While Monday wasn’t homecoming — this coming weekend is — it seemed as if it were: Five of East Hampton High School’s teams played here that day, with three of them, girls volleyball, field hockey, and boys soccer, winning, and with two of them, girls tennis, which had been undefeated, and junior varsity football, losing.
September is not only back-to-school month, it is also the end-of-harvest month and fish-after-fish month. It is the time of the great migration: birds, fish, whales, and even butterflies and darning needles are winging it south.
The East Hampton High School girls swimming team and the junior varsity football team each lost season openers Friday, though discounting the 13 points awarded for diving, Craig Brierley’s girls would have defeated Connetquot, the home team, which wound up a 93-88 winner.
Joe Vas, East Hampton’s athletic director, was upbeat as he spoke this past week of the large turnouts most of the fall sports teams have enjoyed, of coaching changes that ought to further strengthen various programs, and of work that is to begin soon to improve the varsity baseball and softball fields.
Even though the calendar says it’s September, last Thursday morning dawned hot and incredibly humid. Like many days this summer, it was downright tropical. Despite a 10-knot breeze out of the southwest, beads of sweat had formed on the back of my neck as I started up the diesel engine on my boat. The early morning sun was strong. It definitely felt more like the end of July.