Sports Briefs 07.28.11

Lifeguard Tourney
    Smith Point, as is often the case, won East Hampton’s invitational lifeguard tournament at Main Beach last Thursday, followed by Fire Island, Quantuck Beach Club, the East Hampton Town “A” team, the Southampton Town A’s, Cupsogue, the East Hampton Village A’s, the East Hampton Town B’s, the Southampton Town B’s, and the East Hampton Village B’s.
    There were only two women’s teams this year, East Hampton and Southampton, and though Skye Marigold, in the 400-meter swim, and Kira Garry, in the distance run, were first-place finishers, the Southampton women won.
    John Ryan Sr., who, with his son, John Jr., heads up the lifeguard training program here, said Monday that 36 senior lifeguards from East Hampton and about the same number of junior guards are to compete in the national lifeguard tournament in Cape May, N.J., from Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 5.

Polo Action
    White Birch easily defeated Yellow Cab in the Monty Waterbury Cup opener at Two Trees Stables in Bridgehampton Saturday afternoon. With Jake Stimmel replacing Peter Brant at number-one, White Birch jumped out to a 5-0 first-chukker lead as the result of four goals by its number-three, Mariano Aguerre, and one by Fred Mannix. It was 12-1 White Birch by halftime.
    In Monday’s games, Heathcote edged Circa 13-12, and Equuleus nosed out Certified 10-9.
    Tomorrow, Equuleus and Yellow Cab are to play at 5 p.m. On Saturday, at 4, it’s Certified and Heathcote, with Circa and White Birch to play Monday at 5.