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Shots fired at electronic scoreboard in Horton Avenue park, causing damage; cash reward offered for information leading to arrest

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More than a dozen shots struck the metal scoreboard, some of them penetrating its metal surface. A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons fired shots at the electronic scoreboard at the Horton Avenue basketball court.

Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament makes comeback after 2020 COVID cancellation

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Six teams faced off in the popular Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament this weekend in Riverhead. Photos.

Stop the Violence to host award night

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Marcus Santana and Marisa Striano will be honored at an award ceremony hosted by Stop the Violence Organization on Thursday, July 22...

Riverhead basketball tournament cannot take place: supervisor

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Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said Riverhead Recreation Superintendent Ray Coyne yesterday requested an exemption from the state’s phase four restrictions, which ban “competitive tournaments of multiple games, meets, matches, or scrimmages requiring travel” for “higher risk sports” including basketball.

Riverhead to seek exemption from state COVID restrictions for ‘Stop the Violence’ basketball tournament

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Organizers have plans to hold the popular, two-day, double-elimination tournament, with health and safety procedures in place, but the New York Forward phased reopening plan does not currently allow basketball tournaments in phase four.

Passing of torch underway for Riverhead’s annual ‘Stop the Violence’ tournament

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Eric Williams, the son of tournament cofounder Larry Williams stepped up to take his father's place after the elder Williams retired and moved out of state.

Stop the Violence basketball tournament to take place this weekend in Riverhead

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Now in its 13th season, the double-elimination tournament features 12 teams competing for a top prize of $5,000.

Photos: ‘Stop the Violence’ tournament underway in sweltering heat

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Riverhead's "Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament" is going on this weekend at the newly resurfaced Horton Avenue basketball courts.

New court surface, bigger cash prize to welcome players in next week’s Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament

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A fundraising barbecue to defray tournament costs and increase the cash prize for the winning team will take place at the American Legion on Sunday, from 1 to 6 p.m.
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