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He plans to give it his best shot
Jack Reese, who had an outstanding sophomore season as East Hampton’s point guard this past winter, “will be a college player,” his new coach, Jesse Shapiro, says. Jack Graves
East Hampton’s new boys basketball coach says he’s “not about coaching the best players, but the hardest-working ones.” Jack Graves

A lively conversation that WLNG aired and that Dr. Frank Adipietro moderated
Chase, the Adipietros’ young golden retriever, who’s the Shelter Island boys and girls cross-country teams’ mascot, joined Joan Benoit-Samuelson (not pictured), Amby Burfoot, George A. Hirsch, and Bill Rodgers for some of Friday’s discussion. Jack Graves

He will speak on the future at graduation
Jack Louchheim’s thank-you list was a long one. Jack Graves

Saturday’s race drew a field of more than 1,800 all told — 1,200 for the 10K and 600 for the 5K
Senbeto Geneti Guteta (12), the eventual winner, Ayele Megersa Feisa (15), and Tadesse Yae Dabi (6) were in a lead pack that duked it out the entire way. Craig Macnaughton
Nancy Nzisa, a 20-year-old Kenyan who lives in Lansing, Mich., was ninth over all, breaking the women’s record. Craig Macnaughton

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Sean Knight and Beverly and Matt McGrath comprised the winning relay team.
The Mustangs held a clinic for kids at the Montauk School Saturday morning, and will again this Saturday, from 9 until 10:30 a.m. Jack Graves

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A winning time of 1 hour, 58 minutes, and 45.8 seconds
Adrian Mackay, left, likes the vibes at Montauk. Katie Bottini, right, the women’s winner, had the day’s second-fastest 10K. Craig Macnaughton Photos

‘Running’s about refusing to be stopped’: Burfoot
Joan Benoit Samuelson won the first Olympics marathon for women in 1984. Jack McCoy

“The tournament included age-group divisions from the 30s through the 80s,”
Kathy McGeehan (12), the longtime coach of East Hampton High’s girls volleyball team, is hoping a number of junior high players from undefeated teams at the middle school and Springs will continue playing the sport in high school.