From the very beginning, which is to say from the moment of her induction into East Hampton High School’s Hall of Fame four years ago, Margaret Dunn had thought her father, a longtime social studies teacher at the high school, ought to be a Hall of Famer as well.
The late Steve Tarpinian’s parents, Rich and Marianna, who live on Shelter Island, were at Sunday’s triathlon at Noyac’s Long Beach as well.
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Joe McKee, East Hampton High School’s varsity football coach, credited “the whole team” with Saturday’s 14-12 win here over Wyandanch — the first win for Bonac football in almost two years.
The life of the late Steve Tarpinian, a triathlete, swimming coach, and triathlon promoter whom his life partner, Jean Mellano, has described as “the pioneer of triathloning on Long Island,” is to be celebrated at Sunday’s Mighty Hamptons triathlon at Noyac’s Long Beach.
East Hampton High’s boys cross-country team made itself known statewide at an invitational meet in Wawrick Saturday, taking third place among the 16 teams in one of the varsity races there, paced by Erik Engstrom’s winning time of 15 minutes and 43.5 seconds.
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Nine players who were on last year’s state-championship finalist East Hampton High School boys soccer team graduated in June, leaving, needless to say, some large shoes to fill.