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  • Jenel Russell came, he posted up, and he almost conquered, but a cramp, in four places, he said, rendered him hors de combat in the final of Saturday’s 2016 Hoops Classic at the Sportime Arena in Amagansett, and thus Grand Kenyon (the yellow team) lost 10-4 to the blue team, When We Were Young.
  • Chasen Dubs, Amanda Calabrese, Paige Duca, and Val Ferraro, among others, put points on the board for the Hampton Lifeguard Association’s entry in the national senior and junior lifeguard tournament at Hermosa Beach, Calif., this past week.
  • I gave my daughter some mezcal to taste the other night, and one sip, she said, ought to quash, at least for a good while, any desire for alcohol that a young person might ever harbor — in much the same way smoking a big cigar down to the nub has allayed, sometimes forever, that activity.
  • The Pink Panthers, a team made up largely of the late Travis Field’s friends, won the A bracket championship in the four-day memorial slow-pitch softball tournament named for him at the Terry King ball field in Amagansett late Sunday night, besting the Raptors, last year’s runner-up, 15-7 in eight innings.
  • Erik Engstrom, a recent East Hampton High School graduate and cross-country and track star who is soon to matriculate at the University of Massachusetts, and Ryan Fowkes, a Bonac sophomore who’s following in his footsteps, were winners in the Rotary Club’s 10K and 5K races in Amagansett Saturday.
  • Two days after they’d ridden the hot bats of their catcher, Phil Capra, and first baseman, Rob Vani, to take the best-of-three Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League championship series to a third game, the Montauk Mustangs stumbled Friday in Westhampton as the Aviators, taking advantage of five errors, glided to the title — the third in the franchise’s history — by a score of 8-2.
  • Two big benefit sports events here, the Artists and Writers Softball Game and Ellen’s Run, are looming.
  • Riding the hot bats of their catcher, Phil Capra, and their first baseman, Rob Vani, the Montauk Mustangs evened the count in Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League's championship series, defeating the top-seeded Westhampton Aviators Wednesday.
  • Spurred on by a desire to win the franchise’s first Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League championship, the Montauk Mustangs stomped the second-seeded North Fork Ospreys in a semifinal series this past weekend, winning 13-4 on the North Fork and then prevailing 10-7 Sunday at the Montauk School.
  • Lori King, the intrepid long-distance swimmer, was a little surprised the other day that I’d never heard the saying, “If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, every day would be Christmas.”

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