Sports Wrap: Free Lacrosse Clinics, Katy’s Courage, Whalers Win

Pierson's Jack Brown, pictured during a game last season on the grounds of the Shinnecock Reservation, returns to lead the newly formed South Fork Islanders this season. Michael Heller photo

Free Lacrosse Clinics Saturday at Pow Wow Fairgrounds

Local varsity lacrosse teams will host free youth clinics on Saturday, April 22, at the Pow Wow Fairgrounds on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation from 9 to 9:45 a.m. for boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade. Following the clinic, there will be a varsity boys game between the South Fork Islanders and Port Jefferson. For more information, contact South Fork assistant coach Brian Tenety at, or East Hampton varsity girls lacrosse coach Jessica Sanna at

Road Races Approach

The Katy’s Courage 5K will officially kick off the 2017 road race season on Saturday, April 22, at 8:30 a.m. Registration is between 7 and 8:15 a.m. near the starting line on West Water Street. Registration is $25 in advance at or $30 on the day of the race. Proceeds go toward local scholarships and in support of Katy’s Kids@CMEE, which provides support to grieving children and their families.

Also on the horizon is the Bridgehampton half-marathon, which is scheduled for April 29. Registration for the race, which benefits Southampton Hospital, closed on April 15. For more information visit

Whalers Close Out Sweep of Greenport, Beat Stony Brook

The Pierson/Bridgehampton baseball team swept Greenport in a three-game series last week, closing it out with a 10-1 road victory on April 12. Pierson (7-3) was led by junior Sam Warne, who struck out eight and allowed just three hits with no walks through five scoreless innings. Senior Aidan Crowley came up a homerun short of hitting for the cycle, with a single, double and triple.

The Whalers were back in action with a three-game series against Stony Brook this week, and knocked off the Bears, 7-2, on Monday with Warne once again on the mound to push his Suffolk County-best win total to five games. Games two was Wednesday after press time, with game three scheduled for Thursday, April 20, at Stony Brook at 4:30 p.m. The team returns home to begin a three-game set against Port Jefferson on Monday at 4:30 p.m.