What this high school girls golf season will bring for Riverhead remains to be seen, but it’s clear that this is a team built for the future.
The youth on the team is striking. Making up the 11-player roster are one junior, two sophomores, seven freshmen and one seventh-grader.
Now that’s young. READ
Shoreham-Wading River has a proud history in girls tennis. Eleven league championships, four Suffolk County team finalists. Individually, the Wildcats have produced four county champions and 13 division champs.
Things were sort of sidetracked when SWR’s tennis courts fell into such disrepair that they were closed for a while, but new courts were built in 2016 and the Wildcats have been building up their team since. READ
The heat is on.
As in the heat of a new high school girls tennis season.
But there was also actual heat on Tuesday. Plenty of it. READ
The Riverhead High School girls golf team has one tough act to follow — itself.
The Blue Waves (11-1 last year) are coming off a stellar season in which they captured their first title, sharing the Suffolk County League III crown with Sachem. READ
Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School produced one of the best girls tennis teams in its history in 2011, according to coach Mike Clauberg. How good was last year’s team? Last year’s Monarchs, he said, would have been a good matchup for that 2011 team. READ
Debbie Lutjen has been teaching golf in her physical education classes at Shoreham-Wading River High School for 22 years. The past five years she has pushed for the school to field a girls golf team.
Lutjen’s efforts have reached fruition. This year, for the first time, a Shoreham girls team is hitting the links.
It’s performance that counts for Jillian Dinowitz, not records or numbers.
“That’s all I really care about is trying to do my best,” said Dinowitz, a junior on the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls tennis team. “I really just care about how I play. The wins and losses really don’t mean much.”
The Bishop McGann-Mercy girls tennis team begins the 2016 season in new digs at the Keith Goodale Memorial Tennis Courts. The upgraded facility, funded through donations from the Goodale and Kappenberg families, now features six courts instead of four. READ