Tom Gettling, the 54-year-old karate grand master, who began teaching at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center some 35 years ago, was feted recently by 130 well-wishers, many of his former students among them, at the Elks Club in Southampton.
They came so close they could taste it, Tim Garneau said of the East Hampton Little League traveling all-star 11-and-12-year-old team’s 8-5 loss to the North Shore Americans in the District 36 tournament’s final in Rocky Point Saturday.
Ninety-eight swimmers, apportioning themselves among 5K, 1-mile, and half-mile legs in Gardiner’s Bay in Amagansett Saturday morning, raised money under the Swim Across America banner for that cancer-fighting organization and for Fighting Chance in Sag Harbor, which offers free professional counseling to cancer patients and their families.
Lou Reale, who recently was named one of the top eight high school softball coaches in the United States, and who stands fourth on New York State’s all-time win list, said Sunday he had been forced by the East Hampton School District’s superintendent, Rich Burns, to retire.
As its name, Caminos, suggests, Don Filippelli’s 36-foot J/109, skippered by his son-in-law, and former University of New Hampshire sailing coach, Ryan Dempsey, found a way to win — and win big — at the recent Block Island Race Week.
Kevin Harvey, 23, a graduate of Fordham University, where he ran cross-country and track, and who now works at the Gubbins Running Ahead New Balance store in East Hampton, won Sunday’s Firecracker 8K in Southampton, bettering a field of 350-plus in 25 minutes and 33 seconds.
As of earlier this week, the Montauk Mustangs were holding the fourth and final playoff spot in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, having enjoyed wins in recent games over the league’s top three — Westhampton, Shelter Island, and North Fork.