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.
On Oct. 23, I joined a group of friends for a full day of fishing on the Oh Brother!, a charter boat out of Montauk whose captain, Rob Aaronson, and his first mate, Rudi Bonicelli, are seasoned pros who know the inshore and offshore waters around Montauk as well as anyone.
When, after her East Hampton High School girls volleyball team had swept through the Westhampton Beach Hurricanes 3-0, sealing an undefeated league season, Kathy McGeehan was asked how many undefeated teams she’d had in the past, she directed her questioner’s gaze upward. The first banner he saw was that of her 2002 team, which, indeed, had been undefeated.
The post-noon photoperiod will lose an hour on Sunday, while the winter solstice is only 50 days away. Any day now the lawn will be coated with gray upon waking, and frosts will soon become an everyday phenomenon.