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  • The East Hampton High School boys tennis team clinched the league title — and remained undefeated in league play — in a 4-3 squeaker over Westhampton Beach here on April 20.
  • Noah Avallone, 8, who recently became a national champion in the sport, first snowboarded, his father, Mike, said, “at the age of 18 or 20 months, at Third House here in Montauk. We strapped him in and pushed him down the hill and he stayed on, and he had a big smile on his face.”
  • Mountaineering is not something to be undertaken idly, and so Lisa Ruiz, who is soon to climb Denali (formerly Mount McKinley) in Alaska, the highest peak in North America, climbed Mount Rainier last month to reacclimate herself to the sport, and has been training on treadmills and stairs this past year toting a 60-pound backpack.
  • A recent visitor to this office remarked on my books. “There’s everything you should read,” he said as I preened.
  • Bill McKee, 60, who began coaching the East Hampton High School boys basketball team six years ago, succeeding Ed Petrie, whose assistant he’d been since 1988, is retiring.
  • All of a sudden, in synchrony with the weather, the sports scene here has brightened, just when I thought it would be yet another silent spring.
  • Spring has sprung and adding to the joy of it all has been the recent resurgences of East Hampton High’s girls lacrosse and softball teams.
  • Paul Annacone, the former world tour professional from East Hampton, who following his successful tennis career went on to coach Pete Sampras, Roger Federer, Tim Henman, and Sloane Stephens, said during a conversation at The Star this week that he will take an active part in his and his brother Steve’s camps in Sag Harbor, East Hampton, and Montauk this summer.
  • Nick Lemon, who’s nearing his second anniversary with the Gubbins Running Ahead stores here, continued his local winning streak in all manner of distances by running away with Saturday’s Katy’s Courage 5K in Sag Harbor, in a time of 15 minutes and 10 seconds.
  • Each morning at the hotel we stayed at in Mexico, a question appears on the daily calendar screen, and, serendipitously, the question the first morning was, “How old is the earth?”

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