A small group gathered around L.C. Nelson during the girls basketball game here last Thursday night as he received on his iPhone periodic updates of the boys’ score from Elwood-John Glenn High School — a game that, unlike the girls’ contest, which Glenn was to win 64-21, went down to the wire.
“It was a big game for both teams,” Bill McKee, the boys’ coach, said following the 80-75 victory. “By winning we earned a playoff spot and knocked them out of contention.”
The East Hampton High School boys swimming team, which easily bested League II’s least successful teams, Deer Park and North Babylon, this past week to finish in second place, at 6-1, behind 7-0 Sayville-Bayport, will have 15 of its 33 competitors in the county swim meet on Feb. 16.
“That’s far more than we’ve ever had before,” said Craig Brierley, the fourth-year program’s coach, before Monday’s practice session at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter.