The East Hampton High School baseball team and its fans said farewell to 11 seniors Saturday, and they went out winners, defeating John Glenn 4-3.
Thus the Bonackers finished the campaign at 9-11, though undoubtedly they and their coaches, Ed Bahns and Will Collins, would have preferred an 11-9 ending, which would have gotten them into the playoffs.
Michael Heller, who walked away with pretty much every photography prize at the recent state press association contest, said in walking up to me at Herrick Park the other day that he’d seen only one other rugby game and therefore knew practically nothing about the sport.
A hearing called at the behest of the Ross School’s boys tennis coach, Vinicius Carmo, who alleged that his Westhampton Beach counterpart had unfairly juggled his lineup in a match with the Cosmos, was held at Section XI’s offices in Smithtown Tuesday morning.
Later in the afternoon, Carmo reported that the governing body for Suffolk high school sports had ruled in Ross’s favor.
“Everything’s changing by the minute,” Kathy McGeehan, who assists Matt Maloney in coaching the East Hampton High School girls lacrosse team, said Monday morning.
“Among the B schools we’re in seventh place [in the power-rated division] at the moment — and we’re hoping to end up there or higher, depending on what we and the other teams do in the final games — but we won’t know where we’ve finished until Friday,” she said.
Casey Waleko, the East Hampton High School softball team’s pitcher, had an almost-perfect (no hits, one walk) game going through the first six and two-thirds innings of a crossover game here with Islip on May 2 when, in coach Lou Reale’s words, “the wheels came off.”
Though the Bonackers were to commit four errors in the final two frames on their way to a 4-2 loss — all of the visitors’ runs were unearned — Reale said he was to blame.
Though it was faced with the daunting task of winning out in order to make the playoffs following a 6-0 loss to Bayport-Blue Point on April 30, the East Hampton High School baseball team gave it its best shot, winning game two of the three-game series with the league leaders before yielding grudgingly, 13-11, in the finale.
“We just didn’t make the plays and they did,” Lou Reale, East Hampton High’s softball coach, said Tuesday following Monday’s 2-1 loss at Rocky Point.
The first time around, the Bonackers shut out the Eagles 2-0 as Casey Waleko, their pitcher, dominated. But this time Waleko was not quite as sharp, and she and her teammates could manage only two hits off her opposite number.
Having snapped when I should have buttoned my lip, I thought the next day of ways I could make amends, how I could patch things up, as it were.
I would begin by fixing the liquor cabinet door that’s remained awkwardly ajar lately. Step one in working my way back into her good graces.
“It’s not perfect,” I began in alluding to my good intentions a half-hour later, “but it’s better than it was.”