Sports Briefs - 04.21.11

Ruggers Win Again
    The Montauk Rugby Club, with the addition of Conner Miller, who, according to Charlie Collins, “looked like he’d been playing for years,” defeated Hudson Valley 24-15 on Saturday.
    The game also featured the first tries to be scored by Brian Anderson and Scott Abran. Jarrel Walker, a former professional arena football player, was the man of the match because of his “tenacious defense and overpowering physical play.”
    A long ride and the cold weather played a part in Montauk’s falling behind early, but the Sharks, who trailed 15-0 at the break, came back with a vengeance in the second half. A chip kick by Rich Brierley set up a score in the corner of Hudson Valley’s try zone by Steve Turza, one of Montauk’s wingers. James Lock then scored following a lineout play, assisted by Hamish Cuthbertson and Miller. Anderson and Abran scored on long runs.
    Next up for the Sharks is a game at Hartford, Conn., on April 30. Others who played Saturday were Ryan Borowsky, Nick Lawler, Joe Iapozetta, Matt Reilly, Brian Powell, and Matt Brierley.

Hurricanes
    Tom Cohill, the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s aquatics director and head coach of the Y’s youth swim team, the Hurricanes, will oversee spring practice sessions at the Y from May 2 through June 24. The Hurricanes placed fifth among the 39 teams that competed in the recent state meet, with the 9 and 10-year-old girls placing second and the 9-10 boys placing third among their peers.
    Those interested in the Hurricanes’ program have been asked either to phone the RECenter or to visit its Web sites — ymcali.org or ehyhurricanes.org.

Spring Into Action
    A Spring Into Action 5K family road race and fun run sponsored by the Rotary Club of East Hampton and the Star of the East Lodge, which is to start at the East Hampton Day Care Learning Center on Gingerbread Lane and end on the field behind the John M. Marshall Elementary School, is to be held May 7, the day before Mother’s Day.
    The co-chairs are Lara and Bruce Siska. There will be three races — a 5K for children 10 and up, a one-miler for 5 to 9-year-olds, and a 400-meter race for 3 to 4-year-olds.
    “This is a family event,” a flier says, “and parents are encouraged to run with their children, especially those running the mile and the 400.”
    Proceeds are to go toward the day care center’s year-round programs for young children, and to the upgrading of its outdoor play areas. The rotary club’s Web site, easthamptonrotary.us, has further details, as do the Siskas.