Cameron Gurney, a former Amagansetter who’s in charge of large animal care at Cornell University’s Hospital for Animals, would like horse owners out here to know that now they no longer need to send their animals far afield should surgery or preventive care be required, given the fact that Cornell’s vet school has taken over what had been an abandoned $17 million clinic near Belmont Park.
Tortorella Pools maintained its hold on first place in the Wednesday evening 7-on-7 men’s soccer league by defeating Bateman Painting 6-1 at East Hampton’s Herrick Park on May 21, thus improving to 3-0-0.
Maidstone Market, which played to a scoreless tie with Cuenca F.C. earlier that evening, was in second place going into last night’s games, at 1-0-2, followed by Cuenca and Hampton F.C.-Bill Miller, each at 1-1-1, Bateman Painting, at 1-2-0, and F.C. Tuxpan, at 0-3-0.
A gentle breezed wafted — that’s what breezes, or rather, gentle breezes, do, don’t they — over the athletic fields at East Hampton High School last Thursday afternoon.
Over the green expanses of the fields and the orange infields. No one was on them, however, all, however beautiful, was silent. I, for one, was ready for things to begin — the weather had finally come around. Yet the season was over.
The East Hampton Football Club, the strongest men’s soccer team East Hampton’s ever had, shut out the South Jamaica Portuguese 2-0 in a League Cup semifinal played at the Ross School Sunday.
Confronted with the locals’ superior ball-handling skills, the visitors grabbed and tugged and shoved, but Corey DeRosa, who, with John Romero and Luis Barrera, oversees the side, said afterward that “that’s what all these teams do when they play us. They were physical and hungry.”
Things came to an end sports-wise at East Hampton High School last week, with mixed results: Buoyed by friends and relatives at Senior Day, the softball team shut out winless John Glenn 7-0, the boys lacrosse won the face-offs, but Bellport scored the goals in the course of a 14-7 defeat here on May 14, and the baseball team lost 4-2 at Mount Sinai to finish the season at 1-14 in league play.
The Montauk Rugby Club, like the Phoenix, has arisen from its ashes, a reincarnation that didn’t seem all that likely last October when a story on these pages bore the headline, “Sharks’ Swan Song?”
The question mark proved to be a wise hedge, for there were many new faces at Saturday’s “friendly” here with White Plains, including those of Peter Vaziri and Taylor Harned, recent East Hampton High School grads.
Dan Powers’s Bachelor Party, an all-star team that included players who’d been on multiple international and national-championship Ultimate disc teams, won a grand masters (over-40) tournament contested by six teams here this past weekend.
Ultimately, no final was played, presumably because the Powers all-star team, which had beaten everyone in amassing a 5-0 record over the course of the two days, was the odds-on favorite to win, and because everyone was tired.
Whitney Reidlinger, the occupational therapist at the Springs School, reported Tuesday that the spring Special Olympics Games at Southampton High School this past Sunday had gone well.
Among the medal winners were the following East Hamptoners: Ramon Card and Joshua Guaman, who won golds in the javelin and softball throws, and Cormac Orr, who won a gold in the softball throw and a silver in the javelin.
I’m sure our high school baseball team would rather be 13-1 now rather than 1-13, but I wonder, in light of this past week’s wonderful 3-2 win here over Mount Sinai by virtue of a flurry of hits in the bottom of the seventh, if it won’t become all the more memorable for those who played, and treasured all the more because of its singularity.
Whether by 2 points, as Section XI’s standings had it, or by 7, as Yani Cuesta had it, the East Hampton High School girls track team she coaches defeated Westhampton Beach here on May 6 to finish the regular season at 3-2-1.
It was the first time an East Hampton girls team could boast of a winning season since 1999, when Taneesha Harris often was a quadruple winner.
Chris Schenck, the father of an East Hampton High School softball player who took issue with the firing in July of the school's varsity softball coach, Lou Reale, has launched a petition drive on the GoPetition website