It was not written in stone that Mount Sinai, the second-ranked team in Division IV, would defeat ninth-ranked East Hampton, though certainly the odds were against the Bonackers in Saturday’s football season opener here.
Yet, for one shining moment, early in the third quarter, after having played a good first half, East Hampton had the lead, at 14-13, and seemed on the verge of breaking the commandments of the preseason poll.
The big news in East Hampton High School sports this past week was the girls volleyball team’s victory over a perennial rival, Westhampton Beach, and the boys cross-country team’s second-place finish in the 16-team Peconic Invitational meet at Red Creek Park.
I stand naked before you, computerless. Humidity may have been at fault, or ants. I don’t know, but there I was on deadline with no “h,” no “j,” no “g.” It was very disconcerting, especially given the fact that I know my failings when it comes to dust and mold and mustiness in general, i.e., it probably had been because of my neglect that the computer didn’t work.
With his mother, Denise, who had placed third in the inaugural year of this race in 1982, looking on, 23-year-old Ryan Siebert of Patchogue won Sunday’s Mighty Hamptons triathlon in Noyac in 2 hours, 3 minutes, and 59 seconds, besting 660 other finishers.
Siebert’s splits were 22:43 in the 1.5K swim in Noyac Bay, 1:00:06 in the 23.8-mile bike leg, and 39:01 in the 10K run. His swim time was 12th best, his bike time second best, and his run time was the day’s fifth fastest.
A battle royal took place on East Hampton High’s soccer pitch Monday afternoon, a nonleague clash between the defending county Class A and B champions, and in the end it was East Hampton, the class A champ, that came out the winner, by a score of 1-0, early in the second overtime period.
The hotly and well-contested game prompted the referees afterward to agree that these two teams were, aside from Brentwood, perhaps the best in the county.
The Montauk Fire Department’s entry in the Montauk slow-pitch softball league, a team that had on it some of the best players in the for-now-defunct Amagansett league — Andy Tuthill, Joe Sullivan, Rob Nicoletti, and Tommy Thorsen among them — sailed through the season undefeated, at 20-0.
Alan Iscoe, the champions’ manager, said the undefeated season was “unprecedented . . . unbelievable.”
Chris Schenck, the father of an East Hampton High School softball player who took issue with the firing in July of the school's varsity softball coach, Lou Reale, has launched a petition drive on the GoPetition website