The second leg of what has come to be known as Montauk’s Grand Prix, the 3.3-mile Dock race, attracted more than 220 entrants Sunday, a record. The entries included scooters, skateboards, baby strollers, bicycles of all sizes, and dogs of all sizes.
Fall marches on! At 6:30 last Thursday evening on a trip to Southampton Village by way of Deerfield and Edge of Woods Roads, both lanes were clear and only a single leaf fell. Three hours later on the return trip the roads were half leaf-covered while three dozen leaves floated down. Fall had begun in earnest.
The East Hampton High School girls volleyball team, which had cruised through league play undefeated this fall, at 12-0, and which seemed poised to win the county’s Class A championship and possibly go upstate for the first time since 2009, was dealt a cruel blow here Monday by fifth-seeded Kings Park, a well-balanced team like the Bonackers, but one that in the end that afternoon made fewer mistakes.
East Hampton High’s girls swimming team, which cruised through the league season undefeated, winning its second championship in a row, placed sixth among the 25 schools contending in the county championship meet at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood Saturday — in fourth place, its coach, Craig Brierley, noted, absent the points award for diving, an event in which the Bonackers do not compete.
A half dozen women in their 40s who train at Ed and Caroline Cashin’s Truth Training fitness studio in East Hampton ran in the New York City Marathon Sunday, and for most of them it was their first attempt at the grueling 26.2-mile distance.
East Hampton High’s girls swimming team, while not the official winner of the League III meet at Hauppauge High School on Oct. 24, finishing second over all to Sayville-Bayport, bested everyone in the swimming events.
Vinny Alversa, who has been a physical education teacher and boys soccer and baseball coach at the Springs School during the past 20 years, was the chief honoree at that school’s first-ever homecoming last Thursday, in a gym packed with about 300 students.