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Fund-raiser for Nick Kruel is Friday in Sag Harbor
Nick Kruel’s knuckleball helped Pierson go all the way to the state final in 2014. Jim Stewart

Visions of next year were dancing in the players’ and coaches’ heads
The Pierson-Bridgehampton field hockey team parried eight of Cazenovia’s penalty corner plays, but not its ninth. Kurt Leggard

Steve Tseperkas has decided to coach varsity wrestling for another season
Good things are expected from Axel Alanis on the wrestling mats this season. Jack Graves

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The fourth seed is to play the first seed in the first of Monday’s semifinals, at 6:30
Cesar Dominguez (7) and his Hampton United over-30 teammates played to a 4-4 tie Sunday with the Celtics at the Ross School, all of whose fields were devoted to soccer that day. Craig Macnaughton

"We had a great state meet.”
No East Hampton High School cross-country team has finished as high at the state meet as this year’s edition, which placed fifth, did. From left: Erik Perez, Erik Engstrom, Jimmy Makrianes, T.J. Paradiso, Geo Espinoza, Jackson Rafferty, and Josh Dempsey. Ricci Paradiso
Erik Engstrom (1109), despite iliotibial band inflammation that made it impossible for him to run the day before, placed eighth in Saturday’s state Class B cross-country meet, earning him all-state status. Cliff Clark

Brierley to take six to the states
The 200 medley relay team (Carly Drew, Lilah Minetree, Cecilia De Havenon, and Julia Brierley) made a splash in the county meet’s opening event, finishing third in a state-qualifying time. Jaci Winthrop

Friday was a good day for the Bonackers
Three Bonackers, T.J. Paradiso, Josh Dempsey, and Geo Espinoza trailed the eventual runner-up, Miller Place’s Tom Schott, up Snake Hill as Schott was losing ground to Bonac’s Erik Engstrom. Jack Graves
By the time he was about to cross the finish line at Sunken Meadow, Erik Engstrom had left everyone in the Class B race in the dust. Jack Graves