by Gavin Menu
Tennis Season Comes to an End
The East Hampton-Pierson-Bridgehampton and Ross School girls tennis teams had their seasons come to an end this week with back-to-back losses to the same team in the Suffolk County team tournament.
Fourth-ranked East Islip knocked off the 13th-ranked Lady Bonackers on Thursday, October 25, winning 4-3 at home when Karen Serina knocked off Abby Okin, 6-0, 6-2, in the deciding first-singles match.
East Islip welcomed Ross on Friday and again won, 4-3, to end an otherwise successful season for the Lady Cosmos. East Islip went on to lose to top-ranked Half Hollow Hills East, which will play Half Hollow Hills West for the Suffolk County championship sometime this week, depending on weather conditions.
Ross finished the year in second place behind William Floyd in League VII with an 8-2 record. The Lady Bonackers, which featured three Pierson freshmen in Cecilia Combemale, Sabrina Re and Evan Johnson, finished 3-7 in league play.
Hamptons Collegiate Baseball Takes Next Step
The President of Hamptons Collegiate Baseball this week announced that the organization in 2013 will become the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) as it continues to develop college athletes whose dream is to make it to Major League Baseball (MLB).
“We are looking forward to taking this next step and working toward becoming one of the elite summer baseball leagues in the country,” said league president Brett Mauser. “Through the efforts and support of many we have reached this point, and we are excited about what the future holds.”
Hamptons Collegiate Baseball spent the last five seasons as a member of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL). In 2012, the league hosted more than 175 players from over 100 universities to play for teams located in Sag Harbor, Center Moriches, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton, Westhampton and the North Fork. The Sag Harbor team – nicknamed the Whalers – play their home games at Mashashimuet Park.
The HCBL has applied to join the National Alliance of Collegiate Summer Baseball, which features top summer leagues in the country. In addition, the HCBL has filed an application to become sanctioned by Major League Baseball.
“Major League Baseball and the Alliance are two organizations that you want to have in your corner,” Mauser said.
First pitch for the 2013 season is scheduled for early June, with dates and sites still to be determined. Visit www.hamptonsbaseball.org for more information.
Flag Football and Ballet at SYS
Southampton Youth Services, which is located on Majors Path in Southampton, will host a flag football league from November 13 to January 17 for kids in fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades. The program, which requires a $25 entry fee for the entire eight-week session, will take place at the Future Stars turf bubble, and will be subsidized, in part, by the SYS scholarship fund.
In addition, SYS will host the Hampton Bays School of Dance this fall, with classes beginning November 5 for children of all ages. Playdance, beginner jazz, co-ed hip-hop, introduction to dance and beginner’s tap are some of the classes available. Visit www.sysinc.org for more information.