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  •     The workers have just left, leaving us with a pristine room at the end of the hall, a room that had long been overstuffed with all manner of things — a log bed, a dark, ponderous chest of drawers, a ratty light-green rug, and a closet so bursting at the seams that the unanchored sliding closet doors angled several inches outward when shut.

  •     The East Hampton High School boys swimming team finished fourth in the League II meet at Hauppauge Friday, and its coach, Craig Brierley, hopes to do at least as well in the county meet at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood this Saturday.

        At the leagues, Trevor Mott, one of the senior captains, won the 500 and was the runner-up, by the length of a fingernail, in the 200 freestyle. His 200 time qualified him for the state meet in that event.

  •    “It was nice to see the gym packed and that the Bleacher Creatures were back,” Bill McKee, who coaches East Hampton High School’s boys basketball team, said after his charges, playing with increasing confidence, dispatched Bayport-Blue Point 77-67 here Friday, a win that assured the Bonackers a berth in the Class A bracket of the county tournament.

  •    The East Hampton High School wrestling team is sending three competitors to the county championships at Hofstra University this weekend — Lucas Escobar, at 120 pounds, Luciano Escobar, at 160, and Richie Browne, at 285.

        Lucas Escobar improved his senior-year record to 33-3 as the result of winning (by pin) three matches and losing one at Saturday’s league championship meet at Shoreham-Wading River.

  •    East End fans could get a chance to see three local boys basketball teams Saturday at Longwood High School. The Class D championship game is scheduled for noon, to be followed by the Class C title game between Pierson and Stony Brook at 2:30.

  •     Dana Cebulski had hoped to make the indoor state track meet this winter, but, according to the girls coach, Shani Cuesta, the bad weather and nerves conspired against her, as well as the fact that one of the treadmills in East Hampton High School’s weight room was broken.

  •     I saw a film the other night, “Riding the Rails,” and, on re-reading some of my old interviews this weekend, I came serendipitously upon one with Alex F. Dzieman, whom many of you, I hope, may remember as “The Lone Defender” on our letters pages years ago, whose letters were signed “From the Mountaintop.”

  •     Pandemonium reigned at the East Hampton Y.M.C.A. RECenter’s pool on Jan. 29 as Trevor Mott, one of the East Hampton High School boys swimming team’s captains, who had begun the third leg of the 400 freestyle relay finale half a pool length behind his Sayville counterpart, tore through the four laps in a personal best 47.80 seconds, almost pulling even as his fellow senior captain, Thomas Brierley, waited his anchorleg turn with a smile on his face.

  •     The Mancilla brothers, Juan, 23, and Luis, 21, as well as Richie Daunt, 23, were to have represented East Hampton — more specifically Springs in the Mancillas’ case, and Montauk in Daunt’s — in this year’s Daily News Golden Gloves tournament, which  is now under way, though, for various reasons, all three had pulled out as of earlier this week.

  •     Thanks to a come-from-behind win over Mount Sinai on Friday, the East Hampton High School boys basketball team remained on track — provided it won at Miller Place Tuesday — to make the county playoffs.

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