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Jack Graves
Groundworks Landscaping resumed its place at the top of the East Hampton Town women’s slow-pitch softball league at the Terry King ball field in Amagansett on Aug. 15 by defeating Schenck Fuels 6-1 to win the playoff trophy.
Jack Graves
Ready or not, the fall rugby season, apparently taking a leaf from pro football’s handbook, will begin here Saturday.
Jon M. Diat
Meteorologists and their forecasts will always get a bad rap. That will probably never change. However, I usually get a bit of a chuckle when Colorado State University puts out its annual forecast for the Atlantic Basin hurricane season.
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Taylor K. Vecsey
Ocean beaches on the eastern end of Southampton Town were briefly closed Monday afternoon after lifeguards in Sagaponack spotted what appeared to be a shark close to the beach. The decision came after days of apparent shark sightings in East Hampton Village and elsewhere.
Jack Graves
During a conversation at Poxabogue’s Fairway restaurant the other day with Leif Hope, the impresario of the Artists and Writers benefit softball game that is to be played here Saturday, this writer was asked if he could read what he was writing.
Jack Graves
The Hamptons Lifeguard Association did itself proud in the United States national lifesaving championships in Daytona Beach, Fla., this past week, finishing fifth among almost three dozen teams from around the country, including the perennial winner, Los Angeles County, which was bumped to second this time by Monmouth County, N.J.
Jack Graves
A 22-year-old squash and tennis player when he was at Dartmouth, Malachi Price, who can run pretty well, won Sunday’s Strides for Life 3-mile race in Southampton. Tara Farrell, 38, who won this race outright the better part of a decade ago, was the women’s winner — and third over all — in 18 minutes and 43 seconds.
Jack Graves
Dr. Julie Ratner, who 22 years ago launched Ellen’s Run — and later the Ellen Hermanson Foundation — in memory of her younger sister, who died of breast cancer at the age of 42, said during a conversation at The Star the other day that she wanted everyone on the East End to know that no one is ever turned away at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital.
Jack Graves
A number of sporting things are looming this weekend.