Recent Stories: Sports

Star staff
March 25, 2015

Thursday, March 26
BASEBALL, East Hampton at Pierson, scrimmage, 4 p.m.
SOFTBALL, Islip at East Hampton, nonleague, 4 p.m.
BOYS LACROSSE, Rocky Point at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
BOYS TENNIS, East Hampton at Eastport-South Manor, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 27
SOFTBALL, Amityville at East Hampton, nonleague, 4 p.m.
GIRLS LACROSSE, McGann-Mercy at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 28
TRACK, East Hampton invitational meet, boys and girls, 10 a.m.

Jack Graves
Taylor K. Vecsey
March 21, 2015
Bridgehampton High's Killer Bees won their ninth New York State Class D championship in Glen Falls Saturday.

The Bridgehampton boys basketball team continued the Killer Bees' legacy, winning the New York State Class D championship in Glen Falls on Saturday evening, the ninth state title for Bridgehampton and its first in 17 years.

The Bees defeated New York Mills Marauders, the defending Class D champs, 62-49, in front of a large crowd of supporters from Bridgehampton.

Jack Graves
March 18, 2015

With Charles Manning Jr., who had a triple-double, leading the way, the Bridgehampton Killer Bees breezed to a 60-39 victory over Livingston Manor in the New York State Class D Southeast regional high school boys basketball championship game at Suffolk Community College-Selden Friday.

Thus, for the first time since 1998, Bridgehampton, which is tied with Mount Vernon, a Class AA school, when it comes to state championships won, each with eight, is sending a team upstate.

Jack Graves
March 18, 2015

The recently played adult roller hockey league championship game at the Sportime Arena in Amagansett was won by Tyler Jarvis’s Blue team, which bested the top-seeded White team 10-3.

“It was close through the first two periods,” said Brian Rubenstein, one of the White team’s stalwarts, “but then Tyler took over.”

Jack Graves
March 18, 2015

The newly formed East Hampton Booster Club’s first event, Joe Vas, Bonac’s athletic director, said this week, took the form of a shovel brigade at the high school track and turf field on March 8, in which an estimated 45 volunteers participated.

“We can’t shovel the snow off the softball and baseball fields, because of the grass, but we’re hoping for rain and then the sun to get rid of the snow,” the A.D. said while talking of spring sports Friday morning.

Jack Graves
March 18, 2015

Honora Herlihy, who with Lee White is a housing coordinator for the Montauk Mustangs, which debuted last year in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, is seeking families to host about a dozen of the Mustangs’ players this summer.

“Housing players in America’s collegiate summer baseball leagues is a perennial problem,” Brett Mauser, the H.C.B.L.’s president, said. “Even Cape Cod faces that challenge. Simply put, the host families are the backbone of summer baseball — without them these leagues wouldn’t exist.”

Star staff
March 18, 2015

Girls Can Play

Adam Wilson, the East Hampton Little League organization’s president, said this week, in response to a rumor that girls were being discouraged from playing baseball here, that a mother’s concerns posted on Facebook had resulted from “a misunderstanding.”

Star staff
March 18, 2015

Friday, March 20
BOYS BASKETBALL, New York State Class D boys basketball semifinal, Moriah vs. Bridgehampton, Glens Falls Civic Center, 11:45 a.m.
BASEBALL, Hampton Bays at East Hampton, scrimmage, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 21
BOYS BASKETBALL, New York State Class D boys basketball championship game, International Prep at Grover/New York Mills winner vs. Bridgehampton/Moriah winner, Glens Falls Civic Center, 5:30 p.m.

Monday, March 23

Star staff
March 11, 2015

March 1, 1990
John Conner, the ageless runner from Springs, celebrated his 55th birthday Saturday in Sterling, Ill., by setting a new world indoor mile record for the 55-to-59-year-old group, and by finishing fourth in a heat contested by eight competitors in the 20-to-29 division.

Jack Graves
March 11, 2015

Joe McKee, the newly named varsity football coach at East Hampton High School, a longtime East Hampton resident and an outstanding three-sport athlete when he was a student at the high school, from which he graduated in 1983, faces a challenging task, because East Hampton — for only the fourth time in the program’s history, dating to 1923 — did not field a varsity team this past fall, only a junior varsity, and that team’s season, owing to attrition, was truncated.

Jack Graves
March 11, 2015

Alan Boltin, a former East Hampton tennis professional who now divides his time between Taos, N.M., and Sedona, Ariz., would like to repeat with North Korea a sports exchange that he said helped, along with Ted Turner’s Goodwill Games and Billy Joel’s concert tour of the Soviet Union, bring down the Iron Curtain some 30 years ago.

Jack Graves
March 11, 2015

Ken Ferrin first fly-fished at the age of 19 at Flathead Lake in Montana, where he was the waterfront director at a boys camp.

A long hiatus followed, until four years ago, at the age of 78, he suggested to his wife and tennis and cycling partner, Patti, with whom he’s biked all over the world, that they forgo heli-skiing, which they’d done for 20 years, in Canada, in favor of fly-fishing.

Star staff
March 11, 2015

Friday, March 13
BOYS BASKETBALL, New York State southeastern Class D regional playoff game, Westchester-Rockland champion vs. Bridgehampton, Suffolk Community College-Selden, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 18
GIRLS LACROSSE, East Hampton-Bridgehampton-Pierson at Mattituck-Greenport-Southold, Cutchogue West administrative office, scrimmage, 4:30 p.m.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 9, 2015

A special spin class held Sunday at the Sag Harbor Gym raised money for the I-Tri empowerment-through-triathlon program for teenage girls.

The sold-out class raised more than $1,300 for I-Tri, "every penny of which will go to providing the equipment and training necessary for this year's I-Tri girls to cross the finish line of our new Hamptons Youth Triathlon," Theresa Roden, the program's founder, said.

Jack Graves
March 5, 2015

“It’s a beautiful day at the Y.MC.A. — how can I help you?” the voice on the other end of the line at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter says when you ask to speak to its new executive director, Glenn Vickers II.

Jack Graves
March 5, 2015

The White team, led by Brian Rubenstein and James Keogh, which finished at the top of the four-team roller hockey league this winter at the Sportime Arena in Amagansett, was to have squared off there against Tyler Jarvis’s Blue team in the season’s final Tuesday night.

Jack Graves
March 5, 2015

“All girls under 20 have to sit on the floor,” Theresa Roden, I-Tri’s founder, said as it became clear that, because of the large crowd Saturday, there wouldn’t be enough chairs to sit on in the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center’s large central room, where the empowerment program’s mother-daughter retreat was to begin a new year.

Star staff
March 5, 2015

Spring Sports

Spring will officially be here Monday insofar as East Hampton High School sports — boys and girls lacrosse, girls and boys track, baseball, softball, and boys tennis — are concerned.

As of last week, Lou Reale, the softball coach, couldn’t get into the shed where his pitching machine is stored, and, given all the snow cover, it seems as if it will take a while not only for the snow to disappear, but also for the softball and baseball infields to dry out.

Russell Drumm
March 5, 2015

The winter of 2015 refused to loosen its grip. As a result, cold-weather passions that have lain dormant in recent years returned with a vengeance in the Northeast.

Ski resorts upstate and in New England have not seen so much snow in years. Iceboats have been dragged out of storage and onto Long Island lakes and ponds. One of the more intense winter passions is the otherworldly sport of ice fishing.

Star staff
March 4, 2015

Saturday, March 7
ICE SHOW and Katy’s Courage fund-raiser, Buckskill Winter Club, Buckskill Road, East Hampton, from 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 8
LIFEGUARDING, opening day for junior lifeguard training, evaluating, and testing, and for senior lifeguard skills and conditioning training, Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, 1-2 and 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 9
SPRINGS SPORTS, first day of practice at local schools, 3 p.m.

Jack Graves
February 25, 2015
Bridgehampton High School's boys basketball team, the Killer Bees, were swatted by Southampton in the county B-C-D game Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School by a score of 59-34.

Bridgehampton High School's boys basketball team, the Killer Bees, were swatted by Southampton in the county B-C-D game Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School by a score of 59-34.

An estimated 1,700 South Forkers made the long trip to Huntington Station to see the game, which some said, since it involved two East End teams, ought to have been played closer to home.

Jack Graves
February 25, 2015

The good news is that the East Hampton High School boys basketball team’s starting lineup — a group that has been great fun to watch in this otherwise dreary winter — will be back next year.

The bad news is that the boys, despite an inspiriting 20-3 comeback run spanning the end of the third quarter and most of the fourth, lost Friday in a county Class A semifinal at Harborfields by a score of 73-58.

Star staff
February 24, 2015

February 1, 1990

The tiny Bridgehampton High School gym was rocking Friday night as its boys basketball team, the Killer Bees, paced by Bobby Hopson’s 38 points, handed high-flying Southampton its first loss of the season, 84-81.

Jack Graves
February 24, 2015

Steve Tseperkas, who coaches East Hampton High School’s wrestling team, took five competitors to the recent Suffolk County meet at Hofstra University, two more than he had last year, and while only two of them, Axel Alanis, at 195 pounds, and Luciano Escobar, at 170, won matches, Alanis’s sixth-place finish earned him an all-county designation.

He’s thus the first all-county wrestler East Hampton’s had since Jarrel Walker, of Bridgehampton, placed fifth at 275 in 2002 and 2003.