Sports Briefs 04.12.12

Local sports notes

Trip of a Lifetime
    The East Hampton High School Coaches Association is to have a golf outing at the South Fork Country Club this Saturday, and at the dinner that night the winner of a “trip of a lifetime raffle,” whose tickets cost $20, will be announced.
    The possible destinations — the winner may choose one — include the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl, the Indy 500, the Kentucky Derby, the Major League Baseball all-star game, the National Hockey League all-star game, the Stanley Cup finals, the U.S. (tennis) Open, the U.S. (golf) Open, the Masters golf tournament, the N.C.A.A. Final Four, the B.C.S. championship bowl game, Disney World, Disneyland, Hawaii, St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands, a Carnival cruise to the Caribbean, and a Carnival cruise to Alaska.

Preiss Qualifies
    Marina Preiss, an East Hampton High School sophomore who after the girls season ended in the fall began swimming as an unattached USA Swimming athlete, qualified for national competition in the 100-meter backstroke, the 100-meter freestyle, and in the 50-meter freestyle at USA Swimming’s Eastern Zone north regional meet in Buffalo over the March 22-25 weekend.
    According to a release, she is “the first East Hampton swimmer to qualify and swim at this level . . . USA Swimming’s junior national meet is one qualifying step lower than the Olympic trials, which are to be held in Nebraska this summer.”

Ross Awards
    At the Ross School’s recent winter athletic awards dinner, the following were cited: Hayden Aldredge, most valuable player in boys basketball, Emma Betuel, the m.v.p. in girls basketball, Joe Lin, m.v.p. in boys indoor track, Max Rowen, most-improved in boys basketball, and Ajiah Jones-King, m.v.p. in girls basketball. Riko Kawahara was the m.v.p. and Riri Kamata was most-improved in cheerleading.
    Coach’s awards went to Roosevelt Odidi in boys basketball, Isabel Milligan in girls basketball, Lily Steele in girls indoor track, John Chang in boys indoor track, and Suna Garcia in cheerleading.
    Moreover, Ironman/woman awards went to Liam Chaskey in boys basketball and to Jessica Kim in girls basketball. Geige Silver and April Sygman received elite stunter cheerleading awards, as well.

Ward­ Cited
    Hayden Ward, of Montauk, who helped lead Oswego State’s men’s basketball team to an undefeated season in the State University of New York Athletic Conference, the first time Oswego had finished at the top of the SUNYAC heap since 1965, was named recently to the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s Division III Upstate first team. The junior forward averaged 15.7 points and 9.1 rebounds per game this season, and had 13 double-doubles.