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  • “Estoy feliz que Mexico no ha construido un muro contra noso­tros!” I said to the taxi driver as we arrived at the Las Brisas hotel outside Zihuatenejo.
  • East Hampton High School’s baseball team, which ought to be strong when it comes to pitching this spring, eked out several scrimmage wins recently, the latest by a 6-4 score over Southampton here Saturday.
  • Tom Cohill and Craig Brierley worked Friday at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s pool on fine-tuning techniques in anticipation of next week’s Y.M.C.A. nationals in Greensboro, N.C., after which their six female qualifiers, who pursue a grueling practice schedule pretty much the year round, said they were ready.
  • In season and league openers with their Shoreham-Wading River counterparts this past week, East Hampton High’s girls and boys track teams came up just short — the girls losing by 6 points and the boys by 10.
  • A shout-out to one of Representative Lee Zeldin’s assistants, Terri Malloy, who, in paving the way with Connecticut’s passport agency recently, got me out of the doghouse and onto a plane bound for Mexico.
  • The high school basketball season may be over, but East Hamptoners from the ages of 10 through 17 are availed of the sport pretty much the year round thanks to well-coached teams that play in leagues at the Southampton Recreation Center (S.Y.S.) and in Amateur Athletic Union tournaments.
  • “It’s heroes’ work,” said Hailey London, after she and a score of Ross School students in her charge returned from an M-Term trip to Zimbabwe and to Mark Crandall’s Hoops 4 Hope program there.
  • Kathy McGeehan, East Hampton High School’s girls volleyball coach, was pleased to hear last week that eighth graders from undefeated teams in Springs and at the East Hampton Middle School are heading her way.
  • Before the Mexicans build a wall to keep us out, Mary and I are seizing the opportunity to visit Zihuatenejo once more — only for a week, but it promises to be restorative.
  • “Who needs Florida,” this writer said as he talked with East Hampton High’s new softball coach, Kathy Amicucci, on Friday. It was unusually warm day for March, known more — at least on the open plain where the high school lies — for its ripping, bone-chilling winds.

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