Had there been an athletics awards dinner — as has perennially been the case — at East Hampton High School in early June (the school board did not budget for it), it would have become evident that the success rate of the school’s teams declined somewhat throughout the course of the school year.
“It was 86 degrees and they were dropping like flies,” Meg Bunce, the mother of a Harbor Grill Lions Little League player, said Tuesday morning of the Grasshoppers-Lions game, the second in the American girls softball division’s best-of-three “world series.”
Other than the 35 lifeguard trainees who had shown up for what John Ryan Sr. calls “the Joe Dooley test,” which, if they passed, would certify them as ocean lifeguards, there weren’t many at the Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett Sunday morning.
And so it was! On June 9, in the year of our Lord 1791, in New York City. His grandfather’s house, where he spent his early years, has been preserved as Home, Sweet Home, a landmark down the street from this one.
Stony Hill, the little stable that could, remains the only one out here to offer scholarships to young riders, and to that end on Saturday evening a fund-raiser, which is to include a dressage exhibition by the Amagansett stables’ owner, Wick Hotchkiss, a gold medalist in that demanding discipline, a jumping exhibition by the Brazilian-born John Paul Jimenez, who has been Stony Hill’s head hunter-jumper trainer since last August, choreographed appearances by two pony drill teams trained by Ashley Lynott, and a “high-octane” barrel race.
Besides the Stony Hill Stables Foundation benefit, which is to include jumping and dressage exhibitions and barrel racing, Saturday’s other sporting events will include the Turbo Tri triathlon for competitors 17 and up at Maidstone Park in Springs and the Shelter Island 10K, a perennially popular road race.
In men’s soccer action last week, Los Revuelos defeated Liga S.B. 5-4 in penalty kicks at the Sportime Arena in Amagansett Saturday night to win the seasonal futsal championship for the second time this year.