Erik Fredrickson, 37, a fitness and wellness business owner, trainer, and consultant who has been East Hampton High School’s part-time strength and conditioning coach since the fall, had to put himself to the test not long ago, after having undergone treatment for a form of leukemia.
“The doctors said we don’t know where it came from, we can’t prevent it, but we can cure it!” the East Hamptoner said during a conversation at The Star Saturday morning.
The Ross School’s 69-68 win over Smithtown Christian Saturday, by virtue of Jiahui Guo’s short jumper from the corner with six seconds left, kept the 4-5 Cosmos on a playoff pace.
Earlier in the week, Ross lost 53-44 to league-leading Pierson, but Dan White, the Whalers’ coach, said that “it was a close game — it was tied with five minutes left. . . . Ross, Southold, Stony Brook, and my team should make the Class C playoffs, but that’s getting a little too far ahead. One step at a time.”