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Having been born in Camp Pendleton and reared in Hawaii, it is no surprise that Travis Beckmann, who’s lived in Montauk since 2001, became a surfer.
East Hampton’s 11-and-12-year-old traveling all-star Little League baseball team began the District 36 playoffs Monday night on the right foot, trouncing Hampton Bays 10-0 in an away game.
In 7-on-7 men’s soccer games played at East Hampton’s Herrick Park on June 24, Tuxpan shut out Bateman Painting 3-0, Maidstone Market won by forfeit over Sag Harbor United, and Hampton F.C.-Bill Miller, the league leader, by far, defeated Tortorella Pools 2-1.
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A 21-year-old Kenyan, Eliud (Heldy) Ngetich, flew around the rolling 6.2-mile loop on Shelter Island Saturday to become that 10K’s 36th winner, in a very swift 28 minutes and 53.31 seconds, but about 16 seconds shy of the course record set by Simon Ndirangu, a fellow Kenyan, three years ago.
Hleb Maslau, a 24-year-old Ross Academy pro, turned a tennis “trifecta” recently, winning the men’s singles, the men’s doubles, and the mixed doubles at a New England sectional tournament in New Haven, Conn., a pre-precursor to the U.S. Open.
Had there been an athletics awards dinner — as has perennially been the case — at East Hampton High School in early June (the school board did not budget for it), it would have become evident that the success rate of the school’s teams declined somewhat throughout the course of the school year.