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Mott and Brierley will try to qualify for the states in the 100 freestyle this weekend
Thomas Brierley, who plans to swim and compete in the triathlon at Marymount University in Arlington, Va., is well versed in all the strokes, as is evidenced by this recent photo of him doing the breaststroke leg of a 200-yard individual medley. Ricci Paradiso Photo
The East Hampton High School boys swimming has enjoyed another banner season this winter, capped by a county sportsmanship award. Christina Brierley
Thomas Brierley in the 100 backstroke, an event that he won in this past weekend’s league championships. Ricci Paradiso Photo

‘The kids are playing with increasing confidence’
Brendan Hughes and his teammates played with great energy Friday night, sending Bayport-Blue Point to a 77-67 defeat, which enabled the Bonackers to make the playoffs. Craig Macnaughton

Lucas Escobar improved his senior-year record to 33-3
Lucas Escobar pinned three opponents in Saturday’s league meet at Shoreham before losing 6-2 to the home team’s James Szymanski in the 120-pound final. Craig Macnaughton

The Class D championship game is scheduled for noon, to be followed by the Class C title game between Pierson and Stony Brook at 2:30.
Tylik Furman, with the ball above, took the game’s last shot, a runner in the lane, but it didn’t fall. Jack Graves

“She’s a distance runner and she needs those miles — because of all the bad weather she didn’t get them,”

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A wildly exciting 89-81 win
Thomas Brierley’s 400-yard freestyle relay teammates were there to greet him after he out-swam his fellow Sayville-Bayport anchorman to win the season finale 89-81. Craig Macnaughton

They’re fighting more aggressively these days
Juan Mancilla, at left, recently spent a month training in Juan Manuel Marquez’s gym in Mexico City. His sparring partner, and younger brother, Luis, is at right. Jack Graves

The East Hampton High School boys basketball team remained on track to make the county playoffs
Thomas Nelson, driving to the hoop above in Friday’s game here with Mount Sinai, has been East Hampton’s leading rebounder this season. Jack Graves