Ed Petrie, the state’s winningest public high school boys basketball coach, who on Sept. 22 became an inaugural member of East Hampton High School’s Hall of Fame, was among four honorees inducted into the Westchester Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 10.
An article that appeared in The Journal News said the legendary coach “developed [his] winning ways and a desire to coach in Westchester County, where he grew up and displayed great talent as a baseball and basketball player. . . . At F.E. Bellows [now Rye Neck High School] in the 1950s, Petrie played shortstop on the baseball team, beginning as a ninth grader, and was a standout guard, also beginning as a ninth grader, on the basketball team coached by Jack Hasley,” whose example inspired Petrie to become a physical education teacher and coach.
Petrie is to be inducted into Rye Neck’s Hall of Fame in December.
Aside from Thomas Brierley, the 16-year-old East Hamptoner who was the runner-up in the recent MightyMan Sprint triathlon in Montauk, the following locals did well in that race: Craig Brierley, Thomas’s father, 47, who placed 28th over all, in 1:10:47, and who was second in the men’s 45-to-49 age group; Luis Morales, 27, of East Hampton, who was 71st over all in 1:17:25; Patricia Fall, 46, of East Hampton, who was 121st in 122:33; M. Holland, 47, of Montauk, who was 123rd in 1:22:50, and Laura Gundersen, 18, of Amagansett, who was 173rd over all, in 1:27:03, and won the 18-and-under division.
Moreover, John Broich, 51, of Sag Harbor, and Tom McGlade, 48, of Amagansett finished 20th and 21st in the MightyMan Half-Ironman, in 5:05:43 and 5:05:49. Each placed second in his age group.
Other local Half-Ironman finishers were Peter Zippelius, 34, of Bridgehampton, who was 85th in 5:49:15, and David Sherwood, 44, of Sag Harbor, who was 113th in 6:06:47.