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Kevin Bunce, who’s coaching the Montauk Rugby Club’s youth sides, said Monday that this past weekend’s game with the Rockaway 19-and-unders had been scratched “because of behind-the-scenes maneuvering that effectively put us out of the playoffs.”
With a brighter, wider, and more efficient workout space, the Hamptons Gym Corp.’s newly renovated East Hampton Gym reopened on May 16 after being closed since April 5. Bruce Cotter, the owner of the Hamptons Gym Corp.’s three locations, said the changes made the gym more responsive to the needs of athletes and casual fitness-seekers alike.
Frank Ackley, who once played on a pro tennis satellite circuit in Africa — packing it in when he thought he might wind up eating zebra meat — won his first national tournament the other day, in doubles, with his new partner, Mike Dickens, of Melbourne, Fla.
Coaching positions in half a dozen East Hampton High School sports are at the moment unfilled because of recent resignations.
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A newcomer, Kraig Rau, a 23-year-old software programmer from Centereach, won handily Sunday’s half-marathon on Hither Hills State Park’s trails in Montauk, in 1 hour, 33 minutes, and 18 seconds.
Using a pair of blue safety scissors, Dennis Ruiz III, who is 6, cut the ribbon Friday morning on the new junior sports field at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton. He swung open the gate and stepped inside, where he was met with smiles, applause, and the song “If You’re Happy and You Know It” from the center’s students,...
Those who come to Sunday’s under-19 rugby game with Rockaway at East Hampton’s Herrick Park “will be pretty surprised,” Kevin Bunce said this week, following more than a month of action.