Nine Riverhead athletes recently celebrated their college commitments during a ceremony at the high school. The students, pictured above, will all continue playing their sports, ranging from lacrosse to baseball to football, at their college next year. READ
They just couldn’t hold the Tigers.
Then again, no other Suffolk County girls lacrosse team has been able to do that. READ
Shoreham-Wading River senior Katherine Lee raced to the Division III 3,000-meter title in the Division Championships Monday at Connetquot High School. Lee won in 10 minutes, 13.55 seconds. READ
The 19th-century Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead was buzzing as Sophia Burke fielded one question after another. A bobby pin had just fallen from a girl’s hair. A boy inquired about a name tag. Ms. Burke assured him she needs only five minutes to make it. READ
The Riverhead Blue Waves weren’t singing in the rain, but there might have been some dancing going on.
Certainly, there was plenty of smiling and laughing on the Riverhead side as its girls lacrosse team celebrated the first Suffolk County quarterfinal win in the team’s eight-year history Saturday afternoon. Delu Rizzo’s goal off a return pass from Lauren Kenny with 30 seconds left in the second half snapped a tie, giving Riverhead a thrilling 13-12 victory over Middle Country at Nick DeCillis Field in Selden. With that, the fifth-seeded Blue Waves (11-5) move on to the Suffolk Class A semifinals against the Division I champion and No. 1 seed, Northport (17-0), on Wednesday. READ
As the Riverhead High School boys lacrosse team walked off of Robert W. Pratt Field, its supporters — about three dozen fans who made the trip — gave the Blue Waves a rousing reception.
And for good reason.
The 10th-seeded team in the Suffolk County Class A playoffs had played its hearts out in a 10-7 quarterfinal loss to No. 2 and host Smithtown West Friday night. READ
Members of the Riverhead United Methodist Church on East Main Street are appealing for help from Riverhead Town to stop damage they say is being done to the church from the pile-driving work underway at the Riverview Lofts apartment project across the street. (more…)
Riverhead had waited 16 years for this moment, so what was another day?
Good things are worth waiting for, but Riverhead had waited long enough. Now the waiting is finally over. READ