Five female athletes from East Hampton were in the news this past week.
Maddie Minetree, a freshman at Rollins College in Florida, and her three 800-meter relay teammates broke the school record by 13 seconds at a regional meet in Fort Lauderdale over the weekend, qualifying for the National Collegiate Athletic Association meet that is to be held in Birmingham, Ala., in March. It’s the first time that a Rollins relay team has done so.
Thursday, December 20
BOYS SWIMMING, East Hampton at Sachem East, nonleague, 4:30 p.m.
GIRLS BASKETBALL, Pierson-Bridgehampton at Port Jefferson, 4:30 p.m.
Friday, December 21
BOYS BASKETBALL, holiday tournament, East Hampton vs. Dalton, 6 p.m., and Southampton vs. Bridgehampton, 8, Southampton High School.
There will be no shortage of holiday festivities in East Hampton Village this weekend, providing the weather cooperates, but rain, shine, or snow, the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center will ring in the season with cocktails, dancing, and live music at a fund-raiser on Sunday evening at the Palm.
With Thanksgiving behind us, the Christmas lights are going up and holiday markets a