Sports

"With this machine, you can shoot 1,000 shots in an hour."
The conical mesh net around the hoop not only funnels balls into the dispatching machine, but also is set at a height that only accepts soft arc shots, not line drives. Jack Graves Photo

“Everyone’s been working hard, we’ve got a lot of depth, and everyone gets along.”
Andrew Winthrop, one of the team’s captains, recorded a personal best time in the 200 freestyle at West Islip. Ricci Paradiso

It was, all in all, a good night for Wood’s charges
Kaelyn Ward, with the ball above, led East Hampton with 18 points in 64-51 win here over Miller Place. Jack Graves

“Of the 13 matches wrestled, we won eight”
Matt Smudzinski shut out his Miller Place opponent, Christian Stalter, 5-0, at 132 pounds. Jack Graves

"It was the best meet of the season for us.”

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It isn’t hard to start an organization, but it is hard to keep one going
On a visit to the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton this fall, young members of a nature club sponsored by Third House Nature Center posed with sculptures by Yue Min Jun. Vicki Bustamante

All she could offer Wick Hotchkiss as a working student was loyalty and hard work
Stony Hill’s young riders are said to be very much looking forward to a new Hampton Classic-size ring that’s being built next to the indoor one. Jack Graves Photo

The Bonackers rose from third to second place in League II behind undefeated Sayville
Kevin Boles checked with his coaches moments before he was declared the winner by pin at 112 pounds. Jack Graves

“Two tough losses,”
Jackie Messemer has been among those who’ve taken some of the pressure off Kaelyn Ward lately. Jack Graves