"The universe was smarter than we were, for tennis was what we all really loved"
Neal Feinberg expects there will be 10 clinics a day at 27Tennis in July and August. Jack Graves

The state qualifier meet will take place at Comsewogue High School tomorrow and Saturday

Doug Milano had a winning time of 17 minutes and 51 seconds
The prospect of a 5K run to the beach from the Reutershan parking lot inspired some of East Hampton’s middle school students to run to the starting line. Craig Macnaughton

Noah Avallone competed in all five events — halfpipe, slopestyle, giant slalom, slalom, and boardercross
Boardercross races versus several opponents is one of Noah Avallone’s favorites. He’s in the lead above at the U.S.A.S.A. nationals. Photo by VAST
Noah was the Next Gen champion at the Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom in February. Michael Avallone
The halfpipe is another of Noah’s favorite snowboarding events. Even higher amplitude will come as he gets bigger and stronger.Photo by VAST

“It wasn’t great for the spectators, but the runners didn’t mind it."
Rain didn’t faze the Hither Hills Half-Marathon’s participants as they set out Saturday morning. Jack Graves

"Marcello Masonry defeated the Sag Harbor Fire Department 24-3.”
Among those happy to be back at Terry King are, from left, Earl Hopson, Ray Wojtusiak, Sonny Sireci, and Joe Sullivan. Jack Graves

‘Kindly replace all divots,’ the small sign said
Jon Diat took advantage of a golden opportunity Monday to pose with the U.S. Open’s silver cup.

Bob Bubka, the internationally known pro golf radio broadcaster
Fortuitous events in the early 1960s set Bob Bubka on the path to a worldwide pro golf broadcasting career. World Golf Radio

East Hampton’s track teams played host to the East End Classic invitational Saturday
East Hampton High’s baseball players, above, had the last laugh in the season’s final series last week, winning three in a row from Amityville; E. Bistrian, hounded below by a Sayville defender, and her very young girls lacrosse teammates went 2-12 this spring.
Robert Weiss, in the middle, won the 100 and 200 in the East End Classic here Saturday.
The softball team’s four seniors, Bella Swanson, Sophia Ledda, Maddie Schenck, and Sam Merritt, weren’t about to let a losing record dampen their spirits this spring. Jack Graves and Craig Macnaughton Photos

Your reach can exceed your grasp if you’re in shape
Mike Bottini said John Conner, above, had definitely been “a world-class runner.” Jack Graves