At the start of practice Monday afternoon, coach Aden Smith gathered his Shoreham-Wading River High School football players before him. Then, referring to the upcoming season, he made an analogy to a live traffic app. Plug in a destination and the app will tell you the best way to go. If a problem pops up along the way, the app will redirect you.
Same thing with the Wildcats. Should they run into any problems or detours, they just recalculate, with their eyes fixed on the final destination.
That destination wasn’t specified, not that Smith had to. Everyone there undoubtedly knows for sure what the desired destination is: the Long Island Class IV championship game. READ
Jason Louser very well may have what it takes to become a world-class swimmer. What fuels him?
Would you believe disappointment? READ
The signs are there that this is a program on the rebound.
One couldn’t tell by the Shoreham-Wading River High School boys basketball team’s deceptive 4-16 record from the last school season, but the eye test didn’t lie. The Wildcats were competitive in many of their games in competitive Suffolk County League V. They had definitely made strides since their 1-19 season in 2017-18. READ
Shoreham-Wading River High School’s rising star, Blake Wehr, is a rising high jumper who looks to be going places. Heck, he has been to some impressive places already, like Sacramento, Calif., for last month’s USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Championships. READ
With a defense like that, it really shouldn’t have come as a surprise that the Shoreham-Wading River girls soccer team was able to successfully defend its Town of Brookhaven Summer League championship.
SWR did just that Thursday night with — what else? — a shutout in the championship game. Jillian Hobbes, a junior striker/midfielder, put in both goals in a 2-0 defeat of Rocky Point at Diamond in the Pines in Coram. The assists came from her sister, Sara Hobbes, and Graceann Leonard. Alison Devall posted the shutout. READ
Riverhead football is going D-I.
Did someone say kicking and screaming? READ
Brian Morrell wore the familiar smile Monday that baseball fans would always see when he starred at Shoreham-Wading River High School. He joked with his teammates on the Riverhead Tomcats, relishing each inning as his team cruised to an 11-4 victory over the North Fork Ospreys at Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton. READ
When fellow classmates heard that Katlynn McGivney had been named salutatorian of Shoreham-Wading River High School’s Class of 2019, she said their reaction was generally the same: First, a congratulations, followed by a request for a shoutout in her commencement speech. READ