Tournament benefited Down syndrome foundation
Brian Marciniak, at left, arguably the tourney’s best player, was democratic in filling out the rosters of the eight teams. Craig Macnaughton
Anthony Providenti, with the ball, was happy to report during a breather that $4,000 had been raised for the Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation. Craig Macnaughton

“But we’re very proud of our kids — they played their hearts out, they never quit.”
Colin Wright, the 9-10s’ third baseman, got an out call there in crunch time. Jack Graves
The little Little Leaguers were in high spirits after improving to 4-0 at the Pantigo East field on July 2. Jack Graves

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The older kids were to have played at the Pantigo East field here Monday evening against Southampton
Tucker Coleman drove in two runs with a single that he tried to stretch into a double in the fifth inning of Saturday’s 9-10-year-old Little League playoff game with Eastend. That he was ruled out at second mattered little inasmuch as he’d treated East Hampton to a 10-5 lead. Craig Macnaughton

Columbia, Costa Rica in World Cup quarterfinals
Fabian Arias, leaping over Andy Gonzalez, above, for a header, and his Cuenca teammates played to a 2-2 tie with the perennial champion, Maidstone Market, in a 7-on-7 men’s soccer game at East Hampton’s Herrick Park on June 25. Craig Macnaughton

The world flag football tournament in Israel will be played next month
Teresa Schirrippa was a member of the United States’ silver-medal-winning women’s flag football team in Canada four years ago. Jack Graves

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Yonas Mebrahtu, 26, a native of Eritrea, won Saturday’s Shelter Island 10K in 29 minutes and 6 seconds
Meb Keflezighi, an American citizen who with his family emigrated from Eritrea to California in 1987, told young runners the day before the race that in this country their dreams could become reality. Jack Graves
Meb Keflezighi, who won the Boston Marathon in April, posed at the 10K finish line with a young Bonac trio — Erik Engstrom, Jackson Rafferty, and Eric Perez — who had heard him and Joan Benoit Samuelson tell their stories at the Shelter Island School’s auditorium the day before. Jack Graves

‘Most other teams don’t travel well, but we do’
Olger (Quique) Araya, making a save above, wasn’t much tested in the first game of June 18’s 7-on-7 league tripleheader as Hampton F.C.-Bill Miller shut out Bateman Painting 7-0. Jack Graves