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  • Glen Cove Avellino’s Jay Crawbuck was a late arrival to Sunday’s men’s soccer showdown with the East Hampton Football Club at the Hampton Bays High School’s turf field, but his timely goal with about seven minutes left until halftime gave the visitors all they needed to wrest first place from the locals going into the winter break.
  • Mike Ritsi’s recent resignation as East Hampton High School’s varsity baseball coach — a decision that Ritsi, who also resigned as manager of the Sportime Arena in Amagansett, said was prompted by “a shift in focus” — has resulted in his replacement by Vinny Alversa, the junior varsity’s coach in the past two years.
  • East Hampton High’s boys swimming team began the season with two nonleague wins this past week; the boys basketball team, by contrast, was 0-2 as of Monday, and the wrestling team, which has on it a number of tough, though inexperienced kids willing to work, had three of its competitors place fifth in the Frank (Sprig) Gardner invitational tournament here Saturday.
  • David Brooks wrote recently about the lack of trust in our society, and how corrosive walling oneself off can be when it comes to the intermingling a thriving democracy requires.
  • A long-distance runner, a longtime wrestling coach, and two young swimmers were honored at the Old Montauk Athletic Club’s holiday dinner at the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett Monday night.
  • With things about ready to warm up sportswise here, Joe Vas, East Hampton’s athletic director, said during a conversation last Thursday that wrestling’s numbers were viable, that Dan White, a new hiree, was doing “a terrific job” as the boys basketball team’s coach, that boys swimming, under Craig Brierley and Brian Cunningham, ought to be strong, that a revamped coaching staff was now overseeing girls basketball, a team replete with all-around athletes, and that the indoor track teams, coached by Yani Cuesta and Ben Turnbull, ought to be competitive.
  • When last we touched base with Nick Haas, the Atlantic Golf Club’s assistant pro, who analyzes swings in a basement room of the East Hampton Indoor Tennis Club’s annex with the help of a TrackMan launch monitor and high-speed cameras, he was prescribing an exercise by which my brother-in-law could gain more of a shoulder tilt on his flattish backswing.
  • I’ve been reading in comparative mythology recently, about ritual regicide, virgin births, thefts of fire, trees of life and of death, resurrections . . . that kind of thing, and apparently, at least according to Joseph Campbell, it’s all one — more or less the same stories and symbols from Day One aimed at reconciling earth with the heavens.
  • Virtually all of the players on Maidstone Market’s 7-on-7 soccer team play as well for the East Hampton Football Club, which this week moved into first place in the Long Island Soccer Football Club’s Division-I A flight.
  • The Montauk Rugby Club finished the fall season with a flourish recently, knocking off its Rockaway rival 33-14 at Rockaway, a win that enabled it to garner a berth in the Empire Geographical Union playoffs in the spring.

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