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Jack Graves
April 9, 2014

    Annie Kennedy, last year’s player of the year among the softball players in League IV, and a University of Maine recruit, pretty much single-handedly handled East Hampton High School’s team here on April 1, on the mound and at the plate.

    The final score was Rocky Point 9, East Hampton 0 as Kennedy drove in several of those runs, with an 0-2 double to the fence in the first inning and with a full count two-run double off the fence in the visitors’ four-run fifth.

Jack Graves
April 9, 2014

    Endurance athletes at home and abroad were in the news this week in the wake of the 70-kilometer Paumanok Pursuit, a 43.5-mile running race that took place recently along the western section of the Paumanok Path’s trails, and Ed Cashin and Mike Bahel’s return here from the Cape Epic, a 497-mile eight-day stage race in the environs of Cape Town, South Africa, that is known as “The Tour de France of Mountain Biking.”

Jack Graves
April 9, 2014

    Things continue to be somewhat problematic for the boys lacrosse and boys tennis teams, though, with the arrival this week of Julian McGurn’s younger brother, Ravi, a seventh grader who is slated to play second singles right off the bat, things ought to go better from now on for Michelle Kennedy’s squad.

Star staff
April 9, 2014

Rain Delay
    The Ross School’s boys tennis team’s back was up against the wall, its coach, Juan Diaz, said in an email Tuesday morning concerning the previous day’s match at Westhampton Beach.

    Before rain forced a postponement, the Cosmos were down 3-1 with three matches, at third singles, second doubles, third doubles, yet to be decided.

April 9, 2014

Thursday, April 10
BOYS LACROSSE, Southampton at East Hampton, scrimmage, 4 p.m.
SOFTBALL, Islip at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
BASEBALL, Miller Place at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 11
BASEBALL, Miller Place at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
BOYS TENNIS, Mattituck at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
SOFTBALL, East Hampton at Harborfields, 4:30 p.m.
GIRLS LACROSSE, East Hampton at Mount Sinai, 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 12

Jack Graves
April 2, 2014

    It was good news for East Hampton High’s baseball and softball teams Friday as both came away with wins, the boys defeating Pierson, a probable Class C playoff team, 3-1 in a nonleaguer, and the girls shutting out Westhampton Beach 9-0.

    The girls’ win was their first of the season, after having dropped 16-4 and 4-2 decisions to Sayville and Miller Place earlier in the week.

Jack Graves
April 2, 2014

    Luis Morales, who coaches East Hampton High School’s boys track team, said, concerning last Thursday’s meet at Comsewogue, “Unfortunately, we didn’t win, but our guys put on a strong performance over all.”

Jack Graves
April 2, 2014

    The I-Tri empowerment-through-triathlon program has in it about 60 teenaged girls this February-through-July season, 25 of them from Southampton who have joined peers from Springs and Montauk.

    At the moment, the group, whose annual triathlon (a 300-yard bay swim, 7-mile bike leg, and 1.5-mile run) at Maidstone Park in Springs will be held July 13, is engaged in an equipment drive to raise money for bicycles, helmets, swimsuits, swim caps, goggles, et cetera.

Jack Graves
April 2, 2014

    East Hampton High School’s lacrosse teams embarked on their seasons this past week, with promising results in the girls’ case, and with somewhat less heartening results in the case of the boys.

    Each team went into the season ranked 17th in their divisions, though given the girls’ 2-goal loss here to ninth-ranked Huntington Friday — a hotly contested game that went down to the wire — Ryan Mahoney’s crew seems, at least in the early going, to have the edge when it comes to playoff hopes.

Jack Graves
April 2, 2014

    The Ross School’s boys tennis team, while it has a number of new faces, appears strong enough to contend again for the league championship that it has won the past four years.

    Juan Diaz, Ross’s coach, said he expected the Cosmos’ strongest opponent will be Westhampton Beach, “though,” he said during Monday’s match in the bubble with East Hampton, “we won’t play them until next week.”

Star staff
April 2, 2014

Thursday, April 3
GIRLS LACROSSE, McGann-Mercy at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
BOYS TENNIS, Southampton at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 4
BOYS LACROSSE, Bayport-Blue Point at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
BASEBALL, East Hampton at Harborfields, nonleague, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 5
KATY’S COURAGE 5K, West Water Street, Sag Harbor, 8:30 a.m.
BOYS TENNIS, East Islip at Ross, nonleague, noon.

Jack Graves
April 2, 2014

    R.J. Etzel, the former star East Hampton High School athlete who recently moved back here from Miami to coach the varsity baseball team, and who was “forced into resigning” on March 21, said this week that the circumstances surrounding his resignation had led him to conclude that he had been “hung out to dry.”

    It was just two and a half weeks into the 10-week season.

Star staff
March 26, 2014

March 23, 1989
    It was back to Glens Falls for the East Hampton High School boys basketball team last weekend for a state class B Federation tournament in which East Hampton, the state public high school B champion, was pitted against New York City schools from the Public School Athletic Association and the Catholic High School Athletic Association.

March 26, 2014

    East Hampton High’s boys lacrosse team was pretty dazzling in its first two outings last week, with Longwood and North Babylon, but those teams, said Bonac’s coach, Mike Vitulli, were rather weak ones and did not a season make.

Jack Graves
March 26, 2014

    A handsome trophy and medals galore were on display at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett Friday night as the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s youth swim team’s members and their parents celebrated the team’s highest-ever finish (third) at a New York State meet.

Jack Graves
March 26, 2014

    “For the past 14 years the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation has been run out of my house,” Maureen Rutkowski said as measurements were being taken last Thursday for a rug in the new foundation office adjacent to a cavernous section of the immense Tudor-style building that once housed two glass-roofed tennis courts and a gallery that could accommodate more than 6,000 spectators.

    The Tennis Auditorium was to have been the centerpiece of Carl Fisher’s resort, but the Great Depression ate his dreams.

Star staff
March 26, 2014

Thursday, March 27
BOYS LACROSSE, East Hampton at Sayville, 4:30 p.m.
BOYS TRACK, East Hampton at Comsewogue, 4 p.m.

Friday, March 28
BASEBALL, Pierson at East Hampton, nonleague, 4 p.m.
SOFTBALL, Westhampton Beach at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
GIRLS LACROSSE, Huntington at East Hampton, 5 p.m.

Monday, March 31
BOYS TENNIS, East Hampton at Ross, 4 p.m.
GIRLS TRACK, East Hampton at Eastport-South Manor, 4:30 p.m.

Star staff
March 19, 2014

March 16, 1989
Bonackers Net the State ‘B’ Championship
    The unranked East Hampton High School Bonackers waded into the rough waters of the Glens Falls Final Four last weekend. As their fans flailed about in 10-foot waves of emotion, the team netted the New York State public high school class B boys basketball championship, upsetting top-ranked Gloversville 58-57 in a semifinal-round game Friday night, and defeating ninth-ranked Rye 57-53 in the final Sunday afternoon.

Jack Graves
March 19, 2014

    Jen Gatz, an exercise physiologist and doctoral candidate who teaches an Advanced Placement biology class at Patchogue-Medford High School, hopes a research study in which Theresa Roden’s I-Tri girls are to participate will validate her hypotheses that exercise improves problem-solving abilities, and that the consequent neurocognitive improvement can produce a change for the better in junior high girls’ attitudes toward the study of science.

Jack Graves
March 19, 2014

    The East Hampton High School baseball and girls lacrosse teams scrimmaged Saturday — the baseball team here with Southampton, and the girls at Longwood. Softball was to have scrimmaged too, but the grounds crew told the coach, to his dismay, that the field was unplayable.

    “We’ve got to get out one of these days,” groused Lou Reale during a practice session in the gym. “These girls barely know where to throw the ball,” he said with a smile.

Jack Graves
March 19, 2014

    The athletic West family of East Hampton continues to make news: Ashley West, a sophomore at Susquehanna University, last weekend became a collegiate all-American, a rarity among Bonac athletes, and her younger brother, Nicholas, an East Hampton High School junior and all-state soccer player, raised $4,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project by completing 1,000 “burpees,” also known as squat thrusts, in an hour, 56 minutes, and 7 seconds.

Star staff
March 19, 2014

MagicMasters Coming
    The Montauk Playhouse Community Center will benefit from a basketball game to be contested tomorrow night at East Hampton High School by the Harlem MagicMasters and a faculty team whose roster comprises Robyn Mott, Will Collins, Ray Wojtusiak, Nick Finazzo, John Lupo, Josh Brussell, Cara Nelson, Liz Forsberg, Mike Vitulli, Nicole Calloway, Krista Brooks, John Carroll, and Mike Sarlo.

Star staff
March 19, 2014

Thursday, March 20
BASEBALL, East Hampton at Hampton Bays, scrimmage, 4 p.m.
BOYS LACROSSE, North Babylon at East Hampton, nonleague, 4:30 p.m.
GIRLS LACROSSE, East Hampton at Riverhead, nonleague, 4 p.m.

Friday, March 21
BENEFIT BASKETBALL, Harlem MagicMasters vs. faculty team, benefit Montauk Playhouse Community Center, East Hampton High School, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 22

Star staff
March 12, 2014

March 2, 1989
    The Bridgehampton High School Killer Bees proved lethal Saturday as they stung East Hampton 65-63 to win the county small schools basketball championship for the second time in four years.