Recent Stories: Sports

Jack Graves
April 16, 2014

    The East Hampton High School baseball team was swept last week by Miller Place in its season-opening series, though, once the arms are warmed up, the first-year coach, Mike Ritsi, thinks his pitchers, who include Peter Shilowich, Kyle McKee, and Maykell Guzman, should keep East Hampton in the mix.

    Last Thursday’s 6-0 loss here was nothing much to write home about, though the day before, at Miller Place, the home team edged the locals 6-5.

Jack Graves
April 16, 2014

    East Hampton High’s softball team, whose roster includes a number of freshmen and even a couple of eighth graders, missed an opportunity here Monday as it dropped a 2-0 decision to Bayport-Blue Point. A win would probably have meant that the young Bonackers would enter the second half of the season all even, at 5-5.

Jack Graves
April 16, 2014

    Ryan Mahoney, the first-year coach of East Hampton High’s girls lacrosse team, said during a conversation Monday that his charges were still on course to make the playoffs.

    “We’re in sixth place among the seven Class B teams at the moment,” he said, “with six games to go.” The top seven B’s will make the postseason, he added.

Star staff
April 16, 2014

Brewathon
    Paddlers 4 Humanity will benefit from Saturday’s Brewathon relay race at the Montauk Brewing Company. The relay legs will be a 5,000-meter ergometer row, a 10K bike, a 5K run, and a chug. Each team must have at least one female on it. The top three teams will receive prizes. The starting time is 2 p.m.

Century Ride

Star staff
April 16, 2014

Saturday, April 19
BOYS TRACK, East Hampton at Commack invitational, 8 a.m.
GIRLS TRACK, East Hampton at Connetquot invitational, 8 a.m.
BASEBALL, Westhampton Beach at East Hampton, 10 a.m.
SOFTBALL, Sayville at East Hampton, 11 a.m.
BREWATHON, benefit Paddlers 4 Humanity, ergometer rowing, biking, running, and chugging, Montauk Brewing Company, 2-5 p.m.

Monday, April 21
SOFTBALL, Miller Place at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
BOYS TENNIS, East Hampton at Longwood, 4 p.m.

Jack Graves
April 16, 2014

    The Sportime Arena in Amagansett was packed Saturday with fans who had come to see the indoor season’s over-38 and open men’s futsal finals.

    The main event, which got under way at 10, matched a good young team, Scorpion, against an older but more experienced one in Virgen del Milagro.

Jack Graves
April 9, 2014

    Once again, East Hampton High School runners ran away with Saturday’s Katy’s Courage 5K in Sag Harbor. Erik Engstrom repeated as the overall winner, in 16 minutes and 44 seconds, and Dana Cebulski won among the females, in 19:42.47.

    The race, the first of the season here, again drew large numbers. One estimate put the turnout of runners and walkers, many of them young people, at around 1,200, an impressive number, rivaling, in only its fourth year, the Shelter Island 10K and Ellen’s Run.

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.