Sports Briefs - 05.26.11

Ross Tennis Champs
    Henry Lee and Felipe Reis of the Ross School won the Suffolk County boys doubles championship at Smithtown East High School Friday, upsetting the tourney’s top seeds, Chris Hunter and Eric Bertuglia of Half Hollow Hills East 1-6,7-6, 7-5. Ross now has three county champions — Lee and Reis, and Nadia Smergut, who won the county’s girls singles title last fall.
    Ross’s team, second behind Hills East, was to have begun play in the county team tournament in its bubble yesterday with the Longwood-Northport winner. Barring disaster, Ross is to play two more home matches — today and tomorrow — before Tuesday’s final at Smithtown East.

Bonac Teams
    East Hampton High’s baseball team, seeded eighth in the county’s Class A bracket, was to have played ninth-seeded Islip here on Tuesday. Originally, the game was to have been played here Monday, but rain caused a postponement.
    The winner was to have played at top-seeded Sayville yesterday. The double elimination tournament is to continue through next Thursday.
    East Hampton’s softball team, the eighth seed in that tournament’s Class A bracket, is to play a first-round game at top-seeded Kings Park today at 4 p.m. The winner is to play the Miller Place-Islip winner on Saturday at 2 p.m. A best-of-three final series is to begin Wednesday.

Pierson Teams
    Pierson’s softball team is to begin a best-of-three Class C final series at Port Jefferson tomorrow at 4 p.m. The second game is to be played Tuesday, and a third game, if necessary, is to be played Wednesday.
    The Whalers’ baseball team, seeded second among the Class C schools, was to have played a home game with third-seeded Port Jefferson yesterday. The winner is to play at top-seeded McGann-Mercy this afternoon. The two losing teams are to play each other tomorrow at the site of the higher seed. Class C’s final best-of-three series is to begin Tuesday.

Youth Lacrosse
    East Hampton’s second and third-grade lacrosse team coached by Chris Stewart finished the season undefeated Sunday, besting Eastport-South Manor 8-2. Christian Johnson led the way with four goals. J.B. Stewart and Logan Gurney each had two.
    Michael Sabin tended the goal. “He’s been outstanding all season,” said Stewart, who added that “Jackson Baris anchored our defense, as he has all season.”
    Stewart, who received a Gatorade dunking, and his charges celebrated afterward at the La Superica restaurant in Sag Harbor.

P.A.L. Football
    A second registration session for East Hampton’s Police Athletic League football teams is to be held at East Hampton High School’s football field Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
    Five 7-through-13-year-old teams (including a new all-seventh-grade one) made up of youngsters living between Montauk and Bridgehampton are to play this fall. The Web site ehyfootball.com has more information.

E.H.I.T. Tennis
    The following were winners and runners-up in leagues at the East Hampton Indoor Tennis Club this past winter:
    Mariano Castillo and Rich Swanson, Monday men’s A singles; Barbarta Mueller and Kelly Canavan, Thursday women’s A singles; Glen Lawton and Jack Graves, Thursday men’s A doubles.
    Diana Cochran and Wendy Kalkstein, Monday women’s A doubles; Dave Olson and Chris LaGuardia, Tuesday men’s B-plus singles; Christine Kuhl and Wendy Flanagan, Thursday women’s B-plus singles; Dawn Harvey and Julie Stavola, Tuesday women’s B-plus singles.
    Chuck Kraus and Dom Magat, Monday men’s B singles; John Ali and Richard Louie, Thursday men’s B doubles; Teresa Pascual and Koral Gregor, Monday women’s B doubles; Heather McCormack and Fran Powell, Tuesday women’s B doubles, and Jim McMullen and Harvey Reid, Tuesday men’s retired doubles.