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Star Staff
June 22, 2017
Tickets can be had for next year’s U.S. Open at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club online through usga.org/tickets. The Open’s dates are June 11 to 17.

Tickets can be had for next year’s U.S. Open at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club online through usga.org/tickets. The Open’s dates are June 11 to 17.

The gallery weekly ticket package costs $500, the gallery championship round (June 14 to 17) package $450, the gallery practice round (June 11 to 13) package $125. Daily gallery tickets ranging from $60 to $145 are also available, as are Trophy Club ($825 for the week) and 1895 Club ($2,400 for the week) packages.

Star Staff
June 22, 2017
Local Sports History

June 4, 1992

Duane Bock’s golf ambitions got a big lift last week as he won the North and South Amateur tournament in Pinehurst, N.C.

“This win means he’s arrived,” said Michael Sarlo, who has been Duane’s best friend since they were 10-year-old Little Leaguers. “He told me it hasn’t quite sunk in yet, that he was treating it as just another tournament, but he’s thrilled.”

As the tournament’s 92nd winner, Duane Bock’s name will be inscribed on the cup next to such other former winners as Jack Nicklaus, Curtis Strange, Davis Love III, Hal Sutton, and Billy Joe Patton.

 

Jack Graves
June 22, 2017
Things went according to form Saturday as Edwin Kipsang Rotich, a 28-year-old Kenyan, ran away from his nearest competitor and fellow countryman, Eliud Ngetich, 23, just shy of the 2-mile mark, and cruised thereafter to win the 38th Shelter Island 10K in 29 minutes and 28.57 seconds.

Things went according to form Saturday as Edwin Kipsang Rotich, a 28-year-old Kenyan, ran away from his nearest competitor and fellow countryman, Eliud Ngetich, 23, just shy of the 2-mile mark, and cruised thereafter to win the 38th Shelter Island 10K in 29 minutes and 28.57 seconds.

Ngetich won this race in 2015, in 28:53.31, but he was about a minute slower this time. It had been, he said in reply to a question after crossing the finish line at Fiske Field, a bad day for him. “I didn’t have that power — it’s the second time he’s beaten me,” Ngetich said of the winner.

Star Staff
June 22, 2017
Local Sports Schedule

Thursday, June 22

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Sag Harbor Whalers vs. Shelter Island Bucks, Fiske Field, 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 24

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Sag Harbor Whalers at Westhampton Aviators, 5 p.m.

RIDING, Stony Hill Foundation benefit with dressage exhibition, pony drill team, horseless horse show, and raffle, Stony Hill Stables, 268 Town Lane, Amagansett, 6-8 p.m.

Sunday, June 25

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Sag Harbor Whalers and Long Island Road Warriors doubleheader, Mashashimuet Park, Sag Harbor, 2 and 4 p.m.

Monday, June 26

YOUTH BASKETBALL, weeklong clinic for third-through-eighth-grade boys begins, East Hampton High School gym, 9 a.m.-noon.

Jack Graves
June 22, 2017
John Pizzo, during a recent conversation at The Star concerning his 23-0 Police Athletic League third-grade boys lacrosse team, said of his and John Tintle’s charges, “They’re a unique blend of talent and heart — it’s a wonderful team.”

John Pizzo, during a recent conversation at The Star concerning his 23-0 Police Athletic League third-grade boys lacrosse team, said of his and John Tintle’s charges, “They’re a unique blend of talent and heart — it’s a wonderful team.”

“Every kid has brought something to it — speed, great stick skills, field intelligence. . . . Some lack the skill set at the moment, but they have heart. The other stuff will come in time. They’re little role models among their peers, and the parents have been great. They never tire of it; they’re always there for their kids. I’m lucky to be a part of this.”

Jack Graves
June 15, 2017
Amanda Calabrese, who is soon to add Japan and New Zealand to a growing list of countries in which she has vied in lifesaving and track competitions, will oversee a girls-only surfing camp in Montauk this summer, beginning July 1.

Amanda Calabrese, who is soon to add Japan and New Zealand to a growing list of countries in which she has vied in lifesaving and track competitions, will oversee a girls-only surfing camp in Montauk this summer, beginning July 1.

“I was 5 years old when my dad took me surfing in Puerto Rico, and after that we started going out regularly to Ditch Plains, which is where I caught the surfing bug,” Calabrese said in an email that she sent from Stanford University, where she’s in her sophomore year, majoring in product design engineering. Later this month she’ll compete in the International Lifesaving Cup championships on the island of Kyushu before returning here.

Jack Graves
June 15, 2017
Kevin Barry, who coaches East Hampton High’s boys cross-country team, tried, without success, to bring in some ringers for the boys and girls teams’ inaugural Montauk Mile on Sunday, but it was a well-contested race notwithstanding, auguring well for the future.

Kevin Barry, who coaches East Hampton High’s boys cross-country team, tried, without success, to bring in some ringers for the boys and girls teams’ inaugural Montauk Mile on Sunday, but it was a well-contested race notwithstanding, auguring well for the future.

Erik Engstrom, the only county cross-country champion East Hampton has produced to date, won it, in 4 minutes and 49.7 seconds, outkicking the Shelter Island freshman phenom, Kal Lewis, in the last 800 meters. Lewis crossed the line in 4:51. East Hampton’s Ryan Fowkes was third, in 4:58.

Jack Graves
June 15, 2017
A rower in college and a swimmer in high school, Matthew Connelly, 23, of New York City, won the Robert J. Aaron Montauk Triathlon Saturday in an overall time of 1 hour, 56 minutes, and 44.4 seconds, finishing two and a half minutes ahead of 27-year-old Tim Steiskal of Brookhaven, who repeated as this race’s runner-up.

A rower in college and a swimmer in high school, Matthew Connelly, 23, of New York City, won the Robert J. Aaron Montauk Triathlon Saturday in an overall time of 1 hour, 56 minutes, and 44.4 seconds, finishing two and a half minutes ahead of 27-year-old Tim Steiskal of Brookhaven, who repeated as this race’s runner-up.

The third-place finisher was the defending champion, Adrian Mackay, a New Yorker, in 1:59:44.5, a minute slower than last year, presumably owing to the fact that he was “cramping up a lot.” He and Connelly were among 20 to 30 Full Throttle Team members there that day. 

Everyone agreed the conditions were perfect. Lake Montauk, while cold, was calm, and while it was a sunny day it wasn’t humid. 

Star Staff
June 15, 2017
Local Sports Notes

Long Island Open

Rob Corcoran, the pro at Poxabogue, finished second, and Zach Grossman of the South Fork Country Club finished sixth and was the high amateur in the Long Island Open golf tournament at the Westhampton Country Club this past week.

With a 208 for the three rounds, Corcoran wound up two strokes back. The tournament’s winner was John Daniel Guiney, an Irishman, a P.G.A. apprentice at Piping Rock who felt quite at home on the links-like course. Grossman, a recent Skidmore graduate who has the course record at South Fork, shot rounds of 68 and 69 after opening with a 78. He finished in a tie for sixth with Mark Brown, Tam O’Shanter’s head pro. Paul Dickinson of Montauk Downs finished at 219. 

Star Staff
June 15, 2017
Local Sports Schedule

Thursday, June 15

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Sag Harbor Whalers at Westhampton Aviators, 5 p.m.

Friday, June 16

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Westhampton Aviators vs. Sag Harbor Whalers, 9 a.m., and Sag Harbor Whalers vs. Long Island Road Warriors, 12:30, Baseball Heaven, 350 Sills Road, Yaphank.

Saturday, June 17

TURBO-TRI, 300-yard swim, 7-mile bike, and 1.5-mile run, benefit for I-Tri program, Maidstone Park, Springs, 5 p.m.

SHELTER ISLAND 10K, Shelter Island School, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 18

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Shelter Island Bucks vs. Sag Harbor Whalers, Mashashimuet Park, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 21

Star Staff
June 8, 2017
Local Sports Notes

Triathlon Out East

Adrian Mackay, last year’s winner, last year’s runner-up, Tim Steiskal, and the third-place finisher, David Powers of East Hampton, are all expected to vie Saturday in the Montauk triathlon, the first triathlon of the season. 

Merle McDonald-Aaron, the race director, said Monday she didn’t know if last year’s female winner, Katie Bottini, would defend, “but the second and third women are coming back.”

Jack Graves
June 8, 2017
Last week’s death notice concerning the East Hampton Football Club may have been premature.

Last week’s death notice concerning the East Hampton Football Club may have been premature.

Following a rather easy 3-1 win over one of its Long Island Soccer Football League rivals, Port Jefferson, at the Water Mill Community Club field Sunday afternoon, John Romero Sr., the club’s head coach and one of its sponsors, said he might reconsider.

“We can’t keep putting in our time and our resources into this if we can’t get good turnouts at away games,” Corey De Rosa, one of the talented Division 1 side’s coaches, said.

Jack Graves
June 8, 2017
As tennis enthusiasts swung away on the East Hampton Indoor-Outdoor Club’s many courts this past weekend, Randi Cherill, an Amagansett physical therapist who has for the past 15 years served as East Hampton High School’s trainer, was on the deck, ready to help prevent or to treat injuries.

As tennis enthusiasts swung away on the East Hampton Indoor-Outdoor Club’s many courts this past weekend, Randi Cherill, an Amagansett physical therapist who has for the past 15 years served as East Hampton High School’s trainer, was on the deck, ready to help prevent or to treat injuries.

It’s the first time the club is offering “concierge sports medicine,” and the reaction thus far has been good.

Jack Graves
June 8, 2017
Lara Lowlicht, a 15-year-old East Hampton High School sophomore and the poster child for Stony Hill Stables’ riding scholarship program, is working for her keep at the Amagansett stables now and improving steadily as a rider, her trainer, Marisa Bush, said during a conversation there the other day.

Lara Lowlicht, a 15-year-old East Hampton High School sophomore and the poster child for Stony Hill Stables’ riding scholarship program, is working for her keep at the Amagansett stables now and improving steadily as a rider, her trainer, Marisa Bush, said during a conversation there the other day.

The first recipient of a Stony Hill Foundation scholarship in 2011, Lowlicht, who began riding at the age of 8, recently made her debut in the jumper division, winning, on Lucy, second, third, and fifth-place ribbons at a show in Yaphank. Asked what it was she loved about riding, she said it had taught her a lot about compassion, love, and maturity. 

“I wouldn’t be the person I am today without Stony Hill,” she added.

Star Staff
June 8, 2017
Local Sports Schedule

Saturday, June 10

MONTAUK TRIATHLON, 1-mile swim, 20-mile bike, and 10K run, West Lake Drive-Star Island Causeway intersection, 7:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 11

MONTAUK MILE, Montauk railroad station to Lions Field, female race, 11:30 a.m., male race, noon.

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Southampton Breakers vs. Sag Harbor Whalers, Mashashimuet Park, Sag Harbor, 4 p.m.

Monday, June 12

ATHLETIC AWARDS DINNER, for East Hampton High School senior athletes, East Hampton High School cafe, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, June 14

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, North Fork Ospreys vs. Sag Harbor Whalers, Mashashimuet Park, Sag Harbor, 5 p.m.

June 1, 2017
An eight-hour course on safe and legal boating practices will be held at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor on Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. both days. It meets the requirements mandated by New York State for operators of personal watercraft such as Jet Skis and similar craft.

An eight-hour course on safe and legal boating practices will be held at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor on Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. both days. It meets the requirements mandated by New York State for operators of personal watercraft such as Jet Skis and similar craft.

The course has the approval of the Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and will provide students with a temporary state certificate. It is for ages 14 and up. Students 18 and older will be responsible for the $10 fee to the state; that fee will be waived for those under 18. The class is limited to 20 participants, and registration is required, as is a check for $50 payable to Long Island Safety.

Jack Graves
June 1, 2017
This kid is for real. Which is to say that Kal Lewis, a Shelter Island High School freshman, in winning the Bonac on Board to Wellness 5K this past week, has joined some fast company that includes former Gubbins Running Ahead ringers.

This kid is for real. Which is to say that Kal Lewis, a Shelter Island High School freshman, in winning the Bonac on Board to Wellness 5K this past week, has joined some fast company that includes former Gubbins Running Ahead ringers.

A cursory look through the Star files would indicate that Lewis’s time of 16 minutes and 34 seconds set a record. Shawn Roberts, a Gubbins employee at the time, won the 2013 rite-of-spring race to Main Beach in 16:45, and another former Gubbins employee, Kevin Harvey, won the 2015 race in 16:57. 

Lewis’s win was no surprise to those who follow running here — he was last seen a month ago, crossing the finish line at Katy’s Courage, also a 5K, in a winning time of 16:25.57.

Star Staff
June 1, 2017
Local Sports Notes

Athletic Awards

The following were cited by their coaches at a spring sports awards gathering at East Hampton High School last week: 

James Foster, most valuable, Riley Duchemin, most improved, and Finn Hallissey, coach’s award — baseball.

Sam Merritt, most valuable, Sophia Ledda, most improved, and Maddie Schenck, coach’s award — softball.

Hollie Schleicher, most valuable, Brooke Canavan, most improved, and Lucy Emptage, coach’s award — girls lacrosse.

Geo Espinoza, most valuable, Robert Weiss, most improved, and Jared Kempski, coach’s award — boys track.

Jack Graves
June 1, 2017
John Romero, whose East Hampton Football Club is arguably the best amateur men’s soccer team on Long Island when at full strength, said Sunday he would withdraw that team from the Long Island Soccer Football League.

John Romero, whose East Hampton Football Club is arguably the best amateur men’s soccer team on Long Island when at full strength, said Sunday he would withdraw that team from the Long Island Soccer Football League. 

“They don’t come to the games anymore . . . they’ve lost their passion for the game,” Romero said of his players, who, he added, were rated by the league’s referees and by other coaches as the league’s most talented when, as aforesaid, at full strength.

The E.H.F.C. leapfrogged the L.I.S.F.L.’s second division after having gone undefeated in the third division on entering the Islandwide league in the 2013-14 season. 

Jack Graves
June 1, 2017
Juan Mancilla, a professional boxer from Springs, said during a conversation at the Maidstone Market Saturday that the idea for a boxing-fitness studio had first come to him about four years ago as he was working up a sweat in a spinning class.

Juan Mancilla, a professional boxer from Springs, said during a conversation at the Maidstone Market Saturday that the idea for a boxing-fitness studio had first come to him about four years ago as he was working up a sweat in a spinning class.

But that idea, he said, had remained dormant until recently, when a friend of his, Eric Lopez, who sells real estate for Saunders and Associates, told him the time had come.

Mancilla has an established following. Sometimes spelled by his brother, Luis, a Golden Glove finalist in 2011, he has taught popular Monday night boxing-oriented classes at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter for the past half-dozen years.

Star Staff
June 1, 2017
Local Sports Schedule

Thursday, June 1

MEN’S SOCCER, League Cup final, Glen Cove Avellino vs. East Hampton Football Club, Diamond in the Pines, Coram, 8:45 p.m.

Friday, June 2

TRACK, state qualifier meet, Port Jefferson High School, 3 p.m.

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League’s opening day, Sag Harbor Whalers at Shelter Island Bucks, Fiske Field, 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 3

TRACK, state qualifier meet, Port Jefferson High School, 2:15 p.m.

Sunday, June 4

MEN’S SOCCER, Port Jefferson vs. East Hampton Football Club, Ross School, 2 p.m.

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Southampton Breakers vs. Sag Harbor Whalers, Mashashimuet Park, 5 p.m.

Star Staff
May 25, 2017
Local Sports History

May 7, 1992

Last season, Sandy McFarland, the senior sprinter from Bridgehampton High School, came out of nowhere, as it were, to win the Suffolk County 100 and 200-meter dashes. Her 100 time of 11.6 seconds was the 11th-fastest in the country.

Jack Graves
May 25, 2017
Hampton F.C.-Bill Miller and Bateman Painting led the Wednesday evening 7-on-7 men’s soccer league after the first three weeks of play, each with 2-0-1 records.

Hampton F.C.-Bill Miller and Bateman Painting led the Wednesday evening 7-on-7 men’s soccer league after the first three weeks of play, each with 2-0-1 records.

Bateman lost 2-0 in the fall final to Maidstone Market, which is arguably the league’s best, when it has all its players on hand.

Jack Graves
May 25, 2017
East Hampton High’s lacrosse teams finished near the bottom of their divisions, and the baseball team went 0-20, but they haven’t stopped thinking about tomorrow, as it were.

East Hampton High’s lacrosse teams finished near the bottom of their divisions, and the baseball team went 0-20, but they haven’t stopped thinking about tomorrow, as it were.