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On the Wing: In One Big Day, 90 Species and a Life Bird

On a “Big Day,” birding is just about numbers. It is spent, dawn to dusk, in search of birds; the goal to see as many different species as possible. May 13 was Global Big Day. The goal is always to find 100 species: We’ve never gotten there.

May 25, 2023
Ross Ravens Are Tennis Champs

As the Bonackers battle on in the tennis playoffs, the Ross School Ravens won the county’s small schools championship last week, defeating the top seed, Bayport-Blue Point.

May 25, 2023
Bonac Pentathlete Notches P.R.s

The Bonackers’ Meredith Spolarich amassed 1,554 points, more than any of her competitors, in the pentathlon field events at Ward Melville High School on May 21.

May 25, 2023
Whalers Sunk by Royals in the End

The top-seeded Pierson (Sag Harbor) High School baseball team was ousted from the county playoffs 6-3 by the Port Jefferson Royals in the May 19 finale contested before a large crowd at Sag Harbor’s Mashashimuet Park.

May 25, 2023
On the Water: Gators on the Prowl

Gator-sized bluefish thrashed about near the surface one day; two days later it was spunky striped bass.

May 24, 2023
East End Invitational Drew 296 Tracksters

Yani Cuesta, East Hampton High’s girls track coach, reported that Meredith Spolarich, Leslie Samuel, Ryleigh O’Donnell, and Dylan Cashin will be among those competing in the upcoming county meet.

May 18, 2023
On the Water: Learning New Tricks

When I’m out pursuing codfish, I always start off using a diamond jig. I also use a diamond jig when I fish for weakfish, sea bass, and bluefish. The same lure is also used when I pursue striped bass from my boat. Old habits are hard to break.

May 18, 2023
Buoyant Whalers Win Playoff Opener Against Port Jeff

The best-of-three county Class C series opener went the Pierson Whalers' way in a 6-5 nail-biter.

May 18, 2023
Pierson, Bees, and Bonac Baseball Teams in Postseason

Three South Fork high school baseball teams, East Hampton, Pierson, and Bridgehampton, have made the county playoffs. Bonac’s girls lacrosse team narrowly missed out.

May 18, 2023
Bonac Celebrates Rare Playoff Win

Seeded sixth in the county's Class A double-elimination bracket, East Hampton beat Comsewogue 13-5 here on May 17. It was possibly the first playoff win since the Ross Gload days of the 1990s. Bonac exited the playoffs the next day.

May 18, 2023
Darrell Pitched and Hit Bonac Into Playoffs

The Bonackers, with Will Darrell, their strong left-hander, pitching the whole way, prevailed 3-1 in the baseball game played with Eastport-South Manor here on Wedneday, earning Vinny Alversa and Henry Meyer's crew a berth in the county playoffs, which are to begin Tuesday.

May 12, 2023
Five Are Feted by Old Montauk Athletic Club

Three senior East Hampton High School athletes — Jack Dickinson, Cami Hatch, and Claire McGovern — as well as two adults, Kim Covell and Tom McGlade, were honored by the Old Montauk Athletic Club at a dinner at the Springs Tavern Friday evening.

May 11, 2023