Recent Stories: Sports

Jack Graves
December 18, 2014

The East Hampton High School boys basketball team, which lost to a tough  Amityville squad here Monday (story on D1), acquitted itself well for the most part in a nonleaguer versus Rocky Point, a fellow Class A school, on Dec. 9.

The Bonackers won that game 67-53, playing three good quarters and one bad one — the third.

Jack Graves
December 18, 2014

Yani Cuesta, who coaches the East Hampton High School girls winter track team, said, in reporting on the girls’ showing earlier that day in an invitational meet at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood, that she thought her charges would stand a good chance at winning the league meet at the end of January.

The other teams in League V are Shoreham-Wading River, Elwood-John Glenn, Hampton Bays, Southampton, Babylon, McGann-Mercy, Port Jefferson, Mount Sinai, Bayport-Blue Point, and the Knox School.

Jack Graves
December 18, 2014

Colton Kalbacher on Saturday became East Hampton’s first Frank (Sprig) Gardner tournament champion in four years, capping a sweep of the tough 152-pound class with an 8-0 victory over the county’s sixth-ranked wrestler, Ward Melville’s Matt Fournaris, in the final.

Jack Graves
December 18, 2014

The Bridgehampton High School boys basketball team, the Killer Bees, served notice on League VIII Friday by routing Pierson 77-50 in what was the league opener for both teams.

Dan White’s Whalers had expected to do better, but were done in by a 21-9 third quarter during which Josh Lamison, the Bees’ tough inside player, essentially took over the game.

Pierson went into that frame trailing by 11, and immediately pared it to 9 after Andrew James stole the ball from Charles Manning and Robbie Evjen put back a Stephen Musnicki miss.

Star staff
December 18, 2014

Thursday, December 18
GIRLS BASKETBALL, Pierson-Bridgehampton at Sayville, nonleague, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, December 19
BOYS SWIMMING, Smithtown vs. East Hampton, nonleague, Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, 5 p.m.
BOYS BASKETBALL, Dalton School at East Hampton, nonleague, 6 p.m., and Pierson at Smithtown Christian, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 20
BOYS BASKETBALL, East Rockaway at Bridgehampton, nonleague, 2 p.m.

Jack Graves
December 10, 2014

Before the Kendall Madison Tip-Off Classic’s consolation and championship games got under way at East Hampton High School Saturday, a Slamming Santa youth hoop holiday invitational tournament for third-and-fourth and fifth-and-sixth-grade teams filled the gymnasium with players from Southampton, Shelter Island, Mattituck, and Sag Harbor.

The youth tourney was sponsored by the East Hampton Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs, and members of the high school’s Key Club provided volunteers.

Jack Graves
December 10, 2014

Joe Vas, East Hampton’s athletic director, said during a conversation Monday that the numbers were good for all the winter sports, to wit, boys and girls basketball, wrestling, boys and girls track, and boys swimming.

Asked if a football coach and staff had been named yet, the A.D. said he was to discuss the matter with the school board this week. Once he got the board’s go-ahead, he said, he would name a search committee and advertise the positions. “I’d like to have a staff in place quickly,” he said.

Jack Graves
December 10, 2014

The East Hampton Football Club, which last year sailed through a 40-0 season in Division III men’s soccer competition that apparently was unprecedented in the 65-year history of the Long Island Soccer Football League, finished the first half of the 2014-15 Division 1 season with a 3-1 win Sunday at the Ross School over Westbury F.C. Azzurri.

Star staff
December 10, 2014

Thursday, December 11
GIRLS BASKETBALL, Shoreham-Wading River at East Hampton, 6 p.m.

Friday, December 12
BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Shoreham-Wading River, 5:45 p.m., and Pierson at Bridgehampton, 6.
GIRLS BASKETBALL, McGann-Mercy at Pierson, 6:15 p.m.

Saturday, December 13
WRESTLING, Frank (Sprig) Gardner tournament, East Hampton High School, preliminary rounds, 9 a.m., semifinals, 2 p.m., and finals, 6.

Jack Graves
December 10, 2014

Mattituck, a tough Class C team, won the first Kendall Madison Tip-Off Classic tournament here this past weekend, besting Westhampton Beach, an A school, in Friday’s opening round, and pulling away from Pierson, a fellow Class C-enrollment school, in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s finale to win the trophy by a score of 67-59.

Meanwhile, East Hampton, which had suffered a rare loss to the Whalers Friday, a game that went down to the wire before Pierson pulled it out 62-59, bounced back to beat Westhampton 45-27 in the consolation game.

Jack Graves
December 10, 2014

The Pierson-Bridgehampton High School girls basketball team, despite the absence of four players who had gone on a trip to New York City, upended East Hampton 39-22 in a nonleaguer played at East Hampton High School Monday evening.

The win was all the more impressive given the fact that the Whalers had recently lost to Westhampton Beach by 30 points while East Hampton had lost to the Hurricanes by 8.

Jack Graves
December 3, 2014

This past week was a big one for men’s soccer here.

Tortorella Pools won the 7-on-7 league’s final at East Hampton’s Herrick Park Monday evening, erasing a 3-1 deficit in the second half to defeat Hamptons-Bill Miller 4-3. The same teams met in the spring season final, with Tortorella prevailing in a penalty kick shootout.

Jack Graves
December 3, 2014

The Bonackers and Killer Bees went at it in East Hampton High’s gym Saturday morning, a scrimmage that comprised nine 10-minute quarters.

Both coaches, Bridgehampton’s Carl Johnson and East Hampton’s Bill McKee, saw good things and not-so-good things.

“Defensively, we need a lot of work,” said Johnson, though he more or less liked the way his players, who he thinks could well go all the way this year, ran the offense.

Star staff
December 3, 2014

Friday, December 5
GIRLS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Westhampton Beach, nonleague, 4:30 p.m.
BOYS BASKETBALL, Kendall Madison Tip-Off Classic, first-round games, Mattituck vs. Westhampton Beach, 5 p.m., and East Hampton vs. Pierson, 6:15, East Hampton High School.
RUGBY, holiday dinner, South Fork Country Club, Amagansett, 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 6

Jack Graves
December 3, 2014

Thankfully, Thanksgiving Day was far better weather-wise than the unremitting rain of the day before, and while the hard-core runners in the crowd of 600-plus at Montauk’s Circle last Thursday morning would probably have turned out anyway, many others would have rolled over in bed had it been raining, or snowing, or bitter cold.

Jack Graves
December 3, 2014

A high school boys varsity and junior varsity tournament, the Kendall Madison Tip-Off Classic, and a tournament for youth teams are to be held at the high school this weekend.

Varsity and jayvee teams from Mattituck, Westhampton Beach, Pierson, and East Hampton are to vie in the Kendall Madison tourney, a fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation, which each spring awards mentoring scholarships to East Hampton High School seniors. This year’s winners were Thomas Nelson and Marina Preiss.

Jack Graves
November 26, 2014

The Blue team, which had finished in third place in the fall roller hockey season at Sportime’s arena in Amagansett, came on to win the playoff trophy there on Nov. 11, defeating the top-seeded Green team 4-3.

Both goalies, Dodge of the Blues, who uses the single name, and the 16-year-old East Hampton High School junior Khloe Goncalves, of the Greens, were kept quite busy during the showdown, each finishing with 36 saves.

Jack Graves
November 26, 2014

It had been a year since Frank Ackley of Springs had played a singles match, so, with the United States Tennis Association’s men’s 65 clay court championships coming up in New Orleans in early November, he took himself to the Ross School, where, he said, “they let me play singles and doubles with the academy kids . . . and they didn’t take it easy on me either.”

Jack Graves
November 26, 2014

When asked following East Hampton High’s first-ever appearance in a state boys soccer final if this weren’t the best high school team he’d ever seen, Rich King, Bonac’s coach, who’s seen a lot of good teams and who’s played on good ones at Sachem, said it was certainly one of the better teams he’d ever seen.

He added, however, that the mix of talent, determination, willingness to sacrifice, and cohesion of this year’s players, many of whom have grown up together in the sport, was indeed unique.

Star staff
November 26, 2014

Thursday, November 27
RUNNING, East Hampton 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.

Saturday, November 29
BOYS BASKETBALL, Bridgehampton at East Hampton, scrimmage, 10 a.m.

Monday, December 1
GIRLS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Pierson, scrimmage, 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday, December 2
BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Riverhead, scrimmage, 5 p.m.

Star staff
November 25, 2014

November 2, 1989

A penalty stroke midway through a 10-minute overtime period by Megan Barnett that banged against the back of Riverhead’s goal, beating the keeper on her stick side, gave the East Hampton High School field hockey team a 3-2 first-round county playoff victory here yesterday.

Jack Graves
November 20, 2014

The East Hampton High School boys soccer team took the penultimate step to a first-ever state final appearance in the sport at Middletown High School Saturday morning, gliding by Jamesville-DeWitt, a Syracuse-area team, 3-0.

The game was played in brisk, sunny weather on a magnificent track-encircled turf field — apparently the result of a generous New York State grant — with a Jumbotron and large stands in which about 200 fans, half of whom had embarked at 4 that morning in two spectator buses, cheered the team on.

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.
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