Erik Engstrom, an East Hampton High School senior distance runner, and Allura Leggard, a young sprinter from Sag Harbor who competes with East Hampton’s girls indoor track team, are to go to the state meets — in the 3,200 in Engstrom’s case, and in the 55-meter dash in Leggard’s.
Bridgehampton’s Killer Bees, as expected, defeated Shelter Island for the third straight time this season to win the county Class D high school boys basketball title at Suffolk County Community College-Selden Saturday, and the Pierson Whalers put up a fight before bowing, for the third time this season, to Stony Brook in the Class C title game.
The East Hampton High School boys basketball team had to play Elwood-John Glenn twice at home within a four-day period last week — first in the regular-season finale, on Feb. 9, and next in the first round of the county Class A playoffs Friday.
It was a combined slaughter and love fest at the Beehive Saturday afternoon as Bridgehampton’s Killer Bees swatted Stony Brook, avenging a 3-point defeat at the private school on Jan. 12, and as the Bees’ late coach John Niles was remembered in a halftime ceremony attended by Niles’s son Joe and his nephews, Casey and Christian, all of whom had flown up from Myrtle Beach, S.C., last Thursday.
The East Hampton High School boys basketball team was to have played its final regular-season game here with Elwood-John Glenn Monday, but snow caused a postponement. Until when, though, was anybody’s guess as of Monday morning.
Craig Brierley, East Hampton High’s boys swimming coach, is taking eight competitors to the county swim meet at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood this Saturday, and Steve Tseperkas, the wrestling coach, is taking Axel Alanis and Josh King to the county tournament at Hofstra University tomorrow.
Carl Johnson, who coaches the Bridgehampton High School boys basketball team, said during a conversation Monday that Charles Manning, who transferred from Bridgehampton to Long Island Lutheran this past fall, “is now the best or one of the two best players on that team.”