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Norah Shapiro and Tenzin Khecheo Find Real Beauty in “Miss Tibet”

Posted on 25 November 2014

By Danny Peary Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor.  I expect it to play at various festivals, but the enthusiastic reception it had at a recent sold-out screening at Doc NYC indicates that a smart distributor might snap it up and you’ll be able to see [...]

Pierson Boys Basketball Rebuilds for New Season

Posted on 25 November 2014

Anytime you lose a player like Forrest Loesch, whose energy and ability drove the Pierson boys basketball team over the last two seasons, there are going to be holes to fill.

Strength in Numbers for Lady Whalers Basketball

Posted on 25 November 2014

Speed and youth, when focused, can be a dangerous combination and this year’s Pierson-Bridgehampton girls basketball team has an abundance of both.

Bridgehampton Basketball Loaded for New Season

Posted on 25 November 2014

Practicing in the shadows of the three state championship banners his father helped win in the late 1990s, Charles Manning last week began the work of getting comfortable in his new home at the Bee Hive in Bridgehampton.

Mass Casualty Drill Held in East Hampton

Posted on 23 November 2014

Photography by Michael Heller. An East Hampton Town-wide Multi-Casualty Drill was held at 555 Montauk Highway in Amagansett on Sunday, November 23. The drill was organized by Chief David King of the Springs Fire Department, and the incident was commanded by Assistant Chief Alan Bennett of the Amagansett Fire Department using standard National Incident Management (NIMS) [...]

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Gilbride Continues Success at Richmond

Posted on 12 November 2014

Kasey Gilbride is no stranger to winning. Just one year removed from leading the Pierson High School field hockey team to its first New York State title, Gilbride is at it again, hoisting more championship hardware this week alongside her teammates at the University of Richmond.

Pierson Girls Cross Country Season Ends at States

Posted on 12 November 2014

The Pierson girls cross county team had one of its most successful seasons in recent memory come to an end over the weekend in Canton, New York, where the Lady Whalers represented Suffolk County against the top runners in the state.

Pierson Athletes Find Next Level Success on the Diamond

Posted on 12 November 2014

Colman Vila was one of the most dominant pitchers in New York State during his senior season at Pierson High School in 2013, the year he led the Whalers to the Class C Final Four while posting a 0.00 ERA, a state record that can never be broken.

Vila enrolled at the University of Delaware last fall and suddenly was no longer a big fish in a small pond. He worked out with the team during a red-shirt freshman year, but did not make the roster, which means he still had four years of eligibility remaining. After this fall’s practice season, however, all signs point to Vila making the varsity roster as a lefty out of the bullpen.

Whalers Soccer Falls to Southold in Suffolk Final

Posted on 04 November 2014

For the second consecutive season, the Southold Settlers have brought an end to the Pierson boys soccer season in the Suffolk County Class C Championship game, this time on a winning goal with just 42 seconds remaining in the first overtime.

Pierson Girls Cross Country Wins Suffolk Title

Posted on 02 November 2014

Another Suffolk County Championship has come home to Sag Harbor, this time from an new crew of Lady Whalers.

The Pierson girls cross county team defeated Shelter Island, Stony Brook and Southold to the county Class D championship at Sunken Meadow State Park on Friday. The Lady Whalers totaled 33 points to beat Shelter Island by just three points.