Sports Briefs: 05.10.18

Local Sports Notes

Bonac Football Update

At a meeting of parents and prospective players at East Hampton High School on May 2, the gathering was told East Hampton is to play an eight-game schedule in Conference IV this fall with the proviso that it forgo the playoffs.

As of Monday, Joe Vas, East Hampton’s athletic director, said 22 have signed up to play, though about half that number will be incoming freshmen. Joe McKee, the coach, said he’d like to have at least 25 on the varsity, “and if there’s enough to have a jayvee, I’d love that too.” McKee said he’d try to get a firmer fix on numbers next week.

Section XI’s website has East Hampton opening at Hampton Bays on Sept. 7. In the succeeding weeks, the Bonackers, who are to be combined in the sport with the Ross School, will play at Bayport-Blue Point, at home with Wyandanch, at Port Jefferson, at home with Mount Sinai, at home with Greenport-Southold-Mattituck, at Center Moriches, and at home with Southampton-Bridgehampton-Pierson, on Oct. 27. Wyandanch is to be the homecoming opponent, on Sept. 22.

Daunt Fights Again

Richie Daunt, the Montauk boxer, said Monday he is to fight next as part of the Hempstead Boxing Club’s May Mashup on May 25, and is to fight at Finest Fitness, his home gym, in Patchogue, on June 30. 

Daunt, who lost in the Road to the Garden’s quarterfinal round recently, aims to fight frequently in the coming months. For the coming fight, he plans to weigh in at 145 pounds, “the lightest I’ve been in four years, though I plan to get down to 141 for next year’s Road to the Garden.”

Though lighter, he’ll still pack a punch, he said, in reply to a question, “and being lighter on my feet I’ll be moving my head a lot more and slipping punches . . . slip and counter, catch and shoot.”

Karate Kid

Robin Trelles, 10, of East Hampton, a blue belt karate student at Epic Martial Arts in Sag Harbor, has won championships in six straight tournaments since April of last year. Undefeated in Long Island’s boys beginner level sparring/point fighting division, he’s to move up soon to intermediate-level competition.

Play It Forward

Sydney Salamy, the subject of an interview in these pages last week, is collecting gently used sports gear at the Springs School this week and next. A red bin for the purpose is at the school’s front desk.

T-Ball Begins

The East Hampton Town Kiwanis Club’s free T-ball instructional baseball program is to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the John M. Marshall Elementary School. For boys and girls ages 5 through 8, the hour-and-a-half-long T-ball sessions overseen by Mark McKee are to run for six weeks. Participants will receive a hat and a T-shirt.