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The rain held off and the competitors, including 60 I-Tri girls and members of the East Hampton Y.M.C.A.’s youth swim team, the Hurricanes, as well as many spectators, turned out for I-Tri’s youth triathlon at Long Beach in Noyac on July 15.
Seven individuals, one of them tapped as an honorary member, and one team, the 2001 softball squad coached by Lou Reale, which won the school’s first-ever county championship, are to be inducted into East Hampton High School’s Hall of Fame as part of Bonac’s homecoming celebration on Oct. 3.
Tom Eickelberg, a triathletic pro who coaches the men’s swim team at Franklin & Marshall now, on Sunday won the Montauk Lighthouse sprint triathlon, for the fifth straight time.

The Montauk Mustangs head into the final week of Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League play fighting for the fourth playoff spot.
For the first time in 12 years, the East Hampton Town lifeguards’ A team won last Thursday’s Main Beach invitational tournament, besting the perennial champion, Smith Point, by 14 points.
Joe McKee, who is trying to revive East Hampton High’s football program, said Monday that he’d finished assembling his staff and that “it looks like we’ll have between 25 and 30 on the varsity and on the junior varsity this fall.”
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Tom Gettling, the 54-year-old karate grand master, who began teaching at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center some 35 years ago, was feted recently by 130 well-wishers, many of his former students among them, at the Elks Club in Southampton.
They came so close they could taste it, Tim Garneau said of the East Hampton Little League traveling all-star 11-and-12-year-old team’s 8-5 loss to the North Shore Americans in the District 36 tournament’s final in Rocky Point Saturday.
Ninety-eight swimmers, apportioning themselves among 5K, 1-mile, and half-mile legs in Gardiner’s Bay in Amagansett Saturday morning, raised money under the Swim Across America banner for that cancer-fighting organization and for Fighting Chance in Sag Harbor, which offers free professional counseling to cancer patients and their families.
Lou Reale, who recently was named one of the top eight high school softball coaches in the United States, and who stands fourth on New York State’s all-time win list, said Sunday he had been forced by the East Hampton School District’s superintendent, Rich Burns, to retire.
Thursday, July 16 LIFEGUARDING, invitational tournament, Main Beach, East Hampton, 4 p.m. COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, Westhampton Aviators vs. Montauk Mustangs, Montauk School, 5 p.m. WOMEN’S SLOW-PITCH, Bono vs. Groundworks, 6:45 p.m., and...