Forty-eight avid basketball players of all ages did battle at Sportime’s Arena in Amagansett Saturday for a handsome cup filled to the brim with Montauk Brewery’s summer ale and for Down syndrome research.
The annual pre-Artists-Writers Game conversation with Leif Hope at the Poxabogue golf course restaurant the other day was interrupted periodically by a summoning cellphone — Hope will make that one concession to the times, though he doesn’t, he said, do email. Yet it was deadline day for the journal advertising, so what could he do?
Ellen’s Run can at the age of 20 now lay claim to having become a tradition here, along with such events as the Shelter Island 10K, the Great Bonac Footraces, and the Artists-Writers Softball Game, with which it shares the Aug. 15-16 weekend.
For the second year in a row, Groundworks, which featured in its lineup former East Hampton High School stars who went on to play in college, won the East Hampton Town women’s slow-pitch softball league’s playoff championship by sweeping the Police Benevolent Association in the final series this past week.
East Hampton’s entry in a high-powered regional all-female lifeguard tournament in Sandy Hook, N.J., last week resulted in a runner-up finish in Division II, “an amazing performance,” according to the team’s coach, John McGeehan.
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A somewhat shorthanded Maidstone Market team, until recently the 7-on-7 league’s perennial champion before Tortorella Pools and Hampton F.C.-Bill Miller began asserting themselves a couple years ago, was defeated 1-0 by Bill Miller in the league’s hotly contested playoff final at East Hampton’s Herrick Park on July 22.
When this writer arrived at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center’s challenge swims at the Ditch Plain beach early Saturday morning, he saw that the clock read one hour, four minutes, and some seconds, which led him to look around for Rod McClave, the perennial winner of the 5K, but the swims, said Peter Gidion, one of the Ocean Rescue Squad...