Daily Grind

Middletown — The East Hampton High School boys soccer team won in the New York State Final Four match Saturday, 3-0 over Jamesville-DeWitt, which advances them to the Class A championship Sunday. For the full game story, click here.

Artists associated with the East End helped Christie’s auction house take in a record-breaking $853 million on Wednesday night, with Andy Warhol leading the way with two works, “Triple Elvis” and “Four Marlons,” achieving $81.9 million and $69.6 million, respectively. Out of 80 lots, there were 30 by artists who have lived and worked here over the past century.

Warhol, who had a place in Montauk for many years before his death in 1987, had nine other works in the auction that sold in a range of $2 million up to those higher figures. Two of his works, “Orange Gun” and a late self-portrait with an estimate of $25 million to $35 million, failed to sell. An earlier self-portrait sold for $11 million.

Roy Lichtenstein, who lived in Southampton, also figured prominently in the sale, with seven works, six of which sold. His painting “Reflections on the Prom” was the top seller, bringing in $21 million. One of his “Sunrise” paintings sold for $16 million and a “Landscape” went for $18 million. His work “Keds,” which had an undisclosed estimate, failed to sell.

Willem de Kooning of Springs was represented by paintings and sculptures in the sale. A “Clamdiggers” went for more than $29 million, a record for his bronze works. An untitled painting from 1978 sold for $17.5 million. Another sculpture, “Cross-legged Figure,” sold for $2 million.

A lot of 21 “Untiled Film Stills” by Cindy Sherman sold for $6.8 million, a record for a single lot for her. Ms. Sherman, who has a house in Springs, lived in Sag Harbor for many years prior to buying her current residence.

A beautiful Franz Kline color painting from 1958 sold for $26.4 million, just above its low estimate of $25 million.

Other East End artists in the sale were Robert Gober, Arshile Gorky, Joan Mitchell, Mark Rothko, and Richard Prince, who had two nurse paintings in the sale that sold for about $5.7 million each, and a joke painting for $3 million.  

East Hampton High School officials are giving the community a chance to send the East Hampton High School boys soccer team off to the state finals in style. 

Joseph Vasile-Cozzo, the athletic director, invited people to see the bus off on Friday morning at 7:40 a.m.  "All are invited to come to the high school and wish the team good luck in the state championships," he wrote in an email. He asked that people wait in front of the school to cheer the team as they get on the bus. 

The team will play in the final four on Saturday morning in Middletown, N.Y. A spectator bus leaves early Saturday morning (sign-ups were due today).

The boys beat South Side in the second overtime to win the Long Island championship 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. It marks the first Long Island championship for Bonac soccer, which has taken home three county championships. 

If the boys win against Jamesville-DeWitt on Saturday, they will play in the final game on Sunday. 

An electric-vehicle charging station, newly installed at East Hampton Town Hall, will be unveiled at 9 a.m. Friday at an event sponsored by the town board and the Natural Resources Department. The public has been invited.

The station is in front of the police annex at the town hall campus on Pantigo Road. It use will be demonstrated, using electric vehicles provided by Buzz Chew Chevrolet and Tesla Motors, whose representatives will be on hand to answer technical questions.

The town received a $10,500 grant from the New York State Energy Research Development Authority and a $2,000 grant from the New York Power Authority, covering the full cost of installation, in order to encourage the public and members of the town workforce to embrace electric vehicles. Councilwoman Sylvia Overby, the town board's liaison to its energy sustainability committee, said the new charging station was part of an overall commitment to environmental sustainability.

The community is continuing to rally around two children orphaned when their mother died of cancer late last month.

Over $10,000 has been raised so far for the care of Colin Rodriguez, 13, and Katalina Rodriguez, 11, both of whom are students at the Springs School. Their mother, Darcy Rodriguez, died on Oct. 30 at the age of 48. They are being fostered by Carla Gagliotti, a longtime friend of Ms. Rodriguez's, in East Hampton. 

Allison Lupo, who knew Ms. Rodriguez, started a GoFundMe.com account just a few days after learning of her death because she wanted to do something to help. About $3,500 was raised one week after Ms. Rodriguez died, and by Tuesday it had grown to $8,990. Ms. Lupo said she has received cash donations at her family's business, Astro Pizza, and has also received checks in the mailing, bringing the total to over $10,000.

"Darcy knew a lot of people, and our community is very giving during tragic times," Ms. Lupo said.

Ms. Rodriguez worked at many deli counters around East Hampton, including Goldberg’s Bagels and Bucket’s Deli. Many remember her raspy voice and how she greeted customers with “Hi, hon.”

Asked if the money was being putting aside for anything specific, Ms. Lupo said it would be used for the children's general care. "In every way, to raise two kids, it takes a lot of money," she said. 

Lucas Rodriguez, Ms. Rodriguez’s cousin, has also set up an account for them. Checks can be sent to him at 55 Glade Road, East Hampton 11937.

There is no doubt about the excitement for the East Hampton High School boys soccer team, which captured the Long Island championship on Sunday. With the players heading to the state final four this weekend in Middletown, N.Y., the high school is organzing a bus for spectators, and the community has been invited to go along for the ride.

The bus will leave East Hampton High School on Saturday at 4 a.m., and return when the game is over. Joe Vasille-Cozzo, East Hampton's atheletic director, said there were 51 seats available at $35 per person. The ride to Middletown is about three and a half hours.  

In order to sign-up, community members must call Patricia Hand in the atletic office to reserve a seat by Wednesday at noon. Checks can be made payable to the East Hampton Student Association. Permission slips for students are also available from Ms. Hand.

If the boys win against Jamesville-DeWitt on Saturday, they will play in the final game on Sunday. The school will try to arrange for a spectator bus for that game, too.

Tuesday is Veterans Day, a time to honor those who have served the country. There are several parades scheduled between Montauk and Southampton, during which the community can applaud and salute the veterans living among us.  

In East Hampton Village, a short parade from London Jewelers on Main Street to the war monument by the Hook Mill will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. A brief ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the march, and then participants will head to the American Legion Hall in Amagansett for an 11th Hour observance to mark Armistice Day.

In Montauk, a Veterans Day ceremony will also take place  at 10 a.m., at the flagpole at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center. Boy and Girl Scouts will raise the flag and sing patriotic songs. Veterans have been encouraged to participate and share a tale if they would like. Coffee and treats will be served afterward indoors.

Over in Sag Harbor, the annual Veterans Day parade from the Civil War monument on Main Street to the Chelberg-Battle Post of the American Legion on Bay Street will take place at 9 a.m. It will be followed by a ceremony.

In Southampton, the Commission on Veterans Patriotic Events will hold a service at 11 a.m. at Agawam Park. A parade honoring veterans will being at 10:45 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church and follow Job's Lane to the park. 

Vinnie Grimes is the Montauk Chamber of Commerce’s person of the year and will be honored at the chamber’s End of Season Gala on Nov. 15 at East by Northeast.

"Vinnie has given a lifetime of service to his community which is why the Montauk Chamber selected him as Person of The Year for 2014,” Laraine Creegan, the executive director of the chamber, said.

Mr. Grimes, a Montauk native, was very involved with scouting and in many other community groups. He was a Boy Scout from the age of 11 and became a Scout leader as well. He's also been an active member of the Montauk Fire Department and served as a fire commissioner. He is in the Lions Club, and was one of the founders of the annual Blessing of the Fleet.

At the gala on Nov. 15, a cocktail hour with an open bar begins at 6:30 p.m., and then it’s dinner and dancing till 11. The cost is $80 per person. Reservations are required, and can be made online through the chamber's website or with payment in the chamber office.

The East Hampton High School boys soccer team will have to wait another day to play for the title. 

The county Class A championship contest against Comesewogue, which was scheduled for Thursday at the Dowling Sports Complex, was postponed due to the weather. It will be played the complex on Friday at 4 p.m.

Meanwhile, the boys volleyball county Class B championship match against Easport-South Manor will go on as scheduled at the Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood on Thursday at 6 p.m.