Marina Preiss capped an eventful East Hampton High School career with seventh-place finishes in the state’s girls swim meet’s 50 and 100-yard races in Ithaca Saturday.
John McGeehan, East Hampton’s coach, said on his way back from Ithaca that Preiss had swum the 100 in 51.76 seconds in a preliminary heat on Friday. “That 51.76,” he said, “was a best-ever time for her in that event, which seeded her third in the finals.”
Gracing the entrance to Jim Shelly’s Georgica Services Ltd. station on Springs-Fireplace Road the other day were a 2002 red Thunderbird, a silver 1973 Citroen SM, a shiny black Porsche, a Mercedes-Benz 280SL, and an Austin-Healey 3000Mk III.
Inside, on the office’s walls were posters from sports car racing’s vintage days.
So, he was asked, had he been a lover of classic sports cars since his teenage days in Pottstown, Pa.?
As fall sports were about to give way to winter ones at East Hampton High School last week, Joe Vas, the district’s athletic director, was happy to report that all 11 of East Hampton’s fall teams were scholar-athlete ones given their 90-plus averages.
The two with the highest aggregate G.P.A. in that group were field hockey (96.388) and girls swimming (96.072).
The house at the end of the block, where Madeline Bastis, a Zen priest, once told me that when it came to reporting on the New York marathon, I should write about all the finishers from here, not just the top ones — to wit, that attention should be paid — is being torn down.
At first I thought how sad, but now, having got out her file and reading through it a bit, I imagine her saying, in Zen fashion, “Let it go, Jack, let it go.”
Debbie Jayne, who took eight Pierson High School field hockey teams to state Final Four tournaments during her 30-year tenure in Sag Harbor only to wind up disappointed every time, can rest easy now given the fact that the 2013 Whalers on Sunday won the school’s first state championship by defeating Cazenovia (its nemesis in this game three years ago) 1-0 on Kasey Gilbride’s corner play goal with 32.9 seconds remaining in double overtime.
With UpIsland teams having forfeited to them, East Hampton’s under-30 and over-30 men’s soccer teams scrimmaged each other pretty much toe-to-toe on Nov. 10 at the Ross School, with the under-30s winning out 3-2, thanks to an own goal.
The under-30 team, known as the East Hampton Football Club, which sports Aston Villa jackets provided it by Aston Villa’s owner, Randy Lerner, is undefeated in the third division of the Long Island Soccer Football League, and appears to be unheaded.
Long bus trips up the Island to such schools as Huntington, Amityville, Harborfields, Elwood-John Glenn, and Wyandanch for nine of East Hampton High School’s 24 athletic teams are largely to end come spring, a step long advocated here.
Bill McKee, the varsity boys basketball coach, and Ed Bahns, the outgoing varsity baseball coach, around a decade ago proposed realigning Class A enrollment schools (of which East Hampton is one) so that there would be two Class A leagues, one to the west and one to the east of Route 112.
Virgen del Milagro, Sportime, and the Cosmos won futsal championships before a large crowd at the Sportime Arena in Amagansett Saturday night.
In the men’s open title game, played at 10 p.m., Virgen’s opponent, Liga Sayausi, gave the eventual winners a tough time in the first half, which ended in a 2-2 tie — Virgen’s goals having been scored by John Morocho and Antonio Padilla and Liga Sayausi’s by Harry Pena and Cesar Correa.