Joe Vas, the East Hampton School District’s athletic director, said at Friday’s state qualifier cross-country meet at Sunken Meadow State Park that a decision had been made to curtail the high school junior varsity football season with two games remaining, one scheduled to be played at Port Jefferson on Oct. 25 and one to be played here with Bayport-Blue Point on Nov. 1, “because we were down to 12 players, owing to injuries and ineligibilities, and the minimum is 16.”
Kathy McGeehan said following Saturday’s Class B semifinal loss in four to Elwood-John Glenn that in the team meeting afterward she really hadn’t talked about the volleyball match — an obviously disappointing one insofar as her charges were concerned — but rather about the ways in which having been part of such a tightly knit, competitive team would be of value to her players later in life.
East Hampton High School’s golf team, which recently finished in a three-way tie for the League VIII championship with Southampton and Pierson-Bridgehampton, won the league tournament at the Rock Hill Golf Club in Manorville last Thursday.
The team was led by its number-two, Stephen Kane, who in finishing the tourney as the runner-up shot a 79. Turner Foster, the eighth grader who plays number-one for the Bonackers, and Jack Bistrian tied for fifth.
Returning from an ever so brief visit to D.C., where we — Mary, I should say — baby-sat two grandchildren, and I tended largely to the basic needs of a pug who had a heavily bandaged foot (the result of a torn, bleeding toenail), we listened with fascination to NPR’s “TED Radio Hour” as scientists traced (ever so briefly) what’s been going on for the past 13.8 billion years.
The Montauk Rugby Club capped its fall season with a hard-fought 32-29 win over the New York R.C. at East Hampton’s Herrick Park Saturday before an appreciative crowd that included a number of Montauk alums who had come out not only to see the finale, but also in memory of Ron Jensen, a popular former forward who died at the age of 44 this past week in Jupiter, Fla.
“New York is a really good team, definitely the best we’ve played all season,” said Rich Brierley, one of Montauk’s coaches, during a conversation Monday.
The East Hampton High School boys soccer team, which had, with a 1-0 victory over Elwood-John Glenn here on Columbus Day, clinched at least a share of the League VI title, claimed it outright on Oct. 21, defeating Amityville here by a like margin.
The Bonackers, coached by Rich King and Don McGovern, thus finished the regular season undefeated, at 10-0-2. It is the school’s fourth consecutive league title, and its fifth in the past six years.
The East Hampton High School boys volleyball team, with an exciting come-from-behind win in five here over Eastport-South Manor Monday, put itself in position to grab the top seed in the county small schools tournament that is to begin next Monday.
In any event, Josh Brussell, the team’s coach, said East Hampton, whether it were seeded one or two, would have a home game Monday at 4 p.m., after the Class A boys soccer semifinal, which is to begin on Bonac’s turf field at 2.