Sports

There will be a year’s hiatus, maybe two
It’s only the fourth time in the past 90 years that East Hampton High School isn’t fielding a varsity football team. Craig Macnaughton

'Nominations for the third Hall of Fame class must be in by the end of March'
Anthony Gilliam, at left, was a two-time Murray Hantz award winner in football. Howard Wood, who was in the Hall’s first class, was honored again last fall as a member of the state-championship 1976-77 boys basketball team. Jim Nicoletti

At the Buckskill Winter Club

Pierson High School girls basketball team bested Southold-Greenport 54-49
May Evjen, at right, and her teammates found Southold, which the Whalers defeated at home on Jan. 27 to nail the lid down on the school’s first league championship in 22 years, to be a far tougher opponent in the county Class C championship game. Craig Macnaughton

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“The Island just rose six inches.”
Tristan Wissemann, Shelter Island’s sophomore center, with the ball above, had a double-double in the county Class D championship game, scoring 17 points and hauling down 13 rebounds. Craig Macnaughton
Mike Mundy, the head coach, at left, and Jim Colligan, his volunteer assistant, celebrated Shelter Island’s first-ever county championship with their charges following Saturday’s 73-66 win over Greenport at Longwood High School. Craig Macnaughton

‘It’s a perfect organization for a pitcher’
Kyle McGowin, holding the state of Georgia’s D-1 player of the year award, was among the top 10 vying for the nation’s collegiate pitcher of the year award. Jack Graves

The Bonackers, coached by Bill McKee, acquitted themselves well in the first half of a Class A quarterfinal on Feb. 12 at Harborfields
Robbie Evjen and his Pierson teammates found the going tough against the taller, quicker, and older Stony Brook Bears in Saturday’s game. Craig Macnaughton

Josh Lamison went down with a severely sprained ankle
Despite the fact that Josh Lamison, their center, was at less than half strength because of a sprained ankle, the Killer Bees (that’s Jerome Walker with the ball above) played gamely in a county Class D semifinal loss at Greenport on Feb. 12. Jack Graves