Charles Manning Jr., who led Bridgehampton High School to the state title in 2015, has caught the eye of major college programs after his stellar freshman season at Florida Southwestern State College.

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Manning Sweepstakes Heating Up

Charles Manning Jr., who led Bridgehampton High School to the New York State Class D championships in 2015, was named to the Sun Coast All-Conference Second team, after a stellar freshman season at Florida Southwestern State College.

Manning averaged 13 points, five rebounds, and shot 53 percent from the field. His play has attracted numerous college programs. In the past month alone, Bryant, Louisiana-Monroe, Coppin State, Iona, and Florida Gulf Coast have reportedly offered Manning scholarships, according to verbalcommits.com.

Little Leaguers Lose

The East Hampton Little Leaguers were eliminated Saturday by Riverhead in the District 36 championship game, depriving the locals a berth in the national tournament. The team, comprised of youngsters age 12 and under, lost 4-1.

New Stuff at Hills Golf

The Hampton Hills Golf and Country Club has added two all-new DecoTurf cushioned tennis courts, plus a state-of-the-art children’s playground. Located on County Road 31 in Westhampton on a 2000-acre pine and oak tree preserve, Hampton Hills Golf and Country Club is a member’s only facility.

The club has a full-service pro shop available to all members on the premises along with its PGA and LPGA teaching professionals, and a clubhouse that offers casual dining.