When we saw him wearing that Number 6 jersey, the jersey of the national team’s captain, we all — all of us white guys — shouted, ‘Nelson! Nelson! Nelson!’ ”

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It was expected that Ward Melville and Hauppauge would fight it out for the top spot, and they did, with Hauppauge winding up the winner.
Before losing to the Sprig Gardner tournament’s most outstanding wrestler in the 126-pound final, East Hampton’s Lucas Escobar defeated Bayport-Blue Point’s Liam Moloney 15-1. Craig Macnaughton

‘At least we’re keeping ’em close’: Coach McKee
Kyle McKee, one of two McKees — the other being the point guard, Danny — starting on the East Hampton High School boys basketball team that their father, Bill, coaches, led East Hampton against Shoreham with 13 points and hard-nosed play in crunch time. Jack Graves

"We’ve never had so many female athletes recruited by D-1 schools.”
Marilyn Marsilio, center, had the unique opportunity to serve in the past four years as the guidance counselor for Marina Preiss, Raya O’Neal, Maggie Pizzo, and Amanda Seekamp, all of whom are to continue their athletic and academic careers at Division 1 colleges. Another D-1 bound student is Cort Heneveld, who is to play lacrosse at Navy. Jack Graves

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The coaches — Dan White of Pierson and Bill McKee of East Hampton — heaped praise upon each other
Kevin Fee, at left, who’s only a freshman, played with poise for the Bonackers, especially in crunch time. Craig Macnaughton
Thomas Nelson (23) was East Hampton’s leading rebounder, with eight. Craig Macnaughton