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Representing Long Island in Tuesday's Empire Challenge game are (from left) Isreal Squires, Ethan Greenidge and Dan Hughes.

Representing Long Island in Tuesday’s Empire Challenge game are (from left) Isreal Squires, Ethan Greenidge and Dan Hughes.

After guiding Shoreham-Wading River through an unforgettable run to the Long Island Championship last fall, Shoreham-Wading River senior Dan Hughes will get one more chance to throw on the pads as a high school football player.

Hughes, the quarterback of the Wildcats, is one of three local players who will represent Long Island next week in the annual Empire Challenge game at Hofstra University. The game features the top Long Island players against New York City. (more…)

03/19/15 5:00pm
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Shoreham-Wading River graduate Mike Malave. (Credit: Zack Lane/Hofstra University)

Shoreham-Wading River graduate Mike Malave has scored 17 goals in six games for Hofstra University this season. (Credit: Zack Lane/Hofstra University)

For Hofstra University senior attackman Mike Malave, this season has been a quantum leap over his past years with the lacrosse team.

Through six games, the former Shoreham-Wading High School standout already has accumulated 17 goals. In contrast, he scored 9, 11 and 26 goals, respectively, his previous three seasons.

The reason is simple: confidence. (more…)

03/17/15 4:00pm
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Riverhead graduate Carolyn Carrera finds herself in a new role on the lacrosse field as a player on Hofstra's team. (Credit: Zack Lane/Hofstra University)

Riverhead graduate Carolyn Carrera finds herself in a new role on the lacrosse field as a player at Hofstra this spring. (Credit: Zack Lane/Hofstra University)

Carolyn Carrera has gone through a transition and a half during her freshman year at Hofstra University.

A former standout four-year starter and goal-scoring threat for the Riverhead High School girls lacrosse team, Carrera has seen playing time as a defensive midfielder. (more…)

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Shoreham-Wading River graduate Mike Malave was named CAA co-Player of the Week after leading Hofstra to a pair of victories last week. (Credit: Zack Lane, Hofstra Athletics)

Shoreham-Wading River graduate Mike Malave was named CAA co-Player of the Week after leading Hofstra to a pair of victories last week. (Credit: Zack Lane, Hofstra Athletics)

After scoring an overtime, game-winning goal Saturday to lead the Hofstra men’s lacrosse team past sixth-ranked Cornell, Shoreham-Wading River graduate Mike Malave was named the Colonial Athletic Association’s co-Player of the Week Monday.  (more…)

11/29/13 4:10pm
11/29/2013 4:10 PM

JOE WERKMEISTER PHOTO | The celebration begins for Carey after a 20-6 win Friday night over Riverhead in the Class II Long Island Championship at Hofstra University.

CLASS II Long Island Championship
Carey 20, Riverhead 6

Hofstra University

The Riverhead Blue Waves fell to the Carey Seahawks 20-6 in the Class II Long Island Football Championship at Hofstra Stadium Friday.

It was the second straight year the county champion Waves lost in the Long Island title game.

It’s the first L.I. championship for Carey of Franklin Square, which scored all three of its touchdowns during a nine-minute stretch in the second quarter. The Seahawks hadn’t won a Nassau County title since 1978.

Jaron Greenidge scored Riverhead’s only touchdown on a 14-yard pass from quarterback Cody Smith with 9:21 left in the fourth quarter. The Waves threatened to score again with about two minutes to play, but turned it over on downs five yards from the goal line.

Smith was 21 of 32 passing for 161 yards and the one score. He rushed for 42 yards on 8 carries.

Running back Ryun Moore — filling in for Jeremiah Cheatom, who was academically ineligible — had 20 carries for 126 yards. Moore also had a team-high seven tackles for the Waves.

Riverhead receiver Ryan Hubbard caught eight passes for 71 yards. Teammate Darren Jefferson had seven catches for 57 yards.

Carey quarterback Ray Catapano was 7 of 16 passing for 92 yards and one touchdown. He also scored on a 7-yard scramble.

Seahawks receiver Andrew Ris, who caught the one score from Catapano, also threw for a 35-yard touchdown to Nick Spillane.

Conor Colasurdo of Carey led all players with 8.5 tackles.

Riverhead actually outgained Carey 316 yards to 268.

Read a recap of our live blog below:


11/29/13 12:00pm
JOE WERKMEISTER PHOTO  |  Riverhead fans were fired up for tonight's Division II county championship game against East Islip.

JOE WERKMEISTER PHOTO | Riverhead fans were fired up for the county championship game. Today, the Blue Waves will play for the Long Island title.

Now, for an encore.

After last week’s stunning last-second win in the county championship, the Riverhead Blue Waves return to the field today for their final game of the 2013 season. The Blue Waves will face Carey at 4:30 p.m. at Hofstra University for the Class II Long Island Championship.

Check back tonight for a live blog from Stony Brook for real time updates on the game.

For a recap of Riverhead’s season thus far, click on the timeline below:

11/17/13 12:00pm
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RIVERHEAD SCHOOLS PHOTO | Riverhead seniors Jaron Greenidge and Carolyn Carrera both inked National Letters of Intent Friday to play lacrosse in college. Pictured are: Front Row, seated (l-r) Jaron Greenridge, Xann Greenridge, Mario Carrera, Carolyn Carrera and Dawn Carrera. Back Row, standing (l-r): Athletic Director Bill Groth, boys lacrosse coach Victor Guadagnino, guidance counselor Chris Martin, Jaron’s dad—Robin Greenridge, assistant girls lacrosse Coach Jim Janecek, girls lacrosse Coach Ashley King and RHS Principal Charles Regan.

Two Riverhead lacrosse players signed National Letters of Intent during the early signing period to continue playing their sport in college.

Jaron Greenidge signed with Brevard College, a Division II school in Brevard, N.C. Carolyn Carrera signed with Hofstra University, where she also plans to play soccer. The signing period for soccer starts in February.

Greenidge, who’s currently playing on the Blue Waves’ football team that is headed to the county championship game, is a defenseman on the lacrosse team. As a sophomore, he was the Suffolk County Rookie of the Year. During that time, the Blue Waves have enjoyed their most successful seasons in program history, culminating in a playoff appearance last year.

Greenidge was a scholar athlete in 2012 and 2013 and was an all-county selection for lacrosse and football.

“Jaron has a lot of athleticism, dedication and a strong commitment to excellence,” said lacrosse coach Victor Guadagnino, who is also a social studies teacher at Riverhead. “He’s strong and he has a lot of speed.”

Carrera has not only been a star athlete at Riverhead, but one of the top students in her grade. She ranked third in her class with a 98.75 unweighted GPA.

On the field, Carrera is an All-American midfielder who was chosen to play on the Long Island Metropolitan Team that competed in the U.S. Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament at Lehigh University. Carrera was the first Riverhead lacrosse player selected for a such an honor.

Carrera was recently honored as one of 12 national finalists for the Wendy’s Heisman Award. She was the female winner of the award for New York. There was 102 state winners in contention to be one of the 12 national finalists.

“She’s a leader and a role model,” said lacrosse coach Ashley King. “She definitely has a bright future. I’m in awe of her efforts and abilities both on the playing field and in the community.”

02/16/2013 2:30 PM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Yasmin Wamala and Breshay Wigglesworth of Imani Dance Ensemble perform Friday morning at Albert G. Prodell Middle School.

Students at Albert G. Prodell Middle School read essays about dreams for their world inspired by The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and their hopes for the future during Friday morning’s Black History program, the first of its kind at the school.

The seventh and eighth-grade students were treated to African Dance workshops by the Imani Dance Ensemble from Hofstra University. The Ensemble was formed in 1972 to provide the community with an outlet for cultural expression through dance.

Students in the band, orchestra and chorus performed the theme song “Dry your tears, Afrika” from the movie “Amistad.”

The program, which students and teachers had been preparing for since the beginning of the month, was part of the new professional development program that was instituted in the district this year.

Superintendent Steven Cohen said the Board of Education and the teacher’s union agreed this year to the weekly workshops and he’s excited about the district’s new approach to professional development.

“They agreed having a little professional development all of the time is better than having it in big chunks,” he said. “It’s more tailored to individual needs and it’s the teachers driving the process.”

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