Local sports notes
Chris Schenck, the father of an East Hampton High School softball player who took issue with the firing in July of the school's varsity softball coach, Lou Reale, has launched a petition drive on the GoPetition website
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...
Local sports notes
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.
The Montauk Rugby Club has begun to seriously train for this fall’s season, one in which it will be matched up largely against Connecticut foes, but it should not go unremarked upon that the Sharks’ softball team recently won the playoff trophy in Montauk’s wood bat slow-pitch league.
While Victoria Colvin, 18, of Loxahatchee, Fla., didn’t have much success in Sunday’s Grand Prix on Echo Von T Spieveld, she rode hunters to first, second, fourth, and fifth-place finishes earlier that day in the $10,000 Hermes junior/amateur-owner hunter classic, the weeklong Hampton Classic show’s final hunter class.