A few weeks ago, I penned a story about two different types of boaters. The premise was that you either preferred to cruise under power or chose the quietness that a sailboat provides. With a few exceptions, it’s pretty black and white on this matter.
The publicists for the Shelter Island 10K, which is to be contested Saturday afternoon, said in an email earlier this week that “we are looking at another great field of athletes from the United States, Kenya, and Ethiopia.”
Eastern Long Island owes much of its natural history to the eastern deciduous forest, an ecological life zone that stretches from the grasslands of the Midwest to the Atlantic Coast, from northern Florida into southeastern Canada. Of course, there are huge differences from one part of this forest zone to the next, and from the southern part to the most northern part.
The 118th U.S. Open tees off today at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton. By Sunday evening, the iconic course will have held the prestigious event five times in three centuries — in 1896, 1986, 1995, 2004, and 2018.
Tim Steiskal, the winner of Saturday’s Robert J. Aaron memorial Olympic-distance triathlon in Montauk, said he began to worry when, as he was running uphill “from the bottom of a canyon” on the run, he saw the defending champion, Matthew Connelly, on his way down.
This week has been a homecoming for Duane Bock, a Bonacker born and bred, who since graduating from East Hampton High in 1985 has made his way in the world of professional golf, first as a high-level player and then, for the past 13 years, as a caddie on the P.G.A. tour.
East Hampton High School’s Hall of Fame committee has named three athletes, Zach Brenneman (2007), Justin Winter (1982), and Michael Sarlo (1988), as well as the school’s longtime trainer, Randi Cherill, as an honorary member, to its class of 2018.
Claude Beudert, whose good 31-year walk, as it were, with East Hampton High School’s golf team was decidedly not spoiled — during his tenure his teams went a collective 285-68, won 17 league championships, 14 of them between 2001 and 2015, and won county and Long Island championships in 2011 — is now utterly retired.
There are two Stony Hill Roads on the South Fork, one in Amagansett in East Hampton Town, the other in Noyac, in Southampton Town. How did they get their names? By chance? No! They got their names because of the presence of boulders left by the receding glacier more than 15,000 years ago.