Recent Stories: Sports

Jack Graves
March 23, 2017
Joe Vas, the East Hampton School District’s athletic director, said during Monday’s baseball scrimmage here with Southampton that he had made the decision to accept the Section XI-mandated move up from Conference IV to the “black-and-blue” Conference III, a move dictated by new enrollment numbers, though he wanted to hear that night at a meeting in the school’s cafeteria what the parents’, players’, and coaches’ thoughts were.

So it is up to Conference III in football.

Jack Graves
March 23, 2017
The Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s youth swim team, the Hurricanes, placed fourth among 40 teams at the state Y meet in Ithaca this past weekend.

The Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s youth swim team, the Hurricanes, placed fourth among 40 teams at the state Y meet in Ithaca this past weekend. 

Star Staff
March 23, 2017
Local Sports Schedule

Thursday, March 23

BASEBALL, East Hampton at Westhampton Beach, scrimmage, 4 p.m.

BOYS TENNIS, East Hampton at Shoreham-Wading River, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 24

BASEBALL, Hampton Bays at East Hampton, scrimmage, 3:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL, East Hampton at Shoreham-Wading River, 4:30 p.m.

Jack Graves
March 23, 2017
Don Reese, who for the past half-dozen or so years has headed up East Hampton’s youth football and basketball programs, said during a conversation at The Star Monday that, despite criticisms leveled at him following his fifth-and-sixth-grade team’s recent tournament championship win at the South­ampton Recreation Center, he was not an elitist.

Don Reese, who for the past half-dozen or so years has headed up East Hampton’s youth football and basketball programs, said during a conversation at The Star Monday that, despite criticisms leveled at him following his fifth-and-sixth-grade team’s recent tournament championship win at the South­ampton Recreation Center, he was not an elitist.

Jack Graves
March 22, 2017
Asked what it was about hockey, Peter Schaeffer of Amagansett, a recent Rangers’ honoree who saw them play for the first time at the age of 9, said, unlike baseball, “You can’t read a book when you’re watching hockey — hockey grips you.”

Asked what it was about hockey, Peter Schaeffer of Amagansett, a recent Rangers’ honoree who saw them play for the first time at the age of 9, said, “Well, when you’re watching baseball, you can read a book at the same time, looking up every now and then to see what the score is. You can’t read a book when you’re watching hockey — hockey grips you.”

Jack Graves
March 16, 2017
East Hampton’s sixth-grade boys basketball team cruised to its fifth straight tournament championship at the Southampton Recreation Center on Saturday, afflicting the St. John’s Saints of Southampton, 59-15.

East Hampton’s sixth-grade boys basketball team cruised to its fifth straight tournament championship at the Southampton Recreation Center on Saturday, afflicting the St. John’s Saints of Southampton, 59-15.

Jack Graves
March 16, 2017
It is rare that college coaches come out here to see high school players — Richmond’s Dick Tarrant, who saw Kenny Wood play basketball in East Hampton High’s gym, and the University of South Florida’s head coach, Eddie Cardieri, a former teammate of Ed Bahns’s, who saw Ross Gload hit three home runs in 1994’s county small schools championship baseball game at St. Joseph’s College, being two exceptions that come immediately to mind.

It is rare that college coaches come out here to see high school players — Richmond’s Dick Tarrant, who saw Kenny Wood play basketball in East Hampton High’s gym, and the University of South Florida’s head coach, Eddie Cardieri, a former teammate of Ed Bahns’s, who saw Ross Gload hit three home runs in 1994’s county small schools championship baseball game at

Jack Graves
March 16, 2017
The Buckskill Winter Club’s high-school-age hockey team, the Sharks, improved to 3-1 on the season as the result of a 16-8 win here on the night of March 7 over Eastport-South Manor, also known as the Sharks, a team that plays in Suffolk County’s high school hockey league.

The Buckskill Winter Club’s high-school-age hockey team, the Sharks, improved to 3-1 on the season as the result of a 16-8 win here on the night of March 7 over Eastport-South Manor, also known as the Sharks, a team that plays in Suffolk County’s high school hockey league.

Jack Graves
March 16, 2017
Katie Helfand, East Hampton High School’s boys tennis coach, has her sights set on a third straight league championship, a second straight in League VII, though Westhampton Beach, a perennial power in the sport, might have something to say about that.

Katie Helfand, East Hampton High School’s boys tennis coach, has her sights set on a third straight league championship, a second straight in League VII, though Westhampton Beach, a perennial power in the sport, might have something to say about that.

Star Staff
March 16, 2017
Local Sports Schedule

Friday, March 17

BOYS TENNIS, East Hampton at West Islip, nonleague, 4 p.m.

SWIMMING,  Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter Hurricanes at state meet, Ithaca College, through Sunday.

Saturday, March 18

SOFTBALL, East Hampton at four-way scrimmage, Stotsky Park, Riverhead, 10 a.m.

Sunday, March 19

Star Staff
March 9, 2017
Local Sports History

February 13, 1992

The East Hampton High School girls basketball team won all three of the games it played last week, thus assuring itself of at least a tie for second place in League VII and a berth in the Class B bracket of the county playoffs.

Jack Graves
March 9, 2017
“We just couldn’t get over the hump,” Carl Johnson, who coaches Bridgehampton High’s boys basketball team, the Killer Bees, said Tuesday on his and his players’ return from Newburgh, where S.S. Seward of Orange County had sent them home the night before on the short end of a 61-60 score.

“We just couldn’t get over the hump,” Carl Johnson, who coaches Bridgehampton High’s boys basketball team, the Killer Bees, said Tuesday on his and his players’ return from Newburgh, where S.S. Seward of Orange County had sent them home the night before on the short end of a 61-60 score. 

Jack Graves
March 9, 2017
Jim Stewart, the former longtime East Hampton High School varsity wrestling coach, who now oversees the middle school’s team, and Beau Campsey, one of Stewart’s former wrestlers who took over from Joe Russo the town-sponsored youth program this past fall, are of the same mind when it comes to the future of wrestling here, even in the face of this past winter’s winless season at the varsity level.

Jim Stewart, the former longtime East Hampton High School varsity wrestling coach, who now oversees the middle school’s team, and Beau Campsey, one of Stewart’s former wrestlers who took over from Joe Russo the town-sponsored youth program this past fall, are of the same mind when it comes to the future of wrestling here, even in the face of this past winter’s winless season a

Jack Graves
March 9, 2017
“I’m the mother of the diva,” said Carla O’Donoghue moments after her husband, Tom, had demurred when asked about the fine points of figure skating at Sunday’s exhibition at the Buckskill Winter Club.

“I’m the mother of the diva,” said Carla O’Donoghue moments after her husband, Tom, had demurred when asked about the fine points of figure skating at Sunday’s exhibition at the Buckskill Winter Club.

Jack Graves
March 9, 2017
The turnouts were large, the coaches were sanguine, and the athletes were eager on Monday, the first day of spring practice at East Hampton High School.

The turnouts were large, the coaches were sanguine, and the athletes were eager on Monday, the first day of spring practice at East Hampton High School. 

Star Staff
March 9, 2017
Local Sports Schedule

Thursday, March 9

ICE HOCKEY, Eastport-South Manor vs. Buckskill Sharks, Buckskill Winter Club, Buckskill Road, East Hampton, 5:45 p.m.

Saturday, March 11

Star Staff
March 9, 2017
The following received winter season athletic awards at East Hampton High School last week.

The following received winter season athletic awards at East Hampton High School last week.

Varsity boys basketball: most valuable player, Jack Reese, Bladimir Rodriguez Garces, most improved, and coach’s awardee, Phil Zablotsky.

Varsity boys swimming: most valuable, Ethan McCormac, most improved, Andrew Wilson, and coach’s awardee, Christian Brierley.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 8, 2017
The United States Golf Association has opened an office in Southampton in preparation for the 2018 U.S. Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.

The United States Golf Association has opened an office in Southampton in preparation for the 2018 U.S. Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. 

Jack Graves
March 6, 2017
"It was a heartbreaker," said Bridgehampton's athletic director, Mike Miller.

Bridgehampton's Killer Bees, who had hoped to make a beeline to another state Final Four Class D boys basketball tournament, were grounded in a southeast regional semifinal Monday in Newburgh by S.S. Seward, of Orange County, 61-60.

"It was a heartbreaker," said Bridgehampton's athletic director, Mike Miller.

Jack Graves
March 2, 2017
While it was raw and windy early Sunday morning, Vinny Alversa, East Hampton High’s new varsity baseball coach, had his charges — there were 17, a good number given that the winter break was not over — create a baseball diamond on the turf football field and begin catching fly balls, lofted into the outfield by a generator-operated machine, and fielding flies and grounders that he and the new junior varsity coach, Andrew Rodriguez, hit their way.

While it was raw and windy early Sunday morning, Vinny Alversa, East Hampton High’s new varsity baseball coach, had his charges — there were 17, a good number given that the winter break was not over — create a baseball diamond on the turf football field and begin catching fly balls, lofted into the outfield by a generator-operated machine, and fielding flies and grounders tha

Jack Graves
March 2, 2017
Certainly had he had J.P. Harding, who has been averaging 21 points per game, available to him at Suffolk Community College-Selden Friday night, Carl Johnson would have given his Killer Bees a fighting chance at the tipoff.

Certainly had he had J.P. Harding, who has been averaging 21 points per game, available to him at Suffolk Community College-Selden Friday night, Carl Johnson would have given his Killer Bees a fighting chance at the tipoff.

Star Staff
March 2, 2017
Local Sports Notes

Fowkes Third in 1,600

Ryan Fowkes, an East Hampton High School sophomore long-distance runner, not only broke Erik Engstrom’s sophomore record for the 1,600-meter race this winter, but also placed third last weekend in the Long Island Track and Field invitational meet’s varsity race. 

Star Staff
March 2, 2017
Local Sports Schedule

Thursday, March 2

BASEBALL, fund-raiser for 2018 spring training trip to Tampa, Fla., Meeting House restaurant, Amagansett Square, 6-8 p.m. 

Friday, March 3

SWIMMING, Ethan McCormac at state meet, Nassau County Aquatics Center, also Saturday.

Saturday, March 4

Jack Graves
February 23, 2017
Cory Lillie, who coaches the Buckskill Winter Club’s high-school-age hockey team, now in its second year of play here, said following Saturday’s 14-1 rout of Southampton that he has been pleased with his charges’ improvement all around.

Cory Lillie, who coaches the Buckskill Winter Club’s high-school-age hockey team, now in its second year of play here, said following Saturday’s 14-1 rout of Southampton that he has been pleased with his charges’ improvement all around.