Well, the East Hampton High School football team lost the game, and by a lopsided score, but its opening drive at Rocky Point Friday night was a thing of beauty.
Following the kickoff into Bonac’s end zone, Dan Barros was hit behind the line, but then, on second-and-12, Cortland Heneveld, the sophomore quarterback, drove up the middle for 5 yards, and, on third down, Heneveld hit Sergio Betancur with a pass for a first down at the 31.
A beautiful day, some of the best trails out here, and the recent untimely death of Andrew Walsh, a 45-year-old Irish-born outdoorsman and gifted landscape designer known to many of them, brought some 70 mountain-bikers and runners to the Edward V. Ecker Preserve in Montauk Sunday to contest, following silent moments of remembrance, the Serpent’s Back Duathlon overseen by Mike Bahel, the 12-mile mountain-bike leg bracketed by two-and-a-half-mile trail runs.
East Hampton High’s girls swimming and boys soccer teams enjoyed big wins this past week. The swimmers swamped Huntington in a meet at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, evening its record at 1-1, and the soccer team, playing away, bested Elwood-John Glenn 3-1 to gain a share of the league lead.
The Ross School’s Tennis Academy, the first of its kind on the East Coast inasmuch as its students play and study at a school — their 12-hour day being pretty much evenly divided between sport and studies — has six members, all boys between the ages of 11 and 15, in its first class.
The East Hampton Police Athletic League football program, now in its fourth year, will hold a fund-raiser tomorrow at the Beachhouse restaurant on Route 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.
There will be food, drinks, a D.J., raffles, and a silent auction of more than 100 donated items.
Money raised will go toward new equipment, said Don Reese, who heads the program and coaches its 11-year-old traveling team, which is ranked among the Island’s top 20.
By the time I got home from the Hamptons Marathon I felt as if I’d run one. Standing for a long time trying to find recognizable faces from whom to cajole quotes in a crowd of 2,000 can make you feel like you’ve hit the wall.
My time was four hours and change. Coffee stops at John Vassilaros’s stand in the parking lot got me through it.
Though the East Hampton High School football team lost 53-13 to fourth-place Comsewogue here Saturday, there were several things to write home about in the second quarter, to wit an 80-yard touchdown pass in which the quarterback, Cort Heneveld, and Pete Vaziri combined, an onsides kick fumble recovery by Juan Varon, and an interception by Sergio Betancur.