‘Our goal was to make the playoffs, and we did’
A.J. Bennett, with home runs in the sixth and seventh innings, accounted for six of East Hampton’s seven runs in the playoff opener here with Islip. Jack Graves

The Brothers Charron — Matthew, Bryan, and Jason, seen standing behind Owen McCormack — and, in the front row, their uncle, Victor DiSilvestro of Yarmouth, Me., and Brendan McCormack and Mike and Justin Giffini, combined to do “probably the toughest event on the planet” at Vermont’s Mount Snow in early May.

The “core four” are, from left, Ian Lynch, Cameron Yusko, John Nolan, and Zach Grossman. Missing from the photo are John Pizzo and Jim McMullan. Jack Graves

Jim Abran
Jim Abran, Montauk’s number-eight, anchored a formidable forward pack. Jack Graves

Grossman led the way with an opening­-round 72
Zach Grossman, the defending Long Island junior champion, led East Hampton’s team into the county tourney’s second day three strokes off the pace. . Jack Graves