Local sports schedule

Coastal ponds have unique communities consisting of flora and fauna that can adjust to varying salinities and varying temperatures
The American oyster the pond was named after still thrives there in most years. Victoria Bustamante Photo

"It was the most exciting race of the meet”
Thomas Brierley won the county 100-yard backstroke title in the meet’s most exciting race. Jack Graves and Ricci Paradiso Photo

‘We’re on the upswing now,’ said Cliff Clark
Anajae Lamb, Josh Lamison, Tylik Furman, and Jason Hopson displayed their county championship plaque. Jack Graves

"Right down to the wire"
Kaelyn Ward, left, finished a record-breaking career with a team-leading 25 at Islip on Friday. Last Thursday at Islip, Thomas King and his fellow Bonackers just missed advancing to the county playoffs’ second round, losing by 3 points. Durell Godfrey and Jack Graves Photos

A believer in well-rounded athleticism
Steve Redlus welcomes the challenge.

The regular season ended on up notes for both
Courtney Dess, one of the girls team’s two seniors, scored 7 of her 9 points in the all-important fourth quarter. Jack Graves

The 28-year-old Montauk resident was hired as the director of Sportime’s well-appointed multisport arena in Amagansett
Mike Ritsi’s working in his field and happy to be doing so. Jack Graves

Local sports schedule

Career night for Garces
Rolando Garces, in action against Shoreham-Wading River above, went on to score a career-high 33 points at Elwood-John Glenn two days later. Jack Graves