Sports Briefs 05.10.12

Local sports notes
The half-marathon’s competitors soon were off the road and into the woods. Russell Drumm

Half-Marathon
    Jason Hancock, 38, a Southamptoner who teaches at the Amagansett School, won the Paddlers for Humanity off-road half-marathon in Montauk’s Hither Woods Sunday in 1 hour and 33 minutes. Sinead FitzGibbon, 41, won among the women in 1:43.34. Paul Hamilton and John Doyle were the relay winners in 1:48.50.

T-Ball
    The East Hampton Kiwanis Club’s T-ball instructional baseball program for boys and girls 5 through 8 is to begin at the John M. Marshall Elementary School Saturday at 9 a.m. Mark McKee, who oversees the six-week session, says that the kids can sign up at the site.

Mother’s Day Run
    A 5K run and scooter stroll around Fort Pond will be held in downtown Montauk Sunday at 8:30 a.m. The suggested $10 donations are to go to a family in need. Registration, at the Circle’s start-finish line, will be from 7:30.

Roller Hockey
    Three Sportime Arena roller hockey players, Khloe Goncalves, a goalie, and Robby and Brett Nicholson, forwards, won gold medals in tournaments held in Mount Pleasant, Pa., this past weekend. Goncalves won the top goalie award in her age division, and Robby Nicholson won the high-scorer award in his. The three played under the Rapid Fire banner.

Swim Across America
    A Swim Across America fund-raising party is to be held Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Breakwater Yacht Club in Sag Harbor.

Special Olympics
    Whitney Reidlinger reported that “the Springs-East Hampton Special Olympics team had another fantastic showing at the Suffolk County Games this year.”
    Among the Springs School competitors, Lily Islami won a silver medal in the 8-to-11-year-old softball throw, and Paula Retana and Robbie Matz won silver medals in the 8-to-11 50-meter dash.
    Bronze medal winners were Isaiah Brodie, in the 8-to-11 javelin throw, a new event this year; Lily Islami and Isaiah Brodie, in the 8-to-11 50-meter dash, and Paula Retana and Juliana Figueroa, in the 8-to-11 softball throw.
    Robbie Matz placed fourth in the 8-to-11 javelin throw.
    Reidlinger said, moreover, that two members of East Hampton High School’s team, Joseph Hodgens and Anthony Palacios, won gold and silver medals in the 16-to-21-year-old running long jump.

Rowers
    Andrew Hart Adler reported that the Sag Harbor Community Rowing Club’s entrants in last weekend’s Long Island Junior championships in Oyster Bay “earned medals for three boats and picked up plenty of racing experience in the process.”
    Most notably, four Pierson sixth graders, Catherine Spolarich, India Attias, Ava Kiss, and Fallon Attias, won the girls under-14 quad race, moving up from third with 250 meters to go, and winning by a quarter of a length.
    Bronze medals were won by Gavin Nelson and Elias Van Sickle in the boys varsity lightweight double competition, and by Carly Grossman, Gabrielle Ment, Isabelle Milligan, and Julia Talasko in the girls novice quad race.
    Kate Nelson placed fifth in the lightweight singles, and Alex Kamper, Alejo Majcherski, Nathan Alford, and Teague Costello took fifth in the boys novice quad race.
    Moreover, Kate Nelson and Emma Betuel, who “had a run-in with a buoy,” placed sixth in the girls varsity lightweight doubles, and Kamper and Majcherski placed eighth in the boys novice doubles.