‘This stroke is for you, mother . . . this stroke is for you, Pete.’ ”
The swimmers stood up to be counted before entering the rough water early Saturday morning. Craig Macnaughton Photos
Griffin Taylor, 18, who’s to matriculate at Boston College in the fall, was the first 1-miler out. Craig Macnaughton

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A winning time of 26 minutes and 59 seconds
The eventual winner, Jonathon Laurie, is second from left; Brendan McGann (5200), the eventual sixth-place finisher, won Ellen’s Run in 2014. Below, Aileen Barry, a mother of two, repeated as the women’s winner, and was 10th over all. Craig Macnaughton Photos

The team has become ‘mentally tougher’
Brad Case, a Rollins College sophomore from Pelham, N.Y., was the Mustangs’ starter Saturday, giving up three runs to the Whalers before being relieved by Joe Broderick, who got the win. Jack Graves

“We’re excited about all this — baseball’s a sport you’ve got to play year round”
A Kieran Conlon-to-Ryan Helier-to-Carter Dickinson relay caught an East End All-Stars runner at the plate for the last out in the young Bonackers’ 13-3 mercy rule win at Pantigo. Jack Graves
Brian Turza, one of the Senior League team’s coaches, counseled Liam Leach at one point during a comeback win here over Sag Harbor last week. Craig Macnaughton

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A ‘South Fork Lacrosse’ banner?
Ben Turnbull is taking over from Bill Herzog as the boys winter and spring track coach. Amanda Angel

A Coney Island hot dog before heading east
Jeremy Grosvenor, guiding an outrigger canoe through the surf above, gives lessons in all forms of paddling, and in surfing and swimming too. Michael Rovnyak