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  • It’s all the same eff-in day, man, Janis Joplin used to say, though some, as Mary would readily agree, are colder than others, such as this week’s were, but I could hardly contain myself this morning as I read that in the coming week the temperature will soar into the 30s, and perhaps even flirt with 40!
  • A win! A win for East Hampton High School’s wrestling team.
  • The East Hampton High School boys basketball team not only was fun to watch in last Thursday’s game here with Kings Park, but — more to the point in its coach Dan White’s opinion — East Hampton won, by a score of 63-53.
  • The East Hampton High School boys swimming team, which as of earlier this week had lost only one league meet this season, defeated the Huntington-Harborfields team 95-75 at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter on Jan. 10, thus improving its League II record to 3-1 and its overall record to 4-2.
  • A well-wisher asked me a while ago if we were ready for Christmas.
  • Cory Lillie, when asked Saturday how his high school-age ice hockey team was doing at the Buckskill Winter Club, said, “We need a goalie.”
  • As the East Hampton High School varsity boys swimming team continues to sail along, so, too, does its de facto feeder program, the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter Hurricanes, which, at the midway point of the season, can boast of four national meet qualifiers thus far — Maggie Purcell, Ethan McCormac, Julia Brierley, and Sophia Swanson.
  • East Hampton High’s boys basketball team, which was to have played back-to-back games Monday and Tuesday as a result of last Thursday’s blizzard, enjoyed an easy 71-49 win here on Jan. 2 over Sayville, a win that Dan White, the coach, attributed primarily to improved defensive play.
  • The food pantries in East Hampton, Wainscott, Springs, and Amagansett are to split the more than $10,000 in proceeds from the New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge at East Hampton’s Main Beach, Vicki Littman, who chairs the East Hampton Food Pantry, said earlier this week.
  • In rugby it would have been a try, a score, but no, in football, it seems, if you catch the ball and then put it over the line with your hands — as in touch it down — it doesn’t count as a touchdown.

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