R.J. Etzel said this week that the circumstances surrounding his resignation had led him to conclude that he had been “hung out to dry.”
R.J. Etzel, who returned here to coach East Hampton High’s baseball team after having spent the better part of the past decade in Miami, resigned on March 21 rather than accede to a proposed suspension. Jack Graves

The girls’ win was their first of the season
Kyle McKee went the full seven innings during which he struck out seven in East Hampton’s 3-1 nonleague win over Pierson here Friday. Craig Macnaughton

Strong enough to contend again for the league championship
Jan Menke, a junior from Germany, is playing number-one for the Ross School’s boys tennis team. Jack Graves

"We are all extremely confident in our team as a whole and in our ability to improve.”

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A dozen officials, parents, and athletes stepped up to help make the debut a success
East Hampton girls (Gabbie McKay, in the foreground, was the winner) did well in the 100-meter dash, taking three of the top six places. Jack Graves
Hannah Jungck placed fifth, and Liana Paradiso sixth in the 1,500. Craig Macnaughton
Jack Ryan won the pole vault at 9 feet 6 inches. Craig Macnaughton
Sean Moucha, one of four Bonackers entered in the invitational meet’s 400, headed for the finish line. Jack Graves

Hoping fund will reach $4 million by end of year
The Harlem MagicMasters worked their magic at East Hampton High School Friday night, helping to raise money for adjustable hoops at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center’s gym. Craig Macnaughton

The boys’ first real test was to have come Tuesday, here in the league opener with Harborfields
Jack Schleicher (9) and his Bonac teammates easily disposed of two nonleague opponents, Longwood and North Babylon, this past week. Craig Macnaughton Photos
Sean Toole, a junior from Pierson, has been tending the Bonackers’ goal.
The Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s youth swim team’s members and their parents celebrated the team’s highest-ever finish at a New York State meet
Chasen Dubs, at left, and Catalina Badilla (foreground) are going to the zone championships in Rochester, and Thomas Brierley, rear left, Trevor Mott, Maggie Purcell (behind Badilla), and Georgie Bogetti are going to the nationals, in Greensboro, N.C., this coming week. Jack Graves

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