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McGowin Promoted to Double-A

Posted on 05 June 2014

Kyle McGowin is climbing up the baseball ladder, and is doing so rather quickly.

The Sag Harbor native and right hander out of Savannah State University was called up last month to pitch for the Arkansas Travelers, the Double A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. One year removed from being selected in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball draft, McGowin, 22, has traveled from the rookie league, to Single A and now Double A, where top prospects often jump directly to the Major League level.

Layoff Ends for Pierson and the Serious Business Begins

Posted on 05 June 2014

At long last, games will be played.

The Pierson-Bridgehampton baseball and softball teams have been slogging through a month-long layoff since the regular seasons ended in early May. The teams were crowned champions of Suffolk County without playing a single game, mostly because their competition this season was unworthy in the eyes of Section XI, which governs the county’s high school sports.

Sports Wrap 06/05/14

Posted on 05 June 2014

Collegiate Baseball Season Begins The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League opened its season over the weekend, with the Sag Harbor Whalers splitting a pair of games. The Whalers lost their opener, 8-3, to Southampton on Saturday before going on to knock off Westhampton, 5-1, on Sunday. Joe Gellenbeck (Xavier) hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer to break [...]

Citizens for Access Rights to Host Annual Fundraiser Thursday

Posted on 03 June 2014

Citizens for Access Rights or CfAR will hold their annual fundraiser on Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett. The event will feature live music, auction items and a raffle. The cost is $20 for CfAR members renewing at the door, $10 for current 2014 members and $25 for non-members. All proceeds go [...]

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Shinnecock Bay Restoration Seminar

Posted on 03 June 2014

SoMAS faculty and students among oyster gardener volunteers for SBU’s Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program. Faculty members of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University will present a seminar, “The Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program,” on Friday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Duke Lecture Hall of Chancellor’s Hall at Stony Brook [...]

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ARF of the Hamptons Announces New Series of Dog Training Classes

Posted on 03 June 2014

  ARF dog trainer Matthew Posnick.  The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons has announced the launch of three new series of dog training classes. Puppy Kindergarten resumes on Friday, June 6, from 4 to 5 p.m. Classes will focus on socialization, interactive skills and simple obedience. The course will run for four straight Fridays and [...]

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Advocates Discuss Lack of East End Youth Services

Posted on 03 June 2014

East End youth advocates gathered on Thursday, May 29, at the David Crohan Community Center in Flanders to solicit ideas about how Suffolk County could both maintain and improve the services to young people.

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Pierson Ace Focused on Title Run

Posted on 28 May 2014

Nearly three weeks into a long break between the end of the regular season and the start of the New York State Class C playoffs, the Pierson softball team is doing what it does best.

“We’re working hard,” said Sam Duchemin, the team’s ace junior pitcher. “Personally, the layoff doesn’t hurt me. I feel so much stronger. I feel like it’s not such a struggle because I’m not pitching every day.”

Records Continue To Fall for East Hampton Girls Track

Posted on 28 May 2014

The East Hampton girls track team, which includes a number of athletes from Pierson High School, finished eighth out of 19 teams at the Division III Championships at Connetquot High School early last week and set four new school records in the process.

East End Services on Memorial Day Celebrate Those Who Served, Those Who Fell

Posted on 23 May 2014

Residents across the East End will honor those men and women who died while serving in the military during this country’s wars at Memorial Day services beginning Sunday and continuing on Monday.

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