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This year’s group was the best in three years
This camp was the best yet, Zach Brenneman, a former Notre Dame all-American midfielder, said. Jack Graves Photos
This year’s 5 and 6-year-olds were said to be all business, eager to learn.

"It’s about swimming together for a great cause.”
Lilah Minetree, Carly Drew, and Amanda Calabrese swam the one-miler with Zach Bogetti, whose father, Jeff, died of brain cancer on May 30. Craig Macnaughton
Georgie Bogetti, at left, a strong long-distance swimmer and surfer — following in her late father’s footsteps in that regard — did the 5K. Craig Macnaughton
Marina Preiss, who will join San Diego State’s women’s swim team soon, and who starred in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle races at East Hampton High School, thinks her college coach may be thinking of her as a long-distance competitor. Jack Graves

“Our attendance has been spectacular. We’ve been getting 80 to 100 at our games.”
Deilyn Guzman was the Mustangs’ hero in Sunday’s first game, treating Montauk to an 11-10 win over the Riverhead Tomcats. Jack Graves

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“They played their hearts out,”
Not since the hot-dog eating contest had there been as many in Rowdy Hall’s courtyard as there were for the round of 16 World Cup soccer match on July 1 between the United States and Belgium, which wound up winning 2-1 in overtime. Craig Macnaughton
Magally Montoya, with the cowbell at right, was among those who jammed D’Canela in Amagansett for Friday’s Colombia-Brazil World Cup quarterfinal. Jack Graves

Tournament benefited Down syndrome foundation
Brian Marciniak, at left, arguably the tourney’s best player, was democratic in filling out the rosters of the eight teams. Craig Macnaughton
Anthony Providenti, with the ball, was happy to report during a breather that $4,000 had been raised for the Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation. Craig Macnaughton

“But we’re very proud of our kids — they played their hearts out, they never quit.”
Colin Wright, the 9-10s’ third baseman, got an out call there in crunch time. Jack Graves
The little Little Leaguers were in high spirits after improving to 4-0 at the Pantigo East field on July 2. Jack Graves

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The older kids were to have played at the Pantigo East field here Monday evening against Southampton
Tucker Coleman drove in two runs with a single that he tried to stretch into a double in the fifth inning of Saturday’s 9-10-year-old Little League playoff game with Eastend. That he was ruled out at second mattered little inasmuch as he’d treated East Hampton to a 10-5 lead. Craig Macnaughton