Emiley Nill, a senior at Pierson High School, competed in her first-ever International Sport Karate Association kickboxing match on Friday at the Radisson Hotel in Hauppague and Sag Harbor Express photographer Michael Heller was there to tell the story through pictures. “It was tiring, more tiring than I thought it was going to be,” Nill said later. “There was a lot to remember in that six minutes. It was very overwhelming at first, but I’m excited now for the next one. It’s a big relief — it was a long time coming.”
In possibly one of the closest finishes to the annual golf tournament featuring Southampton Town’s four varsity high school teams, with just one shot separating Westhampton Beach (6-over par), Pierson (7-over par) and Southampton (8-over par) going into the final hole, Kim dropped in a 4-foot putt to bogey 18 to match Pierson’s score and, at the very least, force a playoff. But Federico came up big once again, sinking his putt to finish even par on the hole and give him and Kim the one-shot edge.