"I was 100-percent focused from an early age.”
In Chile, he’ll get the butterflies going again. Mike Verricker
Recently, Travis Beckmann and four surfer friends supplied D.I.Y. gravity-fed water filtration systems to 60 families in Salina Cruz, Mexico, on behalf of the California-based nonprofit Waves on Water. Ben Potter

Tim Garneau, the team’s coach, said his players not only had their hitting shoes on, but also played errorless ball
The Phillies cavorted after winning the 11-and-12-year-old “world series” for the second year in a row. Jack Graves
After they celebrated their “world series” win, the Lions danced the Wobble with their Grasshopper opponents. Jack Graves

The playoffs are to begin with semifinals on July 15
Jonathan Giraldo, at left, got Hampton F.C.-Bill Miller on the scoreboard in the first half of the June 24 game here with Tortorella Pools. Jack Graves

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The popular road race attracted a record 2,017 registrants
Eliud Ngetich (16) was soon to leave the lead pack. Like American Pharoah, he led wire-to-wire. Jack Graves
Bill Lehr, above left, of Shelter Island, said he regretted having taught Peter Hawkins how to change a tire. Above right, Peter Hawkins was the 10K’s wheelchair winner, edging out his friendly rival by a fraction of a second.
Meb Keflezighi, who, at 40, is breaking masters records now, will run in the Olympic marathon trials in Los Angeles in February.
The next day Eliud Ngetich won a 5-mile race in Branford, Conn., in 24:01. Jack Graves Photos

Three chances to get into the U.S. Open
Should they win the national playoffs tournament at Yale University in August, Hleb Maslau and Simona Weymar will get into the U.S. Open’s main draw. Jack Graves

The boys soccer team was the school’s pre-eminent team in the school year past
Jenna Budd, who’s going to Hofstra University, and Liam McGovern, who will matriculate at Colgate University in the fall, recently received their Paul Yuska awards from East Hampton’s athletic director, Joe Vas. Jim Stewart

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