Sports Briefs 08.23.12

Local sports notes
Molly Nolan and Calli Stavola, of the Beach Diplomats, will be playing in the Gurney’s Inn beach volleyball league’s final rounds this evening. Jane Bimson

Volleyball Finals
    Semifinal and final beach volleyball league matches are to be contested this evening at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk. Top-seeded Air and Speed is to play Shelter Island in one semifinal, while the second-seeded Beach Diplomats are to play Team Dempsey in the other.
    The semis are to begin at 6, and the final is to follow. There will be a barbecue for players and spectators at Gurney’s beach bar next to the center court.

Artists-Writers Game
    The Artists and Writers Softball Game, which was rained out on Saturday — only the second time in the modern era dating to 1967 that the Game has been rained out — is to be played this Saturday at East Hampton’s Herrick Park. Batting practice is to begin at noon; the game is to begin at 2 p.m. The event is a fund-raiser for the East Hampton Day Care Learning Center, Phoenix House of Long Island, East End Hospice, and the Retreat.

Hall of Famers Here
    Tennis Hall of Famers Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, and Mats Wilander are to make appearances at clubs here this week. Evert and Patrick McEnroe are to play in a pro-am at the East Hampton Indoor-Outdoor Club in Wainscott this afternoon, a tournament that is not open to the public. Wilander is to give clinics tomorrow at the Montauk Racquet Club off West Lake Drive from 3 to 6 p.m. The clinics, said Kirk Edwards, who manages the club, “are open to the public.” There will be a dinner afterward at Moby Dick’s restaurant on East Lake Drive, Edwards added. Navratilova is to play Saturday at John Graham’s Hampton Racquet Club off Buckskill Road in East Hampton.