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This year’s New Year’s Day polar bear plunge at East Hampton’s Main Beach had raised more than $12,000 for the food pantries in East Hampton, Wainscott, Amagansett, and Springs
Some of the roughly 200 New Year’s Day polar bear plungers at East Hampton Village’s Main Beach. Craig Macnaughton
Julia BrierleyJack Graves
Plungers headed for the Seafood Shop after plunging at Wainscott’s Beach Lane road-end. Morgan McGivern
Carolann Sandoval, Bill Becker, and Aida Turturro, the actress, were among the 70 plungers at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk. Eileen Murphy

The Buckskill Winter Club’s rink was bustling.
The 9-year-olds participating in Saturday’s junior hockey clinic were impressive. Jack Graves

‘Aging is real, but exercise can mitigate it’
Paul Frediani has written 10 books on exercise and conditioning. Renee Meier

Local sports notes
Local sports schedule

The sporting year just past was perhaps more characterized by losses than wins
The Artists and Writers Softball Game received a big boost from a Guild Hall exhibition that celebrated the artists and writers who have played in annual agon, dating to 1954.
Inbee Park was the subject of South Korean glee as she won walking away the U.S. Women’s Golf Open at the Sebonack Country Club
East Hampton High’s boys soccer team was denied a county three-peat in a first-round playoff shootout with John Glenn.
Paddleboarding and long-distance swimming events have made fund-raising waves.
Some of the best waves, a group of Montaukers learned in June, can be found in Indonesia.
Hayden Ward was the State University of New York Athletic Conference’s men’s basketball player of the year.
The Pierson girls won that school’s first state field hockey championship in 10 tries.
The career of the late Andy Neidnig, the best runner ever to come out of the East End, was celebrated at a 5K named for him in Sag Harbor this fall.
Sandy Fleischman-Richman, whom her former coach, John Goodman, has said was the best female tennis player ever to come out of Suffolk, was among those inducted into East Hampton’s Hall of Fame at homecoming. Craig Macnaughton, Durell Godfrey, Jack Graves, Matt Clark, Jim Stewart, James Matthers, and Rick Murphy Photos

Thomas Nelson, who was named to the all-tournament teams in both holiday tourneys, led the Bonackers against Mattituck with 23 points and 21 rebounds
Brendan Hughes, shown in action in the Holiday Classic’s first-round game with the Dalton School, scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in this past weekend’s 82-67 win over Mattituck. Craig Macnaughton

Craig Brierley, who coaches East Hampton High’s boys swimming team, said he thought his 31-strong squad had a legitimate chance to win a first-ever league championship
Rob Rewinski, a Pierson junior who’s a recent convert from freestyle to the butterfly, is an example of the versatility Craig Brierley is looking for from his charges. Craig Macnaughton
East Hampton has two strong breaststrokers in Joe Gengarelly, of Pierson, above, and Tyler Menold, who was named as the team’s swimmer of the meet following an 89-73 win here over Smithtown on Dec. 17. Craig Macnaughton