With things about ready to warm up sportswise here, Joe Vas, East Hampton’s athletic director, said during a conversation last Thursday that wrestling’s numbers were viable, that Dan White, a new hiree, was doing “a terrific job” as the boys basketball team’s coach, that boys swimming, under Craig Brierley and Brian Cunningham, ought to be strong, that a revamped coaching staff was now overseeing girls basketball, a team replete with all-around athletes, and that the indoor track teams, coached by Yani Cuesta and Ben Turnbull, ought to be competitive.
When last we touched base with Nick Haas, the Atlantic Golf Club’s assistant pro, who analyzes swings in a basement room of the East Hampton Indoor Tennis Club’s annex with the help of a TrackMan launch monitor and high-speed cameras, he was prescribing an exercise by which my brother-in-law could gain more of a shoulder tilt on his flattish backswing.
I’ve been reading in comparative mythology recently, about ritual regicide, virgin births, thefts of fire, trees of life and of death, resurrections . . . that kind of thing, and apparently, at least according to Joseph Campbell, it’s all one — more or less the same stories and symbols from Day One aimed at reconciling earth with the heavens.
Virtually all of the players on Maidstone Market’s 7-on-7 soccer team play as well for the East Hampton Football Club, which this week moved into first place in the Long Island Soccer Football Club’s Division-I A flight.
The Montauk Rugby Club finished the fall season with a flourish recently, knocking off its Rockaway rival 33-14 at Rockaway, a win that enabled it to garner a berth in the Empire Geographical Union playoffs in the spring.
Thanksgiving Day’s Turkey Trots in Montauk drew a sizable two and four-legged field, the latter prompting one runner to suggest that the East Hampton Town Recreation Department begin adding a dog division.
The East Hampton Football Club, which as of the moment trails Glen Cove Avellino by one point in the Long Island Soccer Football League’s first-division A flight, knocked Port Jefferson, a tough B flight rival, out of the league cup tournament here Sunday by a score of 2-1.
Jacqui Thorsen, an East Hampton High School senior who has participated in five different sports and has a 100-plus weighted average, signed on Nov. 15 a letter of intent to attend Wagner College, where she will play lacrosse and major in either economics or finance.