Recent Stories: Sports

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.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 23, 2014
The 39th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, a week of equestrian, social, and commercial activities, will gallop to a start on Sunday.

The 39th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, a week of equestrian, social, and commercial activities, will gallop to a start on Sunday.

From top equestrian competition from such top riders as Candice King, Richie Moloney, Kevin Babington, Richard Spooner, Beat Mandli, Ramiro Quintana, Georgina Bloomberg, Callan Solem, and Todd Minikus, culminating in the Grand Prix on Aug. 31,  to family entertainment and after-parties, the week promises something for everyone. Both professional and amateur riders will show in six rings on the 60-acre show grounds.

Star staff
August 20, 2014

July 20, 1989

. . . The Achilles tendon tear jeopardized Howard Wood’s career. “There were only a few teams that had confidence in me,” he said, “that would take me without a tryout.” One of them was Metro Santa Caloma, a team in the first division — just under the division of honor, Spain’s premier league, in which he’ll play in the coming season.

Jack Graves
August 20, 2014

Quentin Bazar, an Amagansetter who’s 12, 6 feet, and growing, said during a recent conversation that he’s “always done things that have to do with the water,” though, in order to pursue the sport he loves, he has to cross a large body of water, Long Island Sound, to engage in it.

That sport is water polo, and he plays it for a 12-and-under traveling team in Greenwich, Conn., which recently acquitted itself well at USA Water Polo’s Junior Olympics in Stanford, Calif.

Jack Graves
August 20, 2014

There were two sporting events of note on Sunday — the Red Devil long-distance bay swims in Amagansett that benefited East Hampton’s Ocean Rescue Squad, and Ellen’s (5K) Run in Southampton, a benefit for the Ellen P. Hermanson breast cancer foundation.

The run and walk drew a field of around 800. Fifty-one competitors swam in the swims.

Jack Graves
August 20, 2014

With all its collegians in tow, Groundworks Landscaping swept the Police Benevolent Association in the East Hampton Town women’s slow-pitch softball league’s playoff final by scores of 7-1 (on July 29) and 12-3 on Aug. 5.

Groundworks was the playoff champion in 2012, but had to forfeit the final to Provisions last year because its half-dozen college students returned to school that week.

Jack Graves
August 20, 2014

Not since the Armory Show has anything been quite so shocking as the Artists’ 15-8 (some said 14-8) win over the Writers in Saturday’s 66th Artists and Writers Softball Game.

“O wonder! / How many goodly extra-base hits were there! / How beauteous the Artists’ lineup was! / O, brave new world. . . .”

Star staff
August 20, 2014

Thursday, August 21
TENNIS, pro-am with Chris Evert, Jim Courier, and Patrick McEnroe, East Hampton Indoor-Outdoor Club, Daniel’s Hole Road, Wainscott, 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 24
HAMPTON CLASSIC, Atlantic Opening Day, with leadline classes judged by Joe Fargis from 9 a.m., and local hunter classes from 8 a.m., and the $50,000 Clear Channel Hunter Derby following the opening ceremonies at noon, Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, showgrounds.

Monday, August 25

Bella Lewis
August 13, 2014

Timmy Berg, a native of Bradenton, Fla., herded a group of young campers to their lunch break at Hampton Racquet in East Hampton, where he is a camp counselor this summer.

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.