It’s the irony of ironies. Kian Martelli, perhaps best known for his jumping ability as a track and field athlete more than anything else, had been advised by doctors to avoid participating in sports that involve jumping.
That medical advice came after Martelli tore ligaments in both knees when he was in middle school.
“I just said, ‘No, it’s not happening,” said Martelli. READ
As far as the Riverhead High School football team was concerned, this was homecoming heaven.
The Blue Waves had so many things to feel good about Saturday on sun-splashed Coach Mike McKillop Memorial Field. Their offense seemed to move the ball at will, compiling 337 yards. Cristian Pace passed for two touchdowns and Albert Daniels ran for two more. Their defense turned around their play from a dismal showing a week earlier and posted a shutout, holding Deer Park to minus-seven yards in the first half and only 73 for the game (all on the ground). Contributions came from across the board, including substitutes who played in the second half.
And they did all this in front of a large crowd that packed the stands. READ