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  • I’ve been reading in comparative mythology recently, about ritual regicide, virgin births, thefts of fire, trees of life and of death, resurrections . . . that kind of thing, and apparently, at least according to Joseph Campbell, it’s all one — more or less the same stories and symbols from Day One aimed at reconciling earth with the heavens.
  • Virtually all of the players on Maidstone Market’s 7-on-7 soccer team play as well for the East Hampton Football Club, which this week moved into first place in the Long Island Soccer Football Club’s Division-I A flight.
  • The Montauk Rugby Club finished the fall season with a flourish recently, knocking off its Rockaway rival 33-14 at Rockaway, a win that enabled it to garner a berth in the Empire Geographical Union playoffs in the spring.
  • Thanksgiving Day’s Turkey Trots in Montauk drew a sizable two and four-legged field, the latter prompting one runner to suggest that the East Hampton Town Recreation Department begin adding a dog division.
  • The East Hampton Football Club, which as of the moment trails Glen Cove Avellino by one point in the Long Island Soccer Football League’s first-division A flight, knocked Port Jefferson, a tough B flight rival, out of the league cup tournament here Sunday by a score of 2-1.
  • Jacqui Thorsen, an East Hampton High School senior who has participated in five different sports and has a 100-plus weighted average, signed on Nov. 15 a letter of intent to attend Wagner College, where she will play lacrosse and major in either economics or finance.
  • His mother calls him “a golf prodigy,” and while Gina Bradley is obviously, and understandably, a proud mother, she may not be far off.
  • I feel like one of Emily Dickinson’s birds that stay, now that someone whose advice I valued and whose actions in my behalf over the years to a great degree have contributed to the feelings of good fortune I entertain these days has died.
  • Saturday’s East Hampton Town Recreation Department soccer playoff final between the first-through-third-grade Grays, coached by Declan Kelly and Stuart Murray, and the Blues, coached by Robyn Mott and Kathleen Daniels, went down to a shootout, with the Grays winning out, thanks to Josephine Kalish’s clinching shot, 3-0.
  • Wouldn’t you know it. No sooner do I write a column about how inveterately optimistic and cheery I am than this happens.

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