Sports Briefs: 05.11.17

Local Sports Notes

Hither Hills Half

The Hither Hills Half-Marathon, sponsored by the Old Montauk Athletic Club and Body Tech, which starts and ends at Ed Ecker County Park off Navy Road in Montauk, is be contested Saturday. The 13.1-mile trails race is to start at 9 a.m., with registration from 8. The funds raised are to go to OMAC’s scholarship fund for young East End runners.

Call for T-Ball

Mark McKee has put out a call for boys and girls ages 5 through 8 to take part in a six-week Kiwanis Club-sponsored T-ball program that is to begin this Saturday at the John M. Marshall Elementary School. Registration will be at the first session, which goes from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

McEnroe at Sportime

The Sportime club in Amagansett announced this week that Patrick McEnroe, a pro tennis television analyst who formerly was a highly ranked touring tennis professional, Davis Cup captain, and the U.S.T.A.’s director of player development, is to oversee the John McEnroe Tennis Academy’s training at Sportime this summer and will spend the month of August there.

“We are certainly lucky to have Patrick supporting John’s vision and our mission,” said Claude Okin, whose SPORTIME company, which began with the Sportime club in Amagansett, now comprises 13 clubs throughout New York’s metropolitan and capital regions.

The John McEnroe Tennis Academy, said Sportime’s release, “delivers a complete training program designed to assure the best possible outcome for serious players — whether for junior tournament players, future and current collegiate stars, or for those seeking to play on, or playing on, the A.T.P., W.T.A., and I.T.F. tours.” 

Youth Teams Win

The East Hampton Soccer Fever boys soccer teams, based at the Springs School, continue to win. The under-12s, coached by Duvan Castro, won twice this past week, defeating Hauppauge 7-3 and Smithtown 4-0.

The u-11s, whose coach is Carlos Vargas, defeated Bay Shore 7-3, and the u-9s, coached by Michael Tamay, bested Elwood 3-1.

Meanwhile, an under-17 team coached by Don McGovern, who assists Rich King in coaching East Hampton High’s boys varsity, defeated Franklin Square 3-0 in a Long Island Cup quarterfinal-round game played at the high school on Saturday. Justin Carpio, Danny Ruiz, and Bryan Siranaula scored the goals.