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  • East Hampton High School’s wrestling coach, Steve Tseperkas, entered only nine competitors in Saturday’s Frank (Sprig) Gardner tournament that the high school has played host to since 1975 — a tournament that memorializes “the father of Long Island wrestling.” Five of them placed.
  • The East Hampton High School boys basketball team, which is, by the way, a pleasure to watch, sustained its first setback of the season here Tuesday night, losing 65-60 to St. John the Baptist, a nonleague opponent, but there was no shame in the loss.
  • As soon as I read the Times’s review, which said “The Humans” might turn out to be the best Broadway play of the season, I reserved two seats for a Wednesday matinee performance a month in advance of a Rogers Memorial Library bus trip we’d signed on to. 

  • The East Hampton and Bridgehampton High School boys basketball coaches, Bill McKee and Carl Johnson, were feeling pretty good earlier this week after their teams began the season at 2-0 thanks to back-to-back wins in the Kendall Madison Tip-Off round-robin tournament at East Hampton High School.
  • “You can’t make a mistake in a game at this level — it’s likely to haunt you,” Corey DeRosa, one of the East Hampton Football Club’s Division 1 team’s coaches, said following a disappointing 2-0 second-round state cup loss to the Pancyprian Freedoms here at the Ross School Sunday afternoon.
  • Scott Green, a power hitter from Hampton Bays who was a scourge of softball pitchers in Amagansett, Sag Harbor, and Southampton in the 1980s and ’90s, and who has overseen since 2004 popular adult baseball tournaments in such venues as Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, and the Tokyo Dome under the Play at the Plate aegis, is heading up the Buckskill Winter Club’s first adult ice hockey season, which is to begin play Monday evening.
  • It’s been about 25 years since East Hampton High School last had a gymnastics team, so the Wittmers, of Springs, have had to go it alone when it comes to their talented daughter, Brooke, who trains at Gym Nation in Riverhead.
  • Rumors were continuing to circulate earlier this week that Charles Manning might return to Bridgehampton, which, of course, would greatly strengthen that school’s boys basketball team, the Killer Bees, but Carl Johnson, the coach, said Tuesday morning he was operating under the assumption that Manning, who had much to do with the Bees’ state-championship run last winter, would remain at Long Island Lutheran, where he enrolled earlier this fall.
  • I liked what the woman in one of our papers the other day said she was thankful for: the moon (I would say especially the moon the way it has been the past few nights), the stars, the sun, of course, and air, water, fire, and a roof over your head.
  • In the latest of several recent athletic competitions in Montauk, Blane Bossung, in the 3-miler, and Tim Rossi, in the 6-miler, won the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trots there, races that were co-sponsored by the East Hampton Town Parks and Recreation Department and John Keeshan Realty.

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