Sports

For Mike Bahel, the owner of Body Tech and an inveterate long-distance runner, Sunday’s Hither Hills off-road half-marathon wasn’t a particularly big deal. About a month ago, in Pennsylvania, he’d run the Hyner Challenge 25K (15.5 miles) — twice.
It’s been a long time — a very long time — since the Montauk Rugby Club fielded an under-18 team, but Kevin Bunce, a former Montauk stalwart, is forming one now, and the results, he said during Sunday’s practice session at East Hampton’s Herrick Park, have been encouraging.
Yesterday, the 12th-seeded East Hampton High School boys tennis team, which upset fifth-seeded Bayport-Blue Point last Thursday, was to have played a quarterfinal round match at fourth-seeded Ward Melville.
Local sports schedule
From T-ball to swimming to raising money for the fight against Huntington's disease the youth of the East End have a very active May schedule.
The high-flying men’s soccer team, the East Hampton Football Club, stumbled here Sunday in a game with the Long Island Soccer Football League’s two-time defending Division 1 champion, Port Jefferson, losing 3-0.
Three East Hampton High School records were set in the girls track meet here with Mount Sinai last Thursday — a meet that the Bonackers won 95-54, thus enabling them to finish the regular season at 3-3.
Brandon Hayes was remembered at the dedication of a new scoreboard at East Hampton High School on May 6 — a scoreboard whose $18,000 cost was underwritten last year by East Hampton’s Rotary Club.
Athletes took to the water and to the roads Saturday in Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton, their efforts in keeping with spring’s irrepressible advance.