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Poxabogue Pro To Play PGA Championship

Posted on 02 July 2014

Little old Poxabogue Golf Club in Sagaponack will soon be represented on one of the biggest stages in all of golf.

Rob Corcoran, an assistant club pro at Poxabogue, has qualified for the 96th PGA Championship, to be played at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, from August 7 to 10.

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Extra Innings Thriller Puts Whalers in First Place

Posted on 02 July 2014

Less than two weeks ago, the Sag Harbor Whalers were fighting to just get a win. Now, after defeating the Shelter Island Bucks in extra innings on Sunday, the Whalers have sole possession of first place in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League.

After two extra innings of scoreless play, the Whalers opened the floodgates as the sun went down at Fiske Field on Shelter Island late Sunday, scoring four runs in the top of the 11th inning, to escape with a memorable 7-3 victory.

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A Sleepless Night Before Victory on Shelter Island

Posted on 26 June 2014

The buzz around the 35th annual Shelter Island 10k on Saturday swirled primarily around Meb Keflezighi, the event’s honored guest who in April became the first American male to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years.

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Long Course at Breakwater Yacht Club

Posted on 26 June 2014

Instant Karma and captains David Betts and Charlene Kagel finished first with a corrected time of 1 hour 11 minutes and 22 seconds in the Division 1 race of the Breakwater Yacht Club’s Wednesday night sailing series on June 18. Gossip, captained by Steve Kenny and Greg Ames, finished second with a corrected time of [...]

An Albatross For Sag Harbor Golf Club Member

Posted on 26 June 2014

The Sag Harbor Golf Club held an outing with 20 of its members at Tall Grass Golf Course on May 25, where Mark Vaughn carded one of the rarest scores in golf. On the 15th hole, a par-5 at 520 yards, Vaughn followed a 305-yard drive with a shot with his 4-hybrid that dropped in the hole for a score of two, or a double eagle which is also known as an albatross.

Whalers Salvage Tough Week

Posted on 26 June 2014

Sag Harbor earned a much-needed win Sunday, beating Shelter Island 3-2 to snap a two-game losing streak. With the game tied at 2 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Zach Piazza (Wake Forest) hit a single over the drawn-in infield to bring home the winning run.

Men’s Softball League Again In Danger of Collapse

Posted on 26 June 2014

The Sag Harbor men’s softball league, which has struggled to field enough teams for competition in recent years, is once again on life support with a lack of organizational leadership threatening the start of the 2014 summer season.

Lady Whalers Fall in State Semifinal

Posted on 16 June 2014

The old English proverb says the third time should be a charm. But proverbs can be overly simplistic, while reality is often much more difficult.

The Pierson Lady Whalers learned this lesson the hard way over the weekend, falling in the semifinal round of the New York State Class C playoffs for a third consecutive year.

Whalers Come Up Short in State Final

Posted on 14 June 2014

A second straight banner season came to a disappointing end for the Pierson-Bridgehampton baseball team Saturday evening in Binghamton, where the Whalers lost 7-2 to the Hoosic Valley Indians in the championship game of the New York State Class C baseball tournament.

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Pierson Baseball Advances To State Final, Girls Fall in Semis

Posted on 14 June 2014

The Pierson-Bridgehampton baseball team knocked off Bolivar-Richburg, 4-1, in a New York State Class C semifinal on Saturday afternoon in Binghamton.