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  • “It seems like nothing much has changed,” I said to Mary as we were watching “To Kill a Mockingbird” the other night, though I know it is frequently said in connection with Martin Luther King’s birthday that we have come a long way.

    For the young people who pro­tested in cities throughout the country on Jan. 19, and who claim­ed that the import of the holiday was being hijacked, it was not just a day off.

  • Forfeits continued to hamper the East Hampton High School wrestling team this past week, but the heavier half of the lineup by the same token continued to impress.

    At the Port Jefferson invitational tournament Saturday, Steve Tseperkas, Bonac’s coach, for the first time, he thought, in more than a decade, had three competitors — Colton Kalbacher, at 152 pounds, Axel Alanis, at 195, and Josh King, at 285 — make the finals.

  • Despite having lost by 14 points here to Amityville on Dec. 15, Bill McKee, who coaches East Hampton High School’s boys basketball team, was fairly confident on the eve of the teams’ second meeting, in Amityville’s rather dark and forbidding gym, that the Bonackers could redeem themselves.

    And, indeed, they did, emerging, thanks to Brandon Kennedy-Gay’s 4-for-4 foul-shooting in the final seconds, as a 61-59 winner last Thursday night.

  • The East Hampton High School boys track team, thanks in part to T.J. Paradiso and Erik Engstrom’s school-record performances in the 1,000-meter and 3,200-meter races, finished third among the eight teams vying in the League V meet at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood Sunday night.

  • How we react to suffering is one of the questions raised in David Margulies’s arresting play, “Time Stands Still.”

    That it is a fact of life we know, something we all must endure, to varying extents. Should we embrace it? Should we avert our gaze inasmuch as we are able? Should we accept beauty and suffering as the opposite sides of the same coin?

  • Talk about burning the nets: East Hampton High’s three guards, Kyle McKee, Brandon Kennedy-Gay, and Kevin Fee, put on a show at Bonac’s gym last Thursday night, making good on 17 of the 26 shots they took from beyond the 3-point arc in a 76-51 rout of Bayport-Blue Point, which had come into the game undefeated.

  • Richie Daunt’s right thumb and hand, injured a little over a year ago in a Pure Breed boxing tournament in the Bronx during a bout he won — an injury that kept him out of last winter’s Golden Gloves — is healed now, and the 141-pounder from Montauk is ready to go.

    “I’ll either be fighting a Golden Gloves match at the B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square on Jan. 28 or on the 30th,” he said during a conversation this week at The Star. “They don’t tell you when you’re fighting until a week before.”

  • The East Hampton High School boys swimming team won two meets this week, improving its league mark to 2-1.

    A meet at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter on Jan. 13 with North Babylon was a walkover. The visitors, whose team had reportedly been depleted by illness, brought only a half dozen swimmers. Craig Brierley, East Hampton’s coach, gave the score as 62-56, but he was generous in doing so, “exhibitioning” his entrants in a number of events.

  • The East Hampton High School boys basketball team made it four in a row here Saturday morning, upending Shoreham-Wading River 58-48, thus handing the Wildcats their first league loss and tightening the League VI race.

    The young Bonackers — there are no senior starters on Bill McKee’s squad — last Thursday routed Bayport-Blue Point, which had not had a league loss until then.

  • Forced to forfeit six matches before the meet here with Miller Place began on Jan. 14, the East Hampton High School wrestling team was beaten before it began.

    The good news was that of the nine matches contested — Miller Place won the meet 62-12 — Steve Tseperkas’s charges took four of them, beginning with Luciano Escobar’s 6-1 decision at 170 pounds.

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