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Under the watchful eyes of trainers and fussed over by anxious parents before they entered the resplendent Grand Prix ring, some 200 young local riders ranging in age from 2 to 7 years old and dressed to the nines inaugurated the weeklong Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton Sunday morning under sunny skies.
It took a long time to complete. Almost 15 years. But for the East Hamptoner Paul Annacone, finishing and publishing his first book was a lifelong accomplishment.
Joe Vas, the East Hampton School District's athletic director, announced Thursday that the school will again field no varsity or junior varsity football teams this fall.
Brett Shevack’s fielding, Harry Javer’s pitching, and Brett Mauser’s hitting treated the Writers to a 9-6 win over the Artists here Saturday in what is said to be The Game’s 69th anniversary.
Groundworks Landscaping resumed its place at the top of the East Hampton Town women’s slow-pitch softball league at the Terry King ball field in Amagansett on Aug. 15 by defeating Schenck Fuels 6-1 to win the playoff trophy.
Ready or not, the fall rugby season, apparently taking a leaf from pro football’s handbook, will begin here Saturday.
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During a conversation at Poxabogue’s Fairway restaurant the other day with Leif Hope, the impresario of the Artists and Writers benefit softball game that is to be played here Saturday, this writer was asked if he could read what he was writing.
The Hamptons Lifeguard Association did itself proud in the United States national lifesaving championships in Daytona Beach, Fla., this past week, finishing fifth among almost three dozen teams from around the country, including the perennial winner, Los Angeles County, which was bumped to second this time by Monmouth County, N.J.
A 22-year-old squash and tennis player when he was at Dartmouth, Malachi Price, who can run pretty well, won Sunday’s Strides for Life 3-mile race in Southampton. Tara Farrell, 38, who won this race outright the better part of a decade ago, was the women’s winner — and third over all — in 18 minutes and 43 seconds.
Dr. Julie Ratner, who 22 years ago launched Ellen’s Run — and later the Ellen Hermanson Foundation — in memory of her younger sister, who died of breast cancer at the age of 42, said during a conversation at The Star the other day that she wanted everyone on the East End to know that no one is ever turned away at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center...