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  • Tune in to the Mets-Phillies game on Aug. 31 and you’ll see an 11-year-old Amagansetter, Dante Sasso, doing some play-by-play in the company of Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling, and Gary Cohen, the result of having recently won the NY 529 Plan SNY Kidcaster Contest.
  • Having been born in Camp Pendleton and reared in Hawaii, it is no surprise that Travis Beckmann, who’s lived in Montauk since 2001, became a surfer.
  • East Hampton’s 11-and-12-year-old traveling all-star Little League baseball team began the District 36 playoffs Monday night on the right foot, trouncing Hampton Bays 10-0 in an away game.
  • In 7-on-7 men’s soccer games played at East Hampton’s Herrick Park on June 24, Tuxpan shut out Bateman Painting 3-0, Maidstone Market won by forfeit over Sag Harbor United, and Hampton F.C.-Bill Miller, the league leader, by far, defeated Tortorella Pools 2-1.
  • A husband and wife were run down on Sag Harbor’s Division Street at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 20.
  • Steep slated parapets with sheer drops into penumbral darkness, cars speeding in reverse downhill that I cannot stop, paddling up a creek on a skinny oar, and running through rooms in other people’s houses or apartments have been the stuff of my dreams of late.
  • A 21-year-old Kenyan, Eliud (Heldy) Ngetich, flew around the rolling 6.2-mile loop on Shelter Island Saturday to become that 10K’s 36th winner, in a very swift 28 minutes and 53.31 seconds, but about 16 seconds shy of the course record set by Simon Ndirangu, a fellow Kenyan, three years ago.
  • Hleb Maslau, a 24-year-old Ross Academy pro, turned a tennis “trifecta” recently, winning the men’s singles, the men’s doubles, and the mixed doubles at a New England sectional tournament in New Haven, Conn., a pre-precursor to the U.S. Open.
  • Had there been an athletics awards dinner — as has perennially been the case — at East Hampton High School in early June (the school board did not budget for it), it would have become evident that the success rate of the school’s teams declined somewhat throughout the course of the school year.
  • “It was 86 degrees and they were dropping like flies,” Meg Bunce, the mother of a Harbor Grill Lions Little League player, said Tuesday morning of the Grasshoppers-Lions game, the second in the American girls softball division’s best-of-three “world series.”

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