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  • Two South Fork pitchers, Kyle McGowin of Sag Harbor and Chris Pike of Southampton, are about to embark on another year in their minor league baseball careers.
  • The East End Sharks’ freshman hockey team took the ice at the Buckskill Winter Club Sunday morning for the second time this season, and, wonderful to tell, thanks to four goals by Jack Dec, and sure goaltending by Taky Dimopoulos, came away with a 5-3 win over Dix Hills’ select team.
  • “Teach me a kick serve,” I said to Lisa Jones, “and it will be the last piece in the jeweled crown that is my doubles tennis game.”
  • Bill McKee, who coaches East Hampton High School’s boys basketball team, said following last Thursday’s big 71-64 win at Bayport-Blue Point that he thought the memory of Bonac’s loss in a showdown for the league championship there last year was fresh in his players’ minds.
  • That Section XI canceled the high school boys and girls winter track meets this past weekend because of the blizzard did not sit well with Yani Cuesta, East Hampton High’s girls coach — it was the second year in a row that the girls’ league meet has been canceled — though Bill Herzog, the boys coach, was somewhat more philosophical.
  • For the past three months, Michelle Del Giorno, of Epic Martial Arts, has been sharing her space on Sag Harbor’s Main Street with Tony White, a personal trainer and mixed martial arts instructor who, after 10 years in the employ of another local gym, has struck out on his own.
  • “Chase that puck as if it were the last scrap of food on earth,” Kyle Solomon told his and Cory Lillie’s charges between the first and second periods of Sunday morning’s ice hockey game at the Buckskill Winter Club — the first-ever high school-age hockey game to be played on the East End, in the words of the club’s owner, Doug De Groot.
  • The pace continued to be brisk in winter track this past week as Erik Engstrom won the Molloy Stanner Games’ 3,200, defeating Suffolk’s cross-country champion in so doing; as three school records were set in girls track — in the long jump, by Gabby McKay, the triple jump, by Devon Brown, and 1,500-meter racewalk, by Nina Piacentine — and as T.J. Paradiso ran a school-record 600, in 1 minute and 27.3 seconds.
  • Missing their point guards, the East Hampton and Bridgehampton High School boys basketball teams lost games last week, the Bonackers at John Glenn and the Bees at Stony Brook, but as this week began their coaches were happy to say that Jack Reese, in Bonac’s case, and Tylik Furman, in Bridgehampton’s, were ready to go again.
  • The East Hampton High School boys swimming team went one-and-one last week, losing by 2 points here to West Islip and winning 48-40 at Stony Brook.

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