The news was pretty much all good
“The kids really responded to” Nick Finazzo, above, and Scott Abran, said the seventh-and-eighth-grade team’s head coach, Dave Fioriello. Jack Graves
Dave Fioriello said it’s been a kick to coach the 44-strong undefeated seventh-and-eighth-grade football team this season. Jack Graves

It is the fourth year in the past five that Preiss has qualified for the state meet
Seven of the eight competitors John McGeehan took to the county girls swim meet Saturday posed for a photo last Thursday before jumping into the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s pool. From left, they were Marina Preiss, Lindsey Stevens, Shannon Ryan, Morgan German, Cecilia De Havenon, Isabella Swanson, and Lilah Minetree. Marikate Ryan was missing. Jack Graves Photo

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A very sad ending to yet another stellar season
Esteban Valverde and his teammates found John Glenn to be a much tougher opponent in a first-round county Class A playoff game here Monday than on Oct. 3, when the Bonackers defeated the Knights 4-1. Craig Macnaughton

This time it wasn’t so easy
McGeehan’s exultant crew was to have played John Glenn for the county Class B championship at Bay Shore High School yesterday. Craig Macnaughton

East Hampton made the playoffs with a 3-5 record
The clock ran out after Brendan Farrall, a freshman wide receiver, caught a pass from Cort Heneveld at East Hampton’s 35 yardline. Craig Macnaughton
Bloodied, but not bowed, Brendan Hughes, who ran back most of Babylon’s kickoffs, ran hard all afternoon. Craig Macnaughton

Not for lack of trying

“It was the best they’ve ever done,” McGeehan said of his 200 team

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