On Heritage Farm’s Vaillero, Victoria Colvin took the lead in the first of the two rounds over the Grand Prix ring’s large grass course
Nay, nay: Laura Bowery and Unique did not get very far in the iHeartMedia hunter derby on opening day. Durell Godfrey
On Sunday, the Hampton Classic’s opening day, the big event, the $50,000 iHeartMedia hunter derby, was won by Vaillero and Victoria Colvin, above. The class’s second to go, Grayson and Jennifer Griffiths, came to grief early on, below.
Two children from local barns, Layla Weinstein, 4, of East End Stables, above, with her parents, Gregg and Stacy, and Gemma Essex, 7, below, led by her Stony Hill trainer, Marisa Bush, won leadline sections. Craig Macnaughton, Durell Godfrey, and Jack Graves Photos

The B & R men’s soccer team from East Hampton won the Simon Gavron 7-on-7 tournament on Shelter Island
Corey De Rosa, as he had in regulation time, came up big for B & R in a subsequent penalty kick shootout that capped B & R’s semifinal win over SG United. Jack Graves
Kevin Fee has transferred to Iona Prep in New Rochelle. Jack Graves

“pump and run”
Caroline Cashin, right, with a fellow competitor, Heather Caputo, was proud that her kids ran the 1.6-mile beach run that followed the bench-pressing. Jack Graves

Local sports notes
Alec Baldwin and John Leguizamo were among those who turned out at Sportime Saturday for John McEnroe, center. Craig Macnaughton

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Judge Gary Duffy presented the L.I.H.S.S.R.D. Walk-Trot Equitation Academy Class championship to Emily McGowan at the Hampton Classic. Hampton Classic
The Grand Prix Jumper riders McLain Ward, left, and Quentin Judge presented L.I.H.S.S.R.D. year-end high-score awards during a breakfast at the horse show.Hampton Classic
Isaiah Forte won the L.I.H.S.S.R.D. Walk With Aids Academy Class at the 40th annual Hampton Classic.Hampton Classic

The Artists had a rather easy 7-4 win
Brian Pfund made a big splash for the Artists, crushing a two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning of Saturday’s 67th Artists-Writers game that sparked a Paletteer breakthrough. Craig Macnaughton
The tide seems to have turned in the storied Artists-Writers softball game: Above, the Artists, Billy Strong and Eric Ernst among them, welcomed home the game’s M.V.P., Brian Pfund, in the top of the sixth after his two-run, inside-the-park homer painted a pretty picture scorewise.
Brett Shevack, an M.V.P. for the Writers in the past, was the recipient of the traditional coconut.
Leif Hope, the Game’s impresario, and Ed Hollander applauded a speech given by Dan Nevins, an Iraq war double amputee and yoga teacher from Jacksonville, Fla., who asked that everyone do what he or she could to support this country.
Former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, umpiring at third, got down.

Judi Donnelly led 40 other survivors who finished
Nick Lemon (681), who was to be the winner, and Luis Ramirez (939), who was to be the runner-up, were in the front rank at the start of Ellen’s Run Sunday in Southampton. Jack Graves

“People are reaching out to us, trying to do tournaments and wanting to raise funds to help the kids in Africa,”
Dikembe Mutombo participated with the Hoops 4 Hope mentors Thabo Marotola, Madoda Kumalo, and Gcina Mondi at a Basketball Without Borders Africa camp in Johannesburg earlier this month.

As classy a horse show as there ever was
Carri Ann Salvi