This time there was no lightning, unless one counted the accurate shots coming from Rob Sarraga’s stick.
When the Bay Shore and Riverhead high school boys lacrosse teams played Saturday, it conjured memories of their unusual Suffolk County Class A outbracket game last year that was suspended by lightning and took two days to complete. Riverhead, which trailed by two goals when that game was suspended in the third quarter, completed an 11-9 triumph the following day for the first and only playoff win in the team’s 17-year history.
Riverhead coach Vic Guadagnino called it the best “timeout” of his career. READ
Figuring that one stick couldn’t be all that much more different than another, Steve Failla altered his recruiting strategy. In the past, the Riverhead High School boys golf coach had modest success recruiting baseball players. These days, though, he is finding his golfers from the lacrosse field, of all places. READ
SAMANTHA BRIX PHOTO | T-shirt from the bowling fundraiser for Chris Timpone.
Wildwood Lanes bowling alley in Riverhead was packed Sunday evening with area residents who attended a fundraiser for 9-year-old Christopher Timpone, a fourth-grader at Aquebogue Elementary School who was recently diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer.
Every single lane was packed with bowlers, some donning T-shirts that read “I play for Chris” and had “Timpone” written across the back.
The fundraiser was hosted by the Riverhead High School Council for Unity, an anti-gang student enrichment group.
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