More time on the water does not necessarily equate to more fish caught. And that’s just fine. Whether or not I bring home a fish for dinner is not the point. Just being on the water is what truly matters.
The blue-green organisms that cause the slicks on the local coastal ponds like Lake Agawam, Mill Pond, and Georgica Pond, to name a few of the worst blighted, are among the oldest organisms known to man.
John Pizzo, during a recent conversation at The Star concerning his 23-0 Police Athletic League third-grade boys lacrosse team, said of his and John Tintle’s charges, “They’re a unique blend of talent and heart — it’s a wonderful team.”
Things went according to form Saturday as Edwin Kipsang Rotich, a 28-year-old Kenyan, ran away from his nearest competitor and fellow countryman, Eliud Ngetich, 23, just shy of the 2-mile mark, and cruised thereafter to win the 38th Shelter Island 10K in 29 minutes and 28.57 seconds.
Kevin Barry, who coaches East Hampton High’s boys cross-country team, tried, without success, to bring in some ringers for the boys and girls teams’ inaugural Montauk Mile on Sunday, but it was a well-contested race notwithstanding, auguring well for the future.
Amanda Calabrese, who is soon to add Japan and New Zealand to a growing list of countries in which she has vied in lifesaving and track competitions, will oversee a girls-only surfing camp in Montauk this summer, beginning July 1.
My memory of watching the movie “Jaws” for the first time shortly after its release in June of 1975 still stands clear in my mind. Its effect on me, and others at the time, was profound. Since that day, I’ve lost count of how many dozens of times I have seen it on TV, and yet I still get the chills watching several of its scenes.
A rower in college and a swimmer in high school, Matthew Connelly, 23, of New York City, won the Robert J. Aaron Montauk Triathlon Saturday in an overall time of 1 hour, 56 minutes, and 44.4 seconds, finishing two and a half minutes ahead of 27-year-old Tim Steiskal of Brookhaven, who repeated as this race’s runner-up.