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  • John L. Niles Sr., 84, who coached powerhouse Bridgehampton High School Killer Bees boys basketball teams in the 1980s, died Saturday in Conway, S.C.
  • You need no further evidence as to the extent of global warming than the hot air given off in the Republican candidates’ “debates.”
  • The cross-country season still isn’t over for East Hampton High’s top runner, Erik Engstrom, who is to compete in the Footlocker invitational at the Bronx’s Van Cortlandt Park this weekend.
  • Plans for 10 bowling alleys, two boccie courts, a mini golf course, a golf simulator, a game room, three pool tables, and a sports bar and lounge, are in the works.
  • I told Jen Landes, who’s conducting a survey as to whether males are more inclined than females to put flat lids on their coffee, and whether, conversely, females are more inclined than males to put on raised ones, that she could put me down as a raised-lidder.
  • By Jack Graves The Pierson-Bridgehampton field hockey team lost 2-1 to the Cazenovia Lakers in a state Class C semifinal Saturday, but while the defeat obviously stung, visions of next year were dancing in the players’ and coaches’ heads not long afterward. Bethany Semlear, the Whalers’ first-year head coach, a Pierson grad herself who played D-1 field hockey at the University of Connecticut, where she was red-shirted in her freshman year, and who later played a year at C.W. Post, where she did her graduate work, said during a conversation Monday that she agreed with one of her hard-charging players, Ana Sherwood, that “the sky’s the limit next year.” There were only three seniors on this year’s team, Kerrie Vila, the sweeper, being the sole starter among them. Semlear is expected to have only three seniors next year too, but the three — Sherwood, Cali Cafiero, and Allura Leggard — hold great promise. “This year was basically a learning experience for us, but I agree with Ana. Nex
  • Though the weather was more spring-like than winter-like, Monday was the first day of winter sports practice at East Hampton High School.
  • The regular season of Wednesday evening 7-on-7 men’s soccer play was to have ended at East Hampton’s Herrick Park last night with Maidstone Market, which was yet to be defeated going into yesterday’s games, likely to be the top seed.
  • Asked Monday if he had “a story to tell,” Kevin Barry, who coaches East Hampton High’s boys cross-country team, said, “Yes, definitely. We had a great state meet.”
  • East Hampton High’s girls 200-yard medley relay team made a splash in the county meet’s first event at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood Saturday by taking third place among the 18 entries in a state-qualifying time of 1 minute and 51.20 seconds.

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