While the calendar may not officially state it, winter is here. By any measure, Saturday’s slushy snowfall, our first of the season, was a rather benign event. Yet, the wet, heavy snow, which was enforced by a rather strong northeast wind, made it feel much colder than the 33-degree temperature. It was a raw, nasty, bone-chilling day. For most, it was a day better spent indoors.
Last year was a lean one for East Hampton High School wrestling — by season’s end Anthony Piscitello, a Ross School wellness teacher who was in his first year of coaching here, had only eight left on a roster that began with somewhat more than 20.
Craig Brierley has a dozen freshmen on the East Hampton High School boys swimming team he coaches, but you’d never know it the way the Bonackers have been performing. As of earlier this week, they were 2-1 over all and 1-0 in League II.
The top two seeds in the East End 7-on-7 Soccer League, the Maidstone Market and Hampton F.C.-Bill Miller, went at it in the playoff final at East Hampton’s Herrick Park recently, with the former winning 3-1.
With my boat now firmly planted on terra firma for the winter, it’s time to turn the page. The number of recreational boaters and those in the pursuit of finfish have now dwindled to the true hard-core types.
East Hampton High School’s boys basketball team commenced its season with an impressive win in the Kendall Madison Tip-Off tournament here this past weekend, trouncing McGann-Mercy 80-48 on Friday before besting Pierson (Sag Harbor) 60-47 in Saturday’s championship game.