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Jack Graves
April 15, 2015

Carl Johnson, who coached the Bridgehampton High School Killer Bees basketball team to a state championship at Glens Falls recently, is Newsday’s coach of the year in Suffolk, and one of his players, Charles Manning Jr., has been named to Newsday’s all-Long Island first team.

Those announcements were made in Newsday’s Sunday high school sports edition.

It was the third time Johnson, who now has three state championships to his credit as a player and four as a coach, has been Suffolk’s coach of the year.

Jack Graves
April 15, 2015
The Montauk Rugby Club took it on the chin at East Hampton’s Herrick Park Saturday as it was outscored 35-10 by the New York Rugby Club in a second-round Empire Geographical Union Division III playoff match.

The Montauk Rugby Club took it on the chin at East Hampton’s Herrick Park Saturday as it was outscored 35-10 by the New York Rugby Club in a second-round Empire Geographical Union Division III playoff match.

“We didn’t start well and we didn’t finish well,” Gordon Trotter, the inside center, said, with a smile, afterward.

Star staff
April 15, 2015

Kyle McGowin of Sag Harbor is pitching for the Los Angeles Angels’ AA Texas League entry, the Arkansas Travelers, and Chris Pike of Southampton is doing likewise for the Tampa Bay Rays’ Single-A Bowling Green (Ky.) Hot Rods in the Midwest League.

Pike was to have started the first game of a doubleheader with the Lake County Captains, of Cleveland, Tuesday afternoon. McGowin’s record as of that day was 1-0.

Jack Graves
April 15, 2015
While things continued to proceed in rather lackluster fashion last week insofar as East Hampton High’s lacrosse and baseball teams were concerned, the school’s boys tennis and track teams — not to mention the girls track team, which put up a fight in a losing cause — pushed to the fore.

While things continued to proceed in rather lackluster fashion last week insofar as East Hampton High’s lacrosse and baseball teams were concerned, the school’s boys tennis and track teams — not to mention the girls track team, which put up a fight in a losing cause — pushed to the fore.

Star staff
April 15, 2015

Thursday, April 16
GIRLS LACROSSE, Deer Park at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
SOFTBALL, East Hampton at Shoreham-Wading River, 4:30 p.m.
Friday, April 17
BOYS TENNIS, Riverhead at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
GIRLS TRACK, Westhampton Beach at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
BOYS LACROSSE, East Hampton at Mount Sinai, 5:30 p.m.
BASEBALL, East Hampton at Amityville, 4:30 p.m.
BOYS TRACK, East Hampton at Westhampton Beach, 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 18

Jack Graves
April 8, 2015

Last month, Caroline Cashin and Dan Farnham, with their spouses — Ed in Caroline’s case and Sue in Dan’s — participated in the “Tour de France of Mountain-Biking,” an eight-day stage race in the mountains and valleys of southern Africa.

“We averaged 70 miles and 7,000 feet of climbing per day — 500 miles in all,” said Farnham during a conversation this week.

Jack Graves
April 8, 2015

The only game in town Monday was in Sag Harbor, behind Pierson High, and the good news was that it was played in springlike weather.

The result, a 10-0 win by Babylon, was rather bad news, though Pierson was missing four starters, who presumably were in even warmer climes enjoying the weeklong spring break.

Don McGovern, Pierson’s athletic director, and his counterpart at Babylon (which was missing three starters of its own) had agreed to play the game at a later date, but Section XI said no.

Star staff
April 8, 2015

Champs Saluted

Charles Manning Jr., the state-champion Bridgehampton boys basketball team’s versatile swingman, graced the cover of Newsday’s “winter final” high school sports section Sunday, and the Bees were ranked second to Brentwood among Long Island’s boys basketball teams and third in the Islandwide rankings of all sports teams, behind the East Islip boys bowling team and the Long Island Lutheran girls basketball team.

Jack Graves
April 8, 2015

Despite the defections of three players and the loss of a fourth to shoulder surgery, Katie Helfand, who’s in her first season of coaching the East Hampton High School boys tennis team, expects her lineup to do well.

Topped by Julian MacGurn, a junior who placed fourth in last year’s division tournament, the boys got off to a good start here on April 1, defeating Center Moriches 6-1, with only the fourth singles player, Ben Karlin, losing, in a 10-point third-set tiebreaker. East Hampton won the other matches in straight sets.

Star staff
April 8, 2015

Thursday, April 9
BOYS LACROSSE, East Hampton at Westhampton Beach, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 10
GIRLS LACROSSE, Westhampton Beach at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
BASEBALL, Shoreham-Wading River at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 11
GIRLS TRACK, East Hampton at county coaches invitational meet, Sachem North High School, 9 a.m.
RUGBY, Empire Geographical Union playoffs, second round, New York Rugby Club vs. Montauk R.C., Herrick Park, East Hampton, 1 p.m.

Jack Graves
April 8, 2015

East Hampton High’s track teams jumped into spring with meets on April 1. The boys went to Miller Place that day for a tri-meet with that school and Amityville, and the girls played host to their strong Miller Place peers.

Predictably, the Miller Place girls won, though Yani Cuesta’s charges were competitive, losing in the end by a score of 80-60. The boys, in turn, defeated Miller Place 72-64, but lost 90-57 to Amityville, “though it wasn’t due to a lack of effort,” Luis Morales, their coach, said in an email report.

Star staff
April 1, 2015

April 5, 1990
A second world indoor age-group track record in two months fell to John Conner, the 55-year-old Springs runner, as he beat an archrival, Cliff Pauling, in the 800-meter race at the 1990 Track Athletics Congress’s national masters indoor track and field championships in Madison, Wis., on March 25.

Jack Graves
April 1, 2015

Jim Brooks, who kicked the extra points for East Hampton High’s championship football team in 1965, and Ken Collum tackled Bonac’s 92-year athletic history in a slide talk before fellow East Hampton Historical Society members at Clinton Academy Friday night, beginning with Pop Cheney’s checkered gridiron debut and ending with a screening — to everyone’s delight — of Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First?”

Jack Graves
April 1, 2015

On Saturday afternoon wet wind-blown snow slanted across the mucky pitch at East Hampton’s Herrick Park — it was a perfect day for rugby.

With the length of the near sideline filled with spectators, a good number of them Montauk Rugby Club vets — ostensibly retired in most cases, though, if you twisted their arms, they might suit up for one last go — the Sharks shut out their formidable foes from Brooklyn, 13-0, thus advancing to the second round of the playoffs, which are to continue through mid-May.

Jack Graves
April 1, 2015

Foul weather has made a mess thus far of East Hampton High’s spring sports schedule, though, between the snow and rain, some teams saw action last week, with pretty good results.

Lou Reale’s very young softball team played Harborfields at home Monday, and wound up winning 8-7. Earlier in the week, the girls lost 5-1 at Sayville. And considering that the team, which has only one senior starter, had been “in the gym the past month, we’re doing okay.”

Star staff
April 1, 2015

Monday, April 6
SOFTBALL, Babylon vs. Pierson-Bridgehampton, Pierson High School, Sag Harbor, noon.

Tuesday, April 7
BOYS LACROSSE, East Hampton-Bridgehampton-Pierson at Elwood-John Glenn, 11 a.m.
BASEBALL, Shoreham-Wading River at East Hampton, 11 a.m., and Stony Brook at Pierson, Mashashimuet Park, Sag Harbor, 4:30.

Wednesday, April 8
GIRLS LACROSSE, East Islip at East Hampton, 11 a.m.

Jack Graves
March 25, 2015

When early in the second quarter of Friday’s state Class D boys basketball semifinal Bridgehampton’s taller opponent, undefeated Moriah, opened up a 10-point lead thanks to a 3-pointer and a subsequent two-handed dunk by the Vikings’ 6-foot-5-inch guard, Taylor Slattery, and a fast-break layup that succeeded an errant 3-point try by Charles Manning Jr., things did not look good for the fabled Killer Bees, who were making their first appearance at the Glens Falls Civic Center in 17 years.

Star staff
March 25, 2015

Thursday, March 26
BASEBALL, East Hampton at Pierson, scrimmage, 4 p.m.
SOFTBALL, Islip at East Hampton, nonleague, 4 p.m.
BOYS LACROSSE, Rocky Point at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
BOYS TENNIS, East Hampton at Eastport-South Manor, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 27
SOFTBALL, Amityville at East Hampton, nonleague, 4 p.m.
GIRLS LACROSSE, McGann-Mercy at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 28
TRACK, East Hampton invitational meet, boys and girls, 10 a.m.

Jack Graves
Taylor K. Vecsey
March 21, 2015
Bridgehampton High's Killer Bees won their ninth New York State Class D championship in Glen Falls Saturday.

The Bridgehampton boys basketball team continued the Killer Bees' legacy, winning the New York State Class D championship in Glen Falls on Saturday evening, the ninth state title for Bridgehampton and its first in 17 years.

The Bees defeated New York Mills Marauders, the defending Class D champs, 62-49, in front of a large crowd of supporters from Bridgehampton.

Jack Graves
March 18, 2015

With Charles Manning Jr., who had a triple-double, leading the way, the Bridgehampton Killer Bees breezed to a 60-39 victory over Livingston Manor in the New York State Class D Southeast regional high school boys basketball championship game at Suffolk Community College-Selden Friday.

Thus, for the first time since 1998, Bridgehampton, which is tied with Mount Vernon, a Class AA school, when it comes to state championships won, each with eight, is sending a team upstate.

Jack Graves
March 18, 2015

The recently played adult roller hockey league championship game at the Sportime Arena in Amagansett was won by Tyler Jarvis’s Blue team, which bested the top-seeded White team 10-3.

“It was close through the first two periods,” said Brian Rubenstein, one of the White team’s stalwarts, “but then Tyler took over.”

Jack Graves
March 18, 2015

The newly formed East Hampton Booster Club’s first event, Joe Vas, Bonac’s athletic director, said this week, took the form of a shovel brigade at the high school track and turf field on March 8, in which an estimated 45 volunteers participated.

“We can’t shovel the snow off the softball and baseball fields, because of the grass, but we’re hoping for rain and then the sun to get rid of the snow,” the A.D. said while talking of spring sports Friday morning.

Jack Graves
March 18, 2015

Honora Herlihy, who with Lee White is a housing coordinator for the Montauk Mustangs, which debuted last year in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, is seeking families to host about a dozen of the Mustangs’ players this summer.

“Housing players in America’s collegiate summer baseball leagues is a perennial problem,” Brett Mauser, the H.C.B.L.’s president, said. “Even Cape Cod faces that challenge. Simply put, the host families are the backbone of summer baseball — without them these leagues wouldn’t exist.”

Star staff
March 18, 2015

Girls Can Play

Adam Wilson, the East Hampton Little League organization’s president, said this week, in response to a rumor that girls were being discouraged from playing baseball here, that a mother’s concerns posted on Facebook had resulted from “a misunderstanding.”