Sports Briefs - 05.12s.11

Graham’s 800
    Mike Graham now tops the 800-series list at East Hampton Bowl. The former all-state bowler recently put together 300, 259, and 257 games for L.W. Winslow Painting in the Tuesday night businessmen’s league to achieve the feat. Graham is the only one at the Bowl who has rolled two 800-plus series. It was his fifth 300, though he’s got a ways to go to catch his father, Steve, who has 11 perfect games to his credit.

T-Ball to Start
    Mark McKee will begin overseeing East Hampton Kiwanis’s T-ball sessions at the John M. Marshal Elementary School field on Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The program, for boys and girls ages 5 through 8, will last six weeks. Registration will be held Saturday.

Rowing Results
    Gavin Nelson (stroke) and Ryan Lewis (bow), representing the Sag Harbor Municipal Rowing Club, won the men’s novice doubles race at the Long Island junior rowing championships in Oyster Bay last weekend, finishing five lengths ahead of the runner-up, McGann-Mercy High School of Riverhead, on the 1,500-meter course.
    In men’s novice quads, Sag Harbor’s Nelson, Elias Van Eckle, Steven Hatgistavrou, and Ryan Lewis finished second, by less than half a second, to St. Joseph’s High School of New Jersey, despite catching a crab at the start.

Rugby Champs
    The Montauk Rugby Club won the Long Island Rugby Club’s Mother’s Day tournament at Lido Beach with wins over Lansdowne (12-7), the New York Police Department (51-0), and the Brooklyn Rugby Club (31-0).
    Montauk’s forwards comprised John Glennon, Danny Fagan, Jim Abran, Scott Abran, James Lock, Nick Lawler, Jarrel Walker, Charlie Collins, Conner Miller, Randy Steyart (making his debut), and Steve Daige.
    The backs were Gordon Trotter, Rich Brierley, Brian Anderson, Brian Powell, Matt Brierley, Liam DeFronzo, Jon Quinn, and Matt Reilly (on loan from the Suffolk Bullmoose).
    The side practices Tuesday and Thursday evenings at East Hampton’s Herrick Park. Montauk is to play a home game with the Connecticut Yankees, a Division II rival, at the park on May 21.

Boys Lacrosse
    The East Hampton High School boys lacrosse team improved its record to 3-8 (4-9) with a 15-2 win under the lights at Southampton Friday. Earlier in the week, the boys lost 20-9 here to Bayport-Blue Point, the fourth team in Division II.
    It was 10-4 at the half, but the Bonackers, “playing more aggressively and a little smarter,” according to their coach, Mike Vitulli, came back to cut the margin to 12-8 in the third quarter “before we were hit in the last minute with two bad penalties. It was 14-8 after three.” Tyler Mathews scored three goals in the Bayport game and Brendan Damm had four.
    Having lost four Division 1 players to graduation last year, namely Ryan Shaw, Providence’s face-off man, Tyler Brenneman, who’s a midfielder at Notre Dame, Austin Heneveld, who plays attack for the U.S. Naval Academy, and Jake Beyer, who’s a defenseman at Mercer in Georgia, the playoffs are not in the cards for the Bonackers this spring.

Gload Drives in 2
    Ross Gload started in right field for the Philadelphia Phillies in Monday night’s game with the Florida Marlins and drove in two runs. The Phillies won the game 6-4. Gload, who’s used as a pinch-hitter primarily, was batting .364 by game’s end.