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  • “I’m playing for the Lord today,” Glen Baietta said, with a smile, as he got ready to play pickup basketball with Dr. Alan Katz, Claude Beudert, Charlie Bateman, Tom Herlihy, Jack Chen, Manny Payano, Todd Bishop, George Kneeland, Billy Quigley, Will Shapiro, Jeff Aubry, David Kalman, and Rich Hand Sunday morning at Pierson High School’s gym in Sag Harbor.
  • The road to Madison Square Garden ended for Richie Daunt, a 152-pound boxer from Montauk, Friday night in Queens as he lost a unanimous decision to Patrick Gough, who is to fight Daunt’s frequent sparring partner, Zach Bloomberg, in a semifinal novice bout in Patchogue soon.
  • East Hampton High’s baseball players must have been happy Monday as they took the field in St. Petersburg, Fla., for a doubleheader with Frontier Central High School six inches of wet snow blanketed their diamond here.
  • The vernal equinox has come and gone, the Northern Hemisphere is tilting toward the sun, and we local sportswriters are not yet saved. Snow on the sodden fields, snow on the tennis courts, snow on the track. . . .
  • Shari Hymes and Mary Scheerer, the Old Montauk Athletic Club honorees as its female athletes of the year in 2017, have adventure-raced all over the globe for the past 30 years.
  • Finally some teams got to play on Monday, though there were no “W’s.” Boys tennis, facing the reigning county champion, Half Hollow Hills East, lost 5-2 in a mandatory nonleaguer; softball was bageled 12-0 at Miller Place, and girls lacrosse lost 17-4 at Bellport.
  • Richie Daunt, who has won two matches thus far in the Road to the Garden tournament (what used to be known as the Golden Gloves), is to fight tomorrow night in the Bronx. Daunt’s 152-pound novice quarterfinal-round opponent will be Patrick Gough. They are to meet at International Boxing, 1630 Weirfield Street, the Bronx, as part of a fight card that is scheduled to begin at 7:45.
  • Ulf Nilsson, the Swedish Paralympics’ sled hockey team’s 53-year-old goalie, said, when questioned by a Times sportswriter, Ben Shpigel, that “the best would be to combine the speed I had when I was young and the knowledge I have now . . . that’s the problem with everything.”
  • The Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter youth swim team, the Hurricanes, placed third among 39 entries — and in runner-up positions in the separate boys and girls divisions — in the state Y meet in Buffalo this past weekend, a showing that convinced the coach, Tom Cohill, that this was the most balanced team he’s ever taken to the states.
  • Vinny Alversa, East Hampton High’s varsity baseball coach, said Monday he wished his team were heading south on Tuesday for the Tampa Bay Spring Training complex in St. Petersburg, given the uncertain weather here, but he could be thankful at the same time that the Bonackers got in a scrimmage over the weekend in Moriches — a scrimmage with Hampton Bays that went very well.

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