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Apr 25, 2017 1:01 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Sports Roundup: East Hampton, Southampton Boys Tennis Teams Are On A Roll

Southampton's Timmy Alejo in the high jump. MICHELLE MALONE
Apr 30, 2017 2:36 PM

The East Hampton/Pierson/Bridgehampton boys tennis team won both of its matches handily last week. After a 7-0 victory over Shoreham/Wading River on April 18, the Bonackers defeated William Floyd, 6-1, on Thursday, April 20. Both matches were at home.

Luke Louchheim beat Pat Lane, 6-1, 6-1, at fourth singles in the win over Shoreham. Jaedon Glasstein and Alex Weseley picked up a win over Floyd’s Bryan Ruales and Dawson Krupp, 6-3, 6-1, at first doubles. As of Tuesday morning, East Hampton was 7-1 in League VII, 9-1 overall.

The Southampton boys tennis team has won its past six matches dating back to April 7 and is in first place in League VIII as of Tuesday morning. The Mariners’ most recent victory was Monday, 6-1, at Center Moriches. Michael Daffy defeated Bnda Zhao, 6-3, 6-0, at third singles.

Southampton won a key match, 4-3, at Southold/Greenport on April 19 to remain in first place. The Mariners are the only team to have beaten Southold/Greenport so far this year. Brian Steidel won the match for Southampton by defeating Cole Brigham, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4, at third singles.

Southampton also defeated Center Moriches, 6-1, at home on April 18 and defeated Eastport South Manor, 5-2, also at home on Friday. Mariners Alex Prag and Joe Gulli defeated Tyler Plitt and Colin Niku, 6-3, 7-5, at first doubles in the win over ESM.


The South Fork boys lacrosse team typically hosts its games at Southampton High School, but the Islanders hosted two games last week at a couple of different fields it also calls home. After hosting a game at East Hampton High School on Thursday, April 20, which the Islanders won, 18-3, over Hampton Bays, the Islanders hosted Port Jefferson on the Powwow Fairgrounds on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation on Saturday. They lost that game, 20-8. South Fork (3-5 Division II, 4-5 overall, 84.35 power points) also lost, 14-6, at Bellport on April 18.

East Hampton sophomore Brian Damm led the offense in the win over Hampton Bays with four goals. Southampton freshman Jameson Willey scored three goals while sophomore Jackson Marcincuk and eighth-grader Luke Marro each scored twice.

The East Hampton/Pierson/Bridgehampton girls lacrosse team defeated Port Jefferson, 17-5, at home on April 19 but followed that up with a 17-3 loss at Shoreham/Wading River on Friday. The Lady Bonackers (3-4 Division III, 3-6 overall) jumped out to a 13-3 first-half lead in the win over Port Jeff. Pierson’s Hollie Schleicher scored five goals and assisted on three others. East Hampton’s Lucy Emptage had four goals and two assists and Jacqui Thorsen scored three goals and had three assists.

Track and Field

The Southampton boys track team improved to 3-0 in League VII dual meets with a 75-50 victory at home over Center Moriches on April 19. Nakia Williams won the high jump with a height of 6 feet 2 inches. He also won the triple and long jumps. Andre Franklin won the 100-meter dash in 11.34 seconds; Christian Oakley won the 400-meter dash in a personal best 55.52 seconds; Patrick Maloney won the 200-meter dash in 23.89 seconds; and Avory Johnson won the discus with a throw of 146 feet 5 inches, a season’s best mark. According to head coach Tony Dottin, Johnson is the Small Schools leader in that event across all of New York State.

The next two dual meets are vital for Southampton in its effort to win the League VII title. It hosts undefeated Mount Sinai on Thursday, April 27, at 4:30 p.m. then competes at perennial powerhouse Bayport/Blue Point on Monday, May 1, at 4:30 p.m.

The Southampton girls track team picked up its first victory last week, 100-25, at Center Moriches on April 19. Michelle Gagliardo won both the 800-meter run (2:45) and 1,500-meter race (5:34). Breanne Joseph, an eighth grader, placed second in the 800 in 2:50. Shelby Pierson won the 400-meter dash in 69.9 seconds. Caroline Palumbo won the 100-meter hurdles in 17.3 seconds and the 400-meter hurdles in 77.8 seconds.

Southampton swept both the triple jump and 1,500-meter racewalk. Rebecca Moritz won the triple with a leap of 31 feet 5½ inches, Isabel Cuffee placed second (29 feet 11 inches) and Alex Woods placed third (27 feet 9¾ inches). Charlotte Ferguson, Madison Hawkesworth and Sarah Eckert swept the racewalk.

The East Hampton/Pierson/Bridgehampton girls track team also won its first dual meet of the season, 106-35, at Amityville on April 18. Maya Schulz won the triple jump with a leap of 28 feet 4 inches, Alden Powers won the 1,500-meter race in 5:56.40 and Erin Leland won the 400-meter dash in 68.6 seconds. Allura Leggard won the 100-meter dash in 12.4 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 26.7 seconds. She also won the long jump with a leap of 14 feet 6¾ inches. Lillie Minskoff placed second with a season’s best leap of 14 feet 4 inches. East Hampton swept the 800-meter run, led by Liana Paradiso (2:53.5), Powers (2:53.6, personal best) and Caroline Jungck (2:53.7). Paradiso also won the 400-meter intermediate hurdles in 77.6 seconds with Zoe Leach taking second place in 80.8 seconds. Lily Mongan won the high jump with a personal best mark of 4 feet 8 inches. Mikela Junemann placed second with a 4-foot-6-inch height. Michelle and Helen Barranco placed first and second in the discus with throws of 55 feet 4 inches and 44 feet 7 inches, respectively. Junemann, Leggard, Minskoff and Ashley Peters won the 4x100-meter relay in 53.9 seconds.

The East Hampton/Pierson/Bridgehampton boys track team lost, 87-44, at Amityville on April 18 to fall to 0-2 in League VI. Individual results were not provided.

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