Sports

A rough-and-tumble youth rugby game with a Rockaway side at Mattituck High.
Bonac’s Ryan Fowkes leads the field, while his counterpart, Ava Engstrom, was tops among women. Plus, girls track wins its first meet of the season.
“We probably were up there when it came to the number of competitors we brought vis-a-vis our size,” said Tom Cohill, who coaches the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s youth swim team, the Hurricanes.
Bonac softball and baseball games at home are on the docket this week.
The girls in Theresa Roden’s ever-growing I-Tri program who packed the East Hampton Middle School’s auditorium for a Mentoring Day were urged by the Rev. Tisha Williams to “show up and shoot your shot.”
East Hampton won 4-3 at Westhampton Beach last week, while girls tracksters took high hurdles, racewalk, pole vault, and 4x800 relay.
The Section XI Warriors, a youth rugby team coached by two former Montauk Rugby Club players, bested Bishop Loughlin’s 15s side at Mattituck High School on Sunday.
The East Hampton High School boys track team, which numbers about 40, improved to 1-2 on Monday with an 89-38 home win over Wyandanch.
From a Bonac girls track meet here on Friday to Katy’s Courage 5K in Sag Harbor Saturday, here’s the latest rundown.
The success of the undefeated seventh and eighth-grade girls basketball team at the Montauk School bodes well for East Hampton’s varsity.
The Bonac girls lacrosse team, with four players from Pierson, has been finding the nets, while the baseball team’s coach, Vinny Alversa, remains upbeat despite three recent losses.
“There was a big buildup to this match” with one of the county’s strongest teams, “and the kids were too excited,” Coach Kevin McConville said. “There were a lot of double faults and blown shots.”
League play is about to get underway at the Montauk Downs golf course. A Wednesday morning men’s league starts this week; three women’s leagues start in June.