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  • Erik Engstrom, a recent East Hampton High School graduate and cross-country and track star who is soon to matriculate at the University of Massachusetts, and Ryan Fowkes, a Bonac sophomore who’s following in his footsteps, were winners in the Rotary Club’s 10K and 5K races in Amagansett Saturday.
  • Two days after they’d ridden the hot bats of their catcher, Phil Capra, and first baseman, Rob Vani, to take the best-of-three Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League championship series to a third game, the Montauk Mustangs stumbled Friday in Westhampton as the Aviators, taking advantage of five errors, glided to the title — the third in the franchise’s history — by a score of 8-2.
  • Two big benefit sports events here, the Artists and Writers Softball Game and Ellen’s Run, are looming.
  • Riding the hot bats of their catcher, Phil Capra, and their first baseman, Rob Vani, the Montauk Mustangs evened the count in Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League's championship series, defeating the top-seeded Westhampton Aviators Wednesday.
  • Spurred on by a desire to win the franchise’s first Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League championship, the Montauk Mustangs stomped the second-seeded North Fork Ospreys in a semifinal series this past weekend, winning 13-4 on the North Fork and then prevailing 10-7 Sunday at the Montauk School.
  • Lori King, the intrepid long-distance swimmer, was a little surprised the other day that I’d never heard the saying, “If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, every day would be Christmas.”
  • The 7-on-7 men’s soccer league’s championship game at East Hampton’s Herrick Park on July 27 was mano-a-mano in the first half, at the end of which neither Bateman Painting nor Hamptons F.C.-Bill Miller had scored, and for about half of the second frame as well.
  • Bono Plumbing, which was the East Hampton Town women’s slow-pitch softball league’s pennant winner, with a 7-2 record, swept Groundworks, the defending champion, in a semifinal series at the Terry King ball field in Amagansett this past week, winning 12-8 on July 26 and 31-8 — yes, 31-8 — last Thursday.
  • Spurred on by a desire to win the franchise's first-ever Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League championship, the Montauk Mustangs swept the North Ospreys this past weekend, 13-4 and 10-7.
  • At the beach the other day there were beautiful sights — one of Amanda Calabrese, who was to have been named this week to the United States’ competitive lifesaving team, whirling through the waves in a long, sleek lifesaving craft of which she was obviously the master, and the other of the back of my wife’s head as it and her body rose and fell gently with the water in the late afternoon.

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