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Local Lacrosse Star Selected

Isabelle Smith, a junior at Westhampton High School, is one of 36 players to be selected for the Women’s U19 National Lacrosse Team.

As a competitive and highly skilled Midfielder, Smith had previously played for the Long Island Yellow Jackets lacrosse club and The Hurricanes lacrosse team. Smith had also played for the U15 Nationals All-Tournament Team, received the Suffolk County Rookie of the Year award, and she has earned a variety of commendations from several summer camps.

Smith has made a verbal commitment to attend Boston College and play for its Division 1 lacrosse team, the Eagles. Smith chose Boston College for its “amazing academic reputation, its strong athletics, its school spirit, and its proximity to home. I could not see myself playing for any coach other than Coach Acacia Walker,” Boston College’s Eagles coach. Smith concluded with, “I felt very much at home the minute I stepped on campus and met the team.”

Martial Arts Champion

Jack Petscheitis, 13, a karate student at Epic Martial Arts in Sag Harbor, took first place in the National Sport Karate League’s prestigious U.S. Capitol Classics in Washington D.C. on August 4. A sport karate competitor, Petscheitis earned his title in the boy’s intermediate level Kata competition for his age group.

A student at Springs School, Petscheitis is a member of the National Sport Karate League and enjoys the challenge of the many Martial Arts tournaments the league holds each year in the United States and Canada. He plans on traveling and competing in more of the tournaments in the future. Petscheitis expressed his gratitude to his coaches Sensei Michelle Del Giorno and Sensei Caio DaSilva of Epic Martial Arts for their encouragement and for helping him to reach his goals.

Riverhead Golf Coupons

The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce is promoting a golf coupon book, which includes Island’s End Golf & Country Club and Middle Island Country Club.

It is a way for families and friends to save money and have fun. The coupon book contains four coupons for each course and covers the round as well as the cart fee, for $150. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 631-727-7600.

2018 Red Devil Swim    

The annual Red Devil Swim sponsored by East Hampton Ocean Rescue will be held Sunday evening, September 2 at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett. Registration will be held at 4 PM, and the swims begin an hour later.

There will be three distances contested: a quarter, half, and full mile. All proceeds benefit East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue. Look for an evening of fun, cheer the swimmers on, and bring a meal to enjoy after the swim.

Visit, or for additional information call Peter Gidion at East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue, 631-324-0668, or email