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The mix of talent, determination, willingness to sacrifice, and cohesion of this year’s players was indeed unique
The 2014 East Hampton High School boys soccer team won League VI, the county Class A title, and the Long Island championship before finishing as a state finalist in Middletown. Craig Macnaughton
Rich King, the soccer team’s head coach, acknowledged East Hampton’s many fans following the Bonackers’ 4-2 loss to Greece Athena in the state Class A final. Craig Macnaughton

The Blue team defeated the top-seeded Green team 4-3
Kent Spellman, of the victorious Blues, scored two of his team’s goals in the 4-3 win over the Greens in Sportime’s fall roller hockey final on Nov. 11. Jack Graves
Khloe Goncalves, kneeling behind the trophy, which she was later given by her coach, and her 18-and-under Rapid Fire teammates celebrated after winning a national championship recently in Estero, Fla.

“they let me play singles and doubles with the academy kids . . . and they didn’t take it easy on me either.”
Frank Ackley, at the season’s end, is on “a bit of a roll.” Jack Graves

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Jen Vish, foreground, and Meredith Diefendorf, facing the camera, were among those who celebrated the East Hampton High School field hockey team’s trip to the state Final Four. Gordon Grant

Nick West and Camilo Godoy following the 4-2 loss. Craig Macnaughton

Penultimate step to first-ever state final
Nick West, vying for the ball above with Jamesville-DeWitt’s goalkeeper, scored two goals in the first half of a state Class A semifinal at Middletown High School Saturday. Esteban Valverde added another one in the second half on the way to a 3-0 win. Craig Macnaughton

Erik Engstrom ran the 5K Bowdoin Park course in 16 minutes and 43.2 seconds
Erik Engstrom hasn’t quite finished the cross-country season yet. Craig Macnaughton

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