The never-ending mobbing calls of common crows and fish crows continue, but one rarely hears a songbird sing as we approach the halfway point of summer. Most of the birds have bred. The osprey fledglings are learning how to dive for fish. Turkey families are breaking up in preparation for the fall harvest.
Groundworks, which has some young blood in players like Thea Grenci, Casey Brooks, and the Daunt cousins, Zoe and Lacey, planted a 6-2 loss on P.B.A., and Schenck Fuels, the last seed, upset the defending champion, Bono Plumbing, 7-2 in women’s slow-pitch league playoff openers last Thursday at the Terry King ball field in Amagansett.
Peter Kazickas of Amagansett, who plans to teach computer coding to Zimbabwean youth for 12 weeks this fall, an effort that he hopes will serve as a pilot for similar tutorial work in the developing world, has been devoted to Mark Crandall’s Hoops 4 Hope basketball-life skills mentoring curriculum for the past half-dozen years.
East Hampton’s 11-and-under East End Tomahawks baseball team that plays in the very competitive Brookhaven summer league won at least a share of the Central Division’s pennant Sunday by defeating the Long Island Mudcats of Eastport-South Manor 10-2.
Hoops 4 Hope, the 22-year-old South African-based youth mentoring-basketball program founded by Mark Crandall of Amagansett, is again raising money to send a shipping container of “upcycled sneakers, basketballs, basketball uniforms, and essential parts to keep our Schaefer bus running” to Zimbabwe in the fall.