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  • Gustavo Morastitla said in answer to a question I’d posed following Jordan’s Run at the end of last month that the summer, after all, was only half over.
  • During a conversation at Poxabogue’s Fairway restaurant the other day with Leif Hope, the impresario of the Artists and Writers benefit softball game that is to be played here Saturday, this writer was asked if he could read what he was writing.
  • The Hamptons Lifeguard Association did itself proud in the United States national lifesaving championships in Daytona Beach, Fla., this past week, finishing fifth among almost three dozen teams from around the country, including the perennial winner, Los Angeles County, which was bumped to second this time by Monmouth County, N.J.
  • Dr. Julie Ratner, who 22 years ago launched Ellen’s Run — and later the Ellen Hermanson Foundation — in memory of her younger sister, who died of breast cancer at the age of 42, said during a conversation at The Star the other day that she wanted everyone on the East End to know that no one is ever turned away at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital.
  • A 22-year-old squash and tennis player when he was at Dartmouth, Malachi Price, who can run pretty well, won Sunday’s Strides for Life 3-mile race in Southampton. Tara Farrell, 38, who won this race outright the better part of a decade ago, was the women’s winner — and third over all — in 18 minutes and 43 seconds.
  • A number of sporting things are looming this weekend.
  • The Hamptons Lifeguard Association has its junior and senior teams competing in the national tournament at Daytona Beach, Fla., this week, and among its competitors will be Chasen Dubs, who recently recorded four national Y.M.C.A. qualifying times at a regional short course Y meet in Naples, Fla., and Amanda Calabrese, the two-time reigning beach flags champion who represents the United States in international lifesaving competitions.
  • A young Frenchman from Alsace, Simon Mayeur, won the Run for Rotary 5K, and a young Bonacker, Ryan Fowkes, won the 10K in Amagansett Saturday morning.
  • The Pink Panthers won the 10th Travis Field memorial softball tournament in Amagansett this past weekend, a double-elimination one contested by 17 teams — the most ever — over the course of three days, one of them rainy, at the Terry King ball field.
  • Jordan’s Run, in memory of a young hero, wasn’t of course just a race, but a time to reflect.

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