A high school boys lacrosse game of great consequence came to down to a simple game of keepaway. Yorktown is good at keepaway, among other things.
Protecting a 6-5 lead in a New York State Class B semifinal, Yorktown was running the clock down during the final minutes when Shoreham-Wading River caught a break. A turnover gave Shoreham the ball and hope. But that hope didn’t last long.
After playing in the bitter cold with temperatures in the mid-30s, the Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats must have felt a warm feeling inside as they walked off Thomas Cutinella Memorial Field. Their performance, however, might have sent a chill through the other boys lacrosse teams in Suffolk County Division II.
During the trophy presentation ceremony, the public-address announcer at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium intoned: “Congratulations to Matt Millheiser and his Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats. They are the Class IV Long Island champions for 2015.” READ
It’s with good reason that an opposing defense focuses so much of its attention on Shoreham-Wading River’s Chris Rosati. After all, the senior running back leads Long Island in rushing touchdowns this season. Every time he touches the ball, he’s a threat to break a touchdown. READ
Jason Curran’s become the boss of the Shoreham-Wading River football team.
He’s the team’s quarterback, taking over the reigns from Danny Hughes after his spectacular senior season a year ago. READ
Shoreham-Wading River running back Chris Rosati carries the football in Saturday’s 49-7 win over Bayport-Blue Point. He scored three touchdowns in the game.(Credit: Bill Landon)
Shoreham Wading River hasn’t lost a football game since November of 2013, when they fell in the second round of the playoffs to their then nemesis, Babylon. Since that day, the seeds of a winning culture have blossomed and permeate through every player who wears the Wildcats’ blue and gold. READ
Shorheam-Wading River junior Jason Curran scored five goals in Tuesday’s win over Rocky Point. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
WILDCATS 22, EAGLES 9
The goals came quick and often, from shots in close and far, from starters and backups.
By the time Shoreham-Wading River’s senior day game against Rocky Point came to an end Tuesday, the Wildcats had tallied a season-high 22 goals. (more…)