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The East Hampton High School boys swimming team improved its record to 3-0 with an easy league-opening win here over North Babylon on Dec. 13, and the indoor boys’ and girls’ track seasons are underway.
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It was shoulda-coulda-woulda Monday night as the East Hampton High School boys basketball team shot itself in the foot, drawing several technical calls down the stretch that aided the cause of the home team, Mount Sinai, which came away with a 70-57 victory.
Glen Cove Avellino’s Jay Crawbuck was a late arrival to Sunday’s men’s soccer showdown with the East Hampton Football Club at the Hampton Bays High School’s turf field, but his timely goal with about seven minutes left until halftime gave the visitors all they needed to wrest first place from the locals going into the winter break.
Mike Ritsi’s recent resignation as East Hampton High School’s varsity baseball coach — a decision that Ritsi, who also resigned as manager of the Sportime Arena in Amagansett, said was prompted by “a shift in focus” — has resulted in his replacement by Vinny Alversa, the junior varsity’s coach in the past two years.
East Hampton High’s boys swimming team began the season with two nonleague wins this past week; the boys basketball team, by contrast, was 0-2 as of Monday, and the wrestling team, which has on it a number of tough, though inexperienced kids willing to work, had three of its competitors place fifth in the Frank (Sprig) Gardner invitational...
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A long-distance runner, a longtime wrestling coach, and two young swimmers were honored at the Old Montauk Athletic Club’s holiday dinner at the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett Monday night.
With things about ready to warm up sportswise here, Joe Vas, East Hampton’s athletic director, said during a conversation last Thursday that wrestling’s numbers were viable, that Dan White, a new hiree, was doing “a terrific job” as the boys basketball team’s coach, that boys swimming, under Craig Brierley and Brian Cunningham, ought to be strong...
When last we touched base with Nick Haas, the Atlantic Golf Club’s assistant pro, who analyzes swings in a basement room of the East Hampton Indoor Tennis Club’s annex with the help of a TrackMan launch monitor and high-speed cameras, he was prescribing an exercise by which my brother-in-law could gain more of a shoulder tilt on his flattish...
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