Recent Stories: Sports

Jack Graves
July 21, 2016
A 22-year-old University of North Carolina graduate, Taylor Sharp, recently showed here a compelling documentary he and a fellow North Carolinian, Dan Hedges, have made about Mark Crandall’s Hoops 4 Hope mentoring project in Zimbabwe and South Africa — a film that could, once distributed, net for Hoops 4 Hope the full-court backing it has never had.

A 22-year-old University of North Carolina graduate, Taylor Sharp, recently showed here a compelling documentary he and a fellow North Carolinian, Dan Hedges, have made about Mark Crandall’s Hoops 4 Hope mentoring project in Zimbabwe and South Africa — a film that could, once distributed, net for Hoops 4 Hope the full-court backing it has never had.

Jack Graves
July 21, 2016
Groundworks Landscaping, which has been the pre-eminent team in the East Hampton Town women’s slow-pitch softball league the past few years, winning three of the four championship series contested since 2012 — it had to forfeit to Provisions in 2013 after winning game one because its collegians had to return to school — is barely scraping by in the present campaign.

Groundworks Landscaping, which has been the pre-eminent team in the East Hampton Town women’s slow-pitch softball league the past few years, winning three of the four championship series contested since 2012 — it had to forfeit to Provisions in 2013 after winning game one because its collegians had to return to school — is barely scraping by in the present campaign.

Jack Graves
July 21, 2016
As of Saturday, the Montauk Mustangs were in second place, behind the Westhampton Aviators, in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League with a 20-13 record. The Sag Harbor Whalers, at 15-19, were in fifth place among the league’s seven teams. The top four make the playoffs.

As of Saturday, the Montauk Mustangs were in second place, behind the Westhampton Aviators, in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League with a 20-13 record. The Sag Harbor Whalers, at 15-19, were in fifth place among the league’s seven teams. The top four make the playoffs.

Star Staff
July 21, 2016
Local Sports Schedule

Thursday, July 21

LIFEGUARDING, Main Beach, East Hampton invitational tournament, 4 p.m.

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Montauk Mustangs at Westhampton Aviators, 5 p.m.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL, triples coed league, Kirk Park Beach, Montauk, 6 p.m.

Jack Graves
July 19, 2016
Tom Eickelberg made it six in a row at the Montauk Lighthouse sprint triathlon Sunday, skimming over the water, pounding the bike, and breezing through the run to a 1 hour, 3 minute, and 17 second finish.

Tom Eickelberg made it six in a row at the Montauk Lighthouse sprint triathlon Sunday, skimming over the water, pounding the bike, and breezing through the run to a 1 hour, 3 minute, and 17 second finish.

No one was close. East Hampton’s David Powers, Eickelberg’s senior by 22 years, was the best of the rest, no mean feat given the fact that he’s 49. 

Jack Graves
July 14, 2016
Bateman Painting, which has not enjoyed top-dog status in the Wednesday evening 7-on-7 men’s soccer league for a while, led the standings with a 7-2-0 record and 21 points going into last night’s games ending the regular season.

Bateman Painting, which has not enjoyed top-dog status in the Wednesday evening 7-on-7 men’s soccer league for a while, led the standings with a 7-2-0 record and 21 points going into last night’s games ending the regular season.

Jack Graves
July 14, 2016
Ken Dodge, who has coached East Hampton’s 9-to-10-year-old entry in the District 36 (eastern Long Island) Little League tournament, had no words, he said during a conversation Tuesday morning, to describe the heartbreaking loss the young Bonackers had suffered in the district’s championship game at Riverhead the night before.

Ken Dodge, who has coached East Hampton’s 9-to-10-year-old entry in the District 36 (eastern Long Island) Little League tournament, had no words, he said during a conversation Tuesday morning, to describe the heartbreaking loss the young Bonackers had suffered in the district’s championship game at Riverhead the night before.

Star Staff
July 14, 2016
Local Sports Notes

Triathlons Loom

The I-Tri mentoring program for girls will benefit from a triathlon for 10-through-17-year-olds at Noyac’s Long Beach this evening at 5:30. The distances comprise a 300-yard bay swim, a 7-mile bike, and a 1.5-mile run.

Star Staff
July 14, 2016
Local Sports Schedule

Thursday, July 14

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Westhampton Aviators vs. Montauk Mustangs, Montauk School, 5 p.m.

YOUTH TRIATHLON, half-mile swim, 7-mile bike, and 1.5-mile run, benefit I-Tri program, Long Beach, Noyac, 5:30 p.m.

Jack Graves
July 14, 2016
The grassy field at the end of Fresh Pond Road in Amagansett was filled with cars by the time the first wave of some 100 swimmers who had raised money for cancer research and Fighting Chance — an organization that provides, gratis, services for those with the disease and their families — assembled at the edge of Gardiner’s Bay’s choppy waters early Saturday morning.

The grassy field at the end of Fresh Pond Road in Amagansett was filled with cars by the time the first wave of some 100 swimmers who had raised money for cancer research and Fighting Chance — an organization that provides, gratis, services for those with the disease and their families — assembled at the edge of Gardiner’s Bay’s choppy waters early Saturday morning.

Star Staff
July 7, 2016
Local Sports History

June 13, 1991

Eben Jones, 30, and Patti O’Brien, 37, repeated Saturday as winners of the Montauk triathlon, a sportive amalgam comprising a one-mile swim in Lake Montauk, a 20-mile bicycle leg, and a 6.2-mile run that drew about 400 contestants.

Jack Graves
July 7, 2016
Jonathon Laurie, an Aussie who lives now in New York City, edged out a 16-year-old Southamptoner, Gustavo Morastitla, in Sunday’s Rotary Firecracker 8K, topping the field of 353 in 26 minutes and 59 seconds.

Jonathon Laurie, an Aussie who lives now in New York City, edged out a 16-year-old Southamptoner, Gustavo Morastitla, in Sunday’s Rotary Firecracker 8K, topping the field of 353 in 26 minutes and 59 seconds.

Jack Graves
July 7, 2016
The last five baseball seasons here have been rocky — East Hampton High School’s last winning season in league play, and the last time the Bonackers made the playoffs, was in 2011 — but there is reason to hope, especially given the facts that there are three Little League all-star traveling teams competing in the District 36 playoffs, as well as a Senior (12-to-15-year-old) League team, with the prospect of a second one once the district playoffs end, and a 17-and-under team that Vinnie Alversa’s coaching in the Brookhaven summer league.

The last five baseball seasons here have been rocky — East Hampton High School’s last winning season in league play, and the last time the Bonackers made the playoffs, was in 2011 — but there is reason to hope, especially given the facts that there are three Little League all-star traveling teams competing in the District 36 playoffs, as well as a

Jack Graves
July 7, 2016
The Montauk Mustangs have run wild of late. Saturday’s 6-4 win over the Sag Harbor Whalers at the Montauk School was the team’s ninth in a row.

The Montauk Mustangs have run wild of late. Saturday’s 6-4 win over the Sag Harbor Whalers at the Montauk School was the team’s ninth in a row.

As of Monday, the Mustangs were in second place in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League’s standings, at 14-9-0, two games behind the Westhampton Aviators.

Star Staff
July 7, 2016
Local Sports Notes

Missing Credit

Michael Rovnyak took the photo of Jeremy Grosvenor’s outrigger canoe coming through the surf that accompanied the interview with Grosvenor in these pages last week.

 

State Tennis Champ

Star Staff
July 7, 2016
Local Sports Schedule

Thursday, July 7

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Montauk Mustangs at Shelter Island Bucks, Fiske Field, Shelter Island, 5 p.m.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL, triples coed league play, Kirk Park Beach, Montauk, 6 p.m.

WOMEN’S SLOW-PITCH, Groundworks vs. P.B.A., 6:45 p.m., and Schenck Fuels vs. Bono Plumbing, 8, Terry King ball field, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett.

Jack Graves
June 30, 2016
A number of East Hampton High School coaching vacancies were filled at the school board’s meeting last week, including boys basketball, wrestling, and winter and spring boys track, but the utter lack of applications to coach boys lacrosse has prompted a move by East Hampton’s athletic director, Joe Vas, to forge a partnership in the sport with Southampton, Pierson, and Bridgehampton.

A number of East Hampton High School coaching vacancies were filled at the school board’s meeting last week, including boys basketball, wrestling, and winter and spring boys track, but the utter lack of applications to coach boys lacrosse has prompted a move by East Hampton’s athletic director, Joe Vas, to forge a partnership in the sport with Southampton, Pierson, and Bridgehampton

Jack Graves
June 30, 2016
Jeremy Grosvenor, who will begin giving free outrigger canoe lessons at Sag Harbor’s Havens Beach this evening at 6:30, has been for years a lover of the ocean — which he traverses on all manner of human-propelled craft — and an advocate, as well, of more harmonious ways to live on the earth.

Jeremy Grosvenor, who will begin giving free outrigger canoe lessons at Sag Harbor’s Havens Beach this evening at 6:30, has been for years a lover of the ocean — which he traverses on all manner of human-propelled craft — and an advocate, as well, of more harmonious ways to live on the earth.

Star Staff
June 30, 2016
Local Sports Notes

The Last Time

In the account last week of the Shelter Island 10K, the writer recalled that “long ago” Wally Collins had, as befell Tadesse Yae Dabi this year, similarly come to grief entering Fiske Field’s final yards. 

Jack Graves
June 29, 2016
Jesse Shapiro, who played the point for Ed Petrie’s East Hampton High School boys basketball teams from 1997 to 2000, and who since has made a career for himself in coaching inner city youth basketball, has been named East Hampton's new coach.

Jesse Shapiro, who played the point for Ed Petrie’s East Hampton High School boys basketball teams from 1997 to 2000, and who since has made a career for himself in coaching inner city youth basketball, said during a conversation Sunday at a party for him at the Service Station restaurant that he plans to give it his best shot as East Hampton’s new head

Jack Graves
June 23, 2016
The Shelter Island 10K almost invariably goes off without a hitch, though there was one this time.

The Shelter Island 10K almost invariably goes off without a hitch, though there was one this time. 

Jack Graves
June 23, 2016
Jack Louchheim, who may well lead East Hampton High School’s boys tennis team next spring as a freshman, capped a big week Saturday by dedicating a new QuickStart tennis court that he had had built at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center.

Jack Louchheim, who may well lead East Hampton High School’s boys tennis team next spring as a freshman, capped a big week Saturday by dedicating a new QuickStart tennis court that he had had built at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center. 

Jack Graves
June 23, 2016
Four of long-distance running’s legends — Joan Benoit-Samuelson, Bill Rodgers, Amby Burfoot, and George A. Hirsch — spent two hours outside of Shelter Island’s American Legion Hall Friday afternoon engaged in a lively conversation that WLNG aired and that Dr. Frank Adipietro, whose wife, Mary Ellen, is the Shelter Island 10K race director, moderated.

Four of long-distance running’s legends — Joan Benoit-Samuelson, Bill Rodgers, Amby Burfoot, and George A. Hirsch — spent two hours outside of Shelter Island’s American Legion Hall Friday afternoon engaged in a lively conversation that WLNG aired and that Dr.

Star Staff
June 23, 2016
Local Sports Schedule

Thursday, June 23

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Sag Harbor Whalers vs. Montauk Mustangs, Montauk School, 5 p.m.

WOMEN’S SLOW-PITCH, Bono Plumbing vs. Schenck Fuels, 6:45 p.m., and P.B.A. vs. Groundworks, 8, Terry King ball field, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett.