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  • Numbers and safety concerns had prompted him to recently propose that the Bridgehampton School Board allow Bridgehampton to combine with South­ampton’s varsity while remaining with East Hampton at the junior varsity level, Mike Miller, the Bridgehampton athletic director, said last week. The board, he said, had approved his recommendation.
  • Asked by a colleague, with whom I share a birthday, how I’d spent mine, I said, “On the tarmac, in Houston — they couldn’t get us to a gate for the better part of an hour and kept thanking us for our patience.”
  • The Pierson High School girls basketball team went out in style this past week, avenging itself on Southold-Greenport, a feisty playoff semifinal foe that had bested it by 4 points in a recent regular-season clash, before being edged 46-43 in Saturday’s county Class C final by Port Jefferson, a team that had routed the Whalers the last time they had met, on Feb. 11.
  • Talk about making a big splash: Anthony McGorisk in leading his State University at Cobleskill swim team to the North Eastern Athletic Conference championship at Cazenovia College last week won all seven events he swam in, a list that comprised the 50, 100, and 200 freestyle races, the 200 medley relay, the 200 freestyle relay, the 400 free relay, and the 800 free relay.
  • Cory Lillie, who coaches the Buckskill Winter Club’s high-school-age hockey team, now in its second year of play here, said following Saturday’s 14-1 rout of Southampton that he has been pleased with his charges’ improvement all around.
  • 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.
  • “So,” said Perry Silver, my dentist, looking at the chart. “You’re 76.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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