“FEAR THE FIN.”
So advised the back of the Eastport-South Manor Sharks’ warmup shirts. But Shoreham-Wading River didn’t show fear in the showdown between two of Suffolk County Division II’s top girls soccer teams Wednesday. On the contrary, SWR attacked, attacked — and then attacked some more. READ
The Riverhead High School field hockey team traveled in style Friday.
It wasn’t an old yellow school bus that took the Blue Waves to Eastport-South Manor High School for their Suffolk County Class A quarterfinal.
For such a big achievement, the soft-spoken Rose Hayes really didn’t have much to say about it.
It wasn’t until after the fact when Hayes learned that she had become the first singles player from Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School to ever win a division championship.
“Pretty cool,” she told reporters. READ
When two high school girls lacrosse teams that have only one loss between them and are among the best in their respective divisions play each other, it’s going to be a good one. Saturday’s non-league showdown between Eastport-South Manor and Shoreham-Wading River did not disappoint.
Both teams’ credentials spoke for themselves. Eastport, the first-place team in Suffolk County Division II, is the defending county Class B champion. Shoreham, which is second in Division III, was a county Class C semifinalist last year with hopes for bigger and better things this year.
Jackie of Eastport.
That’s how high school girls tennis coaches refer to her. Jackie of Eastport. No last name needed. Anyone familiar with Suffolk County Division IV knows full well who Jackie of Eastport is.
That would be Jackie Bukzin, the Eastport-South Manor junior.
From Riverhead’s perspective, it could have been worse. A lot worse. It was only by the grace of Dow that it wasn’t.
That would be Grace Dow, Riverhead High School’s senior field hockey goalie.
Kevin Cutinella scored on a pass from behind the cage with 1 minute 49 seconds remaining to snap a tie and lift Shoreham-Wading River to an 8-7 victory over Eastport-South Manor in a Suffolk County Class B boys lacrosse quarterfinal on Saturday.
Not a bad opening act.
Three years ago, a field hockey program at Eastport-South Manor began with a junior high team. The next two years the program expanded with a junior varsity, all leading into this year’s inaugural varsity season. READ