Sports Briefs 05.22.14

Local sports notes

Springs Swimming
    Gina Bradley of Paddle Diva has donated an 11-foot-6-inch Rivera paddleboard and Ranger paddle, valued at $1,050, to be raffled by the Springs School Parent Teacher Association, which hopes to raise the $5,000 needed to cover the remainder of the cost of this year’s instructional swimming program at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter.

    Of all the schools that participate in the Y’s program geared to K-through-fourth and fifth graders, only Springs must raise the yearly $10,000 charge privately.

    Laura Molinari, the P.T.A.’s former treasurer, who’s running the raffle, said Tuesday that $1,000 had been raised thus far. Raffle tickets, which cost $5 for one and $20 for five, were to have been sold at the Springs School concert that night, and will be sold at the One-Stop Market this Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Punt, Pass, Kick
    Don Reese, who heads the youth football and basketball programs here, is hoping that there will be a big turnout for a Punt, Pass, and Kick competition at East Hampton High School on Saturday, May 31, from noon to 2 p.m., that is open to all children between the ages of 5 and 14.

    “We’re hoping to stir up some interest so that we can have a varsity team here again,” said Reese, who added that “you can’t play at the varsity level with 20 kids. So far, 23 or 24 have signed up for the junior varsity team — 18 ninth graders, three sophomores, and three juniors — but ideally they should have 32 to 36 on the squad.”

Juggernaut
    The Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor middle school tennis team coached by Kevin McConville, the head pro at the Buckskill Tennis Club in East Hampton, ran its record to 4-0 Monday by bageling Southampton’s middle schoolers 7-0 in a match played on Buckskill’s Har-Tru courts.

    Jonathan DeGroot, Alex Weseley, Adam Geneti, and Bradley Drubych, McConville’s singles players, all won in straight sets, and Jamie Fairchild and Max Mensch, Jack Nolan and Griffen Federico, and Mat DePasquale and Kwame Yirinki, the doubles teams, won as well, the latter team by forfeit.

    DeGroot, DePasquale, and Yirinki are from Bridgehampton, the rest are from Sag Harbor, said McConville, who added that “they’re all seventh graders.”