It happened here, sports fans.
Just over the lip of the dune bordering the lot at Scott Cameron Beach is one of the most important habitat areas for shorebirds on the entire East End: Mecox Inlet.
“I’ve been so very fortunate,” Paul Annacone said last week at the outdoor players’ lounge at the U.S. Tennis Open in Flushing Meadows. His tennis career, which started on the humble courts at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor, brought him three A.T.P. titles and a career-high ranking of 12th in the world.
Red Devil Swims of one-quarter, one-half, or one-mile distances start from Amagansett’s Atlantic Avenue Beach on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. East Hampton Ocean Rescue is the beneficiary.
The outlook for the bay scallop season, which is set to start in early November, is once again poor. For the fifth summer in a row, there has been a significant die-off of mature bay scallops in local waters.
Sixty-eight leadliners ages 2 through 7 got the weeklong Hampton Classic Horse Show going Sunday morning in the Grand Prix ring as triumphant music played and parents and relatives waved and cheered them on.
The fall season has already begun or soon will for a number of East Hampton High School's teams. Presumably, given the fact that eight of the 11 made the postseason in 2022, the prospects are likewise promising this year.
The weeklong Hampton Classic, an International Federation of Equestrian Sports’ five-star-rated show, with more than 200 classes in six rings on showgrounds off Snake Hollow Road in Bridgehampton, is to begin at 8 a.m. Sunday with leadline classes for children 2 through 7 in the Grand Prix ring that are to be judged by Joe Fargis, a three-time Olympic medalist.
The Kraken, the Hamptons Adult Hardball team seeking a three-peat in that over-30 baseball league’s playoffs, was soundly defeated 10-5 in game two of the final series by the Sag Harbor Royals at Bridgehampton High School’s field last weekend. The decisive game in the playoff final was to be played Thursday or Sunday.
“When I created Lifted, I really wanted to use what I learned as a pro athlete,” said Holly Rilinger, a former professional basketball player turned trainer and all-around inspiration to a largely middle-aged female crowd aspiring to get, and stay, in shape. The workout and wellness studio that she created with her life partner and business partner, Jennifer Ford, occupies a space on Montauk Highway in East Hampton.
A large crowd showed up Sunday to run and walk in the 28th Ellen’s Run at Southampton’s Intermediate School, a 5K that benefited the Ellen P. Hermanson Foundation’s breast cancer prevention, treatment, and research efforts. Sergey Avramenko of Hampton Bays topped the field in 15 minutes and 38.79 seconds, presumably his best 5K time this summer.
Playing against type, the Writers pretty much went by the book in the 75th Artists and Writers Softball Game at East Hampton’s Herrick Park Saturday as the Artists, who used to cite the big picture whenever asked about their annual defeats in the past, brushed the Scribes off 15-9, thus extending their lead to 18-15-1 in the Clinton era, and to 6-4 in the past decade.
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