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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 [...]

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.

Baseball Runs in the Kruel Family Blood

Posted on 21 May 2014

Dylan Kruel, 12, announced one evening at dinner that he was breaking an important family tradition.

“He said ‘I have an announcement to make,’” Dylan’s mother, Sandi, said. “He said ‘I will not be playing baseball. I am going to go to school to be an actor and an artist.’”

The announcement was shocking only because Dylan’s older brothers, Brandon and Nick, have baseball in their blood and because their mother, a former coach, knows—and loves—the game better than most, serving as the co-general manager of the Sag Harbor Whalers of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League.

Familiar Faces Return to Lead Whalers in HCBL

Posted on 21 May 2014

The Sag Harbor Whalers of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) put together their best regular season to date in 2013, winning the regular-season title before falling to Center Moriches in the semifinal round of the postseason.

Center Moriches, which went on to lose the title series to the North Fork Ospreys, has been disbanded for the coming season, replaced by the Montauk Mustangs, which now make the Whalers the second most eastern team in the league.

Seniors Honored as Whalers Look to Playoffs

Posted on 14 May 2014

There are some years in terms of senior class athletes where their graduations cause head scratching as to the future of the programs they represent.

This has been one of those years at Pierson High School, and while new players and new teams will continue to fight on into the future, the absence of this year’s seniors from the baseball and softball teams will be felt well into the 2015 school year.

Records Fall and Girls Track Posts Winning Season

Posted on 14 May 2014

Allura Leggard and Hannah Jungck, Pierson High School students who compete on the East Hampton girls track team, will have their names carved in the record books at least until next season after helping to set two new school relay records during a dual meet victory that gave the program its first winning season in 15 years.

Inaugural Bridgehampton Half-Marathon a Success

Posted on 14 May 2014

Nearly 900 runners competed Saturday in the inaugural Bridgehampton Half-Marathon, which was created by Diane Weinberger and Amanda Moszkowski, the founders of the Hamptons Marathon and Half-Marathon, held in each year in September in East Hampton. The race serves as a benefit for the Bridgehampton Museum and Southampton Hospital, with a portion of the proceeds also going toward renovations of the Nathaniel Rogers House in Bridgehampton.

Grignons Compete in Famed Antigua Sailing Week

Posted on 07 May 2014

Lou and Mike Grignon got to enjoy the fruits of their sailing victory in last August’s Antigua & Barbuda Hamptons Challenge Regatta last week with an all-expenses paid trip with their families to the twin-island paradise in the Caribbean Sea.

The Grignon brothers made the best of light wins and sailed their 27-foot, Tartan Marine-made Pride 270 to victory last August in the second annual Hamptons Regatta. The grand prize was a trip for seven aboard American Airlines, with seven nights lodging at a four-star hotel and a charter boat to compete in the 47th Annual Antigua Sailing Week, which took place from April 26 through May 2.

Pierson Softball Bounces Back With Wins

Posted on 07 May 2014

By the end of the second inning against winless Stony Brook on Monday, the Pierson softball team had worked an unimaginable 16 walks and posted a 14-0 lead that never vanquished in route to a 20-1 victory that had to be shortened to five innings because of the mercy rule.