May 5, 1988
Going into yesterday’s game here with Greenport, the East Hampton High School baseball team continued to hold onto first place in League Eight, at 9-1, with Mercy keeping pace at 7-2.
East Hampton won all three games it played last week, finishing a sweep of the Southold series with 13-5 and 17-3 victories, and stopping Greenport 10-3.
Eric Pettersen, Scott Loper, and Pat Bistrian, each of whom drove in two runs, led the way in the 13-5 win at Southold on April 27. Kenny Wood was the winning pitcher.
May 12, 1988
The East Hampton-Pierson High School girls track team, one of the best since the sport was introduced here about a decade ago, placed second in track and field relays held Saturday at Shoreham-Wading River High School, and was nipped 71-69 by Stony Brook in a dual meet on May 3.
Two school records were set in the meet at Stony Brook, in the triple jump and the 1,500-meter race, and another record was set by the 4-by-800 relay team on Saturday.
With a hop, skip, and leap of 30 feet 8 inches at Stony Brook, Bridget McSweeney bested the school’s triple jump record of 30-0 set last year by Mandy Brugnoni. Michelle Fleischman’s 5:42.1 in the 1,500 that day enabled Fleischman to best her own 1,500 mark set earlier this season by 1.9 seconds.
. . . Thus far, said Mark Sucsy, records in the 1,500, 3,000, high jump, triple jump, and 4-by-8 relay have fallen, “and undoubtedly there will be more to come — either this year or next.” On his team are 17 freshmen, three sophomores, five juniors, and six seniors.
May 19, 1988
The East Hampton Town men’s slow-pitch softball league season began with a triple-header at the Abraham’s Path ball field in Amagansett Monday.
. . . The defending pennant winners and playoff champions are Ecker Insurance (National) and Rivera Landscaping (American). Rivera has moved up to the more competitive National Division as a result of last season’s performance. The National Division teams are, besides Ecker and Rivera, Amagansett Lumber Yard, Sallinger Plumbing, Shagwong, and Schenck Fuels. The American Division teams are Amagansett Wines & Spirits, Hren’s, Wittendale’s, the Relics, Bermuda bikes, and Riverhead Building Supply.
May 26, 1988
Four members of the East Hampton-Pierson High School boys track team — Artie Fisher, Jim Lattanzio, Mike O’Connell, and Shawn Turner — have won top seeds in today’s Conference Four meet here as the result of recent performances.
Fisher broke the school 1,600-meter record by seven seconds at the junior-senior meet at Patchogue-Medford Saturday, taking third place in 4:28. The winning time was 4:25. East Hampton’s coach, Mike Burns, said Tuesday he is convinced Fisher, who ordinarily runs the 800, can do even better in the 1,600.
Lattanzio took third in the 3,200 in 9:59, the first time he has broken 10 minutes. “He can run faster too,” said Burns. O’Connell took fourth in the 400 in 52.9.
Michael Sarlo, with a three-run home run in Friday’s game against Pierson, set a school record of 44 runs batted in, eclipsing a mark set in 1982 by Rich Cooney Jr.