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Jack Graves
February 25, 2015
Bridgehampton High School's boys basketball team, the Killer Bees, were swatted by Southampton in the county B-C-D game Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School by a score of 59-34.

Bridgehampton High School's boys basketball team, the Killer Bees, were swatted by Southampton in the county B-C-D game Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School by a score of 59-34.

An estimated 1,700 South Forkers made the long trip to Huntington Station to see the game, which some said, since it involved two East End teams, ought to have been played closer to home.

Jack Graves
February 25, 2015

The good news is that the East Hampton High School boys basketball team’s starting lineup — a group that has been great fun to watch in this otherwise dreary winter — will be back next year.

The bad news is that the boys, despite an inspiriting 20-3 comeback run spanning the end of the third quarter and most of the fourth, lost Friday in a county Class A semifinal at Harborfields by a score of 73-58.

Star staff
February 24, 2015

February 1, 1990

The tiny Bridgehampton High School gym was rocking Friday night as its boys basketball team, the Killer Bees, paced by Bobby Hopson’s 38 points, handed high-flying Southampton its first loss of the season, 84-81.

Jack Graves
February 24, 2015

Steve Tseperkas, who coaches East Hampton High School’s wrestling team, took five competitors to the recent Suffolk County meet at Hofstra University, two more than he had last year, and while only two of them, Axel Alanis, at 195 pounds, and Luciano Escobar, at 170, won matches, Alanis’s sixth-place finish earned him an all-county designation.

He’s thus the first all-county wrestler East Hampton’s had since Jarrel Walker, of Bridgehampton, placed fifth at 275 in 2002 and 2003.

Star staff
February 24, 2015

Elite Meet

Erik Engstrom, East Hampton’s first county indoor champion (in the 1,600) since Andrew Forrester won a small schools championship in the 300-meter race in 2004, won the Long Island Elite Meet’s 3,200 race at St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington this past weekend in a personal-record time of 9 minutes and 50.9 seconds, bettering his previous best by 7 seconds.

Star staff
February 24, 2015

Saturday, February 28
GIRLS BASKETBALL, county B-C game, Pierson-Bridgehampton vs. Hampton Bays, St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, 4 p.m.

Monday, March 2
BOYS BASKETBALL, county small schools championship game, Farmingdale State College, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 3
ROLLER HOCKEY, winter season final, Sportime Arena, Amagansett, 7 p.m.

Star staff
February 21, 2015

Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

Star staff
February 20, 2015

Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

Jack Graves
February 18, 2015

The East Hampton High School boys swimming team ended its season with a 10th-place finish at the Suffolk County meet at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood on Saturday.

Sixteen teams competed in the meet. The ones finishing behind East Hampton, which forewent diving points because it has no divers, were Sachem North, Deer Park, Lindenhurst, Central Islip, Sayville-Bayport-Blue Point’s B team, and North Babylon.

Jack Graves
February 18, 2015
The East Hampton High School boys basketball team prevailed 52-47 over sixth-seeded Islip in a tumultuous first-round Class A playoff game at the high school Tuesday night, setting up a game Friday at second-seeded Harborfields, which on Tuesday handily defeated Amityville.

The East Hampton High School boys basketball team prevailed 52-47 over sixth-seeded Islip in a tumultuous first-round Class A playoff game at the high school Tuesday night, setting up a game Friday at second-seeded Harborfields, which on Tuesday handily defeated Amityville.

Jack Graves
February 18, 2015

Joe Vas, the East Hampton School District’s athletic director, at an athletic forum recently proposed that a general sports booster club be started here, a suggestion that inspired a dozen or so parents of young athletes, largely of elementary and middle school age, to come forward.

The A.D. met with them at the high school on Feb. 11 to discuss the details, and said during a conversation the day after that the hour-and-a-half session had gone well and that things were proceeding apace.

Star staff
February 18, 2015

Friday, February 20
BOYS BASKETBALL, county Class A bracket, East Hampton-Islip winner vs. Harborfields-Amityville winner, site of the higher seed, time yet to be determined.

Saturday, February 21
BOYS BASKETBALL, county Class C-D game, Stony Brook vs. Bridgehampton, noon, and county Class B championship game, Southampton-Center Moriches winner vs. Babylon, 3, William Floyd High School, Mastic.

Tuesday, February 24

Jack Graves
February 18, 2015

In the end, Dan White, who coaches Pierson High School’s boys basketball team, thought it was Stony Brook’s senior guards who made the difference in the final minutes of the county Class C championship game Monday, a hotly contested game that Stony Brook won by a score of 44-39.

“I thought we were there — we were up by 6 early in the fourth,” White said with a sigh, “but their press took some of our momentum away . . . and [as for the guards] you’ve got to make the plays late, not look for others to make them.”

February 17, 2015

The East Hampton High School boys basketball team will move on to the county Class A semifinals after its win over Islip on Tuesday. East Hampton, which was seeded third in the bracket, overcame sixth-seeded Islip 52 to 47. 

The Bonackers came back after being down at the half, 36 to 28, according to East Hampton High School Athletics' Twitter feed. With 1:46 left in the game, Bonac was up by 10, but Islip closed in, and with one minute to go, East Hampton was up by just 50 to 47. 

Jack Graves
February 17, 2015
The Bridgehampton boys basketball team were named the Suffolk County Class D champion with a 77-34 win over Smithtown Christian at William Floyd High School on Monday afternoon.

In the end, Dan White, who coaches Pierson High School's boys basketball team, thought it was Stony Brook's senior guards who made the difference in the final minutes of the county Class C championship game Monday, a hotly contested game that Stony Brook won by a score of 44-39.

"I thought we were there — we were up by 6 early in the fourth," White said with a sigh, "but their press took some of our momentum away . . . and [as for the guards] you've got to make the plays late, not look for others to make them."

Star staff
February 12, 2015

February 15, 1990

For the fifth time in the past six years, an East Hampton High School wrestling team is the League Seven champion: The Bonackers clasped the crown here on Friday by narrowly defeating Hampton Bays-Southampton 37-33. The dramatic win, which was not decided until the heavyweight clash between Bonac’s George Morris and the opponent’s Rob Herst, avenged a 33-23 dual meet loss to Hampton Bays-Southampton last year, which marked the first time that East Hampton had not won the league title in five years.

Jack Graves
February 12, 2015

The East Hampton High School boys basketball team, thanks to the lights-out long-range shooting of its three guards, Kyle McKee, Brandon Kennedy-Gay, and Kevin Fee, has largely lived — nay, thrived — by the 3 this season, though the Bonackers died by the 3 in the regular-season finale at Bayport-Blue Point last Thursday.

Jack Graves
February 12, 2015

Nine members of East Hampton High School’s boys swimming team have qualified for the county meet that is to be held at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood Saturday, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The nine — Robert Anderson, Alex Astilean, Christian Brierley, T.J. Calabrese, Chasen Dubs, Chris Kalbacher, Tyler Menold, Rob Rewinski, and Harrison Kennedy — made the county cut at last Thursday’s league meet at Hauppauge High School.

Jack Graves
February 12, 2015

The East Hampton High School wrestling team, as the result of high finishes in Saturday’s League VI tournament, which was held here, is sending five competitors to the county meet, which is to be held this weekend at Hofstra University.

Colton Kalbacher, a 152-pound senior, got the furthest, finishing as the runner-up to the top seed, John Glenn’s Matt Porrello, by a score of 12-8.

Jack Graves
February 12, 2015

The East Hampton High School boys basketball team has been seeded third in the county tournament’s Class A bracket, setting up a home game with sixth-seeded Islip Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Bayport-Blue Point, the League VI champion, was awarded the A’s top seed; Harborfields was seeded second.

Bill McKee, East Hampton’s coach, said his team’s seeding was about what he had expected. “It will be nice to play at home,” he said. “Islip has the county’s high-scorer, a guard, so it should be interesting.”

Star staff
February 12, 2015

Thursday, February 12
BOYS BASKETBALL, first round, Class C playoffs, Southold at Pierson, 6:15 p.m.

Saturday, February 14
WRESTLING, Suffolk County meet, Hofstra University, from 9 a.m., also Sunday.
BOYS SWIMMING, county meet, Suffolk Community College-Brentwood, 10:30 a.m.

Monday, February 16
BOYS BASKETBALL, county Class C championship game, Pierson-Southold winner vs. Stony Brook, William Floyd High School, 3 p.m.

Star staff
February 5, 2015

The start time for the East Hampton High School boys basketball game Thursday afternoon at Bayport-Blue Point, where they need a win for a share of the League VI title, has been switched from 4:3o to 4 p.m.

The Bonackers will look for their 10th straight win when they take on the Phantoms. East Hampton defeated Elwood-John Glenn at home Wednesday night, 84 to 49. They shot 66 percent from the 3-point line and 70 percent from the floor, according to Jack Graves, The Star's sports editor.

Star staff
February 4, 2015

January 18, 1990

Two boxing aficionados on The Star staff, Jim Mackin and Lee Minetree, traveled by limousine to Atlantic City, N.J., over the weekend to see the somewhat less than five-minute fight between Gerry Cooney, 32, of Springs, and George Foreman, 41, of Humble, Tex. The bout, billed as “The Preacher and the Puncher,” or “Two Geezers at Caesars,” drew a crowd of 12,000.

Jack Graves
February 4, 2015

Though as of this writing it was, because of the foul weather, difficult to say when the East Hampton High School boys basketball team’s last three regular-season games would be played, a share of the league title appeared to be in the offing should the Bonackers win out.

They won their seventh straight at Mount Sinai on Friday, by a score of 64-45, though, according to Bill McKee, East Hampton’s coach, his players were “flat in the early going, falling behind 9-0 right away.”