“Chase that puck as if it were the last scrap of food on earth,” Kyle Solomon told his and Cory Lillie’s charges between the first and second periods of Sunday morning’s ice hockey game at the Buckskill Winter Club — the first-ever high school-age hockey game to be played on the East End, in the words of the club’s owner, Doug De Groot.
The pace continued to be brisk in winter track this past week as Erik Engstrom won the Molloy Stanner Games’ 3,200, defeating Suffolk’s cross-country champion in so doing; as three school records were set in girls track — in the long jump, by Gabby McKay, the triple jump, by Devon Brown, and 1,500-meter racewalk, by Nina Piacentine — and as T.J. Paradiso ran a school-record 600, in 1 minute and 27.3 seconds.
Missing their point guards, the East Hampton and Bridgehampton High School boys basketball teams lost games last week, the Bonackers at John Glenn and the Bees at Stony Brook, but as this week began their coaches were happy to say that Jack Reese, in Bonac’s case, and Tylik Furman, in Bridgehampton’s, were ready to go again.
The president has asked that we act more in harmony with each other, that we step up to the plate insofar as citizenship goes, that we not give in to antipathy and fear, and that we retain our native optimism.
Near the end of an interview about the Killer Bees, during which I rhapsodized at great length about the school that’s out-Hoosiered the Hoosiers for more than a generation in the old sense of the word, for 30-plus years in short, I was asked if I’d ever seen any of the players cop an attitude on the court, and I said, on reflection, that I never ever had.
The Killer Bees of Bridgehampton continued to torment the opposition on Friday, defeating Greenport 80-60 in the Beehive despite the fact that Tylik Furman, the point guard, was sidelined because of an ankle he’d twisted three days before on Shelter Island.
East Hampton High’s boys and girls winter track teams diverged this past Saturday — most of the girls going to a developmental meet at St. Anthony’s with their coach, Yani Cuesta, while Bill Herzog, the boys coach, took five girls and five boys to the Hispanic Games at the 168th Street Armory in New York City.