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Michael Hejmej

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Michael Hejmej is a freelance writer, real estate agent and native of Riverhead.

Greenidge is ready for New Orleans

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Ethan Greenidge talks about his experience with the NFL draft, his prospects with the Saints and his welcome home today by family and friends.

As NFL draft looms, Flanders’ Ethan Greenidge waits for a call

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Former Riverhead football star and Villanova University starter Ethan Greenidge has had a lot of interest from NFL teams. He'll be gathering with family and friends this weekend for the NFL draft.

Former Blue Waves pitching phenomenon Julia Morrow set to play pro ball in Italy

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For Julia Morrow, former Riverhead and University of Tampa pitcher, softball looked to be over. After throwing her final collegiate pitch, a long road...

Girls basketball playoffs Dunn scores 1,000th point, but Riverhead falls to Commack in quarterfinal, 73-51

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High school basketball may be just a sport but to the 13 Riverhead girls who competed in the Suffolk County Class AA quarterfinals against Commack tonight,...

Girls basketball playoffs No. 7 Riverhead looks to pull upset over No. 2 Commack tonight

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Riverhead's quest for the crown will have to overcome a big roadblock tonight at Commack High School. The No. 7 seed Blue Waves will travel to unfamiliar territory. They'll face one of the largest schools in Suffolk County, No. 2 seed Commack for a 5 p.m tip-off.

Girls basketball: No. 3 Center Moriches knocks out No. 2 McGann-Mercy on home floor, 46-35

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The third-seeded Red Devils just came out hot and stayed hot for the duration, leading from start to finish. They eventually knocked out No. 2 McGann-Mercy, 46-35.

Girls basketball: Despite foul trouble, No. 7 Riverhead knocks out No. 10 Hills East, 64-62

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The score was 64-62 and 17 seconds remained in the first round Suffolk AA playoff matchup of No. 7 Riverhead and No. 10 Half...

Boys basketball: Poor fourth quarter knocks Riverhead out of the playoffs

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No. 13 North Babylon exploded in the fourth quarter after trailing for most of the game. They went on a 23-7 run and blew the game open, knocking off No. 20 Riverhead, 56-41.

Girls basketball: Why first-place Riverhead is so dominant on the court

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Three years ago, Riverhead head coach Dave Spinella put three eighth-grade guards on the floor — not exactly a formula for success. But it didn't matter to him at that point.

Basketball: Riverhead boys and girls make playoffs, McGann-Mercy girls too

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Riverhead will be well represented in the postseason with both Riverhead boys and girls basketball competing for the grand prize as well as the McGann-Mercy girls basketball team.
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