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Whalers / Killer Bees Basketball Wrap

Posted on 22 December 2014

It’s been a rocky start for the Pierson boys basketball team this season, which made last week’s 61-37 win over Greenport all the more satisfying. The Whalers were blown out at Bridgehampton to open the League VIII schedule this year and then lost, 55-46, at Smithtown Christian on December 15.

Pierson Along for the Ride as Bonackers Swim Program Grows

Posted on 22 December 2014

Rob Rewinski transferred from Bridgehampton High School to Pierson and competes today as a Bonacker. Through it all he has found a home with the East Hampton boys swim team.

A Revealing Chat with Larry Karaszewski, the Cowriter of Big Eyes

Posted on 20 December 2014

One of the most anticipated films of the season, Big Eyes opens nationally on Christmas Day, including at the UA Southampton 4. I suspect that it is on your list of must-see movies. Its stars Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz are doing the talk show circuit and Adams is hosting Saturday Night Live, and it’s likely you’ll hear their names a lot at award shows, but its main drawing card is its celebrated director. Big Eyes is being promoted as a “Tim Burton film,” and surely his fans will attempt to confirm his auteurship by pointing to the twisted story and slightly surreal imagery, hallmarks of Burton’s work. Burton’s influence is undeniable, but in truth Big Eyes is the brainchild of its screenwriters extraordinaire, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.

Killer Bees Blast Whalers in Home Victory

Posted on 12 December 2014

Josh Lamison and Matt Hostetter scored 21 points apiece and Charles Manning added 18 as the Bridgehampton boys basketball team picked up its second statement win of the season on Friday, a 77-50 thrashing of the rival Pierson Whalers.

Lady Whalers Basketball Knock Off East Hampton

Posted on 09 December 2014

It was a good week for Pierson basketball on Coach Petrie Court, which is named for the legendary East Hampton coach who also carries a bit of Whalers history in his heart.

Three days after the boys team knocked off the host Bonackers, the Lady Whalers traveled to East Hampton and left town with a convincing 39-22 victory.

Whalers Beat Bonackers in Inaugural Tournament

Posted on 09 December 2014

The Kendall Madison Tip-Off Classic , held at East Hampton High School over the weekend, featured four boys basketball teams—Pierson, East Hampton, Westhampton Beach and Mattituck—playing in honor of one of the great Bonacker athletes of all time.

Winter Track Sets the Tone for Spring

Posted on 03 December 2014

Unseasonably warm weather hit the East End on Monday, providing a welcome respite from the cold and wind the East Hampton winter track team typically faces on a day to day basis.

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.