It was the ninth state championship for Bridgehampton, which has 40-some students in its high school, and its first since 1998
The Killer Bees’ coach, Carl Johnson, said returning to Glens Falls (after a 17-year absence) was “like going home.”
How sweet it was: The Killer Bees celebrated after winning on Saturday their ninth state Class D championship.
Tylik Furman, whose father, Charles, was on the last Bee team to make it upstate, in 1998, played a key role in Bridgehampton’s man-for-man “Bee-fense” in the final.
Josh Lamison and Elijah Jackson made the going tough for a New York Mills guard, Luke Sunderlin.Craig Macnaughton Photos
The Bees’ havoc-creating full-court zone press cast Moriah to the wind
Josh Lamison, the Bees’ strong inside man, held his own versus Moriah’s taller players, finishing with 19 points and 13 rebounds.
Elijah Jackson, who hit three 3-pointers in the final, cheered on Bridgehampton’s subs in the final minute of Friday’s semifinal. Joe Zucker, one of Carl Johnson’s assistants, was at left. Craig Macnaughton
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Talik Furman, left, and Josh Lamison celebrate winning the New York State Class D Championship on Saturday.
Charles Manning Jr. led with 31 points. Craig Macnaughton
Photos by Craig Macnaughton
For the first time since 1998, Bridgehampton is sending a team upstate
Elijah Jackson (23) and his Bridgehampton Killer Bee teammates (Matt Hostetter is in the background) made the going rough for the Livingston Manor Wildcats in Friday’s Southeast regional playoff game at Selden.
Charles Manning Jr., with the ball above, led the Bees Friday with 21 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 steals. Craig Macnaughton
All the teams except boys tennis have been outside
Ready or not, the spring sports season has begun.
A Booster Club-sponsored shovel brigade made East Hampton High’s turf field playable by the time the spring season began. Jack Graves
"Host families are the backbone of summer baseball — without them these leagues wouldn’t exist.”
Chris Gallic and Sean Meekins, who boarded with the Herlihys, “were great role models” for the Herlihys’ children, Paige and Aydan, shown above with the players and the family’s Welsh terrier, Maggie Mae.
Tyler Jarvis’s Blue team bested the top-seeded White team 10-3
The winter roller hockey league’s champion was the Blue team, which in the final upended the top-seeded White team 10-3 on March 3 at the Sportime Arena in Amagansett.
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