A line is drawn in the sand, separating winning football teams from losing ones. That line is the offensive line.
It’s the offensive line that largely determines whether a team will be able to move the ball consistently and put points on the scoreboard. Riverhead received a reminder of that last season, working with a new, raw and young offensive line that took its lumps, starting some freshmen. Typically, seniors and juniors have a physical advantage over freshmen.
“To be real, we did terrible,” sophomore tight end Deontae Sykes said. “We could have done better. It’s just the guys weren’t strong enough.” READ
A mosquito sample collected in Riverhead tested positive for West Nile virus, the second reported in the area this month, according to state and county health officials. READ
Is a hunting and fishing store that sells guns a “river-related” use along the Peconic River?
And, if so, is a 10-by-50-foot “gun container” — where guns can be fired and tested in an indoor setting — a permitted accessory use to that river-related use?
In recent weeks, quite a few sharks have made headlines around Long Island. First there was drone footage of sharks corralling and then feasting on a school of Atlantic menhaden (aka bunker) in Southampton. Later, a 10-foot basking shark was spotted swimming deep inside Shinnecock Bay. And just last month, some beachgoers recorded video footage of a large shark swimming in the shallows in Riverhead and Mattituck. Is this a publicity stunt by the producers of “Shark Week” or is something much more significant happening here? (more…)
Riverhead Town police are investigating a stolen vehicle reported at the parking lot of a West Main Street store. READ
Riverhead football is going D-I.
Did someone say kicking and screaming? READ
Roughly 250 people gathered on Main Street in Riverhead Friday night, standing in solidarity with the tens of thousands seeking asylum into the United States at the country’s southern border — and in protest of the inhumane treatment occurring at ICE detention centers. READ
The opportunity to play in a grand all-star tournament featuring some of the top underclassmen across the country would appear to be an ideal spot for a player to showcase their skills for college coaches. The Under Armour All-America Underclass Tournament features teams from regions that include all the hotbeds for lacrosse like Long Island, Baltimore and even California. (more…)