For many high school soccer players, the first day of preseason is a highly anticipated event.
For Southold High School senior Michael Christman, Monday’s first training session was extra special. He trained with the boys team for the first time since his sophomore season after suffering an ACL injury while playing basketball.
As the new girls soccer coach at Mattituck High School, Rafael Morais has a familiar goal — to win the Suffolk County Class B title.
As someone who has college coaching experience, Morais also has a more imposing goal — to prepare his players for their next big challenge in life.
Professional baseball is a business. David Kubiak knew that well before he entered the game. Actually experiencing the adverse affects of that business, however, is quite another thing.
Looking to fortify his defense, Chris Golden didn’t have to think too hard about who to turn to. The Greenport High School boys soccer coach asked one of his most versatile players, Eduardo Sanchez, to change positions. READ
When he arrived at the school last year, Ryan Razzano didn’t know anyone on the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School football team. “I knew they had a good quarterback,” he said.
Memory of the scene remains sharp. It was several years ago, during a brutally hot August day on a dusty practice field. The hulking figure of Chris Schwamborn, the biggest player on the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck high school football team, was struggling through wind sprints, not his strong suit. READ
On a hot August night for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series at Riverhead Raceway, with lightening dancing in the sky off in the distance, Kyle Soper of Manorville and championship leader Shawn Solomito of Center Moriches earned wins in NASCAR Modifieds Twin 50 feature events on Saturday. For Soper, it was his second win of the season and Solomito’s fourth. READ
The conditions were sweltering.
On a day that offered no relief from the baking heat and humidity, the only relief athletes in the fifth annual Riverhead Rocks Olympic Distance Triathlon felt may have been when they crossed the finish line on Sunday morning.
The sailing race they call a nautical marathon ended with a sprint to the finish.
Even in a race like The World’s Longest Sunfish Race, Around Shelter Island, NY, every second counts. That was made clear Saturday.
Friday, Aug. 5, was a big day. I had it marked down on my calendar for months, as if I might forget. LOL. No chance of that happening.
How could one overlook the greatest sports day of the year (or more accurately, four years), the official start of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?