The Pierson/Bridgehampton girls basketball team took a giant leap forward with a 47-38 win at Mattituck on Monday that put the Lady Whalers (8-0) alone atop the League VI standings.
The East Hampton boys swim team secured its first-ever League II championship with an 89-79 victory over previously unbeaten Hauppauge in their home pool last Thursday, which they followed with a 91-77 win over Sayville/Bayport in their final home meet of the season on Monday.
The Sag Harbor Booster Foundation will host its eighth annual Spirit Night at Pierson High School on Friday, January 25.
Playing for the first time this season in front of a raucous home crowd, Bridgehampton senior J.P. Harding erupted for 36 points and 27 rebounds to lead Bridgehampton past rival Pierson on Tuesday.
“We still have a lot to work on, but the chemistry is coming together,” Pierson girls basketball coach Kevin Barron said after a 55-25 win over Southampton on Monday night. “We’re just trying to get better each game."
Members of the East Hampton boys swim team won 10 of 11 events against North Babylon on Friday, January 4, on their way to an 83-76 victory. The Bonackers improved to 3-0 atop the League II standings, and 5-0 overall.
Penelope Greene is just 15 years old, a sophomore at Pierson High School, but she has already proved to be a seasoned runner with the potential for great success.
The Pierson and Bridgehampton boys basketball teams will collide for the first of two meetings this season at Bridgehampton High School on Tuesday, January 8, at 6 p.m.
Pierson senior Katie Kneeland returned to the lineup Monday night but it was defense that ruled the day for the Pierson/Bridgehampton girls basketball team in a 47-14 road victory at Hampton Bays.
The Bears and the Whalers sparked up the old rivalry for an early-season, non-league meeting on December 13 and the Whalers jumped out of the gate fast on their home court to lead the game late in the first half.
According to John Cotrell, the president of Sag Harbor Youth Hoop, participation is up 18 percent over last year, with the number of travel teams increasing from 11 to 13.
J.P. Harding scored 37 points in an 80-62 win over Port Jefferson on Tuesday to become the 15th Bridgehampton basketball player to score 1,000 career points.
Now in his sophomore year as head coach, Ron White welcomes back his entire lineup from last season as the Killer Bees look to make a run at state title number 10.
Pierson senior Ryan Duryea has been named a captain of the East Hampton boys swim team, which includes several Pierson swimmers.
For the second consecutive year, Pierson senior Charlotte Johnson has been named by Newsday to the All-Long Island field hockey team.