their games in competitive Suffolk County League V. They had definitely made strides since their 1-19 season in 2017-18. READ
The buzz was back in Riverhead.
From the season’s earliest moments, the Blue Waves played with an energy that gave fans reason to rise out of their seats. READ
With the start of the Suffolk County Class AA boys basketball playoffs barely a week away, this is not the best time to have your poorest performance of the season.
Yet, playoff-bound Riverhead did just that in a discouraging 75-56 loss to host Bay Shore in a League II game on Tuesday night. (more…)
Will Jantzen took his seat at the end of the row of chairs on the bench, the furthest away from the scorer’s table. He knew full well he wouldn’t see much action on the basketball court, if any at all.
To hear Jantzen talk about it, that doesn’t matter much to him. What really matters to the Shoreham-Wading River High School senior is the mere fact that he’s wearing a Wildcats uniform. That’s something he didn’t do — as much as he wanted to — the last three seasons. READ
Welcome to Suffolk County League II, where parity reigns supreme — and no lead is safe.
Every game is a battle. On any given night … READ
It’s dangerous grabbing Tigers by the tail. They’re bound to react.
And that’s just what the Northport Tigers did Thursday night after Riverhead battled them in a tight first half in which the teams were separated by only two points. READ
The game goes down in the record book as a capital L, but the Riverhead boys basketball team hopes to turn Monday’s road loss at Half Hollow Hills East into something positive down its stretch run for the playoffs. READ
Matt Cook firmly believes better days are ahead for the Shoreham-Wading River High School boys basketball team in the next couple of years. It’s just that he will not be around to see them.
Does that bother the SWR captain, one of only two seniors on the young team?
“I try not to think about that yet,” he said. READ