With the changing of the seasons Wednesday, another change was seen. And it was glaring.
That change was in the Riverhead High School softball team. The Blue Waves are better than they were last year, and if their first game this season is anything to judge by, they are an awfully lot better. READ
They are reunited!
Jackie Zilnicki had been the Bishop McGann-Mercy softball coach for one year before taking over the Riverhead team for the past three years. Now, three of her former Mercy players — junior outfielder Georgine Posillico, senior outfielder Ryan Waski and Jordyn Stromski, a senior who Zilnicki said can play anywhere — have joined forces with her again. The three former Monarchs will be wearing Riverhead blue and white this coming season. READ
The first half ended and, before heading into the locker room, the Riverhead High School girls basketball players dispersed into the bleachers to present flowers to their parents as a show of appreciation for their support throughout the season. Might the Blue Waves present them with a victory in the form of a huge upset as well?
Not on Tuesday. READ
At 5-11, Kristina Dunn is taller than many of the high school players she competes against on the basketball court, and yet, Dunn knows what it’s like to play in someone’s shadow. READ
In the spirit of the holiday season, the Riverhead High School girls basketball team was in a giving mood Thursday.
Sometimes, however, it was the wrong type of giving that the Blue Waves had in mind, as in giving away the basketball. (more…)
Jackie Zilnicki steps in as the team’s third coach in three years. Graduation has taken away the familiar faces of Faith Johnson-DeSilvia, Kim Ligon and Kate McCarney.
With a fairly clean break from its past, Riverhead High School girls basketball opens a new chapter in its history.
“It is a new beginning,” said Zilnicki, who more than anyone else will write it. READ
The word of the day for the Riverhead High School softball team?
Grace wasn’t always amazing all of the time, but she was pretty darn good when it really counted.
Called into the Suffolk County League III softball game as an emergency relief pitcher in the second inning, Grace Dillingham helped Riverhead overcome not one, but two deficits before shutting down Northport over the final two innings en route to an exciting and dramatic 8-7 win on Thursday afternoon. READ