Frank Ackley, who once played on a pro tennis satellite circuit in Africa — packing it in when he thought he might wind up eating zebra meat — won his first national tournament the other day, in doubles, with his new partner, Mike Dickens, of Melbourne, Fla.
Knowing that my brother-in-law was going to the Kentucky Derby this year, thus forgoing his annual party where he persuades attendees to part with significant sums of money as he, as auctioneer, hypes the virtues of seeming — and, in the end, certifiable — also-rans, I said to Mary, “The good news is we’ll save $300 this week.”
After having dropped three in a row, one of them to a Westhampton Beach team that was a marvel in transition, the East Hampton High School girls lacrosse squad bounced back Monday to defeat Elwood-John Glenn 12-11 in a game that was riveting throughout.
Erik Engstrom, who East Hampton High School’s boys cross-country coach, Kevin Barry, has said is the hardest-working and best runner he’s ever mentored, signed a letter of intent at the high school Friday to attend the University of Massachusetts.
As he did last year, Nick Lemon, 23, won Saturday’s Bridgehampton Half- Marathon, again leaving the sold-out field in the dust, in 1 hour, 10 minutes, and 40 seconds, slightly slower than his 2015 time — and personal record to date — of 1:10:15.