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Sports Briefs 06.18.20

I-Tri brings an online youth triathlon Saturday morning and a revived Turbo Tri for adults and children for July, while the Montauk Mile extends its virtual competition.

Jun 18, 2020
Bonac’s 2020 Hall of Fame Class Is Named

Rich Schneider announced this week that Frank (Sprig) Gardner, Dickinson Baker, Matt Rubenstein, Thomas McGintee, and the wrestling team of 1965-66 and the girls volleyball team of 2009 are this year’s East Hampton High School Hall of Fame inductees.

Jun 11, 2020
Charity Golf Tourney Raises $115,000 for East Hampton Food Pantries

With the ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos serving as referee and announcer, the live-streamed match at the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett brought in more than twice what the pantries' fund-raisers normally reap in a year.

Jun 8, 2020
A Collector Enlivened by the Dead-Ball Era

John Goodman, who has made a retirement hobby of trading vintage baseball cards, explains the mystery of the legendary Honus Wagner card, and a lot more.

May 28, 2020
Tennis Again at Local Clubs

The weekend past was the first in which tennis clubs have been open for play, having been moved up by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo from the fourth to the first phase in a planned step-by-step reopening of the state in the wake of a total shutdown prompted by the coronavirus pandemic two months ago.

May 21, 2020
TRX Trainer Busy But Safe

No, she had not been sitting at home, Linda Silich said, when asked this week what she’d been doing during the coronavirus shutdown. The demands of her two businesses — a highly rated TRX-based fitness studio in East Hampton Village and Groundworks Landscaping in East Hampton, on the way to Amagansett — had been taking up much of her time.

May 21, 2020
Physical Therapy Made New

“Most of our clientele is older and somewhat frail, and some of them have chosen not to come in,” but then one day “an 80-plus-year-old lady did. She said her balance training was more important to her than coronavirus worries . . . that if she fell and broke her leg things could be even worse.”

May 14, 2020
Singles Tennis Play Can Resume Friday

"It's been a very rough couple of months -- but at least now there's a sliver of light," said Claude Okin, who owns the Sportime club in Amagansett and numerous other tennis clubs in the metro area.

May 12, 2020
Trainers and Studios Offer Online Portals to Fitness

Fitness studios here have been offering online personal and group training sessions since the early days of the Covid-19 shutdown, and given the uncertainty of the coming months, they’re likely to continue doing so for the foreseeable future.   

May 7, 2020
Warming Up to Cold Water

This was the third winter that Heather Caputo, Spencer Schneider, Mike Bottini, and Jeremy Grosvenor have been swimming three or four times a week at various spots in the ocean and in the bay.

May 7, 2020
State and County Golf Courses Allowed to Open

The state-owned Montauk Downs golf course, which had been open, closed, open, then closed again, reopened for play on Monday, having been so directed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

Apr 29, 2020
Bobby Hopson, Star of the Killer Bees, Dies at 48

Bobby Hopson, the Bridgehampton High School basketball team's career scoring leader and a Wagner College standout, died on Tuesday. The cause was diabetes-related.

Apr 25, 2020