If Saturday’s high school boys nonleague basketball game between Pierson and East Hampton was any indication, the gyms here will be warm indeed this winter.
Following the Bonackers’ 72-69 win, which went down to the wire despite the fact that the Whalers’ star, Forrest Loesch, had to sit out the final four minutes with a foot injury, the coaches — Dan White of Pierson and Bill McKee of East Hampton — heaped praise upon each other.
On the eve of his first-ever boxing bout, Richie Daunt, 23, a 141-pounder from Montauk, said during a conversation at The Star last week that he was both excited and nervous, “though not too nervous . . . actually, I can’t wait,” the well-tattooed fighter said with a broad smile.