This was to have been the year for the East Hampton High School girls volleyball team inasmuch as the perennial county Class B champion, John Glenn, was not supposed to be as strong as it had been in the past.
Well, Glenn, which defeated the Bonackers in four at Bay Shore High School on Nov. 6 to win yet another county Class B title, was strong enough.
While, as expected, the East Hampton High School varsity football team lost at Babylon Friday night in a first-round county playoff game, the news was pretty much all good insofar as the sixth, seventh, and eighth graders went.
The seventh-and-eighth-grade team, coached by Dave Fioriello, with Nick Finazzo and Scott Abran, finished the season undefeated this past week by shutting out previously undefeated Center Moriches 12-0 on the Red Devils’ field.
Marina Preiss qualified for the state meet in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle races at Saturday’s county swim meet, finishing second by a fraction of a second in both events.
It is the fourth year in the past five that Preiss, who is to swim at San Diego State, a Division 1 school, come next fall, has qualified for the state meet, which this year is to be held at Ithaca College over the Nov. 22-23 weekend.
The East Hampton High School girls volleyball team swept Bayport-Blue Point in three during the regular season and it did so again here Saturday in a county Class B playoff semifinal, but this time it wasn’t so easy.
The Phantoms put up a good fight, almost pulling out the pivotal second set before a service ace by Katie Brierley, East Hampton’s libero, and a tip at the net over a double block by Carley Seekamp capped a 27-25 win.
Marina Preiss led the way for the East Hampton High School girls swimming team at the league meet in Hauppauge Friday, winning the 50 and 100 freestyle races and anchoring the winning 200 freestyle relay team.
The latter race, said East Hampton’s coach, John McGeehan, “was the most exciting one of the day. When Marina left the blocks she was almost a full body length behind the Sayville and Harborfields girls, and she out-touched them at the end.”