While the world of professional golf will soon focus on the Ryder Cup competition in France, an event contested by teams from the United States and Great Britain, a similar event unfolded this week at the Maidstone Club in East Hampton.
William Floyd’s junior varsity freshman football team, with about 40 suited up, probably thought that East Hampton’s jayvee would be easy pickings at Friday night’s homecoming game under the lights, but, as it turned out, the Bonackers lit up the place on their way to winning 30-18.
Kathy McGeehan, the veteran coach of East Hampton High School’s girls volleyball team, said in the first week of the season that this edition had the potential to be one of her best. She probably should have said had the potential to be her best, period.
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.