East Hampton hung tough throughout
Chris Stoecker, East Hampton's tallest player at 6 feet 7 inches, was a force underneath in the Jan. 23 game here with Islip. Jack Graves

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Performances whose “energy, showmanship, and purpose” the judges were to praise
Claire Belhumeur, above, and Camilla Mautiauda, the dance team’s captains, will double as choreographers in the end-of-the-year performance on March 15. Craig Macnaughton

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Teacher’s students will be virtual participants as she bounds across world
Cara Nelson, a middle school teacher in East Hampton and a dedicated runner, will put her mental and physical fitness to the test as she attempts to compete in marathons on seven continents in as many days. Debra Carneol

Both coaches pronounced themselves pleased at the end
Elijah White, guarding Pierson’s Tom Brooks above, wound up with a game-high 27 points in the 63-61 loss. The Bees would probably have won had they not gone 2-for-8 from the foul line in the final 1:19. Craig Macnaughton
Elijah White, the Killer Bees’ sophomore point guard, had a chance to tie or win it from the foul line in the final seconds, but. . . . Craig Macnaughton

Trying to keep two undermanned sports going
Elizabeth Bistrian, who hopes to play field hockey in college, is, with her cousin, Lina Bistrian, overseeing girls lacrosse clinics at the Sportime Arena Saturday mornings through Feb. 17. Jack Graves

Easily defeating North Babylon
The Bonackers finished the regular league season at 6-1, thus finishing as the runner-up to undefeated Hauppauge, by easily besting North Babylon at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter Monday. Jack Graves
East Hampton’s five seniors were honored before Monday's meet here began. They are, clockwise from the upper left, Noah Gualtieri, John Pinos, Nick Sigua, Thomas Treadwell, and Kevin Weiss. Gualtieri, Pinos, and Sigua are the captains. Jack Graves Photos

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A 42-39 win
Albert Darchiev, shown pinning his Harborfields opponent above, preserved East Hampton’s 42-39 win at West Babylon by keeping his match close at 285. Jack Graves