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It is fitting that Annemarie Cangiolosi Brown is now East Hampton High’s softball coach inasmuch as the dugouts, built by her father and her brothers, Phil and Paul, were dedicated to her grandmother, the late Molly Cangiolosi, who started the push for Title IX here years ago.
Ryan Fowkes topped the county’s 47-man 1,000-meter field Sunday in winning the small schools race in 2 minutes and 34.75 seconds, breaking the school record that he had held and, as a result of bettering the 2:35.24 cutoff time, earning the senior a trip to the state meet should he finish in the top three at the state qualifier meet Monday.
For the first time since the program began here in 2010, an East Hampton High School boys swimming team is a two-time champion, not only in the regular season, which it sailed through at 7-0 (9-0), but also in the postseason League II meet, which took place last Thursday at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood.
Before Monday’s showdown between Shelter Island and Bridgehampton at the Beehive, the Hardings, father and son, stood side by side for photos with the son’s 1,000th-point ball, and not long afterward the Killer Bees’ high-scorer put on a show, to the delight of his father and a gym largely packed with the Bridgehampton High School boys basketball team’s fans.