Recent Stories: Sports

Jack Graves
November 20, 2014
In a heartbreaking loss for East Hampton, the high school boys soccer team fell 4-2 to Greece-Athena in the Class A championship game in Middletown, N.Y., on Sunday.

In all, Sunday was an unlucky day for the East Hampton High School boys soccer team, which had hopes of winning the school's first state title since the sport began to be played here in 1977.

Asked following the 4-2 loss to Greece Athena if he thought the Rochester school were "a better team," Rich King, East Hampton's coach, answered in the negative, though on that particular day, he agreed, the Trojans were.

Jack Graves
November 19, 2014

Erik Engstrom, according to his coach, Kevin Barry, “ran his best race of the season” at the Federation cross-country championships in Wappingers Falls Saturday.

Engstrom, who’s a junior and the hardest-working runner Barry’s ever coached, ran the 5K Bowdoin Park course in 16 minutes and 43.2 seconds, a personal record, which was good enough for a 47th place finish among the 252 entrants from schools all over New York State.

Star staff
November 18, 2014

Turkey Trots

Turkey trots for Springs School students, with a Shipyard Lane loop for kindergartners through second graders and a Landing Lane loop for third through eighth graders, will be held Monday at the school, beginning at 9 a.m.

The students have been asked to raise at least $20 in pledges, which, the PTA says, ought to fully underwrite the school’s swim program at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter and an ice-skating event for sixth through eighth graders at the Buckskill Winter Club.

Star staff
November 18, 2014

Monday, November 24
RUNNING, Springs School turkey trots, 9 a.m.
MEN’S SOCCER, 7-on-7 league final, Bill Miller-Bateman Painting winner vs. Maidstone Market-Tortorella Pools winner, Herrick Park, East Hampton, 7 p.m.

Thursday, November 27
RUNNING, Town Recreation Department and John Keeshan Realty 3 and 6-mile turkey trots, the Circle, Montauk, 10 a.m., check-in from 8 to 9:30.

Star staff
November 15, 2014

Middletown — The East Hampton High School boys soccer team won in the New York State Final Four match Saturday, 3-0 over Jamesville-DeWitt, which advances them to the Class A championship Sunday. For the full game story, click here.

Jack Graves
November 14, 2014
First East Hampton-based travel hockey team since the 1940s is being formed at the Buckskill Winter Club.

Cory Lillie and Kyle Solomon, two recent college graduates who left East Hampton High School early to focus on ice hockey as they continued with their studies — Solomon at Portledge Academy in Nassau and Lillie with a big-time junior travel team in New Jersey — are to begin coaching in the coming weeks at the Buckskill Winter Club the first East Hampton-based travel hockey team since the 1940s. 

Jack Graves
November 12, 2014

The East Hampton High School boys soccer team on Friday won the county Class A championship — the third time it has done so in the past four years — defeating Comsewogue 1-0 thanks to Camillo Godoy’s goal in the 54th minute.

The weather conditions at the Dowling sports complex in Brookhaven could hardly have been worse. Rain, sometimes in sheets — hail, some said — fell periodically throughout the game, slickening the turf to the point where it was hard, indeed, to control the ball.

Jack Graves
November 12, 2014

Don Reese, who heads the P.A.L. football and basketball programs here, reported Monday that East Hampton’s 10-year-old football team coached by Joe Pannasch had won the county’s Division 4 championship, defeating Gordon Heights 13-12 on the road Saturday, and that the 7-8-year-old team, coached by Bill Gardiner, had won the eastern Suffolk County championship.

Taylor K. Vecsey
November 12, 2014

East Hampton High School officials are giving the community a chance to send the East Hampton High School boys soccer team off to the state finals in style. 

Star staff
November 12, 2014

The Dock bar and restaurant in Montauk will celebrate its seasonal closing with a road race Sunday from the Montauk Post Office to the Dock, a distance of some 3.4 miles.

In announcing the event, George Watson, who used to oversee road, cycling, and rowing races annually, said Montauk’s senior citizens nutrition center would benefit from the competitors’ $20 donations, yielding them free T-shirts and beer. The starting time, he said, will be 11:30 a.m.

Jack Graves
November 12, 2014

In postseason action this past week:

Erik Engstrom, an East Hampton High School junior, as a result of his showing in the New York State cross-country meet, was picked as one of the four runners who are to represent Suffolk in the Federation meet Saturday in Wappingers Falls.

Carly Drew, a junior, in placing third in the county meet’s 100-yard butterfly race at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood Saturday qualified to compete in the state meet, which is to be held at Ithaca College over the Nov. 21-22 weekend.

Jack Graves
November 12, 2014

The East Hampton High School boys soccer team, which clearly was the better of the two playing in the Class A Long Island championship game at Dowling’s sports complex Sunday, was because of South Side’s acrobatic goalie kept on tenterhooks through the first hour and 45 minutes of play until a top-spun corner kick by Nick West rocketed into the nets off a Cyclone defender, treating East Hampton, with five minutes remaining in the second O.T., to a well-earned 2-1 victory and, consequently, a first-time ever berth in the New York State Final Four this weekend.

Jack Graves
November 12, 2014

“It’s the first year that Holly [Li] and I have felt that the energy’s there — and it’s a nice feeling,” Vinicius Carmo said the other day of the four-year-old Ross School Tennis Academy, which now has 17 tennis-playing enrollees, “more than I thought we would have by this time when we began. Our goal was to have 16 full-time students by our fifth year.”

Star staff
November 12, 2014

Saturday, November 15
BOYS SOCCER, New York State Class A semifinal, Jamesville-DeWitt vs. East Hampton, Middletown High School turf field, 8:30 a.m.
CROSS-COUNTRY, state Federation meet, Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls, 1 p.m.

Sunday, November 16
BOYS SOCCER, New York State Class A final, Byram Hills-Greece Athena winner vs. East Hampton-Jamesville DeWitt winner, Middletown High School grass field, 10:30 a.m.
RUNNING, Dock race from Montauk Post Office to the Dock bar and restaurant, 11:30 a.m.

Taylor K. Vecsey
November 11, 2014

There is no doubt about the excitement for the East Hampton High School boys soccer team, which captured the Long Island championship on Sunday. With the players heading to the state final four this weekend in Middletown, N.Y., the high school is organzing a bus for spectators, and the community has been invited to go along for the ride.

Taylor K. Vecsey
November 7, 2014
East Hampton will play in the Long Island championship game at Dowling Sports Complex on Sunday.

East Hampton High School's boys soccer team took home the Suffolk County Class A championship at Dowling Sports Complex in Shirley on Friday evening, advancing to the Long Island championship. 

The Bonackers overcame Comsewogue 1-0, thanks to Camillo Godoy scoring in the 55th minute after an assist from Max Lerner.

The Long Island championship game will be played at the Dowling Sports Complex on Sunday at noon. East Hampton will face South Side. The state Final Four is to be contested on fields at Middletown High School over the Nov. 15-16 weekend.

Taylor K. Vecsey
November 6, 2014

The East Hampton High School boys soccer team will have to wait another day to play for the title. 

The county Class A championship contest against Comesewogue, which was scheduled for Thursday at the Dowling Sports Complex, was postponed due to the weather. It will be played the complex on Friday at 4 p.m.

Meanwhile, the boys volleyball county Class B championship match against Easport-South Manor will go on as scheduled at the Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Star staff
November 6, 2014

East Hampton High School's boys volleyball team lost to Eastport-South Manor in the county Class B championship game on Thursday evening at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood.

Jack Graves
November 5, 2014

It was a pretty festive South Fork Halloween at Sunken Meadow Park Friday as the Southampton boys cross-country team won the Class C championship; the Pierson girls defeated Shelter Island, by 5 points, to win the Class D title; Lindsey Gallagher, a Shelter Island ninth grader, finished first in the girls Class D race, and East Hampton’s Erik Engstrom qualified for the state meet as well, placing third in the boys Class B race.

Jack Graves
November 5, 2014

An hour and a half after the East Hampton High School boys soccer team had written its ticket for the county championships Monday, the boys volleyball team, coached by Josh Brussell, did the same before a raucous crowd in the high school’s gym.

Spurred on by the packed stands on one side of the floor, which featured an early appearance of “the bleacher creatures” who cheer on the boys basketball team in the winter, Brussell’s charges made quick work of Sayville, winning three straight, 25-15, 25-23, 25-23.

Jack Graves
November 5, 2014

East Hampton High School’s golf team, which recently finished in a three-way tie for the League VIII cham­pionship with Southampton and Pierson-Bridgehampton, won the league tournament at the Rock Hill Golf Club in Manorville last Thursday.

The team was led by its number-two, Stephen Kane, who in finishing the tourney as the runner-up shot a 79. Turner Foster, the eighth grader who plays number-one for the Bonackers, and Jack Bistrian tied for fifth.

Jack Graves
November 5, 2014

Kathy McGeehan said following Saturday’s Class B semifinal loss in four to Elwood-John Glenn that in the team meeting afterward she really hadn’t talked about the volleyball match — an obviously disappointing one insofar as her charges were concerned — but rather about the ways in which having been part of such a tightly knit, competitive team would be of value to her players later in life.

Star staff
November 5, 2014