East Hampton High’s girls and boys track teams came up just short
T.J. Paradiso, with Robert Weiss in the background, won the 400 and was a member of the winning 4-by-400 relay team in last week’s meet at Shoreham. Ricci Paradiso Photos
Danny Soto provides East Hampton’s boys team with strength in the sprints and jumps.
Erik Engstrom cruised to wins in the 1,600 and 3,200 at Shoreham.

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“One of the things that makes them so good is that they’ve been playing together for so long."
Don Reese’s fifth-and-sixth-grade team just finished its fourth straight undefeated season at S.Y.S. Kneeling, from left: Charlie Weimar, Riley Cullen, Dylan Fee, Luke Reese, Hector Maldonado, and an unnamed player. Standing, from left: Rich Maio, Colin Ruddy, James Conigliaro, Michael Hill, Noah Mahler, and Jack Dickinson. Hunter Everhart was not pictured. Jack Graves

“The hundreds of small children who visit Hoops 4 Hope’s after-school programs in Zimbabwe communities are positively affected daily by what Hoops 4 Hope does."
Alex Lawson, a Ross School student who visited Zimbabwe on M-Term, captured these Hoops 4 Hope kids playing basketball after a rainstorm. Alex Lawson
Mark Crandall, the Hoops 4 Hope founder, and Annalina Kazickas, both of Amagansett, at the start of the 109-kilometer Cape Town Cycle Tour around Cape Town’s peninsula, which they completed with a Hoops 4 Hope team. It’s the 13th year Crandall has done the race.

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A battle of the unbeatens
The East Hampton Middle School volleyballers recently defeated the Springs School team 4-1 in a battle of the unbeatens. Above is Alden Powers. Jack Graves

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Michael Semkus, an athlete seen here running in a Katy's Courage race in 2011 and who helped coach the Pierson boys soccer team, died on Monday. Durell Godfrey

Enthusiastic and ready to play
Allura Leggard, who recently competed in the state indoor meet’s 55-meter race, is expected to be one of Yani Cuesta’s versatile competitors this spring. Jack Graves
Jack Louchheim, who will play number-two singles again for East Hampton High’s boys tennis team, has raised $41,000 to build a court at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center. Jack Graves
Maddie Schenck, the varsity softball team’s sophomore catcher, recently broke eight minutes in a 2,000-meter ergometer competition in Boston, which qualified her, she said, to attend the national rowing team’s camp.