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  • East Hampton High’s girls soccer team won its first game in two years as it shut out Pierson 4-0 here Friday, the same day the girls swimming team cruised by Hauppauge in its home debut at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter.
  • William Floyd’s junior varsity freshman football team, with about 40 suited up, probably thought that East Hampton’s jayvee would be easy pickings at Friday night’s homecoming game under the lights, but, as it turned out, the Bonackers lit up the place on their way to winning 30-18.
  • “Welcome to ‘Friday Night Lights,’ Dad,” our daughter Emily said as we walked — she with easy confidence, and I with mouth agape, stunned at the sight of so many, thousands upon thousands — toward Perrysburg High School’s football field, where the Yellowjackets (“Once a Jacket, Always a Jacket”) were playing the Panthers of Toledo’s Whitmer High School, whose quarterback was said to be Ben Roethlisberger’s nephew, a sophomore already being courted, so I was also told, by the University of Michigan.
  • Kathy McGeehan, the veteran coach of East Hampton High School’s girls volleyball team, said in the first week of the season that this edition had the potential to be one of her best. She probably should have said had the potential to be her best, period.
  • Don McGovern and Kevin McConville, East Hampton High’s boys soccer and girls tennis coaches, have good teams, but they were thinking this week of ways in which they could become even better.
  • While Monday wasn’t homecoming — this coming weekend is — it seemed as if it were: Five of East Hampton High School’s teams played here that day, with three of them, girls volleyball, field hockey, and boys soccer, winning, and with two of them, girls tennis, which had been undefeated, and junior varsity football, losing.
  • The East Hampton High School girls swimming team and the junior varsity football team each lost season openers Friday, though discounting the 13 points awarded for diving, Craig Brierley’s girls would have defeated Connetquot, the home team, which wound up a 93-88 winner.
  • Joe Vas, East Hampton’s athletic director, has had to deal with fall northeasters and rain in the past, but never so much with the heat.
  • Joe Vas, East Hampton’s athletic director, was upbeat as he spoke this past week of the large turnouts most of the fall sports teams have enjoyed, of coaching changes that ought to further strengthen various programs, and of work that is to begin soon to improve the varsity baseball and softball fields.
  • “My head is swimming,” I said during some recent long-distance swims in Sag Harbor, referring not just to that early morning’s hyperactivity, but to the summer here in general, which found me either up and out at dawn or during the cocktail hour at a baseball, soccer, or slow-pitch game.

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