Sports Briefs

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Wulforst picks Salve Regina David Wulforst of Calverton, who was a two-way starter for Bishop McGann-Mercy High School the past two years, has committed to play next season for Salve Regina University (R.I.), a Division III team. The 5-foot-10, 208-pound Wulforst has played football since he was 7 years old, starting with the Riverhead Police Athletic League program. He has played a variety of positions for the Monarchs, including center, defensive tackle and middle linebacker. It is expected that he will play a defensive position in college for the Seahawks.

SOFTBALL: Honors for Vonatzski, Morrow Two members of the Riverhead High School softball team recently received high honors. Kara Vonatzski was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association/Louisville Slugger first team All-East Region team as a catcher and Blue Waves pitcher Julia Morrow was named to the all-state fourth team.
Vonatzski had been named the player of the year by the Suffolk County Softball Coaches Association. Morrow, who was the most valuable player in the Exceptional Seniors Game, was named the League IV Pitcher of the Year. Both Blue Waves, along with second baseman Colleen Dougherty, were selected as all-county players. Riverhead third baseman Emily Commins was an all-division choice and Riverhead first baseman Ali Barthalt received all-league recognition.

TENNIS: Brisotti, Urwand roll Second-seeded Matt Brisotti and fourth-seeded Vinny Urwand both got off to winning starts with their men’s singles first-round victories over unseeded opponents in the Bob Wall Memorial Tennis Tournament. Brisotti, who lost to Chris Ujkic in last year’s tournament final, recorded a 6-1, 6-3 win over Scott Pluschau. Urwand was a 6-2, 6-2 winner over Josh Robinson. Joining those two in the quarterfinals are Eric Fleming and Jonah Sonnenborn. Fleming stopped Joe Pfaff, 6-3, 6-4, and Sonnenborn beat Steve Rey, 6-0, 6-1.
The women’s singles round-robin competition saw Erika Bundrick start off with 6-1, 6-0 decision over Jessica Allen.
One half of the men’s doubles final has been set. On the strength of a pair of two-set wins, Will Clemens and Bob Lum advanced to the July 31 final that will be played at Robert W. Tasker Park in Peconic. Clemens and Lum won their quarterfinal and semifinal contests by similar scores