Playoffs are within reach within the season’s last week
Jackson Baris, a tall junior who’d been sidelined with an injured knuckle the past two weeks, kept East Hampton in Friday’s game with the defending county champs all the way. Craig Macnaughton
Six soon-to-graduate East Hampton High School softball players — Rebecca Kuperschmid, Claire Hopkins, Ella Gurney, Mary McDonald, Erin Decker, and Raven Biondo — were hailed Friday at the home finale with Shoreham-Wading River. The 2-13 team is to play its last game of the season at Amityville today.

At the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett
Tim Garvin, shown with the Wanamaker Cup, the PGA Championship trophy, at Bethpage Black recently, likes the fact that South Fork is a family-oriented club.

Tacking up results, Coach Cuesta missed a relay sprint to the wire
Bella Espinoza, who won the pole vault competition in Saturday’s East End Classic here, scaling 8 feet 9 inches, is expected, once a new pole arrives, to go even higher. Craig Macnaughton
Grace Brosnan won the open 400 intermediate hurdles and placed second the freshman-sophomore 100-meter dash Saturday. Jack Graves

The week ahead in local sports action

A rainy Hither Hills trails half-marathon; Fowkes smokes St. Anthony’s
Holly Li drifted wide into Caroline Cashin’s lane at the beginning of Saturday’s Hither Hills trails half-marathon, though Cashin did not file an objection. Jack Graves
Ryan Fowkes, above, broke 4:20 in the mile, which had been a goal of his, at the St. Anthony’s invitational Saturday. Bill Fowkes

While baseball must win three of six to make the playoffs
Monday was a long day for Jonny De Groot, who began it with A.P. tests from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. before playing two rounds in the tournament at Shoreham-Wading River, ending around 9 that night. Craig Macnaughton
Charlie Condon pitched four innings in relief of Kurt Matthews in game two of the Islip series, giving up one run on two hits while striking out four. Craig Macnaughton

Springs 70-year-old tests U.S.T.A.’s top-ranked player
Frank Ackley will be heading to Hilton Head, S.C., soon for a regional team competition. Jack Graves

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Five goals and two assists in his best performance since merger
Logan Gurney (18), with five goals and two assists, kept Brentwood at bay in the South Fork Islanders’ debut in East Hampton last Thursday. Craig Macnaughton