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The East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad, a 77-member group of certified lifeguards who are on call 24/7, is close to achieving its $18,880 goal for lifesaving gear and necessary equipment, according to Peter Gidion, a spokesman for the group.
The cavernous Southampton Recreation Center was apportioned into four basketball courts Saturday as the better part of 300 hoopsters from all over the Island contested a daylong A.A.U. Summer Hoops Festival tournament there with under-12-through-under-18 teams.
The Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton continues through Sunday.
Shanette Barth Cohen, who soon will have a tiger by the tail in the form of the weeklong Hampton Classic Horse Show, spent part of Friday eyeing on television the Olympics in Rio, where the United States team was to win a silver medal in jumping.
John Franco, the New York Mets Hall of Famer, had 424 saves in his major league baseball career — the most ever by a left-hander — but arguably none was bigger than his save of the Writers’ bruised egos Saturday in the 68th Artists and Writers Softball Game.
Gustavo Morastitla, a 16-year-old who’s entering his junior year at Southampton High School, and who has been working this summer for a Gubbins Running Ahead store in that village, won Sunday’s 21st Ellen’s Run, a 5K, in 16 minutes and 46 seconds.
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The Artists and Writers Softball Game is to be played at East Hampton’s Herrick Park on Saturday at 2 p.m., with batting practice beginning at noon.
Ryan Troudt, who, with his brother-in-law, Richie Bono, has coached Bono Plumbing in the East Hampton Town women’s slow-pitch softball league this summer, can’t remember exactly when he began coaching in the league, “18 or 19 years ago,” though he’s sure of one thing, to wit, that until last Thursday he’d never won a playoff championship before.
Jenel Russell came, he posted up, and he almost conquered, but a cramp, in four places, he said, rendered him hors de combat in the final of Saturday’s 2016 Hoops Classic at the Sportime Arena in Amagansett, and thus Grand Kenyon (the yellow team) lost 10-4 to the blue team, When We Were Young.