Sports Wrap: Volleyball Hosts Tournament, Brooks and Schiavoni Score at Sebonack, Football Season Ends

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Pierson senior Hannah Tuma goes up for a block during the Lady Whalers' home tournament on Saturday. Craig Macnaughton photo

Volleyball Team Hosts Tourney, Readies for Playoffs

The Pierson/Bridgehampton girls volleyball team reached the final of their own tournament at Pierson High School on Saturday, losing to Bellport, a Class AA team that won the tournament title. Southampton, Hampton Bays, Shelter Island, Center Moriches and Greenport/Southold also competed in the event.

“I was super proud of the girls playing against Bellport and keeping their composure,” head coach Donna Fischer said. “The athletes had great sportsmanship all around.”

Pierson (12-2) knocked off Greenport/Southold, 3-0, in their last home meet on Monday and will close out the regular season at Babylon on Thursday, October 25, at 5:45 p.m. The Lady Whalers are tentatively scheduled to face Mattituck for the Suffolk County Class C Championship at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood on Tuesday, November 6, at 4 p.m.

Brooks and Schiavoni Finish Second at Sebonack 

The ninth annual Sebonack Challenge was held on Friday, October 19, at the private golf club in Southampton with an exciting finish coming down to the wire. Pierson junior Henry Brooks and sophomore Tucker Schiavoni finished second with a score of 76 to finish just two strokes behind Cole Federico and Mackenze Kim of Westhampton Beach, which won the annual competition between schools located in Southampton Town. Teams from Southampton and Hampton Bays finished tied with scores of 77.

The teams will now turn their attention to the league qualifying tournament on October 25 at Rock Hill Country Club, followed by the Section XI Championship at the same club on October 29.

Southampton Football Season Ends Early

The Southampton football team, which includes players from Pierson and Bridgehampton, lost its final game of the season, 42-7, to Babylon on Friday night, October 19. The Mariners were originally scheduled to face longtime rival East Hampton in their final game this weekend, but the Bonackers folded their varsity program prior to the start of the season due to lack of participation. The Mariners will be granted the victory and end the season with a 2-6 record.

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