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  • The East Hampton High School boys soccer team, which clearly was the better of the two playing in the Class A Long Island championship game at Dowling’s sports complex Sunday, was because of South Side’s acrobatic goalie kept on tenterhooks through the first hour and 45 minutes of play until a top-spun corner kick by Nick West rocketed into the nets off a Cyclone defender, treating East Hampton, with five minutes remaining in the second O.T., to a well-earned 2-1 victory and, consequently, a first-time ever berth in the New York State Final Four this weekend.

  • The East Hampton High School boys soccer team on Friday won the county Class A championship — the third time it has done so in the past four years — defeating Comsewogue 1-0 thanks to Camillo Godoy’s goal in the 54th minute.

    The weather conditions at the Dowling sports complex in Brookhaven could hardly have been worse. Rain, sometimes in sheets — hail, some said — fell periodically throughout the game, slickening the turf to the point where it was hard, indeed, to control the ball.

  • In postseason action this past week:

    Erik Engstrom, an East Hampton High School junior, as a result of his showing in the New York State cross-country meet, was picked as one of the four runners who are to represent Suffolk in the Federation meet Saturday in Wappingers Falls.

    Carly Drew, a junior, in placing third in the county meet’s 100-yard butterfly race at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood Saturday qualified to compete in the state meet, which is to be held at Ithaca College over the Nov. 21-22 weekend.

  • “It’s the first year that Holly [Li] and I have felt that the energy’s there — and it’s a nice feeling,” Vinicius Carmo said the other day of the four-year-old Ross School Tennis Academy, which now has 17 tennis-playing enrollees, “more than I thought we would have by this time when we began. Our goal was to have 16 full-time students by our fifth year.”

  • Don Reese, who heads the P.A.L. football and basketball programs here, reported Monday that East Hampton’s 10-year-old football team coached by Joe Pannasch had won the county’s Division 4 championship, defeating Gordon Heights 13-12 on the road Saturday, and that the 7-8-year-old team, coached by Bill Gardiner, had won the eastern Suffolk County championship.

  • Mary has a most marvelous moth-eaten gray sweater that she loves. I’ve felt it and I know why, the tatters be damned.

    The paint stains speak to me of the universe, the tear, resembling a hara-kiri cut, of the vagaries of life — in short of wonder, joy, and woe.

    I told her recently as she sat reading on the deck that I envied her that sweater. Mine by contrast are not nearly as fine. I have one that is in the running, a dark blue cashmere one with a collar that is worn through at the elbows. It’s my favorite.

  • It was a pretty festive South Fork Halloween at Sunken Meadow Park Friday as the Southampton boys cross-country team won the Class C championship; the Pierson girls defeated Shelter Island, by 5 points, to win the Class D title; Lindsey Gallagher, a Shelter Island ninth grader, finished first in the girls Class D race, and East Hampton’s Erik Engstrom qualified for the state meet as well, placing third in the boys Class B race.

  • An hour and a half after the East Hampton High School boys soccer team had written its ticket for the county championships Monday, the boys volleyball team, coached by Josh Brussell, did the same before a raucous crowd in the high school’s gym.

    Spurred on by the packed stands on one side of the floor, which featured an early appearance of “the bleacher creatures” who cheer on the boys basketball team in the winter, Brussell’s charges made quick work of Sayville, winning three straight, 25-15, 25-23, 25-23.

  • Joe Vas, the East Hampton School District’s athletic director, said at Friday’s state qualifier cross-country meet at Sunken Meadow State Park that a decision had been made to curtail the high school junior varsity football season with two games remaining, one scheduled to be played at Port Jefferson on Oct. 25 and one to be played here with Bayport-Blue Point on Nov. 1, “because we were down to 12 players, owing to injuries and ineligibilities, and the minimum is 16.”

  • Kathy McGeehan said following Saturday’s Class B semifinal loss in four to Elwood-John Glenn that in the team meeting afterward she really hadn’t talked about the volleyball match — an obviously disappointing one insofar as her charges were concerned — but rather about the ways in which having been part of such a tightly knit, competitive team would be of value to her players later in life.

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