Sports

“You know what pleasure was to Epicurus?” I called out to Mary in the middle of the Steelers-Broncos playoff game.        “What?” she said amid the din.     “Peace of mind!...
The East Hampton High School boys basketball team, which has in the past two years often suffered disappointing defeats in the waning minutes of games, prevailed 60-58 in overtime at Bayport-Blue Point last Thursday, a night in which Bayport-Blue...
It’s that time of year again: You vow to lose those 10 extra pounds, make the gym a daily occurrence, and eliminate junk food from your diet. New Year’s resolutions, however well intentioned, are often short-lived mantras.  ...
    Tomorrow, Tom Cohill, the aquatics director of the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, is to take 16 members of the Y’s youth swim team, the Hurricanes, to a meet at the University of Maryland that is expected to attract Y...

Thursday, January 12 BOYS SWIMMING, North Babylon vs. East Hampton-Pierson-Bridgehampton, Y.M.C.A East Hampton RECenter, 4:30 p.m. BOWLING, East Hampton at Westhampton Beach, 3:30 p.m. Friday, January 13 TENNIS, East Hampton Indoor-Outdoor...

Thursday, January 5 BOYS SWIMMING, East Hampton at Lindenhurst, nonleague, 4 p.m. BOWLING, East Hampton at Southold, 4 p.m. BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Bayport-Blue Point, and Pierson at Smithtown Christian, 4:30 p.m. WINTER TRACK, East...
   Another year has passed. The Christmas bird counts are in the bag. It’s time to sit back and enjoy the cold weather.
By Jack Graves­     The East Hampton High School boys and girls basketball teams have received mixed reviews in the run-up to the meat of their seasons. Each team has had its moments — ones to remember and ones to forget...
By Jack Graves     A balmy day drew a record crowd to the New Year’s Day plunge at East Hampton’s Main Beach, as many as 800, John Ryan Jr., one of the event’s overseers, said.     Colin Mather,...
What strikes one in reviewing 2011’s sporting news here is that a large number of athletes, including East Hampton High’s best-ever golf team, the I-Tri girls of Springs, who until they’d begun triathlon training had not thought...
On New Year’s Day, there will be three polar bear plunges, beginning with one at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk at 11 a.m., followed by one at East Hampton’s Main Beach at 1, and at Beach Lane, Wainscott, at 2:30.

Sunday, January 1 POLAR BEAR PLUNGES, Gurney’s Inn, Montauk, 11 a.m.; Main Beach, East Hampton, 1 p.m., registration 10:30-12:30, and Beach Lane, Wainscott, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 3 GIRLS BASKETBALL, Pierson-Bridgehampton at Shelter...

    A seasoned triathlete, mountain-biker, marathoner, and long-distance swimmer, Emi Berger, a vivacious 34-year-old veterinarian, said during a recent conversation at The Star that she didn’t think one could train for the 4,...