Ward Melville

Ward Melville, Commack Students Test Bridges in International Contest

UPTON, NY – Katherine Liang, a 10th grade student at Ward Melville High School, and Jaqueline Seifert, an 11th-grader at Commack High School, constructed the strongest bridges in the 2022 Annual Bridge Building Competition hosted virtually by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and went on to earn top 20 spots in the 2022 International Bridge Building Contest.
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Tommy Engel, Tommy Ribaudo help Ward Melville pull away in second half

As quality scorers typically do, Tommy Engel refused to allow a difficult first half to impact his aggressive mindset following halftime on Friday night. The Ward Melville guard continued to let it fly, and gave the Patriots exactly what they were looking for as a result. Engel scored 14 of...
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Jonathan Maldonado steps in to carry Whitman to win over Ward Melville

Jonathan Maldonado carried the ball one time through three quarters. With starting halfback AJ Evans III sidelined with cramps, Whitman coach Robin Rosa called on Maldonado to help deliver the school’s first championship appearance in 37 years. Maldonado rushed nine times for 56 yards, including a 10-yard scoring run with...

Northport wins Suffolk Class A field hockey title, topping Ward Melville

Those three words are written on the warmup T-shirts of the Northport field hockey team. Despite winning the Long Island Class A championship on April 24 during the Covid-altered spring season, the state championships were canceled, and it left the Tigers asking, what if?. "We didn’t put the sticks down...

Week 8 high school football preview: Floyd coach Paul Longo can make Suffolk history with win vs. Ward Melville

There is more than playoff seeding and homefield advantage on the line when Ward Melville travels to Floyd for a Suffolk Division I football game Saturday at 1:30 p.m. A Floyd win will make head coach Paul Longo, the winningest public schools football coach in Suffolk history. Longo currently has 211 wins over 27 years, including 13 Suffolk County titles and five Long Island Class I championships.

Josh Knoth allows one hit, fans 10 in Patchogue-Medford's first-round baseball win over Ward Melville

Patchogue-Medford’s Josh Knoth was one out away from a no-hitter. The sophomore cruised through 6 2/3 innings with 10 strikeouts and was looking for one more. He struck out the first two batters in the bottom of the seventh inning before Tom Ribaudo reached on an error. Lefthanded hitting Mike Mortilla then grounded a single up the middle and beat the throw to first to break up the no-hit bid.

Jason Flynn's goal sends Ward Melville to Suffolk Class A final

Jason Flynn imagined himself in this exact situation since he could pick up a lacrosse stick. Score tied. Final few minutes. A chance to play for a championship at stake. It’s everything Flynn hoped for. And he proved ready. Flynn finished a run to the net and scored the final goal as host No. 4 Ward Melville defeated No. 9 Sachem North, 9-8, in a boys lacrosse Suffolk Class A semifinal Monday.

Way to Go! Ward Melville student named St. Baldrick's ambassador

A Ward Melville High School student who survived a rare form of childhood cancer has been named one of five ambassadors nationwide this year for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Alexa Moore, a junior at the East Setauket school, was diagnosed at the age of 3 with clear cell sarcoma of the kidney and underwent treatment that included a stem cell harvest, blood transfusions and eight radiation therapies. She has been in remission for 13 years.

Becchina sisters, Alexa Horan help keep Ward Melville dynasty rolling

Throughout a fencing season that was very different because of COVID-19 there remained one constant — Ward Melville winning a championship. The Ward Melville girls team defeated Half Hollow Hills, 14-10, Wednesday at Hills East to capture their fifth straight Suffolk title and 18th in the last 19 years. "There...