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Local sports history

February 4, 1988
    The Bridgehampton High School boys basketball team would have to “win one more game to make the playoffs,” its coach, John Niles, said following the Killer Bees’ 89-84 victory Monday over Pierson, a Class D and League Seven rival.
    The Sag Harbor team, 3-6 as of Tuesday, proved to be a worthy opponent. After almost giving up the ghost last week, at 1-5, the Whalers came back to upend Hampton Bays twice, and seemed to be coming on just as the Bees, who played poorly in Friday’s 72-62 loss at Center Moriches, were faltering.
    Niles attributed Friday’s loss in large part to “turmoil” arising from an academic eligibility policy that has particularly affected the basketball team. “We’ve got no continuity,” said the coach. “You never know who’s playing or who isn’t.”
    On Monday, Niles lost his standout sophomore point guard, who apparently was declared academically ineligible until a review Feb. 26, the day before the county Class D championship game.
    Five Bridgehampton players were declared academically ineligible Jan. 11, following a three-week probationary period, which on Jan. 15 was extended for two more weeks. Of the five, three were starters.

    The East Hampton High School wrestling team remains undefeated, at 4-0, as it flattened Greenport and Stony Brook in League Seven matches last week.

February 18, 1988
    Health Hampton would like to thank its many well wishers for their wonderful suggestions and letters of encouragement. Below please find suggestions that will be included in our proposal:
    1. More squash courts.
    2. Children’s exercise program.
    3. Divider fences between tennis courts.
    4. Moving golf units to an enclosed area.
    5. Installing plexiglass around the aerobic rooms to give a more open feeling to entire area.
    6. Establishing a relationship with a physical therapist/nutritionist.
    7. Donation of the facility to the local schools during off-peak hours.
    8. Formation of the Health Hampton road runners club for both adults and juniors.
    Other suggestions are presently under consideration. Please write us. We would appreciate knowing how we can build a facility that meets your needs.
    P.S. Is there any interest in polo?

    The East Hampton High School boys basketball team, by virtue of its victories over Bridgehampton and Hampton Bays last week, claimed a share of the League Seven title with Southampton.
    East Hampton’s Kenny Wood continued to lead the team in scoring with a school-record 42 points against Hampton Bays, and with 33 points against the Killer Bees. In setting the school single game record, Wood made 17 of 23 field goal attempts, and 8 of 10 free throws. He scored more points than the entire Hampton Bays team.