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. Craig Macnaughton
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. Jack Graves
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. Honora Herlihy

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. Craig Macnaughton

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“My goal is to field teams this year at the varsity and junior varsity level. I know it’s not going to be easy, but the early indications are that it will be achievable.”
Joe McKee, the new coach, said he didn’t want to see the program falter. Jack Graves
Thirty-four athletes turned out for football practice in East Hampton High’s gym on Feb. 25.
Will happy days be here again? Things are looking up for Bonac football. Above, the boys celebrated beating Southampton for the Hampton Cup in 2012. John Musnicki

Bonefishing in the Bahamas, just for starters
The brown trout Patti Ferrin held proudly, before she released it, weighed 17 pounds. Ken Ferrin

“I want to break the ice through sports — to shift their thinking away from nuclear arms toward trade and investment"
Alan Boltin is convinced that sport and music exchanges, such as the Goodwill Games, Billy Joel’s Soviet Union concert tour, and his tennis trip to Russia in the mid-1980s, can go far toward preventing war.

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