McGeehan: ‘I’m amazed by the talent here’
Paige Duca, at left, outdueled a Maryland competitor in the mile run at Sandy Hook’s all-woman lifeguard tournament last week. Kathy McGeehan
John Ryan Jr. said he’s been impressed by the abilities and grit of East Hampton’s junior lifeguards, who range in age from 9 to 14. Above, the younger ones vied in the torpedo rescue. Below, Dances With Lifeguards: Kevin Costner watched some of Sunday’s junior lifeguard tournament events at Amagansett’s Indian Wells Beach. With him were Scott Barter, Pat Ryan, Mae Mougin, and Elizabeth Ryan O’Dwyer. Durell Godfrey and Lori Mamay Photos

Its summer benefit will be held Sunday at the Kazickases’ house at 5 Hamlin Lane in Amagansett, off Stony Hill Road, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Keia Howell, a W.N.B.A. ambassador who played on Louisiana State University’s team, visited Hoops 4 Hope’s Cape Town center recently.

“Rain doesn’t deter serious runners — pretty much all the registrants for the 10K came out, but a number of those who signed up for the 5K didn’t,”
Kevin Harvey, at left, and Luis Ramirez ended the way they began, with Harvey in the lead, at the East Hampton Rotary Club’s 10K in Amagansett Saturday. Jack Graves

The score was 7-1.
One of the half-dozen collegians on the Groundworks women’s slow-pitch softball team is Kathryn Hess, the University of Dayton’s catcher and its most-improved player this past season. Jack Graves

“Ellen’s Run gave out $290,000 in grants this past year,”

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The event, a benefit for the Montauk Playhouse’s planned aquatics center, drew 146 entrants
Rod McClave, who retired this year as a pro triathlete, led the Montauk Playhouse’s 5K ocean swim wire to wire. Craig Macnaughton

Locals will play soon on Shelter Island
Cristian Munoz, at right, was declared Tortorella Pools’ most valuable player after clinching the 7-on-7 league’s championship game’s penalty shootout at East Hampton’s Herrick Park on July 23. Craig Macnaughton

“It’s about helping people and having fun,”
Paddleboarding is Amanda Calabrese’s favorite event, though she’s a strong swimmer and runner too. Craig Macnaughton