With the playoffs looming, almost all the boys and girls basketball teams here are in contention.
As of Monday, East Hampton High’s boys remained in third place in League VI, at 5-4, despite a rather shocking loss here Friday to fourth-place Bayport-Blue Point, and Bonac’s girls, as the result of a 46-37 win at Bayport last Thursday, were in fourth place in league play, at 4-5.
In postseason competition over the past weekend, Deilyn Guzman of East Hampton High School’s boys indoor track team won the small schools 300-meter race in 37.34 seconds, ranking him among the county’s top six in that event, and Lucas Escobar, at 106 pounds, and Mike Peralta, at 145, were third-place finishers in League V’s wrestling meet, thus qualifying for the county tournament at Stony Brook University this weekend.
In only its third year, East Hampton High School’s boys swimming team has finished a season with a winning record.
Jeff Thompson’s charges have finished at 3-2 in League III, good for third place, behind 5-0 Hauppauge and 3-1 Harborfields, and ahead of 2-3 Deer Park, 1-3 Huntington, and 0-5 North Babylon. The team went 3-4 over all.
Following a minor medical procedure recently, I had to be slapped awake from what was presumably a slightly overlong stay in Never-Never Land.
Throughout the flurry of pummeling (during which my left hearing aid may have been broken, though its demise later that day or the next could have been a coincidence), I kept saying, “Blissful . . . blissful.”
The East Hampton High School boys basketball team came up big at Elwood-John Glenn Monday night, defeating the Knights 59-52, thus improving to 5-3 in league play, good for third place, behind 7-0 Amityville and 7-1 Mount Sinai.
Danny McKee, who hit three 3s, led the way with 21 points; Thomas King had 16; Juan Cuevas, 9; Patrick McGuirk, 7, and Thomas Nelson, 6. McGuirk also had 8 rebounds.
Linda Silich, a personal trainer who has been working this winter with the East Hampton High School boys and girls indoor track teams, leading spin and TRX classes, was a football cheerleader at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, in the mid-1980s, “probably for lack of anything else to do,” she said, given the fact that the Title IX changes hadn’t fully kicked in yet.
Though the top-seeded team, Real Madrid, was eliminated because it did not show up for a semifinal game the night before, Saturday’s 6-on-6 indoor men’s soccer final contested at the Sportime’s Multi-Sport Arena in Amagansett by Liga Sayausi and Vasco Da Gama proved to be plenty riveting, going down to penalty kicks.
But for the lack of two bodies, the East Hampton High School wrestling team might have wrestled toe-to-toe here in a match with Huntington on Jan. 25, though, despite a flurry of four pins that capped the competition, the Bonackers came up short, by a score of 45-33.