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  • While the Buckskill Winter Club has been a big draw in this its 10th season, the winter has been “brutal,” Buckskill’s owner, Doug De Groot, said Sunday following a high school freshman hockey game there that matched the East End Sharks, coached by Cory Lillie and Kyle Solomon, against the Eastport-South Manor Sharks, overseen by Mark Levitan.
  • Kathryn Hess, the latest of Lou Reale’s protégées to play college softball, was named as the Atlantic 10 Conference’s player of the week for having hit .429 with three home runs, five runs batted in, and four runs scored at a recent nonconference tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • The Bridgehampton Killer Bees waltzed to a 67-50 win over Eldred in the state's Class D Southeast regional boys basketball final played Tuesday at Suffolk Community College-Selden.
  • A Harborfields guard, Alex Bloom, who had come up empty on four previous tries from 3-point range in Friday’s county Class A high school boys basketball final, drove a dagger into East Hampton’s heart when, with a half-minute left to play, he drained a 3 from the right corner that gave the Tornadoes a 45-42 lead, and ultimately the victory.
  • Carl Johnson, who coaches Bridgehampton High School’s boys basketball team, took the Killer Bees’ blowout loss to Southampton in Friday’s county B-C-D game philosophically inasmuch as it would give his players time, he said, to rest up before the state’s Class D Southeast regional final Tuesday.
  • Bayport-Blue Point, with which East Hampton had played two tight games during the regular season, came out firing in the county Class A high school boys basketball semifinal here on Feb. 16 as the wiry Probhnoot Singh drained two 3-pointers before the Bonackers were able to reply with two 3s of their own, the first by Kyle McKee and the second by Regis O’Neil.
  • After congratulating me on my 76th birthday and hearing that I still played tennis in mad dog fashion, Matt Charron, who does our photos, said, “I hear you’ve got some titanium in you. . . .”
  • In a heartbreaker, Bonac lost in Friday's high school boys basketball final to the Tornadoes, 45-42.
  • “You’re gonna love it. I’m going to get the best business minds in the country together and we’re going to say no to China and no to Mexico — and build a wall there, by the way, it’s easy — and no to Bernie Sanders, who wants to give this country away. I’ll be the greatest creator of jobs that the Creator ever created. You can count on it. We’re going to make America grandiose again.”
  • Roger Golden of East Hampton, who began the Killer Bee tradition at Bridgehampton High School when his boys basketball teams won state Class D championships in 1978, ’79, and ’80 — the 1980 team also won the Federation (Super 16) title — died on Jan. 23 at Southampton Hospital, of cardiac arrest, at the age of 74.

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