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  • The East Hampton Football Club remained in second place, behind Glen Cove Avellino, in Flight A of the Long Island Soccer Football League’s top division Sunday by easily defeating the Port Jefferson Fusion 2-0 at the Ross School.
  • To the good news first: East Hampton High’s boys tennis team could well be on the way to a third consecutive undefeated season in league play.
  • When I said I might write a column about the participation-com­petition debate as it concerns youth sports, Mary said I should stop beating a dead horse.
  • Nick Haas, who has for the past two winters analyzed golfers’ swings in a basement room at the former Hampton Kids building at East Hampton Indoor Tennis, returns soon to the Atlantic Golf Club, where he is an assistant pro, buoyed by the knowledge that in the off-season he has introduced the game to scores of Project Most kids from Springs and East Hampton.
  • The East Hampton High School boys tennis team was 3-0 (2-0 in league play) as of this week, following wins over West Islip, Westhampton Beach, and Shoreham-Wading River.
  • Joe McKee, East Hampton High School’s varsity football coach, said this week that he’d “like to get a little more out there” concerning the recent decision by East Hampton to move up from Conference IV to III, as Section XI had ordained, based on new enrollment figures in grades 9 through 11.
  • Tom Cohill, who coaches the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s youth swim team, the Hurricanes, reported on their return last week from the state Y meet in Ithaca that the team, which finished fourth among the 40 Y teams entered, had numerous top-three finishes in a lot of age groups.
  • O’en’s become a boon companion, largely a creature of habit like me, and our evening walks, when it’s just us on the darkened streets of our neighborhood, has become one.
  • Yes, she was competitive, Pearl Ramirez, an up-and-coming 11-year-old gymnast, said with a bright smile during a conversation the other day at The Star.
  • Don Reese, who for the past half-dozen or so years has headed up East Hampton’s youth football and basketball programs, said during a conversation at The Star Monday that, despite criticisms leveled at him following his fifth-and-sixth-grade team’s recent tournament championship win at the South­ampton Recreation Center, he was not an elitist.

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