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Though the weather was more spring-like than winter-like, Monday was the first day of winter sports practice at East Hampton High School.
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The regular season of Wednesday evening 7-on-7 men’s soccer play was to have ended at East Hampton’s Herrick Park last night with Maidstone Market, which was yet to be defeated going into yesterday’s games, likely to be the top seed.
Asked Monday if he had “a story to tell,” Kevin Barry, who coaches East Hampton High’s boys cross-country team, said, “Yes, definitely. We had a great state meet.”
East Hampton High’s girls 200-yard medley relay team made a splash in the county meet’s first event at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood Saturday by taking third place among the 18 entries in a state-qualifying time of 1 minute and 51.20 seconds.
Kevin Barry, the East Hampton High School boys cross-country coach, told his charges to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate in the two days leading up to Friday’s county meet at Sunken Meadow State Park, and the first sign he had, he said, that it would be a good day “was when we had to make a pit stop on the way there. They listened!”
Kevin Bunce continues to be excited about the under-19 rugby side he’s been coaching — a side, by the way, that has yet to be defeated in three or four outings, the latest of which was Saturday at Stony Brook University, where his 7’s team ran over its North Shore Rugby Club’s counterparts 55-5.
Spurred on by a phalanx of Bleacher Creatures, a buoying crowd that included football and girls volleyball players, the East Hampton High School boys volleyball team overcame an 0-2 deficit to force a decisive fifth set in a firstround Class B playoff match at Sayville last Thursday.
East Hampton High’s fall coaches named the following as their m.v.p.s at an awards ceremony in the high school’s auditorium Monday night.