The East Hampton boys golf team stayed in the running for the League VIII regular season title with a pair of wins last week, moving to 7-1.
The Bonackers beat third-place Pierson, 8-1, at the South Fork Country Club on October 1, and got past Center Moriches, 7.5-1.5, at Pine Hills a day later.
In the win over Pierson, East Hampton won every match, except at the fourth spot, where Pierson’s Jack Brown shot a 46 to beat Josue Palacios’s 53 on the par-36 front nine. At the top spot, Matt Griffiths (39) beat Jack Bori; at number two, Turner Foster (42) beat Ben Kushner (55); at the third spot, Steven Kane (42) beat Charles Canavan (51); at the fifth spot, Regis O’Neil (49) edged Pat Rice (50); and at the sixth spot, Jack Bistrian (55) beat Garrett Potter (59).
East Hampton had a 225-242 edge in team stroke total.
In the win over Center Moriches, Griffiths (43), Foster (44), Kane (43), and Nathan Wright (52) all won their matches on the par-35 front nine. O’Neil halved his match with a 53, and Palacios lost, 46-55, to Noah LaBrun. East Hampton had a 237-262 advantage in team stroke total.
East Hampton’s competition, first-place Southampton (8-0), remained unbeaten with two wins, getting past Center Moriches, 8-1, at the Southampton Golf Club on October 1 before shutting out Ross, 9-0, at the East Hampton Golf Club on October 3.
In the win over Center Moriches, Southampton had a 200-260 advantage in team stroke total. Matt Kreymborg (35), Christian Oakley (34), Eddie McLaughlin (41), Matt Morgani (44) and Cole Farnam (44) all won their matches, while Christian Westerhoff shot a 51 and lost. The Mariners had a 209-261 stroke total lead over Ross, and won every match. Kreymborg (39), Oakley (38), McLaughlin (37), Tim Kreymborg (47), Westerhoff (48) and Shane Sharkey (54) all had victories that day.
Pierson (4-3) rebounded from its loss to East Hampton with an 8-1 win against Westhampton Beach at Noyac Golf Club on October 3. Bori (40), Kushner (42), Canavan (46), Rice (48) and Theo Gray (53) all won their matches, while Brown lost with a 50.
A match between East Hampton and Southampton, slated for October 9, could be the deciding factor in the league championship. Southampton handed East Hampton its only loss thus far this year, at Southampton’s home course. If East Hampton wins, and neither team loses another match, they will share the league title. Results from that match will be in next week’s edition.
The East Hampton girls volleyball team improved to 6-0 in League VI, 7-0 overall, with a 3-0 win at Amityville on October 2, winning with scores of 25-9, 25-12 and 25-14. Jenna and Lydia Budd each had five service aces to lead East Hampton, while Carley Seekamp had nine kills.
Head coach Kathy McGeehan said she was disappointed that her team made 12 service errors, but was happy that almost every member of the team contributed to the win.
The Southampton girls volleyball team finally broke into the win column, winning its two most recent matches to move to 2-4 in League VII. The Lady Mariners beat Center Moriches, 3-1, on the road on Friday. After dropping the first set, 25-23, they rallied to win, 25-18, 25-17 and 25-15. Outside hitter Hannah Gross had six kills and four assists, and outside hitter Lexi Rosko had seven kills, two digs and an ace. Setter Abby Cummings had 18 assists and three aces.
The Lady Mariners needed five sets to get past Babylon on September 25 at home. As of Monday morning, Southampton was one of three teams in League VII with a 2-4 record. Elwood/John Glenn (6-0) and Hampton Bays (5-1) sat atop the standings.
The Pierson girls volleyball team lost, 3-0, at home to Hampton Bays in a non-league match on Friday, falling to 4-2 in League VIII, 4-3 overall. Hampton Bays won with scores of 25-10, 25-14 and 25-20.
The East Hampton boys volleyball team fell to 2-5 in Division I, 2-6 overall after a 3-1 loss at West Islip on October 2. East Hampton lost the first set, 25-19, won the second, 25-23, and then lost, 25-15 and 25-13.
The East Hampton girls soccer team fell to 0-8 in League VI, 2-8 overall, after a 2-0 loss at Center Moriches on Saturday. It was a 1-0 game until the last three minutes, when Center Moriches tacked on another goal. Francesca Schelfhout made 17 saves in goal for East Hampton.