The East Hampton and Bridgehampton High School boys basketball coaches, Bill McKee and Carl Johnson, were feeling pretty good earlier this week after their teams began the season at 2-0 thanks to back-to-back wins in the Kendall Madison Tip-Off round-robin tournament at East Hampton High School.
“You can’t make a mistake in a game at this level — it’s likely to haunt you,” Corey DeRosa, one of the East Hampton Football Club’s Division 1 team’s coaches, said following a disappointing 2-0 second-round state cup loss to the Pancyprian Freedoms here at the Ross School Sunday afternoon.
Scott Green, a power hitter from Hampton Bays who was a scourge of softball pitchers in Amagansett, Sag Harbor, and Southampton in the 1980s and ’90s, and who has overseen since 2004 popular adult baseball tournaments in such venues as Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, and the Tokyo Dome under the Play at the Plate aegis, is heading up the Buckskill Winter Club’s first adult ice hockey season, which is to begin play Monday evening.
It’s been about 25 years since East Hampton High School last had a gymnastics team, so the Wittmers, of Springs, have had to go it alone when it comes to their talented daughter, Brooke, who trains at Gym Nation in Riverhead.
Rumors were continuing to circulate earlier this week that Charles Manning might return to Bridgehampton, which, of course, would greatly strengthen that school’s boys basketball team, the Killer Bees, but Carl Johnson, the coach, said Tuesday morning he was operating under the assumption that Manning, who had much to do with the Bees’ state-championship run last winter, would remain at Long Island Lutheran, where he enrolled earlier this fall.
I liked what the woman in one of our papers the other day said she was thankful for: the moon (I would say especially the moon the way it has been the past few nights), the stars, the sun, of course, and air, water, fire, and a roof over your head.
In the latest of several recent athletic competitions in Montauk, Blane Bossung, in the 3-miler, and Tim Rossi, in the 6-miler, won the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trots there, races that were co-sponsored by the East Hampton Town Parks and Recreation Department and John Keeshan Realty.
East Hampton F.C.-Bill Miller once again took the measure of the formerly unbeatable Maidstone Market in the 7-on-7 men’s soccer league’s fall final on Nov. 25, prevailing 5-4 in a penalty kick shootout that followed 60 minutes of regulation play and two 15-minute overtime periods.
Tom Cohill, who’s now coaching the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s youth swim team, the Hurricanes, full time, having shed his former aquatics director responsibilities, said during a conversation the other day that about 30 of the 95 competitors are 12-and-up, “the largest group of senior swimmers that I’ve ever had.”