East Hampton senior Becca Kuperschmid was presented with a $1,000 scholarship from Bethpage Federal Credit Union as part of being named a News 12 Scholar Athlete on April 30. She was presented the check by Chris Croken of Bethpage Federal Credit Union, and was joined by her parents, David Kuperschmid and Jackie Lowey, her brother, Jon Kuperschmid, and school officials. Kuperschmid is a top tennis and softball player at East Hampton. 2 May 2019 by Staff Writer
The idea came to her at a moment that any parent would know well.Gina Bradley was lying next to her daughter Emma in bed, waiting for her to fall asleep.In those dark and quiet minutes, with nothing else to do, she was thinking about her East Hampton-based stand-up paddleboarding business, Paddle Diva, and how the popularity of the sport had exploded since 2009, when she became the first person on the East End to offer training in the water sport.Similar businesses were popping up all over the Hamptons, and she wanted to make sure Paddle Diva—which was committed to making ... 3 Mar 2019 by Staff Writer
While many storefronts in Southampton have been shuttering their doors in the offseason, there is a business tucked in the village that is booming.Hill Street Boxing, located at 33 Hill Street in Southampton Village, opened its doors May 5, 2018, and in the nine months or so since, those looking to get a complete workout have continued to come through the doors. Co-founders Avery Crocker and Thomas Haynia, and manager Renata Munoz, say the key has been creating a family-like atmosphere where everyone feels welcome. There is no actual ring or physical contact at the gym, but the workouts are ... 24 Feb 2019 by Staff Writer
During his time playing point guard on state championship teams for the Killer Bees in the 1990s, Nick Thomas says he developed a killer instinct. He’s passed that on to his players in his eight years of coaching at Center Moriches, and it was on display at William Floyd High School on Tuesday afternoon. Thomas’s Suffolk County Class B champion Red Devils used a suffocating, full-court defense for the majority of the game in a 111-53 thrashing of his former team, county “D” champ Bridgehampton, in the county B/C/D title game. The Red Devils moved on to the Small Schools ... 19 Feb 2019 by Staff Writer
Two years ago, with his Bridgehampton boys basketball team trailing S.S. Seward by a single point in the Regional Final at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, Nae’Jon Ward was thrust into a tough spot as a freshman. In what ended up being his final game as head coach, Carl Johnson asked Ward to step up and either take a last-second shot or draw a foul to go to the free throw line. Ward brought the ball up to mid-court, but, feeling some pressure, fumbled the ball as he tried to pass it off to teammate Elijah Jackson, and time ... 18 Feb 2019 by Staff Writer
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