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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.

A Long Paddle from Montauk to Block Island for Charity

Posted on 13 August 2014

For the ninth time in 10 years a group of experienced stand-up paddlers and kayakers set out early Saturday morning on a journey from Montauk Point to Block Island. The 18-mile paddle was completed roughly six hours later, with 29 participants having raised more than $80,000 for the local non-profit Paddlers for Humanity, which works to improve the lives of children.

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A Major Accomplishment for Poxabogue Pro

Posted on 13 August 2014

It was back to pitching and putting at the Poxabogue Golf Center Tuesday afternoon, teaching children how to hit driver and tracking the flights of his students’ iron shots. To the casual observer, it would be hard to tell that club pro Rob Corcoran had just come off the highlight of his golfing career.

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Swimming is Star for the Day in Montauk

Posted on 30 July 2014

By Gavin Menu The goal of the Montauk Ocean Swim Challenge at Ditch Plains beach on Saturday was to raise money for new aquatic and cultural centers at the Montauk Community Playhouse, which over the last eight years has raised roughly $2 million toward the project. The celebration, however, was for the pursuit of swimming [...]

Pierson Athletes Honored by New York Sports Writers

Posted on 30 July 2014

Aaron Schiavoni, who graduated from Pierson High School in June, has been named to the first-team All State Class C baseball team by the New York Sportswriters Association.