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  • Saturday’s Division IV opener began badly for the East Hampton High School football team, but, following a talk by their coach, Joe McKee, the players’ spirits improved, and though the host team, Port Jefferson, was to go on to win 42-19, the Bonackers, McKee said afterward, had their chances — especially in the second half.
  • Mike Bahel and Peter Heinz won Monday’s Great Bonac foot races in Springs, which benefit the Springs Fire Department and the Old Montauk Athletic Club’s scholarship funds, in 41 minutes and 34 seconds and 17:39 respectively.
  • The Greenport and East Hampton High School football teams scrimmaged here Friday, and following it, Joe McKee, the Bonackers’ coach, said his players, while they were outscored two touchdowns to none, had held their own.
  • “This is the day the Lord hath made / rejoice and be glad in it,” I said to Mary as we and the puppy, whose first outing to Louse Point it was, took turns remarking on the glorious, cloud-filled sky, the light-green marsh grass, the gentle shore, the dark water, and the darker treeline beyond.
  • Richie Moloney, a native of Ireland who was the Hampton Classic Grand Prix’s third-place finisher to Kevin Babington (also an Irishman) two years ago, won the big prize this time, speeding through a pared-down eight-obstacle jump-off course Sunday afternoon in 39.57 seconds, a couple of ticks faster, it turned out, than his nearest competitor, Charlie Jacobs, who was the last to go among the five horse-and-rider combinations to have gone clean in the first round.
  • Four of Israel’s top-ranked junior tennis players and a three-time Grand Slam doubles champion, Andy Ram, put on an impressive exhibition at the East Hampton Indoor-Outdoor club Friday, an exhibition that raised money for the Israel Tennis Centers, one of that country’s leading social services organizations.
  • I remember Arthur Roth likened dying to getting on a train. Here comes the train, he said, soon before he did. I’ve got to get on.
  • The cavernous Southampton Recreation Center was apportioned into four basketball courts Saturday as the better part of 300 hoopsters from all over the Island contested a daylong A.A.U. Summer Hoops Festival tournament there with under-12-through-under-18 teams.
  • The Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton continues through Sunday.
  • I had given one of my best sermons ever, though the phone, I discovered, had gone dead.

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