The East Hampton High School boys basketball team had to play Elwood-John Glenn twice at home within a four-day period last week — first in the regular-season finale, on Feb. 9, and next in the first round of the county Class A playoffs Friday.
It was a combined slaughter and love fest at the Beehive Saturday afternoon as Bridgehampton’s Killer Bees swatted Stony Brook, avenging a 3-point defeat at the private school on Jan. 12, and as the Bees’ late coach John Niles was remembered in a halftime ceremony attended by Niles’s son Joe and his nephews, Casey and Christian, all of whom had flown up from Myrtle Beach, S.C., last Thursday.
The East Hampton High School boys basketball team was to have played its final regular-season game here with Elwood-John Glenn Monday, but snow caused a postponement. Until when, though, was anybody’s guess as of Monday morning.
Craig Brierley, East Hampton High’s boys swimming coach, is taking eight competitors to the county swim meet at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood this Saturday, and Steve Tseperkas, the wrestling coach, is taking Axel Alanis and Josh King to the county tournament at Hofstra University tomorrow.
Carl Johnson, who coaches the Bridgehampton High School boys basketball team, said during a conversation Monday that Charles Manning, who transferred from Bridgehampton to Long Island Lutheran this past fall, “is now the best or one of the two best players on that team.”
East Hampton High School’s boys and girls winter track teams did well at Sunday’s small schools meets at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood, especially the girls, who finished ninth — the highest finish their coach, Yani Cuesta, who’s in her 11th year, can remember — among 20 schools.
It is Mozart’s birthday as I write this, and that reminds me of what the late Steve Sigler said in an interview I did with him in March 1996, to wit, that Mozart was “all about reconciliation, total reconciliation — no wonder he died at 35.”