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The life of the late Steve Tarpinian, a triathlete, swimming coach, and triathlon promoter whom his life partner, Jean Mellano, has described as “the pioneer of triathloning on Long Island,” is to be celebrated at Sunday’s Mighty Hamptons triathlon at Noyac’s Long Beach.
East Hampton High’s boys cross-country team made itself known statewide at an invitational meet in Wawrick Saturday, taking third place among the 16 teams in one of the varsity races there, paced by Erik Engstrom’s winning time of 15 minutes and 43.5 seconds.
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Nine players who were on last year’s state-championship finalist East Hampton High School boys soccer team graduated in June, leaving, needless to say, some large shoes to fill.
The East Hampton High School boys and girls cross-country teams turned out in force for the Great Bonac 5K Monday morning in Springs, and the boys, who enjoy a preseason ranking of 10th in New York State, finished in a pack of five, a couple of minutes behind the 5K’s winner, Gerard Connelly, 18, of Nesconset.
Joe Vas, East Hampton’s athletic director, said Friday that the high school sports teams’ fall seasons ought to be interesting pretty much across the board.
Charles Manning, who led the Killer Bees to a state boys basketball championship last season, won’t be playing in Bridgehampton this winter given the fact that, having passed an entrance examination this past week, he’ll be at Long Island Lutheran.
Thursday, September 10 GIRLS SOCCER, Elwood-John Glenn at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m. BOYS VOLLEYBALL, Bay Shore at East Hampton, 5 p.m. GOLF, East Hampton vs. William Floyd, Rock Hill Country Club, 3:30 p.m. GIRLS TENNIS, East Hampton at...
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Considering that Saturday’s league-opener with Port Jefferson had been “the first football game that’s been played here in two years,” East Hampton High School’s coach, Joe McKee, told his charges he liked what he’d seen.
A soon-to-be Yale senior, Karen Polle of New York City, outdueled a former mentor, Todd Minikus, and two others, Canada’s Chris Sorensen and Meagan Nusz of Texas, in the Hampton Classic Grand Prix’s jump-off Sunday to win the $250,000 class, which was presented by Longines.
The Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists clinic, which is adjacent to Belmont Park, gave a lunch at the Hampton Classic Friday, and one of the top-notch veterinarians there, Dr. Kyla Ortved, a specialist in orthopedic surgery, was on hand to field questions.