“This is the day the Lord hath made / rejoice and be glad in it,” I said to Mary as we and the puppy, whose first outing to Louse Point it was, took turns remarking on the glorious, cloud-filled sky, the light-green marsh grass, the gentle shore, the dark water, and the darker treeline beyond.
Richie Moloney, a native of Ireland who was the Hampton Classic Grand Prix’s third-place finisher to Kevin Babington (also an Irishman) two years ago, won the big prize this time, speeding through a pared-down eight-obstacle jump-off course Sunday afternoon in 39.57 seconds, a couple of ticks faster, it turned out, than his nearest competitor, Charlie Jacobs, who was the last to go among the five horse-and-rider combinations to have gone clean in the first round.
Four of Israel’s top-ranked junior tennis players and a three-time Grand Slam doubles champion, Andy Ram, put on an impressive exhibition at the East Hampton Indoor-Outdoor club Friday, an exhibition that raised money for the Israel Tennis Centers, one of that country’s leading social services organizations.
The cavernous Southampton Recreation Center was apportioned into four basketball courts Saturday as the better part of 300 hoopsters from all over the Island contested a daylong A.A.U. Summer Hoops Festival tournament there with under-12-through-under-18 teams.
John Franco, the New York Mets Hall of Famer, had 424 saves in his major league baseball career — the most ever by a left-hander — but arguably none was bigger than his save of the Writers’ bruised egos Saturday in the 68th Artists and Writers Softball Game.
Shanette Barth Cohen, who soon will have a tiger by the tail in the form of the weeklong Hampton Classic Horse Show, spent part of Friday eyeing on television the Olympics in Rio, where the United States team was to win a silver medal in jumping.
Gustavo Morastitla, a 16-year-old who’s entering his junior year at Southampton High School, and who has been working this summer for a Gubbins Running Ahead store in that village, won Sunday’s 21st Ellen’s Run, a 5K, in 16 minutes and 46 seconds.