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Homecoming Success for Whalers Athletic Teams

Posted on 24 September 2014

Pierson High School celebrated homecoming over the weekend with a full schedule of games and success across many different playing fields.

The school’s boys soccer team continued its streak of unbeaten play in League VIII, improving to 4-0 atop the league standings with a 5-0 win over Greenport on Friday. Cameron Burton scored twice for the Whalers and Jack Fitzpatrick had a goal and two assists.

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Pierson Whalers Sports Wrap

Posted on 17 September 2014

Pierson High School will celebrate homecoming with a full slate of games this weekend along with a bonfire on Long Beach Friday night starting at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday morning at 9 a.m., the homecoming parade will run down Main Street to Mashashimuet Park followed by float skits from grades 9 to 12.

Lady Whalers Fall to Rival East Hampton

Posted on 17 September 2014

Pierson sophomore Ana Sherwood was on a goal scoring tear until she and her Lady Whalers teammates collided with cross-town rival East Hampton on Monday.

The Lady Bonackers shut out Pierson, 1-0, in Mashashimuet Park on Monday behind Francesca Keogh’s first-half goal. The Lady Whalers, who were led by seven goals from Sherwood in the first two games, both victories, failed to score for the first time this season.

A Win and an Exhale for Lady Bonackers Tennis

Posted on 17 September 2014

The first win of a new season is always a satisfying accomplishment, especially when it comes against your most historic rival.

The East Hampton girls tennis team, which features a handful of players from Pierson and Bridgehampton, knocked off visiting Southampton, 5-2, on Monday to improve to 1-2 in League VII.

Lady Whalers Win to Start New Era

Posted on 10 September 2014

Nine months have passed since Kasey Gilbride knocked in an overtime goal in Syracuse to send the Pierson field hockey team home with a New York State Class C Championship. Six seniors have graduated since, but on Monday a new look Lady Whalers team emerged with an impressive result, a 5-1 road win over Greenport-Southold, to begin their 2014 season.

Surprise Result at Sag Harbor’s Mighty Hamptons Triathlon

Posted on 10 September 2014

Julian Acevedo was the first to cross the finish line at the Mighty Hamptons Triathlon, held at Long Beach in Sag Harbor on Sunday, raising his hands in triumph as he broke the tape with an impressive time of 2:05:03. What the second-year triathlete didn’t realize at the time, however, was that a seasoned veteran, 49 year-old Adrian Mackay of New York, would finish later with a time of 2:03:06 to win the event, which is broken into separate waves to prevent congestion during the swim portion of the event.

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Pierson Soccer Rebuilds and Hopes To Regroup

Posted on 04 September 2014

The Pierson boys soccer team has returned to practice 10 months after an unsettling loss to Southold in the Suffolk County Class C Championship, with a new group of Whalers looking to erase the sour memory and instead build upon the program’s undefeated League VIII title from a season ago.

Babington Dries Off to Win Hampton Classic Grand Prix

Posted on 01 September 2014

Kevin Babington went from blue water to a blue ribbon in Bridgehampton on Sunday at the 39th Annual Hampton Classic, recovering from a wet and wild morning to claim victory in the $250,000 Grand Prix, the horse show’s signature event.

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Locals Have Their Day at Hampton Classic

Posted on 29 August 2014

By Gavin Menu; photography by Michael Heller Long Island riders had their day in the spotlight over the weekend as the 39th annual Hampton Classic horse show kicked off in Bridgehampton on Sunday. The show has been ongoing all week and will come to an end this Sunday with the show’s main event, the $250,000 [...]

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.