"We had a great state meet.”
No East Hampton High School cross-country team has finished as high at the state meet as this year’s edition, which placed fifth, did. From left: Erik Perez, Erik Engstrom, Jimmy Makrianes, T.J. Paradiso, Geo Espinoza, Jackson Rafferty, and Josh Dempsey. Ricci Paradiso
Erik Engstrom (1109), despite iliotibial band inflammation that made it impossible for him to run the day before, placed eighth in Saturday’s state Class B cross-country meet, earning him all-state status. Cliff Clark

Friday was a good day for the Bonackers
Three Bonackers, T.J. Paradiso, Josh Dempsey, and Geo Espinoza trailed the eventual runner-up, Miller Place’s Tom Schott, up Snake Hill as Schott was losing ground to Bonac’s Erik Engstrom. Jack Graves
By the time he was about to cross the finish line at Sunken Meadow, Erik Engstrom had left everyone in the Class B race in the dust. Jack Graves

Brierley to take six to the states
The 200 medley relay team (Carly Drew, Lilah Minetree, Cecilia De Havenon, and Julia Brierley) made a splash in the county meet’s opening event, finishing third in a state-qualifying time. Jaci Winthrop

“It was our first 7s match, and the kids did great”
The 7’s under-19 side Kevin Bunce took with him to Stony Brook University Saturday included Kevin Bunce Jr., kneeling, Shane McCann, Harvey Foulser, Roman Brown, Spencer Card, Eric Sallinger, Axel Alanis, Jake Brown, and Luis Idrovo. Alex Tacuri, who is not pictured, also played. Kevin Bunce Sr.

“They left it all out on the court — I was so proud of them”
Sayville’s junior outside hitter, Michael Steck, at left, was a thorn in Bonac’s side throughout the Class B semifinal. Craig Macnaughton

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The East Hampton boys cross-country team, by a score of 38-39, edged Bayport-Blue Point for the League VI championship
The boys cross-country team has been getting in some speed work at East Hampton High School’s track this week in preparation for the county meet at Sunken Meadow State Park tomorrow. Jack Graves
East Hampton’s league and division championship squad includes, from left, with its coach, Kevin Barry, Robert Weiss, Evan Menelaws, Jake Talmage, Jamie Aries, Jimmy Makrianes, Eric Perez, Nick Pucci, Geo Espinoza, Erik Sanchez, T.J. Paradiso, Ryan Fowkes, Erik Engstrom, Jackson Rafferty, Anthony Franzone, Luke Tyrell, Kyle McKee, Erick Lopez, Ethan McCormac, and Derek Adamcewicz. Missing from the photo are Paul Hamilton, Barry’s assistant coach, Kurt Adamcewicz, Max Bahi, Josh Dempsey, and Avery Martinsen. Ricci Paradiso