East Hampton High School’s volleyball coaches, Josh Brussell and Kathy McGeehan, said this past week that they were “excited” when it comes to their teams, though the girls program, which has 16 ninth graders split between its varsity and junior varsity, has longer to go before it will be a top Class B contender again.
Craig Brierley, who coaches East Hampton High’s girls swimming team, said the day after an easy win here over Stony Brook last week that this team, which has on it four eighth graders who’ve already made a splash, is the best in the history of the program, which dates to 2007.
The East Hampton High School football team, despite likely record-setting performances by two of its backs, Brandon and Jordan Johnson, suffered a stunning 40-38 defeat at McGann-Mercy in Riverhead Saturday — a loss made all the more galling because of controversial calls that went against the visitors, the last of which, in the final minute, cost...
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East Hampton’s boys cross-country team bageled Hampton Bays and Mount Sinai by 15-50 scores in a trimeet held at Cedar Point County Park on Oct. 6, and placed fourth among 35 schools in the Reebok invitational’s two-and-a-half-mile varsity B race at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx Saturday.
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Some errant luck, along with strong play by their opponent, sent the East Hampton High School Bonackers to their second straight shutout loss at home Saturday, despite matching up well with Center Moriches, who are now 3-2.
Hleb Maslau, the Ross School Tennis Academy pro, who earlier in the summer had put himself in position to qualify for the U.S. Open in men’s singles, men’s doubles, and, with his fellow Ross School pro, Simona Weymar, in mixed doubles, fell short at the national playoffs at Yale University, but Frank Ackley, Maslau’s coach, said during a recent...
Early last month, Chasen Dubs, who at the age of 14 is still too young to be a certified lifeguard here, and Amanda Calabrese, who encouraged him last year to try out for the United States’ international junior surf lifesaving team, represented this country in the threeday World Surf Rescue Challenge on Australia’s Sunshine Coast.

Note: There follows the continuance of a talk the sportswriter and young-adult novelist Robert Lipsyte of Shelter Island gave recently as part of the Tom Twomey lecture series at the East Hampton Library.
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Thursday, October 8 GIRLS TENNIS, Mattituck at East Hampton, 4 p.m. GIRLS SWIMMING, Stony Brook vs. East Hampton, Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, 5 p.m. BOYS VOLLEYBALL, Commack at East Hampton, 5 p.m. Friday, October 9