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  • John Pizzo, during a recent conversation at The Star concerning his 23-0 Police Athletic League third-grade boys lacrosse team, said of his and John Tintle’s charges, “They’re a unique blend of talent and heart — it’s a wonderful team.”
  • Things went according to form Saturday as Edwin Kipsang Rotich, a 28-year-old Kenyan, ran away from his nearest competitor and fellow countryman, Eliud Ngetich, 23, just shy of the 2-mile mark, and cruised thereafter to win the 38th Shelter Island 10K in 29 minutes and 28.57 seconds.
  • “What’s your favorite organ?” I asked Mary the other day, and she looked at me strangely, as she well might since I’d been reading Chuang Tzu.
  • East Hampton High School’s senior athletes were treated to an awards dinner by the Bonac Booster Club at the high school’s cafe on June 12, the same night that Sandy Vorpahl, head of the school’s Hall of Fame committee, announced this year’s class, whose members are to be inducted at homecoming on Oct. 14.
  • Kevin Barry, who coaches East Hampton High’s boys cross-country team, tried, without success, to bring in some ringers for the boys and girls teams’ inaugural Montauk Mile on Sunday, but it was a well-contested race notwithstanding, auguring well for the future.
  • Amanda Calabrese, who is soon to add Japan and New Zealand to a growing list of countries in which she has vied in lifesaving and track competitions, will oversee a girls-only surfing camp in Montauk this summer, beginning July 1.
  • A rower in college and a swimmer in high school, Matthew Connelly, 23, of New York City, won the Robert J. Aaron Montauk Triathlon Saturday in an overall time of 1 hour, 56 minutes, and 44.4 seconds, finishing two and a half minutes ahead of 27-year-old Tim Steiskal of Brookhaven, who repeated as this race’s runner-up.
  • In rehearsing a speech to give on Helen Rattray’s behalf at her induction into the Long Island Press Club’s Hall of Fame, my nerves got the best of me and I began hamming it up. Actually, it was my inner imp that was getting in the way — I was upstaging myself.
  • Lara Lowlicht, a 15-year-old East Hampton High School sophomore and the poster child for Stony Hill Stables’ riding scholarship program, is working for her keep at the Amagansett stables now and improving steadily as a rider, her trainer, Marisa Bush, said during a conversation there the other day.
  • As tennis enthusiasts swung away on the East Hampton Indoor-Outdoor Club’s many courts this past weekend, Randi Cherill, an Amagansett physical therapist who has for the past 15 years served as East Hampton High School’s trainer, was on the deck, ready to help prevent or to treat injuries.

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