Nick West, wearing number 8, scored both goals in the Long Island championship game. Craig Macnaughton

The East Hampton boys soccer team celebrates their Long Island championship win on Sunday afternoon. Doug Kuntz
Nick West, wearing #8, scores both goals in the Long Island championship game.Craig Macnaughton
Esteban Valverde goes for the ball.Craig Macnaughton
The boys start to celebrate.Craig Macnaughton
This is the first time the East Hampton's boys soccer team has won the Long Island championship.Craig Macnaughton

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Liana Paradiso ran the challenging 5K course in 21 minutes and 39.88 seconds
Erik Engstrom, second from the right, was to finish third (and thus qualify for Saturday’s state meet) in the county Class B boys 5K championship race at Sunken Meadow Friday. Craig Macnaughton

The team, which is the top seed in the county’s Class B, or Division II, bracket, played on all cylinders that afternoon
Brady Yusko and Robert Anderson played solidly in Monday’s Class B semifinal win here over Sayville, as did their teammates. Craig Macnaughton

“We decided to err on the side of caution,”
John Walters, the Bonac jayvee’s quarterback, is among those who want to keep playing and can be found tossing the ball around most every day at the high school. Craig Macnaughton

"It’s almost become expected that every year we’ll be in the postseason because of the strength of our program."
In the end, the lessons learned from having played on a championship-caliber team would prove to be more important than the winning and the losing, East Hampton’s coach, Kathy McGeehan, said following Saturday’s playoff loss to John Glenn. Craig Macnaughton

“A fine end to a successful season,”