Author Archives | gavinmenu

gavinmenu - who has written 187 posts on The Sag Harbor Express.

Contact the author

Sporting Events Raise Funds for Local Charities

Posted on 22 August 2014

Thrill seeking philanthropists found a home on the East End over the weekend with a host of fundraising events highlighting an action packed weekend across land and sea.

A Long Paddle from Montauk to Block Island for Charity

Posted on 13 August 2014

For the ninth time in 10 years a group of experienced stand-up paddlers and kayakers set out early Saturday morning on a journey from Montauk Point to Block Island. The 18-mile paddle was completed roughly six hours later, with 29 participants having raised more than $80,000 for the local non-profit Paddlers for Humanity, which works to improve the lives of children.

Tags: , , ,

A Major Accomplishment for Poxabogue Pro

Posted on 13 August 2014

It was back to pitching and putting at the Poxabogue Golf Center Tuesday afternoon, teaching children how to hit driver and tracking the flights of his students’ iron shots. To the casual observer, it would be hard to tell that club pro Rob Corcoran had just come off the highlight of his golfing career.

Tags: , , ,

Swimming is Star for the Day in Montauk

Posted on 30 July 2014

By Gavin Menu The goal of the Montauk Ocean Swim Challenge at Ditch Plains beach on Saturday was to raise money for new aquatic and cultural centers at the Montauk Community Playhouse, which over the last eight years has raised roughly $2 million toward the project. The celebration, however, was for the pursuit of swimming [...]

Pierson Athletes Honored by New York Sports Writers

Posted on 30 July 2014

Aaron Schiavoni, who graduated from Pierson High School in June, has been named to the first-team All State Class C baseball team by the New York Sportswriters Association.

Sag Harbor Whalers Season Ends With Loss to Bucks

Posted on 30 July 2014

Only three days removed from winning their second consecutive regular season title, this year in a split with the Southampton Breakers, the Sag Harbor Whalers of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) had their season come to an end Tuesday with a loss to the Shelter Island Bucks in a playoff semifinal.

Whalers Split Regular Season Title, Set Sights on Playoffs

Posted on 27 July 2014

The Sag Harbor Whalers of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) won two of their last three games, including a 9-4 win over Montauk on Saturday, to claim a share of the regular-season title with Southampton.

Skoot Wins North American Championship

Posted on 23 July 2014

By Gavin Menu Sag Harbor’s Breakwater Yacht Club was well represented at the 2014 New York Yacht Club Race Week in Newport, Rhode Island, last week with captain Jim Vos and his crew sailing Skoot to victory in the J/109 division. The victory came with an added and significant honor since the event doubled as [...]

Tags: , , ,

Sag Harbor Whalers in Mix for Regular Season Title

Posted on 23 July 2014

The final games of the regular season will played this weekend in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, which as of Tuesday had five teams separated by just two-and-a-half games in the standings.

Tags: , , ,

A Friendly Swim and a Fighting Chance Against Cancer

Posted on 16 July 2014

Swim Across America, which hosts over 30 events across the country every year, is a family affair when it’s localized to the East End of Long Island.

Close to a hundred swimmers—brothers, sisters, parents, aunts, uncles and longtime friends—gathered at Fresh Pond in Amagansett early Saturday morning, for the fifth annual swim organized by the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue squad, which benefits Fighting Chance in Sag Harbor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and other research organizations.