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Jack Graves
August 13, 2014

John Ryan Jr. reported on his and East Hampton’s senior and junior lifeguard team’s return from the national tournament at Virginia Beach, Va., this past week that the Bonackers, who were up against teams from California, Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Canada, New Jersey, and New York, not to mention Hawaii, had done well, “especially our 12 and 13-year-olds.”

Jack Graves
August 13, 2014

Two youth basketball teams based at the Southampton Recreation Center for which a number of East Hamptoners play reached the finals of a high-powered Amateur Athletic Union tournament at Montauk’s Playhouse Community Center this past weekend.

The under-16s won the Silver bracket trophy, defeating the Montauk Kings 71-55, while the under-18s, in a hotly contested Gold bracket championship game, lost 73-69 to a New York City team coached by the tournament’s director, Charles Melone.

Star staff
August 13, 2014

Friday, August 15
ARTISTS-WRITERS, pre-game party and auction, LTV Studios, 75 Industrial Road, Wainscott, 6-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 16
PADDLING, Main Beach Surf & Sport Paddle for Pink 3 and 6-mile races, Havens Beach, Sag Harbor, 8 a.m.; sunset party at Lisa and Richard Perry’s house on North Haven, 6:30 p.m.

ARTISTS-WRITERS SOFTBALL GAME, Herrick Park, East Hampton, 2 p.m., batting practice from noon.

RUGBY, friendly game with Nassau side, Lions Field, Montauk, 3 p.m.

Jack Graves
August 13, 2014

Ashley West, an all-American in the indoor 800-meter race, and a former Landmark Conference runner of the year, has been working all summer at the Gubbins’s New Balance store in East Hampton Village, thus, although she’s been working out, the Miss Amelia’s Cottage 2-miler in Amagansett Sunday was her first road race here this season.

“I always try to do this race,” said the Susquehanna University junior, “because at the beginning of cross-country season we have to do a 2-mile time trial.”

Jack Graves
August 13, 2014

Lars Svanberg said Paddlers for Humanity’s Montauk-to-Block Island cross­ing on Saturday took place on “a picture perfect day, and drew about 40 paddlers, all of whom had had to raise at least $1,500.”

Star staff
August 6, 2014

July 13, 1989

East Hampton-Bayberry rather easily handled Amagansett in the final game of the East End men’s night soccer league playoffs Friday, 4-1.

In the matchup, a replay of last year’s spring season finale, East Hampton’s forwards — John McCrudden, Sherwin O’Neil, and Charlie Bateman — backed up by the center halfback, Ken Pascual, put a lot of pressure on the Amagansett goal.

Jack Graves
August 6, 2014

The Hoops 4 Hope basketball mentoring program that Mark Crandall, of Amagansett, has overseen in Zimbabwe and South Africa for the past 19 years continues with its valuable youth development work there (and with the Inuits in the Arctic Circle), though while Hoops 4 Hope is becoming better known throughout the world, it has yet, he said during a conversation this week, to achieve sustainability.

Jack Graves
August 6, 2014

When it comes to picking East Hampton High School seniors whom it deems deserving of Travis Field scholarships, the committee considers whether the candidates are athletes and to what extent they’ve worked to help others.

Jack Graves
August 6, 2014

Groundworks Landscaping made short work of the Police Benevolent Association in the first game of a best-of-three East Hampton Town women’s slow-pitch softball league final played July 29 at the Terry King ball field in Amagansett. The score was 7-1.

Game two was to have been played at Terry King Tuesday, with a deciding game — if needed — to be played there tonight.

Jack Graves
August 6, 2014

Lara DeSanti Siska, the incoming president of the East Hampton Rotary Club, was buoyant despite the at-times heavy rain Saturday morning that cut into the turnout for the first Rotary 10 and 5K races at Amagansett’s Fresh Pond Park in three years.

“Rain doesn’t deter serious runners — pretty much all the registrants for the 10K came out, but a number of those who signed up for the 5K didn’t,” said the races’ timer, Bob Beattie, from the shelter of his van.

Jack Graves
August 6, 2014

East Hampton’s female lifeguards repeated as the third-place finisher in a regional all-woman tournament at Sandy Hook, N.J., last week, though John McGeehan, who went down with the 12-person team, said that “this year the tournament was considerably more competitive — we did better in every event.”

Star staff
August 6, 2014

Thursday, August 7
WOMEN’S SLOW-PITCH, game three of playoff final, if needed, Terry King ball field, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett, 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 9
BASKETBALL, A.A.U. tournament, with East End, UpIsland, and New York City teams, Montauk Playhouse Community Center, from 9 a.m.
TENNIS, pro-am, East Hampton Indoor-Outdoor Club, 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 10

Jack Graves
August 6, 2014

Julie Ratner, who’s in her 19th year of overseeing Ellen’s Run, said this week that she is “very, very proud” that the road race she began in memory of her sister, Ellen P. Hermanson, who died of breast cancer, has enabled women here to avail themselves of top-notch services at Southampton Hospital.

Jack Graves
July 30, 2014

Tortorella Pools, a frequent bridesmaid in the men’s 7-on-7 soccer league, won the spring-summer season’s playoff trophy at East Hampton’s Herrick Park on July 23, defeating East Hampton F.C.-Bill Miller 4-1 in a penalty kick shootout that followed an hour and a half of intense, but scoreless play.

Tortorella lost to Bill Miller in this game last year, and lost, as well, to the perennial champion, Maidstone Market, in the fall’s final.

Jack Graves
July 30, 2014

Amanda Calabrese would be a prime candidate were there an East Hampton lifeguarding poster child contest.

Most everything — everything athletic in any event — that she’s done thus far in her young life — she’s 16, about to enter her senior year at East Hampton High School — has been undertaken with an eye toward becoming a better lifeguard.

Jack Graves
July 30, 2014

The old order changeth: Well, not entirely, for while Provisions, which in this and in numerous former incarnations has been a perennial participant in East Hampton Town women’s slow-pitch softball league finals over the years, has stumbled, Connie Mabry, who has played in the league since her graduation from East Hampton High School in 1973, and who pitches for Groundworks Landscaping, has not.

Star staff
July 30, 2014

Softball Tourney

The Travis Field memorial scholarship fund is to benefit from a free-swinging coed softball tournament that is to begin at the Terry King ball field in Amagansett today at 5 p.m. Games are to be played there from 5 p.m. tomorrow, and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. each day. The rain dates are Aug. 7 to 10. About 30 games are to be played over the tournament’s four days.

Rotary Races

Star staff
July 30, 2014

Thursday, July 31
BENEFIT SOFTBALL, Travis Field memorial tournament, opening games, Terry King ball field, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett, 5 p.m.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL, league games, Kirk Park Beach, Montauk, 6 p.m.

Friday, August 1
BENEFIT SOFTBALL, Travis Field memorial tournament games, Terry King ball field, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett, 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 2
RUNNING, East Hampton Rotary Club 10K and 5K races, Fresh Pond, Amagansett, 9 a.m., check-in, 8-8:45.

Jack Graves
July 30, 2014

The East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad came in for unrivaled praise Saturday morning as swimmer after swimmer exited the ocean at Montauk’s Ditch Plain.

Jack Graves
July 23, 2014

Tom Eickelberg, the 25-year-old Long Island-born pro who lives in Cortland now, where he coaches SUNY Cortland’s swim teams, four-peated at the Montauk Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon Sunday in one hour, two minutes, and three seconds.

He would have set a record, said Eickelberg, whose sponsors include Western Beef, the Babylon Bike Shop, and PowerBar, had not the swimmers had to fight against an outgoing tide in Block Island Sound.

Montauk’s own Kai Costanzo holds the record, at 1:00.11, which he did in 2001.

Jack Graves
July 23, 2014

Jim Arnold, the Montauk Swim Challenge’s race director, said Monday that he expects as many as 200 long-distance swimmers, from as far away as the Bahamas and the West Coast, will take part in this Saturday’s event, from which the Montauk Playhouse Community Center’s aquatics center fund is to benefit.

Arnold is anticipating a large turnout in part because “we’re on the U.S. masters swimming calendar. . . . Rod McClave [the perennial winner] may have some competition this year. That’s what we’re hoping.”

Jack Graves
July 23, 2014

Sporting seven trophies attesting to its utter sweep of division, league, and state titles in Division III men’s soccer, the East Hampton Football Club celebrated on Saturday evening in Sag Harbor what its head coach, John Romero, said has been an unprecedented run.

Star staff
July 23, 2014

Monster Help

Morgan Neff, who joined Robert Fischer of Fischer Fencing as the chief builders of the 15-foot “Montauk Monster” at the Montauk School’s ball field, where a collegiate wood bat team, the Montauk Mustangs, has been playing this summer, said this week that there were others who helped as well, including Bistrian Gravel, which donated the cement, Robert Schmitter, who trucked the cement to the site, and Mike Ciccariello.

Breakwater Sailors

Star staff
July 23, 2014

Thursday, July 24
BASEBALL, Montauk Mustangs clinic, Montauk School, 9 a.m.-noon.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL, coed games from 6 p.m., Kirk Park Beach, Montauk.
WOMEN’S SLOW-PITCH, final series, game one, tentative, Terry King ball field, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett, 7 p.m.

Friday, July 25
BASEBALL, Montauk Mustangs clinic, Montauk School, 9 a.m.-noon.

Saturday, July 26