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Jack Graves
September 17, 2014

East Hampton High’s boys soccer team looked mighty good in its league opener here with Bayport-Blue Point last Thursday, besieging the Phantoms’ goalie from the get-go on the way to a 6-1 win.

Auguring very well for the Bonackers was the fact that six different players scored, not just the usual suspects, namely Nick West (who did have one) and Esteban Valverde.

Jack Graves
September 17, 2014

Monday was a good afternoon for East Hampton High’s teams.

Field hockey won 1-0 in a well-contested game with Pierson-Bridgehampton at Sag Harbor’s Mashashimuet Park, the girls tennis team, which had lost tough 4-3 matches to Westhampton Beach and Eastport-South Manor, defeated Southampton 5-2, the girls swimming team opened its season with a 98-82 win at Sachem North, the boys volleyball team shut out West Babylon 3-0, improving its record to 1-2, and boys soccer improved its record to 4-0 with a 4-0 shutout here of Mount Sinai.

Jack Graves
September 17, 2014

While it may be too much to expect the East Hampton High School boys cross-country team — the best its coach, Kevin Barry, says he’s had in 10 years — to topple the odds-on favorite, Bayport-Blue Point, the Bonackers are definitely worth watching.

The only chance to see them here, however, will be Sept. 29 at Cedar Point County Park when they run in a double-dual meet with Mount Sinai and John Glenn.

Jack Graves
September 17, 2014

The Montauk Rugby Club started off aggressively in its game here Saturday with the Suffolk Bull Moose, a side from the Stony Brook area, and paid for it with a couple of penalties, one of which was converted for a 3-0 Bull Moose lead, but thereafter the Sharks, who, by virtue of that day’s 45-8 win improved to 2-0 in Division III play, took over.

Jack Graves
September 17, 2014

Thursday, September 18

GIRLS TENNIS, McGann-Mercy at East Hampton, nonleague, 4 p.m.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, Sayville at East Hampton, 5 p.m.

GOLF, East Hampton at Westhampton Beach, 3:30 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER, East Hampton at Elwood-John Glenn, 4:30 p.m.
 

Friday, September 19

GIRLS SWIMMING, Smithtown vs. East Hampton-Bridgehampton-Pierson, Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, nonleague, 5 p.m.

BOYS SOCCER, East Hampton at Elwood-John Glenn, 4:30 p.m.

Star staff
September 10, 2014

August 10, 1989

Buzz Chew, which had won the East Hampton Town women’s slow-pitch softball league pennant, also captured the playoff trophy as well Tuesday night as it sent Sag Harbor Industries packing, 19-4.

Leslie Miller’s star shone the brightest in the constellation of hits that Buzz Chew strung together as she drove in three runs on a triple in the six-run second inning, and three runs with another triple in the four-run fifth.

Jack Graves
September 10, 2014

A 49-year-old Manhattanite, Adrian Mackay, won Sunday’s Mighty Hamptons Triathlon, though because he had started in a later wave than the 27-year-old Julian Acevedo, of Astoria, Queens, who was the first to cross the Long Beach, Noyac, finish line, it wasn’t immediately apparent that the elder triathlete had won.

Jack Graves
September 10, 2014

Slow-pitch softball, while it may be dead in Amagansett, is alive and well in Montauk — the playoffs’ fifth game there the night of Sept. 2, played before an enthusiastic crowd, provided ample evidence of that — though, as Bill Becker pointed out, the Hank Zebrowski field is pretty ragged, and in the outfield largely unlit.

Jack Graves
September 10, 2014

The Montauk Rugby Club Sharks are back — just when it was thought the side, founded 41 years ago by Charlie Whitmore, might have to pack it in because of a lack of numbers.

Indeed, about a year ago, on Oct. 13, a story on these pages was headlined “Sharks’ Swan Song?” after the squad could barely field 15 for a game here against the Danbury (Conn.) R.C.

Star staff
September 10, 2014

Janis a Coach

Emily Janis, who starred in field hockey and softball when she was at East Hampton High School, was recently named as an assistant field hockey coach at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.

Lafayette’s head coach, Jennifer Stone, said Janis’s “experience as both a Division 1 player and coach at Fairfield University, her expansive knowledge of the physiological demands of a successful hockey player, and her outstanding energy have already had a significant influence on the growth of our program.”

Star staff
September 10, 2014

Thursday, September 11
GOLF, Ross vs. East Hampton, South Fork Country Club, Amagansett, 3:30 p.m.
BOYS CROSS-COUNTRY, East Hampton at Peconic invitational, Red Creek Park, Hampton Bays, 4 p.m.
BOYS SOCCER, Bayport-Blue Point at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
BOYS VOLLEYBALL, Sachem North vs. East Hampton-Bridgehampton, East Hampton High School, 5 p.m.
FIELD HOCKEY, East Hampton at Southampton, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 12

Jack Graves
September 3, 2014

Mike Bahel’s Pump ’n’ Run contest, held at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett last Thursday, was won by Neil Falkenhan, who chest-pressed 115 pounds (60 percent of his body weight) 55 times before running on the sand to Indian Wells Beach and back — a distance of 1.7 miles — in 10 minutes and 59 seconds, faster than anyone else.

Thus Falkenhan’s net time for the event, once his 10:59 run was reduced by 2 minutes and 45 seconds (each rep being worth three seconds of subtracted run time to the competitors), was 8:14.

Jack Graves
September 3, 2014

“Ireland, Ireland, Ireland,” the Hamp­ton Classic’s press officer, Marty Bauman, said at the press conference that followed Sunday’s $250,000 Grand Prix, alluding to, among other Irishmen, the Grand Prix’s winner, Kevin Babington, and its third-place finisher (and $30,000 Longines rider-of-the-week winner for the second year in a row), Richie Moloney.

Jack Graves
September 3, 2014

Marie-Christophe De Menil, who in 1976 founded what was to become the five-day, A-rated Hampton Classic Horse Show, presented in the Grand Prix ring last Thursday the Firefly Challenge trophy to Christina Firestone, the Amateur-Owner Jumper 1.30-meter division’s champion.

Philip Richter, who won this championship at the Classic in 2011, ’12, and ‘’13, named the new trophy in De Menil’s honor, and asked that De Menil, whose daughter, Taya, had been trained in the 1970s by his mother, Judy Richter of Bedford, N.Y., present it.

Jack Graves
September 3, 2014

When Lori King arrived at the jumping-off place for her 22.5-mile Catalina Channel swim, in the depths of the night, she was thrown a curve: The captain said she should do it the other way round, from the mainland to the island.

Jack Graves
September 3, 2014

Almost 200 runners showed up at the Springs Firehouse Labor Day morning to take part in the Great Bonac 10 and 5K races, and many of them, wonderful to tell, were young and eager, boding well for East Hampton High School’s boys and girls cross-country and track programs.

Among the participants was Howard Lebwith, who 37 years ago founded the race, along with Ed Hults and John Conner. Lebwith, who “slogged” the 5K, is now 84, and Sharon McCobb, president of the Old Montauk Athletic Club, consequently allotted him 84 as his bib number.

Star staff
September 2, 2014

The following were among the champions at the Hampton Classic Horse Show this past week:

Star staff
September 2, 2014

Thursday, September 4
BOYS VOLLEYBALL, East Hampton at Bay Shore, nonleague, 5:15 p.m.
FIELD HOCKEY, East Hampton at Sayville, scrimmage, 4 p.m.

Friday, September 5
FIELD HOCKEY, Shoreham-Wading River at East Hampton, scrimmage, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 6
GIRLS SOCCER, Pierson-Bridgehampton at East Hampton, nonleague, 10 a.m.
RUGBY, Montauk Rugby Club Division II opener with Village Lions, Herrick Park, East Hampton, 1 p.m.

Jack Graves
August 28, 2014

The Bridgehampton School Board was expected this week to formally appoint Eric Bramoff, a Sag Harborite with strong family connections in Bridgehampton, as the school’s athletic director, replacing Mary Anne Jules, who recently retired following a 32-year career.

Jack Graves
August 28, 2014

Asked the reason why he had reworked a Porsche Metzger engine so that it would achieve 1,000 horsepower on pump fuel, the Car Doctor, Ryan Pilla, said the other day, “Doesn’t everyone want more horsepower, Jack?!”

“It took us two months — it was a fun project,” added Car Doctor World’s “nurse,” Rod Davidson. “We’ve created more horsepower out of pump fuel than anyone else has to date.”

Star staff
August 28, 2014

Thursday, August 28
HAMPTON CLASSIC, competition continues in jumper and hunter divisions, including amateur-owner jumper, $10,000 Royalton Farm open jumper, and the $10,000 Sam Edelman equitation championship in the Grand Prix ring, Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, showgrounds.
PUMP AND RUN, Atlantic Avenue Beach, Amagansett, 6 p.m.
MEN’S SLOW-PITCH, game four, if needed, of best-of-five Montauk league final between the Montauk Brewing Company and Sloppy Tuna, Hank Zebrowski field, 8 p.m.

Jack Graves
August 28, 2014

The Yellow team, which apparently was the dominant one in roller hockey play this spring at the Sportime Arena in Amagansett, prevailed 6-4 over Tyler Jarvis’s White team in a hotly contested playoff final on Aug. 19.

Because he was ill that night, Jarvis’s teammates would not have been surprised had he sat the game out, but he arrived just before the puck was dropped.