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
Three-sport athlete wouldn’t be the correct term to describe Shoreham-Wading River’s Doug DeMaio. Sure, he plays three sports on the varsity for the Wildcats. That’s only because there’s not enough time to play more. READ
Darwin Villatoro scored two goals for the Blue Waves in Monday’s summer league win. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
A familiar theme emerged in recent years around the Riverhead boys soccer team. After coming together in late August for the start of practices, the players would work themselves into shape, coaches would begin instructing fundamentals, all while preparing for a rapidly approaching season.
When the games arrived, the team often wasn’t ready just yet. And by the time things began to click in the later part of the season, it was too late.
Now, the Blue Waves hope to break that trend. (more…)
Riverhead guard Kate McCarney drives toward the basket against Deer Park Wednesday night. (Credit: Garret Meade)
FALCONS 30, BLUE WAVES 26
More often than not, summer league basketball games wind up offensively challenged. Teams run few, if any, set plays. There are limited time-outs to make adjustments. Lineups are constantly shuffled. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River senior Courtney Clasen scored the game-winning goal Tuesday night against Miller Place. (Credit: Bill Landon)
With a shortened roster of just 14 players Tuesday night, the Shoreham-Wading River girls soccer team persevered long enough against a deeper Miller Place team to emerge 1-0 winners in the Town of Brookhaven small school championship. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Alex Kuhnle recently met soccer star Alex Morgan. (Credit: Bill Landon)
In her travels across the country playing soccer, Alex Kuhnle had met big-time stars before. Mostly, though, the encounters were brief and in a group.
As a freshman at Shoreham-Wading River last year, Kuhnle made a big impact on varsity as a striker. A quick, skilled player, Kuhnle has already generated interest from Division I schools like UCLA and the University of Miami, Shoreham coach Adrian Gilmore said. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River guard Caitlin Mirabell goes up for a layup against Bayport-Blue Point Monday night. (Credit: Bill Landon)
The summer league roster for Shoreham-Wading River is divided into two general camps: the softball girls and the lacrosse girls. Depending on which day of the week it is, the Shoreham girls basketball team playing in the Town of Brookhaven Basketball League can count on at least one group’s absence. (more…)
Riverhead freshman Faith Johnson-DeSilvia goes up for a basket Monday against Central Islip. (Credit: Bill Landon)
It’s been only five months since the end of the high school basketball season, yet Riverhead coach Dave Spinella has already seen his team grow by leaps and bounds.
“We’re a thousand times better than we were last year,” he said. (more…)