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Jack Graves
July 23, 2014

Jim Arnold, the Montauk Swim Challenge’s race director, said Monday that he expects as many as 200 long-distance swimmers, from as far away as the Bahamas and the West Coast, will take part in this Saturday’s event, from which the Montauk Playhouse Community Center’s aquatics center fund is to benefit.

Arnold is anticipating a large turnout in part because “we’re on the U.S. masters swimming calendar. . . . Rod McClave [the perennial winner] may have some competition this year. That’s what we’re hoping.”

Jack Graves
July 23, 2014

Sporting seven trophies attesting to its utter sweep of division, league, and state titles in Division III men’s soccer, the East Hampton Football Club celebrated on Saturday evening in Sag Harbor what its head coach, John Romero, said has been an unprecedented run.

Star staff
July 23, 2014

Monster Help

Morgan Neff, who joined Robert Fischer of Fischer Fencing as the chief builders of the 15-foot “Montauk Monster” at the Montauk School’s ball field, where a collegiate wood bat team, the Montauk Mustangs, has been playing this summer, said this week that there were others who helped as well, including Bistrian Gravel, which donated the cement, Robert Schmitter, who trucked the cement to the site, and Mike Ciccariello.

Breakwater Sailors

Star staff
July 23, 2014

Thursday, July 24
BASEBALL, Montauk Mustangs clinic, Montauk School, 9 a.m.-noon.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL, coed games from 6 p.m., Kirk Park Beach, Montauk.
WOMEN’S SLOW-PITCH, final series, game one, tentative, Terry King ball field, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett, 7 p.m.

Friday, July 25
BASEBALL, Montauk Mustangs clinic, Montauk School, 9 a.m.-noon.

Saturday, July 26

Jack Graves
July 23, 2014

The East Hampton Town women’s lifeguard team repeated as the Main Beach invitational tournament’s champion last Thursday, while East Hampton’s men’s A team was the runner-up to the perennial men’s champion, Smith Point, by 2 points.

Jack Graves
July 16, 2014

Sunday’s Youth Triathlon at Maidstone Park was the I-Tri program’s biggest yet, what with 72 entrants who ranged in age from 10 to 17.

“We’ll probably have to cap the number of entrants soon,” said Diane O’Donnell, one of I-Tri’s volunteer coaches, given the fact that the town has yet to close down the 7-mile bicycle course to traffic.

Still, all went smoothly, Theresa Roden, I-Tri’s founder, said afterward, adding, “We were thrilled with the turnout.”

Jack Graves
July 16, 2014

About 100 swimmers of all ages participated Saturday morning in a Swim Across America event in Gardiner’s Bay that raised an estimated $65,000 for cancer research and for Fighting Chance, “the best provider of services to cancer patients on the planet,” in the words of Gerry Oakes, chairman of Swim Across America’s volunteer Nassau-Suffolk committee.

“It wasn’t a race,” Oakes later said, “though people can if they want to. It’s about swimming together for a great cause.”

Star staff
July 16, 2014

Thursday, July 17
LIFEGUARDING, East Hampton Village Main Beach tournament, 4 p.m.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL, games at Kirk Park Beach, Montauk, from 6 p.m.

Friday, July 18
COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Southampton Breakers vs. Montauk Mustangs, Montauk School, 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 19
POLO, opening day, Two Trees Stables, Hayground Road, Bridgehampton, 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 20

Jack Graves
July 16, 2014

With eight games to go as of Tuesday, the Montauk Mustangs, a first-year entry in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, needed to win four to earn a playoff berth.

While the playoffs may not be in the cards, the season, according to the Mustangs’ coach, Jason Szafarski, has gone “really well. We’re probably among the top two in the league in attendance. The field is beautiful, I just hope they maintain it.”

Jack Graves
July 16, 2014

Zach Brenneman, a former all-American midfielder at Notre Dame and pro who’s embarked now on a career in the financial world, has not entirely put lacrosse behind him: This week he and eight other coaches, most of whom he grew up playing the game with, oversaw a camp at East Hampton High School that drew 53 kids between the ages of 5 and 12.

Star staff
July 9, 2014

July 6, 1989
Paul Annacone said this week that when his career winds down he’d like to help Scott Rubenstein, whose Health Hampton Club project is being weighed by the East Hampton Town Planning Board, set up programs for local youngsters.

“If we have a facility like this some day,” he said, “kids here will have something positive to do rather than hang around, and, hopefully, a youngster who wants to pursue an athletic dream, as I did, won’t have to be uprooted from friends and family.”

Jack Graves
July 9, 2014

Both East Hampton traveling all-star teams were eliminated from Little League’s District 36 tournament this past week, losing to their North Shore American (Rocky Point) counterparts in each instance.

Tim Garneau’s 11 and 12-year-olds, who had been hurt by the fact that Lou Britton, one of their stars, was sidelined for the final two games with a shoulder injury, finished at 2-3 in pool play, while Liz Genovesi’s 9-10s finished at 4-1.

Star staff
July 9, 2014

Thursday, July 10
SWIMMING, Swim Across America fund-raiser for Team Jeff, Haute Hippie, 20 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 5-7 p.m.
WOMEN’S SLOW-PITCH, Provisions vs. Bono Plumbing, 6:45 p.m., and P.B.A. vs. Groundworks, 8, Terry King ball field, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett.

Saturday, July 12
SWIMMING, Swim Across America open water swim, Fresh Pond, Amagansett, 7 a.m.
COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League all-star game, Cochran Park, Peconic, 7 p.m.

Jack Graves
July 9, 2014

When this writer asked Lisa McKee at Saturday’s basketball tournament at the Sportime Arena where her son Kyle was, she pointed to the tiled floor, where he’d landed moments before, after having been decked trying to go to the hoop. “There.”

“Yes,” she said, answering a follow-up question, “the offensive players are supposed to call the fouls, but Kyle’s too polite. He doesn’t say anything.”

Jack Graves
July 9, 2014

Those East Hamptoners of Costa Rican and Colombian descent watched the World Cup quarterfinal matchups involving those countries with especial interest here this past weekend, and while neither Colombia nor Costa Rica wound up winning, the fans (most of them skillful soccer players themselves) with whom this writer spoke pronounced themselves happy all in all.

Jack Graves
July 2, 2014

While the under-30 men’s soccer team here has swept all before it, the over-30 team has done quite well too.

Olger (Quique) Araya, Hampton United’s goalie, reported Monday that the over-30s, who finished as the Division II runner-up in their inaugural year in the Suffolk Men’s Soccer League, lost 4-2 to Sayville, a Division I team, in the final of the league’s A Cup tournament.

Jack Graves
July 2, 2014

Teresa Schirrippa, who has vowed she’ll play contact flag football until she can no longer, has two torn rotator cuffs, which date to her East Hampton High School days, but won’t have them operated on until after the world flag football tournament in Israel is played next month.

Star staff
July 2, 2014

Thursday, July 3
COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Southampton vs. Montauk, Montauk School, 5 p.m.
LITTLE LEAGUE, District 36 tournament, East Hampton 9-10s at North Shore American, 5:45 p.m.

Friday, July 4
WORLD CUP, quarterfinal round, Brazil vs. Colombia, 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 5
BASKETBALL, 5-on-5 tournament, benefit Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation, Sportime Arena, Amagansett, from 9 a.m.
COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Montauk at Westhampton Beach, 2 p.m.

Jack Graves
July 2, 2014

As of earlier this week, both East Hampton Little League all-star teams — the 9-and-10-year-olds and the 11-12s — were alive in District 36 pool play, though as of Monday afternoon the little ones, coached by Liz Genovesi, were in better shape record-wise, at 3-0, while Tim Garneau’s 11-12s were 2-1, having lost 10-4 the day before at Hampton Bays.

Star staff
June 25, 2014

June 22, 1989
Paul Annacone, the touring tennis professional from East Hampton, was confident about his chances at Wimbledon this week after having reached the semifinal rounds in two Wimbledon warm-ups.

At Queen’s Club, he won four matches against, in order, Robert Van’t Hof, Simon Youl, Pete Sampras, and Mats Wilander, before losing in the semifinal to Ivan Lendl, the world’s top-ranked player and Wimbledon’s first seed, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-5. “And I only played average that day,” said Annacone.

Jack Graves
June 25, 2014

Having reportedly gone without sleep over the course of a daylong roundabout trip here from Flagstaff, Ariz., by way of Boston and Newark, Yonas Mebrahtu, 26, a native of Eritrea, won Saturday’s Shelter Island 10K in 29 minutes and 6 seconds, outkicking Kenya’s Isaac Kitur, 29, in the final yards on Fiske Field.

Later, he said, tongue in cheek, that he might incorporate sleep deprivation into his training.

Jack Graves
June 25, 2014

The former Montauk Fire Department slow-pitch softball team, which went 20-0 last summer and which is sponsored by the Montauk Brewing Company now, improved its Montauk slow-pitch league record to 7-0 Monday as the result of defeating the Gig Shack 15-3.

The Brewing Company, whose pitcher is Rob Nicoletti, presumably the league’s senior player, had two big innings, the first and the third, during which it scored a total of 9 runs.

Jack Graves
June 25, 2014

It was not so easy this time for the East Hampton Football Club to defeat Floral Park in a tournament final, but it did so by a score of 2-0 at Van Buren High School in Queens Sunday, running the under-30 team’s unbeaten string to 28-0.

“I’ve been told we’re getting some sort of special award at our monthly meeting, but at the moment I don’t know what it is,” said Corey DeRosa, who, by default, had to double as East Hampton’s goalie and coach in the League Cup final.