08/06/14 10:24pm
08/06/2014 10:24 PM
Shoreham-Wading River's Maria Smith moves toward the basket during the small schools final against Hampton Bays. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Shoreham-Wading River’s Maria Smith moves toward the basket during the small schools final against Hampton Bays. (Credit: Garret Meade)

The matchup was an intriguing one: Hampton Bays’ Alexis Fotopoulos and Shoreham-Wading River’s Courtney Clasen.

The two central figures in the Town of Brookhaven Summer League girls basketball small schools final had never played against each other before. They both came up big at different times, and in their own ways, in Wednesday evening’s showdown at Eastport/South Manor High School.

In the end, it was Clasen, the senior, and her teammates who ended up with the prize, though not before blowing a 16-point lead and enduring a scare from Fotopoulos and her friends in purple.

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02/14/14 10:01pm
02/14/2014 10:01 PM

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS B SEMIFINAL | BAYMEN 69, MONARCHS 36

Sophomore guard Alexis Fotopoulos scored all of her 21 points in the first half, including her 1,000 career point, to pace Hampton Bays to a 69-36 victory over visiting Bishop McGann-Mercy in a Suffolk County Class B girls basketball semifinal on Friday night.

The top-seeded Baymen (17-2) grabbed a 17-6 first-quarter lead and never looked back as the No. 4 Monarchs finished the season with an 11-7 record. (more…)

01/05/14 10:40am
01/05/2014 10:40 AM
TIM GANNON PHOTO | This car was struck in Hampton Bays after a fatal car crash early Sunday morning.

TIM GANNON PHOTO | This car was struck in Hampton Bays after a fatal car crash early Sunday morning.

Southampton Police arrested an Aquebogue man for driving while intoxicated Sunday morning following a car crash in Hampton Bays that killed a newspaper delivery woman.

According to police, 31-year-old Joseph Perez was driving a 2001 Ford pickup truck westbound on Montauk Highway, near Ponquogue Avenue, around 4:30 a.m. when he hit a parked car, then struck 56-year-old Donna Sartori of Middle Island before hitting her car.

Southampton Town Police, New York State Police Forensic ID & Collision Reconstruction Unit, and the Hampton Bays Fire Department all responded to the scene.

Police said Ms. Sartori was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr. Perez was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. He was charged with driving while intoxicated. Southampton Sgt. Andrew Ficurilli said Sunday morning that Mr. Perez remains in the hospital, and will likely be arraigned tomorrow.

Police said the investigation is continuing, and are asking anyone who may have information about the crash to call Southampton Town Detectives at 702-2230, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS.

01/15/13 10:32pm
01/15/2013 10:32 PM

DANIEL DE MATO PHOTO | Nykel Reese of Bishop McGann-Mercy planting his feet before going up for a shot during his team’s win over Hampton Bays.

MONARCHS 46, BAYMEN 42

It may sound like a cliché, but the Bishop McGann-Mercy boys basketball team shared the wealth when push came to shove in its 46-42 home victory over Hampton Bays on Tuesday night.

Junior guard Asaiah Wilson sank five foul shots en route to his game-high 19 points in the Suffolk County League VII game as the Monarchs snapped a three-game losing streak.

Junior forward Nykel Reese, who finished with 11 points, canned a 15-foot shot that gave the Monarchs (6-5, 3-4) the lead for good at 38-36 with 5 minutes 57 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. He also blocked two shots down the stretch against the Baymen (2-9, 0-7).

Only 40 seconds later, freshman guard Greg Gehring converted a trey to give the hosts some much needed breathing room at 41-36.

And when the Baymen pulled within 45-42, senior Brian Willet sank a foul shot with 0.7 seconds remaining.

Senior center/forward Andrew Glagow, who did not score a point, made his presence felt on the other side of the court, helping hold Hampton Bays senior forward Harry Fotopoulos to 6 of his team-high 16 points in the second half.

The Monarchs will host Mattituck on Friday night.

12/02/12 2:23pm
12/02/2012 2:23 PM

Two men, one from Riverside and the other from Flanders, were arrested this week for stealing an engine block from a Hampton Bays auto repair shop, Southampton Town Police said in a press release issued Sunday.

Bruce Hale, 62, of Riverside and Bruce Holland, 65, of Flanders used an engine hoist to lift the $500 engine into the back of a pickup truck and drove away from the shop in the early morning hours Thursday, police said.

Mr. Hale was arrested Friday and held on $300 bail. Mr. Holland was nabbed Saturday and issued an appearance ticket. Both men were charged with petit larceny, police said.