It’s hard to imagine that participating in sectarian slaughters fraught with possibilities that we’ll be played for suckers perhaps by all the combatants will lead to any good, and yet it seems we have no choice given the likelihood of a greater evil emerging insofar as Americans are concerned from a jihadist triumph.
East Hampton High’s boys soccer team looked mighty good in its league opener here with Bayport-Blue Point last Thursday, besieging the Phantoms’ goalie from the get-go on the way to a 6-1 win.
Auguring very well for the Bonackers was the fact that six different players scored, not just the usual suspects, namely Nick West (who did have one) and Esteban Valverde.
The Montauk Rugby Club started off aggressively in its game here Saturday with the Suffolk Bull Moose, a side from the Stony Brook area, and paid for it with a couple of penalties, one of which was converted for a 3-0 Bull Moose lead, but thereafter the Sharks, who, by virtue of that day’s 45-8 win improved to 2-0 in Division III play, took over.
While it may be too much to expect the East Hampton High School boys cross-country team — the best its coach, Kevin Barry, says he’s had in 10 years — to topple the odds-on favorite, Bayport-Blue Point, the Bonackers are definitely worth watching.
The only chance to see them here, however, will be Sept. 29 at Cedar Point County Park when they run in a double-dual meet with Mount Sinai and John Glenn.
Monday was a good afternoon for East Hampton High’s teams.
Field hockey won 1-0 in a well-contested game with Pierson-Bridgehampton at Sag Harbor’s Mashashimuet Park, the girls tennis team, which had lost tough 4-3 matches to Westhampton Beach and Eastport-South Manor, defeated Southampton 5-2, the girls swimming team opened its season with a 98-82 win at Sachem North, the boys volleyball team shut out West Babylon 3-0, improving its record to 1-2, and boys soccer improved its record to 4-0 with a 4-0 shutout here of Mount Sinai.
Thursday, September 18
GIRLS TENNIS, McGann-Mercy at East Hampton, nonleague, 4 p.m.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, Sayville at East Hampton, 5 p.m.
GOLF, East Hampton at Westhampton Beach, 3:30 p.m.
GIRLS SOCCER, East Hampton at Elwood-John Glenn, 4:30 p.m.
Friday, September 19
GIRLS SWIMMING, Smithtown vs. East Hampton-Bridgehampton-Pierson, Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, nonleague, 5 p.m.
BOYS SOCCER, East Hampton at Elwood-John Glenn, 4:30 p.m.
As I walked to The Star’s kitchen the other day with Henry’s empty dish, not needing it anymore, I saw a piece of plywood barring the editor’s door, about baby gate-high, and looked in, and there was a puppy nibbling at his shoelaces. I wasn’t overly sad, for that’s the way it is: Life goes on.
The Montauk Rugby Club Sharks are back — just when it was thought the side, founded 41 years ago by Charlie Whitmore, might have to pack it in because of a lack of numbers.
Indeed, about a year ago, on Oct. 13, a story on these pages was headlined “Sharks’ Swan Song?” after the squad could barely field 15 for a game here against the Danbury (Conn.) R.C.
Slow-pitch softball, while it may be dead in Amagansett, is alive and well in Montauk — the playoffs’ fifth game there the night of Sept. 2, played before an enthusiastic crowd, provided ample evidence of that — though, as Bill Becker pointed out, the Hank Zebrowski field is pretty ragged, and in the outfield largely unlit.
Joe Vas, the East Hampton School District’s athletic director, thinks just about all of the high school’s teams will be competitive this fall, beginning with boys soccer, which looked very sharp in a scrimmage here with Westhampton Beach on Sept. 3.