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The weather lately has been spring-like, and, of course, that can lead one to think of renewal and — if one is a sportswriter who has grown accustomed largely to low expectations in the past couple months — of bright prospects.
Saturday, though bittersweet inasmuch as he is to retire soon after 26 years of coaching, was nevertheless “a great day” for the Bridgehampton Killer Bees’ mentor, Carl Johnson.
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Next week, Randy Hoffman will pack up a trailer with his vintage racing motorcycles and head out on the long drive from East Hampton to Georgia, where he will get to race — he hopes.
The Katy’s Courage and East Hampton High School baseball team fund-raisers at the Buckskill Winter Club in East Hampton and the Meeting House restaurant in Amagansett were snowed and rained out this past week.
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The East Hampton High School boys swimming team will be represented at Saturday’s county meet by eight competitors, namely Christian Brierley, who is one of the team’s captains, Ethan and Owen McCormac, Aidan Forst, Colin Harrison, Kevin Pineda, and Jack and Ryan Duryea.
Joseph Vasile-Cozzo, the athletic director at East Hampton High School, announced at Tuesday’s school board meeting that because of increased enrollment the athletic teams would move from League VI to League V.
Some 50 years ago, David Wilt, who had been a children’s librarian in Philadelphia before moving here with Chuck Hitchcock, said what this place needed was “a school without walls,” one that would connect youngsters here with the many artists, writers, musicians, and professionals who were their neighbors.
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